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How to upgrade to Windows 10: A step-by-step walkthrough

techrepublic.com — As someone who signed up as a Windows Insider some months ago, I was near the top of the list for the free update to Windows 10. So, I took advantage of the situation and opted to get Windows 10 as soon as I possibly could.

Put big data to work with Cortana Analytics

techrepublic.com — At its most recent Worldwide Partner Conference, held in July 2015, Microsoft announced several new cloud-based initiatives, the most interesting of which for enterprise businesses was the Cortana Analytics Suite. This is Microsoft's big data and predictive analysis package, and it will compete with the likes of IBM for a share of this lucrative market.

Microsoft purges Ballmer strategy for one that works

techrepublic.com — On July 18, 2015, Microsoft announced that it was restructuring its business and that 7,800 employees will be laid off as part of the plan. The layoffs will be concentrated in the phone part of the business. Many Microsoft haters are gloating over this news, but they miss the point.
Jul 22, 2015

Microsoft purges Ballmer strategy for one that works tek.io/1JypJ6r via @techrepublic

Will Microsoft be able to successfully deliver Windows 10 to millions?

techrepublic.com — As announced earlier in the year, on July 29, 2015, Microsoft will begin distributing Windows 10 for free to individuals and businesses that have requested a copy and met the perquisite requirements. The company's stated goal of having one billion devices running the new operating system within three years creates what can legitimately be described as a logistical nightmare.

Will Microsoft be able to sucessfully deliver Windows 10 to millions?

techrepublic.com — As announced earlier in the year, on July 29, 2015, Microsoft will begin distributing Windows 10 for free to individuals and businesses that have requested a copy and met the perquisite requirements. The company's stated goal of having one billion devices running the new operating system within three years creates what can legitimately be described as a logistical nightmare.
Jul 15, 2015

Will Microsoft be able to successfully deliver Windows 10 to millions? tek.io/1HuRht1 via @techrepublic

Windows Server 2003 is dead, so let it go

techrepublic.com — Microsoft Windows Server 2003 will reach its official end of life on July 14, 2015. In practical terms, that means Microsoft will longer support the software, and any security or compatibility issues that arise after that date will not be addressed.

Microsoft Surface Hub makes meetings productive again

techrepublic.com — Meetings. It doesn't matter whether you work for a stodgy well-established company like IBM, a flashy new hip company like GoPro, or a company existing someplace between the extremes, you'll have to attend meetings. Unfortunately, for our sanity's sake, those meetings are often unproductive.
Jul 01, 2015

Microsoft Surface Hub makes meetings productive again tek.io/1BZ5dy3 via @techrepublic

Microsoft, Facebook, and Oculus Rift combine to make virtual reality

techrepublic.com — Microsoft is a major player in the video game industry with its Xbox One gaming console and game-friendly operating system Windows. The company plans to advance its status in the industry by forming a partnership with Facebook that makes the Oculus Rift more enticing for gamers using personal computers and the Xbox One.
Jun 24, 2015

Microsoft, Facebook, and Oculus Rift combine to make virtual reality tek.io/1TyfdUD via @techrepublic

Mint for Android: Daily App Pick

and-bmod.com — BreakingModern - I need help. I've been using Excel spreadsheets to track my finances for years. And even before that, I was using Lotus 123. In other words: I'm long overdue for an update. Mint, a handy app from Intuit, is a great way to track income and expenses.

Windows 10 supports AllJoyn making the Internet of Things possible

techrepublic.com — The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a technological marvel happening in the distant future. The technical obstacles that have held up progress in the interconnection of just about everything have been overcome, and an explosion of new services, devices, and applications is just around the corner.
Jun 17, 2015

Windows 10 supports AllJoyn making the Internet of Things possible tek.io/1BklEF5 via @techrepublic

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