Chromebook sales are about 1% of all PC sales, says ABI Research

Posted 2 days ago ago at Guardian with 1 recent echos

Chromebooks are showing strong growth, but theyre still a long way from setting the world of computing on fire, or even making it smoulder. New data from ABI Research shows that total worldwide shipments of Chromebooks, which use Googles ChromeOS operating system rather than Microsofts Windows or Apples Mac OSX, reached just 0.95m in the second quarter of 2014 and total shipments this year are forecast to be just 4.1m, against a backdrop where conventional PC shipments are forecast to be over...

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Microsoft attempts to improve Android with new 'Garage' apps

Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

Google might not be interested in building apps for Windows Phone, but Microsoft isnt holding any grudges. Starting today, the software giant is expanding its Garage project to give outsiders a chance to see what Microsoft employees create inside the company during their free time. Some of those projects might be iOS, Windows, or Android apps, but the really interesting ones, and the ones Microsoft is choosing to highlight today, are for Googles Android operating system. Microsoft Garage is a...

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Voice Commander, a Microsoft Garage project, Now Available for Xbox One as a Free Download

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Content: Voice Commander, a Microsoft Garage project Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: Voice Commander, a Microsoft Garage […] The post Voice Commander, a Microsoft Garage project, Now Available for Xbox One as a Free Download appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand

Posted 3 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

Microsoft decision to drop the Nokia brand itself doesnt mean that Nokia is going away fully. Nokia still exists as a separate company without its phones business, and the Finnish firm now focuses on mapping and network infrastructure. Microsoft choice to use Lumia as the Nokia replacement wont come as a surprise to many. Nokia Windows Phone apps have been rebranded to Lumia recently, and holiday ads will be pushing Lumia instead of Nokia. What not clear is how Microsoft will handle the branding...

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Microsoft Cloud Platform System Brings Azure to On-Prem

Posted 3 days ago ago at Windows IT Pro with 1 recent echos

Microsoft on Monday held an enterprise cloud event in San Francisco and announced, among other things, the Cloud Platform System. This is a sort of Azure consistent cloud in a box—well, a datacenter friendly rack or set of racks—that will let enterprise customers take advantage of its private and hybrid cloud capabilities. Microsoft also announced new Azure VM and storage capabilities and a new Azure Marketplace. If you're confused by how the Cloud Platform System new offering...

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