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  • Docker Inc., leave Docker tools alone

    Several new Docker tools are out there: Docker Machine, Docker Swarm, and Docker Compose. They come from Docker Inc. itself, which has has the advantage of being designed by the same folks who developed the Docker container.

  • No new Lumia flagship? Smart move, Microsoft

    Microsoft's decision to wait until Windows 10 arrives to deliver a high-end Lumia smartphone may have irked some of the company's loyal customers, but it was the smart move, according to analysts.

  • How machine learning ate Microsoft

    At the Strata big data conference yesterday, Microsoft let the world know its Azure Machine Learning offering was generally available to developers. This may come as a surprise. Microsoft? Isn't machine learning the province of Google or Facebook or innumerable hot startups?

  • Key questions to consider when evaluating hybrid cloud

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • IT jobs market booming in the Southwest

    2015 IT Salary & Jobs Regional Report: The Southwest

  • Satya Nadella at one year: Grading Microsoft's CEO

    Make no mistake: A year after he succeeded Steve Ballmer in the job, CEO Satya Nadella firmly controls Microsoft's fate.

  • An inside look into VMware's new hybrid Cloud strategy

    During the past week VMware has been making power play moves in the Cloud computing market to position its offering as the premier enterprise hybrid Cloud computing platform. As it does so, however, analysts question how well the grand plan VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger has put together stacks up with heavyweights of the cloud computing market, most specifically Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • All signs point to the demise of Microsoft's Surface tablet

    Microsoft seems to be within a whisker of calling it quits on its failed experiment with the Surface tablet, the device powered by the ARM architecture and Windows RT, an offshoot of Windows 8.

  • Is the ASUS X205 Microsoft's Chromebook killer?

    The ASUS X205 is one of three Windows 8.1 notebooks, all released in November, designed to halt the encroachment of Chromebooks into the low-end Windows notebook market. (The other two are the HP Stream 11 and HP Stream 13.)

  • 10th time's the charm: Microsoft finally solves big problems with Surface Pro 3

    Judging by many comments on the Microsoft Answers forum and elsewhere, Microsoft's Jan. 15 firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 has solved almost all outstanding issues with Wi-Fi connections, hibernating, Bluetooth connectivity, battery drain on standby, Hyper-V interference with Wi-Fi, and more.

  • 10 cool network and computing research projects

    If you think the latest enterprise and consumer network and computer technologies rolling into your data center and being snuck into your offices by end users are advanced, wait until you see what's cooking in the labs at universities and tech companies. Much of well-funded research is aimed at security, simplifying use of current technology and figuring out how to more easily plow through mounds of big data. Here's at peek at 10 projects.

  • TypeScript: Industrial-strength JavaScript

    Historians who reflect on JavaScript's emergence as a dominant programming language in the 21st century may find themselves quoting Donald Rumsfeld: "You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might wish to have."

  • Preview: Microsoft Office for Android makes up for (some) lost time

    It may be about four years late to the game, but Microsoft is finally ready to bring its Office suite to Android tablets -- well, almost.

  • Degree-free IT: Can college-skippers thrive in tech?

    Mike Samaras has worked steadily in IT for a decade, starting when he was 17 and fresh out of high school.

  • Microsoft's big decision: Who gets a free upgrade to Windows 10?

    One of Microsoft's biggest decisions this year will be whom to charge for Windows 10, and the dollar figure on the price sticker.