Web searches are used for everything from looking up the latest nuclear reactor designs to recipes for dinner. According to Microsoft, people turn to internet searches in order to get things done. Whatever you use search engines for, the algorithms used, keep changing as do the way the results are shown. Microsoft has recently changed Bing with a few features that it feels will improve your experience.
Many people consider the arrival of a new Windows operating system (OS) as time for a new computer. Others of us brave the process of installing it ourselves. Well, apparently Microsoft is trying to make that step easier. Since some predict that Windows 8 will appear next year, its nice to know it will be less of a nightmare to upgrade.
Mango is Microsoft’s code name for the latest update to Windows Phone 7. Handsets are beginning to hit the market. Since Windows Phone 7 handsets must be competitive, they have to have two cameras, one for videocalls. The first Mango handsets will have Tango available as the standard videocalling app, not newly acquired Skype.
Windows 8, making its first extensive public appearance at BUILD, will be for consumers rather than businesses. So enterprise customers can continue on with their Windows 7 upgrade plans.
Is it possible, and if so how easy is it, to upgrade all the way from Windows 1.0 (circa 1985) through to Windows 7 (circa 2009)? One man decided to test the theory and record it for our viewing pleasure.
It has arrived, finally. Microsoft has freed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 onto the world, with home users now able to download it.
With one year’s worth of usage figures now available, two things are clear about Windows 7′s effect. It’s getting people to upgrade from older systems at a pace that will delight Microsoft — but it’s doing nothing to win over users of non-Windows computers.
Windows 7 is now a year old, having launched at retail on Oct. 22, 2009. And with 240 million Windows 7 licenses sold, Windows 7 is now the fastest selling operating system of all time.
After years of reporting that Windows XP has had another extension, it’s something of a novelty to be able to tell you of a situation where the nine-year-old operating system really has been killed off. Dell has confirmed that it will be dropping XP options on new machines some time this month.
Another month, another record. Next week Microsoft will be issuing 14 different security bulletins, an all-time high.
The European Commission (EC) is about to unveil the European Interoperability Framework guidelines. That plan is expected to provide guidance to its 27 nations on the best software to purchase in order to expand and update government systems.
This love affair with Windows XP really needs to end. Unfortunately, Microsoft isn’t helping matter by continually extending the life of the aging operating system.
Microsoft sent out an email yesterday announcing the upgrade of Windows Live Workspace. The service is now called Windows Live SkyDrive. You get most of the features of Live Workspace with a few added features.
The University of Arizona has chosen Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite for use by their faculty and staff. The suite is a cloud computing method of connecting faculty and staff and encouraging collaboration. It will also move communications at the University into the 21st century.