Computerworld Blogs - Microsoft http://blogs.computerworld.com/taxonomy/term/139/all en Intel: We're betting our tablet future on Android, not Windows http://blogs.computerworld.com/tablets/23799/intel-were-betting-our-tablet-future-android-not-windows <!--paging_filter--><p> The unthinkable has happened: When Intel looks into its future, it sees Android, not Windows, at least as far as tablet sales go. Does this mean the end of the Microsoft-Intel Wintel alliance that once ruled the world?</p> Android Brian Krzanich Intel Microsoft mobile Windows Tablets Windows Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:52:44 +0000 Preston Gralla 23799 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Microsoft's "Scroogled" campaign bites the dust. Or does it? http://blogs.computerworld.com/privacy/23792/microsofts-scroogled-campaign-bites-dust-or-does-it <!--paging_filter--><p> Microsoft&#39;s controversial anti-Google &quot;Scroogled&quot; campaign finally seems to be at an end, with a Microsoft corporate vice president saying the company is &quot;done with the campaign.&quot; But not so fast -- the Scroogled site still lives, and Microsoft has left itself wiggle room. Is Scroogled really done?</p> Chrome chromebooks Mark Penn Microsoft Microsoft office mobile privacy Scroogled Privacy Windows Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:41:17 +0000 Preston Gralla 23792 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Windows Phone 8.1 download download download download http://blogs.computerworld.com/smartphones/23790/windows-phone-81-download-developers-developers-developers <!--paging_filter--><p> <b><i>No need to be a developer developer developer developer.</i></b></p> <p> Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is allowing anyone to download the near-final Preview build of Windows Phone 8.1. Although it&#39;s billed as a <em>developer-only </em>release, it&#39;s easy to get.</p> <p> The reviews are positively glowing: WinPho8.1 is really pushing their (capacitive) buttons.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers ignore the dire warnings and install the released update anyway.</p> developers developersdevelopersdevelopers Microsoft MSFT Windows Phone 8.1 Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Smartphones Windows Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:05:37 +0000 Richi Jennings 23790 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Will Microsoft give away desktop-and-laptop Windows for free? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23787/will-microsoft-give-away-desktop-and-laptop-windows-free <!--paging_filter--><p> Microsoft&#39;s giving away all versions of Windows on devices smaller than 9 inches was a shocker -- but could a bigger one eventually be on the way? Will Microsoft eventually give away all versions of Windows for free, including those on traditional computers?</p> free Gartner Microsoft Windows Windows Phone Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:46:58 +0000 Preston Gralla 23787 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Windows chief: Microsoft is all in with Nokia's Android phones http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/23780/windows-chief-microsoft-all-nokias-android-phones <!--paging_filter--><p> If you doubted that Microsoft backed Nokia&#39;s move into Android phones, doubt no more: Windows chief Terry Myerson says that Microsoft will continue to back them even after the Nokia acquisition goes through. Could this mean that more Microsoft Android devices are on the way?</p> Microsoft Nokia Nokia X smartphones Terry Myerson Android Windows Windows Phone Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:11:58 +0000 Preston Gralla 23780 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Google to business XP users: We'll give you $100 to buy a Chromebook http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23776/google-business-xp-users-well-give-you-100-buy-chromebook <!--paging_filter--><p> Google is wasting no time luring XP business users to Chromebooks: It&#39;s offering them $100 off every Chromebook purchased through Google&#39;s Chromebooks for Business program, in addition to other financial incentives. Does Google have a chance sweeping in XP owners, or is this just a PR ploy?</p> chromebooks Chromebooks for Business Google Microsoft mobile Windows XP XP retirement Mobile/Wireless Windows Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:43:51 +0000 Preston Gralla 23776 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Windows 8.1 update: Good, but no XP killer http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23770/windows-81-update-good-no-xp-killer <!--paging_filter--><p> The Windows 8.1 update does a nice job of trying to force its dueling touch-oriented and desktop interfaces to get along. It&#39;s no coincidence, though, that the update was released on the same day that Microsoft ended support for Windows XP. If the update&#39;s purpose was get people to move off Windows XP and take up Windows 8.1, it failed.</p> Microsoft Windows 8.1 update Windows XP XP retirement Windows Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:09:22 +0000 Preston Gralla 23770 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Microsoft: Thank Ballmer, not Nadella, for Office for iPad go-ahead http://blogs.computerworld.com/ios/23763/microsoft-thank-ballmer-not-nadella-office-ipad-go-ahead <!--paging_filter--><p> Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has gotten kudos for launching Office for the iPad, but the company now says that former CEO Steve Ballmer was the one who really gave the go-ahead. Does this mean Nadella should get no credit?</p> iPad Microsoft mobile Office Office for iPad Satya Nadella Steve Ballmer Windows Desktop Apps iOS Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:56:28 +0000 Preston Gralla 23763 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Forget the XPocalypse: Sticking with Windows XP can be a smart move http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23756/forget-xpocalypse-sticking-windows-xp-can-be-smart-move <!--paging_filter--><p> Tomorrow Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, and if you believe the company and others, XP holdouts are head-in-the-sand technophobes heading for disaster. In fact, though, sticking with XP can be a smart move.</p> end of support Microsoft security security patches Windows 8.1 update Windows XP XP retirement XPocalypse Windows Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:28:49 +0000 Preston Gralla 23756 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Dear Microsoft: Give me back the Start Menu now! http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23750/dear-microsoft-give-me-back-start-menu-now <!--paging_filter--><p> The upcoming Windows 8.1 update will have a slew of nice-to-have updates that make the operating system better to use with mouse and keyboard. But it will be missing a new Start Menu that Microsoft is promising will some day appear.<br /> Why wait, Microsoft? I want it now!</p> Microsoft Start Menu windows 8 Windows 8.1 BUILD Conference Windows 8.1 update Windows Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:16:10 +0000 Preston Gralla 23750 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Can free Windows forever save Microsoft? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23744/can-free-windows-forever-save-microsoft <!--paging_filter--><p> Yesterday&#39;s announcement that Windows Phone and Windows for small tablets will be free for device makers was an admission from Microsoft that its mobile strategy has failed. Will it help save the company in mobile, or is it too little, too late?</p> BUILD Conference free Windows Microsoft smartphones tablets windows 8 Windows Windows Phone Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:24:58 +0000 Preston Gralla 23744 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Can universal Windows apps close Microsoft's app gap? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows/23741/can-universal-windows-apps-close-microsofts-app-gap <!--paging_filter--><p> One big reason Windows tablets and smartphones don&#39;t sell well is the app gap: There are far fewer apps available for Windows tablets and Windows Phone devices than for iOS and Android. With Microsoft&#39;s announcement of universal apps that run on all Windows devices, though, that may well change.</p> app gap apps BUILD Conference Microsoft smartphones tablets windows 8 Windows Windows Phone Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:18:16 +0000 Preston Gralla 23741 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Review: Apple's recent iWork improvements http://blogs.computerworld.com/desktop-apps/23739/review-apples-recent-iwork-improvements <!--paging_filter--><p> Apple&#39;s much-improved iWork is now a perfectly credible cross platform, device-agnostic productivity solution that will achieve what most casual users need while also being compatible with Microsoft Office.</p> Apple Cloud Excel iCloud IOS iPad iPhone iWork keynote Mac Macvericks Microsoft numbers Office Office for iPad OS X Pages PC PowerPoint productivity software Word Desktop Apps iOS Macintosh Mobile Apps Web Apps Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:12:13 +0000 Jonny Evans 23739 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Windows Phone share dips worldwide -- should Microsoft bet big on Android? http://blogs.computerworld.com/windows-phone/23737/windows-phone-share-dips-worlwide-should-microsoft-bet-big-android <!--paging_filter--><p> The latest sale figures show Windows Phone market share falling across the world. Is now the time for Microsoft to beef up its commitment to Android?</p> Huawei Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Market Share Microsoft smartphones Android Windows Phone Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:21:25 +0000 Preston Gralla 23737 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Quick guide to Microsoft's Office for iPad http://blogs.computerworld.com/mobile-apps/23736/quick-guide-microsofts-office-ipad <!--paging_filter--><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Microsoft has promised regular Office for iPad updates, so future features should reflect the increasing capabilities of iPad range, but the company has made a pretty good start with this release, subject to a few annoying (and unecessary) limitations designed to drive Office 365 sales.</span></p> AirPlay Apple application apps Cloud Excel IOS iOS 7 iPad Microsoft mobile Office for iPad PowerPoint productivity software siri smartphone Word Desktop Apps iOS Mobile Apps Tablets Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:04:04 +0000 Jonny Evans 23736 at http://blogs.computerworld.com