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  • News: Tech stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous rank in top 10

    In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening array of political and corporate targets, repressive regimes unplugged citizens from the Internet, and the U.S. government moved to block the giant merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. With the passing of Steve Jobs, the world lost a technology icon who redefined the computer, entertainment and consumer electronics industries. These are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 technology stories of the year:

  • News: Microsoft to preview Windows app store next year

    Microsoft is to offer the first looks at the app store integrated into Windows 8, the next iteration of the operating system, early next year.

  • News: 8 Reasons Why CIOs Shouldn't Race to Windows 8

    Windows 8 touts many new features, but there are a number of things such as cost, testing, compatibility, and training that CIOs need to consider before racing to migrate.

  • News: Windows XP will be the biggest security threat in 2012

    Cyber criminals will focus their attention on PCs running Windows XP next year, says F-Secure.

  • News: Video: Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 Windows phones launch

    The Lumia devices are Nokia's first big push for phones running the Windows Phone operating system after the company announced a partnership with Microsoft in February.

  • News: Why Are You Still Using Windows XP?

    A lot has happened since 2001. Technology evolves rapidly, and you won't find many instances of someone using the same technology today that they used a decade ago. Yet, Windows XP just turned 10 years old and many businesses and users still rely on the antiquated operating system.

  • News: Microsoft posts record quarter but says tablets have cannibalized netbooks

    Despite weak consumer demand for PCs, Microsoft posted a record first quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the period that ended Sept. 30. This beat analysts expected sales of $17.2 billion. Revenue increased 7% percent over the year-ago period. Microsoft credited the increase to enterprise demand for Office, server and development tools.

  • News: Windows Intune 2.0: Four New Features

    An update of Microsoft's Windows Intune offers a batch of new features meant to simplify how administrators track and manage company-owned PCs and software.

  • News: Microsoft Preps Big Win Phone 7 Push Heading into Holidays

    Brace yourself for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 onslaught. In the coming months Microsoft will make a big holiday push that will extend into early 2012 in an attempt to win over converts to its new mobile operating system. Andrew Lees, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone Division, has been busy recently spreading the gospel of Phone 7 and dishing on Microsoft's mobile plans, according to a number of reports.

  • News: Microsoft, Red Hat spar over secure boot-loading tech

    Is Microsoft using a next-generation computing boot-loading technology to lock out the use of Linux and other OSEs on certain computers? While Microsoft has denied malicious intent, one Red Hat developer maintains that this may be the case.

  • News: Windows XP to Windows 8: Don't Go There

    Both Microsoft and industry analysts discourage businesses using Windows XP from skipping Windows 7. The key reason: XP support is likely to expire before Windows 8 is ready for deployment. Research firm Gartner provides guidance for XP holdouts.

  • News: Microsoft paid female executive 'more than £1 million'

    A female executive at Microsoft was paid "more than £1 million" after being overlooked for a managing director role it has been claimed.

  • News: Windows Server 8: Massive storage enhancements ahead

    In the first part of my 2-part review of Windows Server 8 I looked at some of the best of the more than 300 new features Microsoft packed into the upcoming server OS. Now it's time to turn our attention to some massive storage enhancements.

  • News: Windows Server 8: Highlights of the upcoming server OS

    On September 8th, shortly before the public unveiling of Windows 8 client, I headed over to Redmond for a two-day meeting where Microsoft talked about what's in store for Windows Server 8. According to Microsoft's Bill Laing, Corporate Vice President for the Server and Cloud Division, the server team implemented over 300 new features, all of which "target businesses that are moving to the cloud and manage servers and devices, whether they're physical or virtual, on-premise or off-premise."

  • News: Acer shows off inch-thick Ultrabook Aspire S3 laptop

    Acer has today been demonstrating its Ultrabook Aspire S3 Windows 7-based laptop. The ultraportable laptop is housed in a magnesium-alloy case less than an inch thick. It weighs 1.4kg and is 13mm thick.

  • 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.

  • News: 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.

  • News: 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: 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: 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:



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