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Dell Supports Storage Spaces on Windows Server 2012 R2

Dell today announced hardware product support for Microsoft's "storage spaces" feature of Windows Server 2012 R2.

HP Changing Policy on Free ProLiant Server Firmware Updates

HP plans to do away with providing some free firmware updates and service packs to its ProLiant Server customers, starting on Feb. 19.

Sony Departs PC Sales Market

Sony announced today that the Japan-based consumer electronic corporation is exiting the PC market with plans to sell its line of VAIO PCs.

Microsoft Broadens Windows Device Discounts to U.S. Schools

Microsoft announced an expansion of its U.S. school device discount program today.

Lenovo Buying Motorola Mobility from Google

Lenovo will pay approximately $2.91 billion for the Motorola Mobility smartphone business owned by Google.

BlackBerry Not Out Yet as Nokia Disappoints

The mobile platform race showed a bit of traction for BlackBerry this week.

Microsoft Issues Fix for Surface Pro 2 Sleep Problem

Microsoft released a January update to its Surface 2 Pro machines late last week that purportedly remedies an update that the company pulled in December.

Microsoft Allegedly Paying OEMs To Make Windows Phones

Microsoft may be throwing big money toward its smartphone hardware partners.

PC Market Showed 'Record Drop' in 2013

The year 2013 wasn't the best one for PC shipments, according to analyst firms.

My Predictions for 2014: Apple's Popularity Drops, Microsoft Continues Transformation

Also watch for network virtualization to continue to grow and Office 365 to undergo a makeover in the coming year.

A Look Back at My 2013 Predictions

Which trends did Brien successfully predict and which ones was he off the mark on?

Surface Pro 2 December Update Pulled by Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it pulled a Surface Pro 2 firmware update that was released earlier this month.

Windows 8.1 Hybrid Laptop-Tablet Roundup

With new processors and Windows 8.1 now available, PC makers are offering the widest assortment of systems to date.

Microsoft Surface Pro 2: A Costly Improvement

Microsoft's latest Surface model running the full desktop version of Windows 8.1 is a definite upgrade over last year's model. But, at its steep price, will you be ditching your laptop for it?

PC and Tablet Markets Showing Declines in 2013

The PC and tablet markets are ending 2013 on down notes, according to IDC.

UPDATED: DoJ, EU Approves Microsoft-Nokia Deal

Microsoft has received federal antitrust regulator approval for its proposed $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business.

Microsoft's Devices and Services Direction Outlined by Larson-Green

The new "One Microsoft" reorganization aims to bring devices and services together in a way that will connect people across their work and home lives.

Nokia Shareholders Approve Microsoft Buyout

Nokia announced on Tuesday that its shareholders overwhelmingly approved Microsoft's purchase of "substantially all" of its devices and services business.

What To Do When Windows Identifies Disks Incorrectly

Brien walks you through how to get Windows to correctly distinguish between a hard drive and a solid-state drive.

MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Assesses New Server and Cloud Enrollment Licensing Scenarios

A beta test version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.0 was released this week.

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