Net Applications: Windows 8 Captures 5.1% Market Share
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 01, 2013
Windows 8 is finally more popular than Vista.
Tags: Windows 8, Microsoft, Net Applications, market share, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Report: Rate of Windows 8 Adoption Slows
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 04, 2013
There are still more people using Vista than using Windows 8.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows Vista, Windows 8, operating system, Net Applications, Windows 7
Windows 8 Market Share Grows Very Slowly
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 01, 2013
The new OS now has 3.17 percent of the desktop OS market.
Tags: Windows 8, Vista, Microsoft, Linux, Windows 7, operating systems, Mac
Report: EU to Fine Microsoft over Browser Bungle
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 01, 2013
Anonymous sources say the fine will arrive this month.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Windows 7, EU, Microsoft, browser
Windows 8 Struggles to Gain Market Share
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 01, 2013
Use of the new Microsoft operating system is growing very, very slowly.
Tags: Windows 7, Microsoft, market share, Windows 8, operating system
Forrester: Enterprise IT Isn't Interested in Windows 8, But Enterprise Workers Are
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 19, 2012
BYOD trends could drive enterprise adoption of Microsoft's newest operating system.
Tags: Windows 8, Windows 7, Microsoft, operating system, Enterprise IT
Early Windows 8 Adoption 5X Slower than Windows 7
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 02, 2012
Meanwhile, Windows 7 continues to grow at XP's expense.
Tags: operating system, Windows 8, Windows XP, Microsoft, Windows 7
EC Sends Microsoft an Official Complaint About Browser Ballot Problems
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 25, 2012
Microsoft has apologized again for the technical error.
Tags: Internet Explorer, Windows 7, Microsoft, European Commission, browser
Microsoft Likely to Face EU Fine Soon
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 27, 2012
The company has admitted that it forgot to include a "browser ballot" in Windows 7 service pack 1.
Tags: fine, Windows 7, EU, browser, Microsoft, Google
Microsoft Sees 350 Million Windows 7 Devices This Year
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 22, 2012
Strong momentum for Windows 7 could help boost interest in Windows 8.
Tags: Windows 8, Windows 7, Microsoft
Web Users Not Enthused About Windows 8
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 01, 2012
New data points to a less than enthusiastic response to Windows 8 preview builds.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows 7
Windows XP Just Won't Die: Remains Most Used OS in April
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 01, 2012
It may take until 2013 before Windows 7 overtakes its 10-year-old predecessor.
Tags: operating systems, Microsoft, Windows XP, Windows 7
XP Loses Ground to Windows 7 But Still Top OS
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 01, 2012
Microsoft's 10-year-old operating system still owns 45 percent of the market.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP
KDE vs. Windows 7
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published January 23, 2012
Can a free Linux desktop actually rival Windows 7?
Tags: Windows 7, Linux, KDE
Users Desert Windows XP in Near-Record Numbers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 03, 2012
In the last four months, Microsoft's 10-year-old operating system has lost six percentage points of market share.
Tags: Windows 7, Microsoft, Windows XP, operating systems
Microsoft Confirms x86 Apps Won't Run on ARM Windows 8
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 15, 2011
Microsoft officials clarified Wednesday that when they say existing Windows apps will be compatible with Windows 8, they mean on x86 chip architectures.
Tags: Intel, x86, ARM, Windows 7, Windows 8
Microsoft Starts Blog for Windows 8 Information Exchange
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 16, 2011
In an attempt to repeat Windows 7's success, Microsoft's Windows head cranked up a new blog for Windows 8 this week.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 8
More Than 40 Percent of PCs Will Run Windows 7 This Year
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 09, 2011
Just as Windows 7 seems to be hitting its stride in corporate deployments, it's starting to see its own view in the window of the enterprises' rotating door.
Tags: Windows 7, Windows 8, Microsoft
Does Loving Linux Make Us Dislike Windows?
By Matt Hart | Article Published August 08, 2011
Is the Linux-Windows debate about OS politics, or something more pragmatic?
Tags: Windows 7, Linux, Windows, open source, Linux desktop
Ballmer: Microsoft 'All In' For Partners
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 11, 2011
Worldwide partner conference keynote highlights existing and future opportunities to Microsoft's sales partners.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 8, Worldwide Partner Conference
Microsoft Ships Windows 7 for In-Store Use
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 08, 2011
Microsoft said this week that the POS version of Windows 7 Embedded is now generally available.
Tags: POS, Microsoft, Windows 7
Microsoft Ships Windows Thin PC
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 01, 2011
New release lets IT professionals deploy locked down Windows PCs.
Tags: Windows 7, thin PC, Microsoft, thin client
Five Questions about Windows 8
By Mike Elgan | Article Published May 18, 2011
Will Windows 8 be a "tweak" of Windows 7, or a radical overhaul?
Tags: Intel, Windows 7, Microsoft, Windows 8, iPad apps
Are Multiple ARM Versions of Windows 8 Coming?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 18, 2011
At an Intel affair, one of the chip manufacturer's execs let slip that Microsoft is planning more than one version of Windows 8 for ARM processors.
Tags: ARM, Windows 8, Intel, Microsoft, Windows 7
Windows 7 Hits 350 Million Licenses
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 25, 2011
Microsoft's Windows 7 steamroller continues to crush records as it rolls forward a year and a half later.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP, Windows 7
Will Microsoft's Windows Phone Succeed?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 31, 2011
Clearly Windows Phone is currently the dark horse. But what are its prospects over time against the iPhone and Android.
Tags: iphone apps, Windows 7, android apps, mobile apps, Microsoft
Should You Upgrade to Windows 7?
By James Maguire | Article Published March 28, 2011
With some companies still hesitating to upgrade to Windows 7, a look at the possible rationale for making the leap to Windows' latest OS.
Tags: Windows, upgrade, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP
Upgrading to Windows 7: Easing the Migration
By Jonathan Hassell | Article Published February 21, 2011
Issues like hardware refresh, deploying thin clients and choosing a migration tool need to be evaluated.
Tags: Windows XP, thin client, upgrading, Vista, Windows 7
Microsoft Releases Windows 7 SP1 to OEMs
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 10, 2011
Many corporate Windows customers no longer have an excuse not to migrate their systems to run on Windows 7, now that Service Pack 1 (SP1) is coming.
Tags: Windows 7, Microsoft 7, Service Pack (SP1), SP1, OEM
Dell's Windows 7 Tablet: The Only Chance Against iPad?
By Rob Enderle | Article Published February 09, 2011
The only way to compete against Apple is to flank the iPad maker with a product they have to chase.
Tags: iphone apps, Dell, Apple, Windows 7, iPad apps
Dell's Windows 7 Tablet: Top iPad Competitor?
By Rob Enderle | Article Published February 09, 2011
The only way to compete against Apple is to flank the iPad maker with a product it has to chase.
Tags: Windows 7, Dell, iphone apps, Apple, iPad apps
7 Reasons to Migrate to Windows 7
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published February 07, 2011
Factors like drive support, Branch Cache and security support the case for migrating to the newest Windows OS.
Tags: XP, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Vista
Microsoft Earnings Report: Bright Expectations, Big Questions
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 26, 2011
Microsoft has benefited from an improving economy, but as it prepares to report record sales for the holiday shopping quarter, questions remain.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, cloud computing, earnings, Windows Phone 7
Will Kinect Gain Windows Connections Soon?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 20, 2011
A rumors site says Microsoft is readying a developers kit and device drivers to enable its suddenly popular game controller to hook into Windows, and not just Xbox 360.
Tags: gaming PC, Microsoft, Xbox, Kinect, Windows 7
Is Service Pack Near for Windows 7?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 17, 2011
The software giant calls it inaccurate, but a post to a Microsoft blog in Russia may have prematurely announced the availability of Windows 7's first service pack.
Tags: Service Pack, SP1, virtualization, Microsoft, Windows 7
Big Tech Gambles of 2011: Apple, Microsoft, AMD, IBM, and More
By Rob Enderle | Article Published January 04, 2011
Many big tech companies have set their sights on ambitious goals for the year ahead.
Tags: tablet, smartphone, cloud computing, Windows 7, PC
Can Microsoft Win Back Lost Client Share in 2011?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 29, 2010
It could be a long hard year for Microsoft, trying to get users of all sorts to adopt, or at least stay with, the company's client products.
Tags: smartphone, browser, BPOS, Windows 7, Microsoft
Microsoft 2010 Year in Review: Smartphones, the Cloud, Tablets
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 28, 2010
From missing out on the slate market, to serious growth of its online services, to finally joining the competition for smartphone operating systems, it's been a busy and interesting year for Microsoft.
Tags: Office 365, smartphone, Microsoft, Google, Windows 7
7 Tips to Ease Windows 7 Migration
By Steven Warren | Article Published December 27, 2010
Planning strategies and technologies like virtualization can greatly ease migration to Windows 7.
Tags: Windows XP, Service Pack, Microsoft, Windows 7, migration
Windows 8: 3D, But Only on 64-bits?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 13, 2010
Will Windows 8 have a three dimensional user interface? Another leak purports to add new information to what's known about Windows 8 so far.
Tags: 3D, Microsoft, user interface, Windows 7, Windows 8
5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Affect Your Business in 2011
By Jeff Vance | Article Published November 29, 2010
Cloud computing will increase concerns with handling data, mobile and broadband speeds.
Tags: Google, Windows 7, Microsoft, cloud computing, Cloud network
Windows at Age 25: Where's It Headed?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 23, 2010
Windows turned 25 over the weekend, but will it last another 25 years? Several analyst attempt a little perspective on its mid-term future.
Tags: Windows, cloud computing, Windows 7, Windows Phone 7, Microsoft
Microsoft Stockholders Complain About Stock Price
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 16, 2010
Despite record quarter over record quarter, many investors are getting tired of the software giant's price stagnating, and told Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer so in so many words.
Tags: earnings, Microsoft, stocks, Windows 7, gaming PC
Microsoft Talks Desktop Virtualization Strategy
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 15, 2010
Microsoft blogger recommends which virtualization solutions to use to smooth the corporate migration of IE6 custom apps to Windows 7.
Tags: desktop virtualization, IE6, Windows 7, Microsoft, virtualization cloud
Windows 7 Business Upgrades Ready for Take Off
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 03, 2010
Another survey, this one from Forrester Research, points to a surge in Windows 7 upgrades by businesses in the next 12 months.
Tags: Microsoft, enterprise software, Forrester Research, Enterprise IT, Windows 7
Microsoft Blows the Doors off Analysts' 3Q Estimates
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 28, 2010
Riding the crest of a wave of its cash cow products, Microsoft brought in yet another record quarter. Recession? What Recession?
Tags: Microsoft, Xbox, earnings, Office 2010, Windows 7
XP eXPires, OEMs to Stop Selling the Aging OS
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 25, 2010
However, determined customers can still get XP pre-installed using "downgrade rights."
Tags: Microsoft, OEM, Windows, XP, Windows 7
Windows 7 Sells 240 Million Licenses in a Year
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 21, 2010
Nearly a quarter of a billion Windows 7 licenses sold in less than a year: Microsoft celebrates.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows, ROI, migration, Windows 7
Windows Tablet 7 Coming, but When?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published October 20, 2010
By quickly transforming Windows Phone 7 OS into a Windows Tablet 7 OS, the company could have the right product. But it must act fast.
Tags: Windows 7, iPad apps, tablet, tablet computers, iPad
Microsoft Tool to Aid Windows 7 Migrations Enters Beta 2
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 14, 2010
Version 2 of Microsoft's tool for managing virtual desktops enters beta test -- pitched as a way to get legacy apps transferred over to run on Windows 7 machines.
Tags: Microsoft, PC, enterprise apps, Windows 7, desktop virtualization
Microsoft Office 2010 'Beta' to Die on Halloween
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 13, 2010
Come Halloween, the free ride is over, with Microsoft warning trial users of Office 2010 that their beta copies will expire unless they have paid for the regular version.
Tags: beta test, Office 2010, Windows 7, Microsoft, software
Windows 7 Enterprise Deployments Ready for Take Off?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 07, 2010
A recent mini survey by research firm Directions on Microsoft indicates that many IT decision makers will crank up deployments of Windows 7 over the next six months.
Tags: Windows 7 Professional, Windows upgrades, Windows 7, Microsoft, Enterprise IT
Internet Explorer 9's New Features
By Eric Geier | Article Published October 06, 2010
With a beta version of the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 available for download, it's time to explore the newest IE features.
Tags: IE8, IE9, Windows 7, Internet Explorer, download
Microsoft Execs Detail Business Software Opportunities
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 13, 2010
Cloud computing and business upgrades to Windows 7 were among the growth opportunities cited by Microsoft executives, but demand for the relatively ancient Windows XP continues as well.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, Windows 7, Cloud, cloud app
Windows 7 Outstrips Vista After Only Nine Months
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 03, 2010
It's only been nine months since the release of Windows 7, but a new report shows it has already superseded its predecessor in terms of usage.
Tags: Microsoft, Net Applications, Windows, Windows 7, Vista
Analysts Eager to Hear Microsoft's Plans for Ballmer, Growth
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 29, 2010
Microsoft hopes to wow attendees at its annual gathering of analysts on the company's Redmond, Wash. campus. But the biggest question of the day may go unanswered.
Tags: Windows 7, Microsoft, cloud computing, Ballmer, Azure
Microsoft Does It Again -- Record Revenues in 2010
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 22, 2010
What recession? As expected, Microsoft broke revenue records again thanks to Windows 7 and Office 2010. Can the good times continue?
Tags: earnings, Windows XP, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7
Windows 7 Sales Likely to Drive Microsoft Earnings
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 21, 2010
Microsoft is expected to turn in another strong quarter fueled by its new operating system, but will almost predictable record earnings -- again -- please or disappoint investors?
Tags: earnings, Windows 7, Microsoft, Windows
Microsoft: Windows 7 Service Pack Coming in 2011
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 21, 2010
SP1 may be in beta now, but the company admits that Windows 7 customers may have to wait some time before getting their hands on the full update.
Tags: Windows 7, Service Pack, Microsoft, Windows, Service Pack (SP1)
Windows 7 Security: 10 Positives
By Lisa Phifer | Article Published July 20, 2010
For users and businesses considering the move to Windows 7, there are a number of security features that prove attractive.
Tags: security, Security practices, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP
Microsoft Extends Windows XP 'Downgrade Rights' Again
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published July 14, 2010
Changes in how Microsoft handles systems "downgraded" to be sold with Windows XP aim to make the process more consistent and responsive to customers' needs, but it still seems confusing.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows XP, Windows 7, XP, Windows
Microsoft Says It's Winning
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 29, 2010
Apparently fed up with taking a constant drubbing from the media and tech pundits, Microsoft's chief spin doctor talks up the software giant's successes.
Tags: cloud computing, Bing, Windows 7, Azure, Microsoft
Windows 8 Features Leaked?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 28, 2010
Details of what's likely to be included in the next major release of Windows are leaking out. But is Windows 8 coming anytime soon?
Tags: Windows 7, Microsoft, OEM, Windows 8, Service Pack
Is the Service Pack for Windows 7 Already in Beta?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 25, 2010
Microsoft watchers have spotted early copies of the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 beta. The software giant says it's all part of the plan.
Tags: Service Pack, SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft, Windows 7
Microsoft Puts Limits on XP for Netbooks
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 11, 2010
The company this week tells PC OEMs that they won't be able to package XP with netbooks for much longer.
Tags: Windows 7, Windows XP, netbooks, Microsoft
The Windows 7 Wave Is On Its Way
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 25, 2010
Research firm Forrester studied 90,000 corporate PCs and found Windows 7 has already outstripped its predecessor, Windows Vista, taking only six months to penetrate as deeply as Vista did in a year.
Tags: Windows 7, IT manager, Microsoft, IT, Windows
Customers Forgive Microsoft for Vista: Survey
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published May 21, 2010
A new survey of customer satisfaction finds that Microsoft's image is recovering from the Windows Vista debacle as more and more users check out Windows 7.
Tags: Windows 7, Vista, Microsoft, Windows XP, survey
Microsoft Credits Windows 7 for Record Earnings
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 22, 2010
Hefty sales of Windows 7 helped Microsoft again turn in another stellar quarter, once again beating Wall Street analysts' estimates.
Tags: PC, earnings, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7
Microsoft Deals on Windows 7 Anytime Upgrades
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 05, 2010
Microsoft tries discounts to entice customers to upgrade their new Windows 7 PCs and netbooks from lower-end editions to higher-end editions. How good are the deals?
Tags: Windows upgrades, PC, netbook, Windows 7, Microsoft
Survey: Windows 7 Early Adopters 'Very Satisfied'
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 31, 2010
Early adopters who bought a new PC with Windows 7 or who upgraded an existing PC to the new operating system were "satisfied" with the experience, according to a new survey.
Tags: Windows, Windows XP, Microsoft, Windows 7, PC
Microsoft Finally Talks Up Windows 7 Service Pack
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 19, 2010
Like most service packs for Windows, Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 will not make a lot of changes to the code, instead mostly focusing on stability and bug fixes. But there are still a couple of surprises.
Tags: Microsoft, Service Pack, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Is Windows 7 Service Pack Coming in Q4?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 09, 2010
Malaysian tech enthusiast site TechArp claims its sources say Microsoft has moved up availability of the first service pack for Windows 7 - possibly to the end of this year.
Tags: Service Pack, Windows, Service Pack (SP1), Windows 7, Microsoft
Microsoft COO Sees Customer Caution
By - Reuters | Article Published March 04, 2010
In a speech at the London School of Economics, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner said that customers are are no budget cycles "which is helpful, but ... they're still being conservative."
Tags: recession, Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows Azure
Microsoft CFO Says Product Blitz Heating Up
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 02, 2010
The company's new CFO takes an upbeat stance with financial analysts, citing a cornucopia of new and updated products coming down the pike, many of them targeted at enterprise IT shops.
Tags: Enterprise, IT manager, Microsoft, Windows 7, Office 2010
Windows 7 Release Candidate Shutdown Hell Begins
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published February 27, 2010
Users have been able to run Windows 7's 'release candidate' for nearly a year for free, but now the pre-release code is entering its expiration period. What do you do now?
Tags: Windows 7, Microsoft, Windows, RC, Release Candidate