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Microsoft terminates Windows Phone. Finally.

Microsoft terminates Windows Phone. Finally.

Microsoft has issued a warning over a few new key cut-off dates coming for developers who built apps for Windows Phone 8.x and Windows 8. With no future for Windows Phone, Microsoft has now laid out its plans for the remnants of its mobile effort. Back in Oct last year Corporate vice president of Windows

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Business still stuck on old version of Microsoft Windows

According to the Spiceworks 2017 OS Adoption Trends survey, released Monday, some 52% of businesses are still running at least one instance of Windows XP, despite support for the OS ending on April 8, 2014. The survey also noted that 9% of businesses are still running at least one instance of Windows Vista, which will lose

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Microsoft moves beyond Intel in its Azure cloud with Qualcomm

Microsoft has been running its Windows Server OS on ARM-based processors made by Qualcomm. Microsoft will begin using ARM-based servers in its Azure cloud, in a significant move that takes it beyond using only Intel chips in its datacenters. Microsoft has been testing its Windows Server OS on ARM-based servers made by Qualcomm using the

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Just what is Microsoft SharePoint?

Over three quarters of Fortune 500 companies, and hundreds of thousands of smaller companies use a flavour of Microsoft SharePoint but they’re not all using it for the same things. The tricky thing about explaining what SharePoint does is that it isn’t any one software program but rather a platform for several different kinds of programs. SharePoint

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Great video that helps to explain SharePoint and Microsoft BI

We are working with local SharePoint gurus Dolphin Networks on a couple of Intranet projects. One question we consistently get asked is What is SharePoint and what is BI? Great questions that are not that easy to answer. Even Steve Ballmer seems confused at the launch of the SharePoint 2009 Conference. See YouTube video. However, the

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PC Sales dropping like a stone

PC sales are continuing to crash: New data from two research firms shows that the industry is declining fast, with a drop in sales year-on-year of about 10%. Last Wednesday, both Gartner and IDC published estimates for PC shipments in the second quarter of 2015 — and it makes for unpleasant reading for the hardware vendors.

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New Pi with Windows support

Seems that our friends from Cambridge have been busy: New Raspberry Pi with faster CPU, more RAM and the promise of Microsoft Windows 10 support. Six months on from the release of the Raspberry Pi Model B+, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has today announced the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B – a brand new version of

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IBM and Apple show new mobile solutions

Apple and IBM have just unveiled the first benefits of their joint workings announcing 10 new apps for enterprises that should help to boost Apple’s position in the corporate workplace. Named IBM MobileFirst for iOS, the apps in areas such as travel, banking, insurance, government, retail and communications will bring IBM’s data prowess to iPhone and

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