Announcing: Microsoft’s Unified Technology Event for Enterprises

Posted 20 hours ago ago at Microsoft MSDN Channel 9 with 4 recent echos

Were excited to announce the inaugural unified Microsoft commercial technology event the week of May 4, 2015. If youve attended TechEd or Microsoft Management Summit, this place for you to be. It everything youve come to know and love and more. Youll find what youre familiar with and youll learn more about Lync, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Project, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visio, Visual Studio, Windows, Windows Intune, Windows Server and lots more. Save the...

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Windows 8.1 update 2 said to arrive on August 12th

Posted 1 day ago ago at Neowin with 4 recent echos

Over the past few weeks, Windows 8.1 update2 has been referenced many times, but so far, no one has been able to figure out what all the update includes. It seems that this update will be small, when compared to update 1, and may only include enhancements to stability rather than front end features. If you are wondering when update 2 will arrive, that is, after all while you are reading this post, thanks to some leaked information from our Russian friends, update 2 should arrive in August....

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Lenovo stops selling small-screen Windows tablets in the US

Posted 4 days ago ago at PC World with 3 recent echos

Lenovo has stopped selling Windows tablets with screen sizes under 10 inches in the U.S. due to lack of interest. Lenovo has stopped selling two small screen Windows tablets with 8 inch screens: the ThinkPad 8, which was announced in January and a model of Miix 2, which started shipping in October last year. In North America, were seeing stronger interest in the larger screen sizes for Windows tablets and are pleased with initial customer demand for the ThinkPad 10, said Raymond Gorman, a Lenovo...

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Leaked ‘Windows 9’ screenshots offer a closer look at the new Start Menu

Posted 18 hours ago ago at The Verge with 2 recent echos

The new Start Menu hasnt changed much since Microsoft demonstrated it at Build in April, but the screenshots show a variety of Metro style apps that are pinned to the menu, alongside traditional applications.  understands the screenshots are genuine, and that in some current development versions of Windows 9 the Start Menu expands to maximize the screen and act like the Start Screen found in Windows 8. The second screenshot also shows how Microsoft is planning to make Metro style apps run in the...

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Microsoft consolidates its IT pro tradeshows into one

Posted 22 hours ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos

Microsoft is consolidating a number of its standalone IT pro focused tradeshows into a single unified event, slated to kick off in May 2015 in Chicago. Follow @maryjofoley Microsoft execs said the new conference will be held the week of May 4, 2015 in Chicago. They said they would provide more details in September 2014 about the event. There have been rumors circulating for a while that Microsoft planned to phase out its TechEd conferences the same way that the company discontinued...

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For Bungie, straddling four consoles in Destiny was a balancing act

Posted 5 days ago ago at Digital Trends with 2 recent echos

isnt the first game to straddle two generations of gaming hardware, but its one of the few currently in play that was built from the ground up with that in mind. With its latest title, Bungie took on the Herculean task of building a game for four systems: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. With the foundations now laid and the all important beta just around the corner, we spoke with Bungie engineer Roger Wolfson to find out more about the challenges of building a game that...

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Why Windows Phone cannot rebound

Posted 20 days ago ago at Boy Genius Report with 1 recent echos

This may seem like just another spring, a season among others. But look closer — we are in fact witnessing the final hope for any meaningful future for Windows Phone being snuffed out. First of all, in 2013 Windows Phone did have some momentum in emerging markets and it desperately needed to maintain it. The platforms share in Brazil grew from 4.2% to 5.5% between May 2012 and May 2013. In China, Windows Phone climbed to 3% thanks to some enormous effort from Nokia, which has 20 years of history...

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BlackBerry makes its case for a square (!) phone

Posted 13 days ago ago at PC World with 1 recent echos

The [BlackBerry] Passport, the company upcoming square yes, phone  is like the IMAX of productivity, according to the company. No, that no typo. BlackBerry is betting its future on a square phone, and the company laid out the reasons why in a blog post this week. With just 2.6 million phones sold last quarter, most pundits have written off BlackBerry for dead. With developers turning to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, BlackBerry recently turned to emulated Android apps as one of the pontoons...

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