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Is Microsoft Once Again Becoming a 'Devices and Services' Company?

With his advocacy of everything from Bluetooth to quantum computers, CEO Satya Nadella doesn't seem as eager to abandon his predecessor's hardware focus as he once was.

Intel Updates Microcode Guide To Address Meltdown Attacks

Intel has released an updated "Microcode Revision Guidance" document that includes more detailed information about the state of its firmware patches to address potential Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.

Always Connected Windows 10 PCs Get Expanded OEM and Mobile Operator Support

Windows 10 PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile PC processors, which are known as "Always Connected PCs," are seeing some progress.

My Wish List for Microsoft Surface, Revisited

Where the Surface Pro fell short, the newer Surface Book 2 more than makes up for it.

Intel Releasing Skylake Updates to OEMs To Address Meltdown Attacks

Intel offered a few words about its progress in releasing microcode updates to address Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.

Microsoft Offers Resources To Block Flawed Intel Firmware Updates

Microsoft on Friday published a software update and guidance on how to block Intel's flawed firmware updates for potential Spectre variant 2 attacks.

Intel Identifies Meltdown-Patch Reboot Problems in Broadwell and Haswell Chips

Intel Corp. reported on Monday that it has discovered the cause of reboot issues that affected its Broadwell and Haswell processors after patches were applied designed to fix potential side-channel "speculative execution" exploits.

Intel Describes Server Slowdowns from Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Intel Corp. this week offered a progress report on the state of its firmware updates to address the widespread problems of potential Meltdown and Spectre attacks, while also providing a description of the server performance hits that could result from applying those patches.

How To Adapt the Surface Dial to a Useful Task

You don't need to buy a Microsoft Surface Studio to get the most out of the flashy-looking peripheral.

Analysts Deliver Mixed Prognosis for Worldwide PC Market

What's the current state of the global PC market? It depends on who you ask.

Windows OEMs Focus on Mobility, Connectivity at CES 2018

Microsoft's OEMs showcased a raft of new Windows 10 devices at CES aimed at helping users stay productive and connected wherever they are. Here are some of the highlights.

Microsoft Blocks Windows Fixes After Reports of 'Bricked' AMD PCs

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that some computers with AMD chipsets were put into an unbootable state after receiving Jan. 3 Windows updates designed to address the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.

Microsoft Confirms System Slowdowns from Fixes to Meltdown and Spectre Attack Methods

Microsoft on Tuesday affirmed that Windows operating system updates released on Jan. 3 to address the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security issues will have noticeable system slowdown effects in some instances.

Datacenter, IT Hardware Spending Continues Apace Despite Cloud Growth

The cloud market grew faster than any other IT category in 2017, but it wasn't enough to unseat traditional infrastructure hardware.

Updates Addressing CPU Security Problem Starting To Arrive

Information about a general CPU security problem, along with some updates, was unleashed this week by researchers, chip makers, OS vendors and anti-malware software providers.

Cloud Demand Drives Up Worldwide Server Revenue by 16 Percent

Higher demand for "infrastructure to support cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations" has meant increased revenue for the world's top server manufacturers, according to recent data from Gartner.

Deploying Azure Stack

Now that Microsoft's new hybrid cloud appliances bring Azure functionality on-premises and to services providers, here's what you need to know.

Microsoft Showcases Qualcomm ARM-Based Windows 10 PCs Coming Next Year

Microsoft this week announced that a couple of "always-connected" Windows 10 PCs are coming using Qualcomm's Snapdragon ARM-based processors.

Using Microsoft Hololens, Revisited

While the hardware might not have changed much since last year, the experience has definitely been improved.

Project Olympus Hyperscale Server Products Starting To Roll Out

The Project Olympus specification is now complete and being used in product designs by hardware vendors, Microsoft announced today.

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