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  • News: Windows 8 Developer Preview downloaded 500,000 times

    The Windows 8 Developer Preview was downloaded 500,000 times in the first 12 hours it was available, Microsoft has revealed.

  • Video: Video: Microsoft Windows 8 developer tools

    Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows division, announced the release at Microsoft's "Build" Professional Developers Conference, being held this week in Anaheim, California.

  • Video: Video: Windows 8 running on a tablet

    Microsoft teased Windows 8 at its BUILD conference in California this week, showing off the operating system on a Samsung tablet. The 5,000 developers in attendance all got one of the devices preloaded with an early version of Windows 8. It runs an Intel Core i5 processor has a 64gb SSD and 4gigs of memory. The company was eager to show off the OS's new interface. The company said the reason for such a fluid UI is because Windows 8 takes advantage of hardware acceleration. A Windows 8 developer preview is available for download, but there's no actual ship date for the OS.

  • Video: Video: Microsoft shows off Windows 8

    Microsoft will post the first developer preview beta of Windows 8 late on Tuesday, the company announced as it showed off the new OS running on a Samsung tablet.

  • News: Travel apps developers urged to join new industry app store

    Travel applications developers are being encouraged to join a new, B2B application store dedicated to the travel industry.

  • News: SAP pays $20M to settle criminal charges in Oracle case

    SAP has agreed to pay just over US$20 million to settle a criminal case brought against its TomorrowNow subsidiary.

  • News: Microsoft dragging its feet with browser fix, security vendor says

    StrikeForce Technologies, a small vendor of a keystroke encryption technology, is accusing Microsoft of not acting fast enough to fix a browser issue that it says is preventing StrikeForce's technology from working with Internet Explorer 9.

  • News: Microsoft: No Windows Server for ARM

    While Microsoft is embracing the ARM processor architecture for its next Windows client operating system, Windows 8, the company has no immediate plans to develop an ARM-based version of its next Windows Server, the company executive in charge of Windows Server confirmed Wednesday.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Get the message?

    iMessage may be the next iOS feature to come back to the Mac; ebooks are invading your social network and your coffee shop; and your next iPad may be fabricados no Brasil! The remainders for Wednesday, September 14, 2011 are a multinational global corporation bent on world domination.

  • News: Boston buzzes over start-ups at freebie-heavy WebInno

    Nothing gets people excited about technology start-ups like freebies, and there were plenty for the taking at Tuesday night’s Web Innovators Group event in Cambridge, Mass. Though having learned lessons from start-ups that have crashed and burned in recent years from perhaps an excess of generosity without a good way to pay for it, this event that packed in hundreds of entrepreneurs and their followers wasn’t without a good dose of common sense about dollars and cents as well.

  • News: Android: An expert guide

    Google’s Android platform in a short time has become a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone world, and its success raises all sorts of questions for IT professionals.

  • News: Microsoft previews next Windows Server

    The story "Microsoft previews next Windows Server," posted to the wire Wednesday, incorrectly identified the source of the SMB protocol, mentioned in the tenth paragraph. The story has been corrected on the wire and the tenth paragraph now reads:

  • News: Apple provides firmware updates for MacBook Pros, Mac minis

    On Wednesday, Apple released firmware updates for the latest Mac mini and MacBook Pro models to address issues with Lion Internet Recovery and Thunderbolt connectivity.

  • News: AT&T center to tap into Silicon Valley talent

    AT&T set up shop in Silicon Valley on Wednesday with its Foundry Development Center in Palo Alto, a facility where software and hardware developers can get help bringing their inventions to the real world.

  • News: Ballmer: Microsoft Is "Reimagining" Itself

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise appearance at the end of Wednesday’s BUILD keynote speech, telling the audience that Microsoft is in the process of reimagining itself.

  • News: OfficeDrop adds iPad 2 optimization to iOS app

    The cloud-storage provider OfficeDrop has revamped its iOS app, expanding it from an iPhone-centric program to a universal app. The new version is optimized to take advantage of the iPad 2's camera for "scanning" paper documents into electronic storage.

  • News: Microsoft previews next Windows Server

    One day after Microsoft launched the first beta of the next generation of its Windows desktop operating system, Windows 8, the company previewed the next version of its server operating system, Windows Server 8.

  • News: DEMO '11: Whodini tracks down your company's in-house experts

    Whodini doesn't want you to waste an entire day emailing coworkers looking for the one guy in your company who knows the ins and outs of SIP trunks.

  • News: Windows 8 will run from USB thumb drive

    Windows 8 will include a new feature that lets IT administrators provide workers with a portable Windows environment on a USB thumb drive.

  • News: VMWare Fusion 4 takes on Parallels 7

    Parallels and VMWare are locked in an arms-race. Both vendors make software that enables you to run Windows on your Mac. They’ve been stuck in a tit-for-tat release cycle for years now: Every twelve months or so, one of them releases a new version of its software with a bunch of whizzy new features. Some days or weeks afterwards, the other one releases its own new version—usually with many of the same new features.

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