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  • Why Windows 10 isn't the big leap forward Microsoft says it is

    As I wrote for Computerworld, Windows 10 has a lot to answer for – and it sets itself up for answering these questions in a big way by skipping a version number and jumping straight to 10 from 8.

    Written by Jonathan Hassell10 Oct. 14 00:18
  • Why Microsoft's next CEO will fail

    Steve Ballmer isn't necessarily a bad CEO. After all, Microsoft's on strong financial footing. But Ballmer made enough bad product decisions - Zune, Kin, Vista and perhaps Surface - to suggest that Microsoft employees, swayed by a forced-ranking employee rating system, told him what he wanted to hear, not what he needed to hear. If that culture doesn't change, Ballmer's replacement will fare even worse than he did.

    Written by Rob Enderle30 Aug. 13 10:12
  • How to prepare for Windows 8 even though it's not coming to enterprises

    Windows 8 won't be adopted as a standard at your business anytime soon, according to a new Forrester report. But that doesn't mean IT shouldn't prepare for it to sneak through the BYOD side door. Here are five ways to be ready for Windows 8.

    Written by Shane O'Neill20 May 13 20:08
  • How to downgrade from Windows 8

    For a variety of reasons, some businesses are looking to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7. The good news is that Microsoft's business licenses come with downgrade rights, but the catch is that the rules can be tricky and compliance could become an issue. Here are some clarifications on your rights when downgrading from Windows 8 or standardising on earlier Microsoft operating systems.

    Written by Paul Rubens14 March 13 20:20
  • Microsoft Surface Pro has problems but also big promise

    The Microsoft Surface Pro tries to be a tablet and an ultrabook, but it brings out the worst in both devices. If Microsoft gets v2.0 right, though, people may be willing to replace their iPads.

    Written by Rob Enderle15 Feb. 13 14:32
  • Top 12 Microsoft Stories of 2012

    It was a challenging year for Microsoft as it continued to adapt to a mobile world and launched Windows 8. Here's a look back at the most popular CIO.com stories and slideshows about Microsoft from 2012.

    Written by Shane O'Neill18 Dec. 12 22:01
  • Microsoft: What it did right and wrong in 2012

    At the time of writing, Windows 8 could be the biggest thing Microsoft has done wrong -- ever. But it could also wind up being one of the best things it has ever done.

    Written by Tim Greene11 Dec. 12 20:17
  • Tablet smackdown: iPad vs Surface RT in the enterprise

    IPads are already making their way into businesses via bring-your-own-device efforts with Microsoft Surface RT tablets hoping to follow suit as employees lobby for their favorite devices. But which one makes more sense from an IT perspective?

    Written by Tim Greene03 Dec. 12 13:14
  • Windows 8 to Boost Sophisticated Business Use of Tablets and Smartphones

    Enterprises are beginning to leverage mobility to transform their business processes rather than simply providing always-on access to email and calendaring. Healthcare, financial services and retail are at the forefront of using mobile to transform their businesses, and Windows 8 may accelerate the process.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud29 Oct. 12 19:36
  • 8 amazing things you'll do with Windows 8

    Windows 8 is still a couple of years away, but Microsoft is already telling partners what to expect in the next generation operating system. Luckily for the public, Microsoft planning documents shared with HP and other OEM partners were leaked this week, providing a wholly unexpected Windows 8 sneak preview.

    Written by Jon Brodkin27 July 10 10:11