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Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Embedded Handheld and POSReady 7

Microsoft this week released Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and a beta version of Windows Embedded POSReady 7.

Google Dropping H.264 Codec Support in Chrome

Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to support open video codecs in its Chrome Web browser going forward, and it will drop support for the H.264 video codec.

Analysts Knock Heads Over ARM-Based 'Windows Next'

Analysts are thinking out loud in the wake of Microsoft's Windows ARM announcement last week.

IT Spending Predicted To Increase 5.1 Percent in 2011

Worldwide spending in the IT field is estimated to grow by 5.1 percent compared to 2010 numbers, according to Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based technology research and advisory company.

Windows Embedded Standard 7 Products Unveiled at CES

Windows Embedded Standard 7 made the scene at the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 7-Based Devices at CES Event

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday night with lots of positive stats, along with a few gizmos.

Next-Gen Windows Will Support SoCs, ARM Chips

Microsoft announced today that it is integrating its next-generation Windows client operating system on system-on-a-chip hardware and will use the ARM architecture.

5 Workhorse Workstations Built for Tough Jobs

These new desktop PC models offer plenty of power and room for more.

Reports: Microsoft Planning Windows for Tablets

Microsoft is planning to unveil plans to address the rapidly growing tablet market with a new version of Windows, according to published reports.

Gartner Cuts PC Shipment Forecast Figures

Gartner, the Connecticut-based IT technology research and advisory company, released its newest analysis on worldwide PC sales on Monday.

HP Halts Its Windows Home Server-Based Products

Microsoft today confirmed that its hardware partner, Hewlett-Packard, will not produce a future product using the upcoming code-named "Vail" version of Windows Home Server (WHS).

UPDATE: Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Hits Metal Next Month

The parallel data warehouse edition of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 R2 solution will soon see the light of day.

Survey Reaffirms Mainframe Staying Power

The big news out of BMC Software Corp.'s fifth annual survey of mainframe shops is that there is no big news.

Microsoft Buys 3D Chip Maker

Microsoft has reached a deal for the acquisition of Canesta, a 3D chip maker based in Sunnyvale, Calif., for an undisclosed amount.

Faronics Power Save: Simply Saving Power

With a low price and a high level of functionality, Faronics Power Save can help any business go green.

TechMentor: Best Practices for Exchange 2010 Capacity Planning

Experts described optimal preparations for deploying Exchange 2010 at the TechMentor Las Vegas event last week.

HP Ships Windows 7 Slate PC

Hewlett-Packard's long-awaited slate PC is now available but with a different target audience than originally planned.

Study: Windows 7 Migrations Mostly 'Smooth' for Businesses

Software security provider Symantec commissioned a study on Windows 7 migration experiences that was published this month.

Report: PC Sales Have Modest Growth in Third Quarter

According to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker report, the worldwide PC market grew 11 percent in Q3 of 2010.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Released

Microsoft released its newest product update to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 on Thursday.

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