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Wearable Technology: How Practical Is It?

Brien takes a spin with Microsoft Band smartwatch.

The Windows Phone Saga Continues

Brien discusses the feedback of his last Windows Phone column and shares his latest adventures with the platform.

Why Windows Phone Isn't More Popular in the U.S.

It's hard to sell units when customers can't find them in stores.

Windows 9 Rumor Round Up

From Cortana integration to the return of the Start Menu, here are some of the rumors circulating online about Microsoft's next OS.

My Wish List for the Next Version of Hyper-V

Native third-party support tops the list.

What's the Deal with Windows 8.2?

While the rumor of the major next update did not pan out for this month, Brien Posey argues that big changes for Windows 8 could still be making its way through the pipeline.

Why Windows 9 Needs Cortana

The virtual personal assistant feature in Windows Phone 8.1 would be a perfect fit for the next Microsoft OS -- with some tweaks.

So Long to TechEd

Now that Microsoft is cancelling TechEd and other conferences, what's to expect from the company's recently announced mega conference?

3 Reasons Why Microsoft's Cortana Matters

Microsoft's "personal assistant" feature may drastically change the way we interact with both Windows OS and Windows Server in the future. Here's why.

Migration Headache: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

The right answer may not be right for every enterprise.

First Impressions of Windows Phone 8.1

While there are some obvious bugs with the preview release, the Cortana voice assistant looks to be a game changer for the platform.

Why Isn't Microsoft Talking About Windows 9?

While many have speculated that Windows 9 news should have arrived by now, it appears Microsoft is staying tight lipped in favor of fixing Windows 8.

Microsoft's TechEd Keynote Message: Mobile First, Cloud First

Microsoft's Brad Anderson kicked off this year's TechEd with a breakdown of the company's latest unification push over multiple platforms. Interestingly, Windows RT doesn't look to be part of Microsoft's unified future.

Windows Phones Are Everywhere!

Here's a look at some of the extreme environments that Microsoft's mobile devices are being put to the test.

What To Expect from TechEd 2014

While Microsoft has had a very strong cloud focus in the past few years, look for a deeper on-premise enterprise theme at this year's event.

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