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Intel reveals 14nm PC, declares Moore's Law 'alive and well'

Intel wants you to know that Moore's Law is not dead. And to prove it, CEO Brian Krzanich rolled out his company's next generation of process shrinkage at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. "I'm here to introduce the first 14-nanometer PC," Krzanich said during his Tuesday keynote. The Ultrabook he displayed to his …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Sep 2013

Will the blighters pay this time? Betting big on developers

Not too long ago, selling middleware and tools to software developers was a big business. Large technology empires were built on a single premise: that computers need software, written by software developers who need a panoply of infrastructure tools and middleware - and that you could charge the developers for that …
Michael Cote, 07 Mar 2014

Microsoft Intune hears the call for device management

As Microsoft continues its corporate redefinition as a subscription-driven cloud slinger we should bear in mind that this path includes more than simply Office 365 or Azure. Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) is slated to become an important new buzzword as it wraps up Windows Intune, Azure Active Directory Premium ( …
Trevor Pott, 26 Jun 2014

Tim Cook: Android version fragmentation is 'terrible for developers'

Before CEO Tim Cook handed over the iOS 7–introduction chores to other Apple execs at the company's Worldwide Developer Conference, he took a moment to slag Android and its OS fragmentation in an appeal for the hearts and minds of developers. "This version fragmentation is terrible for developers, as many of you know," he told …
Rik Myslewski, 11 Jun 2013
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One more try: Metro apps are now 'Windows Store' apps

Another week, another chapter in what must be one of the worst branding and marketing disasters in the history of computing: what to call the blocky, touch-centric apps designed for the new Windows 8 Start Screen, formerly known as Metro-style apps. What we are meant to call them from now on, it seems, are "Windows Store" apps. …
Neil McAllister, 13 Sep 2012
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Living with Unified Comms

This final instalment in our unified comms series gets to the meat and potatoes of living with Unified Communications. It’s a detailed look at what you can expect once you’ve implemented a unified communications solution. As ever, the programme is fronted by our highly experienced end user, Darren Lloyd, from Newport City Homes …
Team Register, 02 Jun 2010
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Hands on training with SQL Azure

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is Microsoft’s online training facility. Like any such endeavour, you read articles, watch movies and take a self assessment at the end to see how much you remembered. From an educational standpoint, it sits somewhere between an actual MCP exam and the sort of "product information"tests you have …
Trevor Pott, 27 Sep 2011
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HP unveils stylin' new desktop line

HP has spiffed up its three-PC desktop line just one week after rolling out new consumer and business notebooks and netbooks. Each of the new offerings – the entry-level Slimline s5, middle-of-the-road Pavilion p7, and workstation wannabe Pavilion HPE h8 – have been given makeovers that were designed, as HP says, to "match the …
Rik Myslewski, 16 May 2011
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NASA spills last details of Mars space truck trip

NASA Mars Science Laboratory is buttoned up into its fairing atop its Atlas booster, ready for liftoff on November 25 with touchdown scheduled for August of next year – a reentry and landing that will have NASA space boffins biting their nails. "Any entry, descent, and landing on Mars is a place where you take pause and bite …
Rik Myslewski, 10 Nov 2011
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SAP hits on-demand button

SAP, in a spectacular U-turn, has leapt on board the software-as-a-service bandwagon - the company confirmed its new selling strategy yesterday. The German software giant, which was speaking at an On-Demand conference in Amsterdam on Wednesday, said it will launch SaaS functionality add-ons for its existing Business Suite ERP …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Jun 2009
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Deep inside AMD's master plan to topple Intel

AMD's new graphics architecture isn't merely about painting prettier pictures. It's about changing the way computers compute. As first revealed last month at AMD's Fusion Developer Summit, the chip designer has gone out of its way to ensure that its future APUs – accelerated processing units, which is what the company calls it …
Rik Myslewski, 07 Jul 2011
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EC takes own sweet time backing Microsoft ODF move

The European Commission is investigating Microsoft’s interoperability pledge that it will support OpenDocument Format (ODF) in Office 2007 service pack two (SP2). Regulators at the anti-trust arm of the EC said in a statement today that it welcomed “any step that Microsoft took towards genuine interoperability, more consumer …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 May 2008
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Sun's JavaFX consumer pitch falls on confused ears

Sun Microsystems is once again flogging the consumer pony and talking of monetizing "volume markets" to rally developers to JavaFX, its foray into rich internet applications (RIAs). Early feedback, though, suggests Sun should focus JavaFX for use among its audience of enterprise customers and stop trying to take on Adobe Systems …
Gavin Clarke, 06 Dec 2008
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IBM sends Blue Clouds back to school

While cloud computing might represent a return of sorts to a shared, host computing model that was pioneered by companies like IBM, a lot of the key research, development, and production work done on cloud computing has been done by the big names in hyperscale, Web 2.0 applications: Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and the like. It's …
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Microsoft urges resellers to play it straight, beef up revs

Microsoft has claimed that each dollar it “loses” to software piracy equals $5.50 in “lost opportunities” to the firm’s channel partners. A Microsoft-sponsored white paper (pdf) released by IT analyst house IDC yesterday highlights the effects of copyright infringement on the software ecosystem across the tech industry. The …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jul 2008

HP iPaq Data Messenger Windows Mobile smartphone

Windows Mobile smart phones have traditionally been the workhorses of the smartphone world – capable, versatile, but never likely to win any beauty contests. On the face of it, HP's brace of new iPaq handsets - the Voice Messenger, and this, the Data Messenger - would seem to fit all too neatly into that description. HP iPaq …
Dave Oliver, 16 Feb 2009
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US students lack hunger - official

Complacency and incompetence continue to plague a US education system that has fallen well behind other nations, according US Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. Spellings, speaking today at Microsoft's Silicon Valley headquarters, warned that US students have become soft, particularly when compared against youngsters …
Ashlee Vance, 12 Dec 2006
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Desktop Linux vs. Windows - don't get emotional

You've seen the raw figures behind Quocirca's look at why companies choose Windows over Linux or vice versa. Now, you're ready for the rationale - the real decision-making meat and potatoes that push a company toward or away from Linux. Quocirca, working off responses from thousands of Register readers, discovered a couple …
Ashlee Vance, 07 Apr 2005