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7 on 7

Doug's a big fan of Windows 7, from its quickness to its stability. But that doesn't mean it's perfect.

Netbooks Play Small Enterprise Role

As Windows 7 nears, more enterprises consider inexpensive netbooks -- but only for a narrow range of applications.

Report: Windows 7 Meets Business Needs

Microsoft got it right with Windows 7, according to Michael Cherry, vice president of research on operating systems for Directions on Microsoft.

Survey: When It Comes to Exec IT Salaries, Mainframes Pull Big Bucks

Top IT managers who work with mainframes can expect to earn significantly more than other IT executives, according to the latest salary survey by ESJ.com.

Microsoft, Nokia Align To Bring Mobility to Productivity Space

Microsoft and Nokia are staking a new claim to the mobile phone space with a global alliance announced today.

UPDATE: Windows 7 Available to TechNet, MSDN Subscribers

Subscribers to Microsoft's professional services -- TechNet and the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) -- can begin downloading Windows 7 RTM editions starting today.

Microsoft Releases Beta of App-V 4.6

Microsoft has released a beta version of its App-V 4.6 application virtualization technology.

EBS 2008: Midsize Server Hits Midsize Mark

New, all-in-one tool handles core-computing chores without fuss.

Repairs Made Easy

Reimage's PC Repair will likely prove more useful at home than at work, but it does offer some powerful analysis and repair capabilities.

Encrypt Your Drives and Protect Your Data

Microsoft, Check Point and McAfee provide three whole-disk encryption options; we examine each and choose the best of the bunch.

Cisco Plays Both Sides of the Virtual Coin

The Unified Computing System supports VMware and Hyper-V and aims to be a "Cloud in a Box" solution. But can Cisco transition from routers to servers?

RTM Milestone: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft popped the champagne corks in Redmond today by announcing that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 have both reached the "release to manufacturing" stage.

Microsoft Starting Contest for Surface Developers

Redmond is taking steps to increase Microsoft Surface developer participation.

Google To Release OS Aimed at Netbooks

Google is developing an operating system designed primarily for lightweight Web-based tasks, the company announced on Tuesday.

Gartner Forecasts Better-Than-Expected PC Shipments

Gartner reported a better-than-expected first quarter for PC shipments and is now forecasting a healthy market recovery in 2010.

Windows 7 Pricing, Discounts Unveiled

Microsoft on Thursday announced Windows 7 consumer pricing, an upgrade program for new PC buyers and a limited-time discount offer -- starting on June 26.

Microsoft Settles State Antitrust Suit for $100M

On Thursday, Mississippi announced it is the latest state to settle its multimillion-dollar antitrust suit against Microsoft.

Portable PCs Overtake Desktops in 1Q 2009

Worldwide shipments of portable PCs surpassed desktop PCs in the first quarter of this year, marking the first time it has occurred, according to an IDC report announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Sets Stage for Netbook vs. Smartbook World

At the Computex event in Taiwan this week, Microsoft presented its vision of a mobile computing world that will include "consumer Internet devices" alongside netbooks.

Intel's Xeon Adds Metal to Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Microsoft and Intel on Wednesday touted the ability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to expand to meet multiple user needs when powered by Intel's Xeon 5500 processor.

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