Software

Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

Change as constant in Redmond's browser strategy
Gavin Clarke, 26 Jan 11:58

SURPRISE! Microsoft pops open Windows 10 Preview build early

No need to wait until next week, after all
Neil McAllister, 23 Jan 21:23

Microsoft: We bought Skype. We make mobiles.. Oh, HANG ON!

Analysis EUREKA! We should put the two together
Andrew Orlowski, 23 Jan 15:03

Developers, developers, developers! But WILL they support Windows 10?

Analysis HoloLens is sexy, but Microsoft faces a battle to win devs' hearts and minds
Tim Anderson, 23 Jan 12:03

Gov.UK inhaled G-Cloud, spat out framework – ex-lead claims

Original team member claims there are 'vision' problems
Kat Hall, 23 Jan 11:02

Symantec data centre security software has security holes

Stop face-palming and start patching - the fixes are out there
Darren Pauli, 23 Jan 08:33

Never mind those touch apps, full Office 2016 is coming this year

Both Windows and OS X to get desktop suite revamps in 2015
Neil McAllister, 23 Jan 07:58

KimDotCom flails desperately, launches chat service

Rotund robberbarron moves forward with defense measure
Shaun Nichols, 23 Jan 05:25

Is Windows RT not invited to the Windows 10 upgrade party?

Redmond says ARM-based OS to get just 'some of the functionality'
Neil McAllister, 22 Jan 21:12

Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

Analysis Satya Nadella's great price-slash gamble
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jan 12:47

FIVE Things (NOT 10: these are REAL) from the WINDOWS 10 event

Analysis Microsoft Operation Relevance – how’s it doing?
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Jan 11:59
The Valley - code

Your anonymous code contributions probably aren't: boffins

Coders are creatures of easily-identifiable habit
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jan 08:02

Big software players talking common microservices definitions

VMware plans 'stack' for componentised apps
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jan 07:25
The F-35B in the hover. Credit: Lockheed

US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

Tests jettisoned to protect schedule
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jan 02:28

Opinion

Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the Bombe machine

A Bombe Called Christopher, or A Very Poor Imitation

Stob Verity publishes the real script of Turing biopic The Imitation Game

Turnbull says big telcos should subsidise bush comms

Command and control in a free telco market
Richard Chirgwin, 21 Jan 22:32
Frodo and the Ring

Erik Meijer: AGILE must be destroyed, once and for all

Comment Enough of the stand-up meetings please, just WRITE SOME CODE
Tim Anderson, 08 Jan 12:02

News

Windows 10: The Microsoft rule-o-three holds, THIS time it's looking DECENT

Analysis Cortana, Spartan, Xbox, DirectX 12 – oh my
Iain Thomson, 22 Jan 00:11

Turnbull says big telcos should subsidise bush comms

Command and control in a free telco market
Richard Chirgwin, 21 Jan 22:32

Will fondleslab's fickle finger of fate help Windows 10?

Even if it does, Microsoft’s price genie is hard to rebottle
Gavin Clarke, 21 Jan 10:24

GDS builds UNICORN HERDER, plays with Puppets

To the barricades, taxpayers, they're GIVING IT AWAY (as open source)!
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jan 07:29
What Linus Torvalds thinks of NVIDIA

Buggy? Angry? LET IT ALL OUT says Linus Torvalds

'I'm not a nice person and I don't care about you': LinuxLord
Simon Sharwood, 19 Jan 08:03
Microsoft moving to GitHub

Microsoft snubs Codeplex, moves big projects to GitHub

Redmond deploys its Knights who say NIH*
Don Draper is sad

Spammers set their sights on WhatsApp – that's that ruined then

Bypassing filters and flinging ads through bars of cage
John Leyden, 15 Jan 13:25

Get coding or you'll bounce email from new dot-thing domains

Expansion in DNS means you may struggle to handle email from Chinese or Arabic domains
Kieren McCarthy, 15 Jan 08:03