The Kinect software development kit (SDK) beta was released by Microsoft today, enabling developers to create Visual Basic, Windows 7 C#,and C++ applications that recognize user input through the Xbox 360 Kinect sensor device.
- By Michael Desmond
According to market research firm Gartner's newly revised forecast, growth of PC shipments will dip down into the single digits this year due to shifts in consumer spending.
Analysts took time to comment on "Windows 8," Microsoft's newest operating system under development.
Microsoft announced today that its Windows Thin PC solution has reached its release-to-manufacturing milestone, with general availability expected on July 1.
Microsoft showed off its newest operating system, still code-named "Windows 8," at the D9 Conference on Wednesday evening.
The iPad was designed for and sold to consumers. But savvy IT pros and more than a handful of third parties are making the device a true enterprise force.
Microsoft kicked off the keynote presentation at Computex in Taipei today, offering its hardware partners some reasons why they should stick around.
The time has come for hardware vendors to offer service level agreements.
In the Q1 2011 sales figures for mobile devices, released by Gartner today, shows that Android-based devices have taken the lead with 36 percent of the market thanks to the more than 36 million units sold.
Microsoft hasn't yet said much about its tablet and mobile device strategy in the Windows 8 timeframe, but some details appear to have come out thanks to Intel.
- By Scott Bekker
During Microsoft's keynote at Tech-Ed North America conference on Monday, the company focused on the cloud and opened the door for vendors to showcase devices designed to manage applications and services in a hybrid environment.
- By Kathleen Richards
Sony is showing competing technology companies how not to handle an outage.
Google today announced "Chromebooks," the new name for forthcoming notebook devices that will run its Chrome OS operating system.
Microsoft was one of the first tech vendors to truly jump on the 'CoIT' bandwagon, on that says consumer-focused technologies are where the action is. Here's what to expect next from Redmond.
- By Mary Jo Foley
IDC on Thursday announced worldwide PC microprocessor shipment data, with upbeat implications for the PC market this year.
Virtualization has brought the lost art of performance tuning back into the datacenter. Here's how to tune your VMs and hypervisor, and optimize CPU resources and memory to get the most out of your virtual servers.
Intel unveiled microprocessor chip improvements on Wednesday, claiming that a new architecture will lead to faster chips with reduced power use.
WinMagic SecureDoc encryption software gets the better of hackers.
Will smartphones and tablets replace PCs and laptops? Or are they more companion technology?
Strictly speaking, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can't perform server virtualization using Intel's new second-generation Core vPro processors.