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  • UEFI president: We need more key providers

    By Joab Jackson | 28 February, 2013 20:51

    Since its introduction, the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface has created a fair amount of controversy. UEFI was created through an industry consortium as an evolutionary step up from BIOS, the simple firmware long used when starting a computer to initialize all the components and load the operating system. Among its advanced features, UEFI includes an option called Secure Boot, which requires that any software used before the operating system starts, or after it shuts down, has been signed by a certificate authority.

  • SNAPSHOT: Avanade - Partner of choice

    By Patrick Budmar | 16 September, 2011 16:05

    Avanade Australia Country Manager, Jeyan Jeevartnam, on the company’s position in Australia and its plans for future growth.

  • INSIDE STORY: Steering towards new business strategies

    By Julia Talevski | 27 July, 2011 14:19

    Distributor IPL Communications held a thought leadership event earlier this year specifically targeting 170 dealers that were a mix between telco and system integrators. This was underscored by the need to change. Julia Talevski sat down with IPL general manager, Paul Scanlan, and managing director, Stead Denton.

  • PROFILE: Harnessing the power of the hybrid cloud and beyond

    By Patrick Budmar | 21 June, 2011 11:40

    With the virtualisation needs of Australian and New Zealand companies continually expanding, VMware Australia has stepped up to meet ITS ever growing expectations through the cloud. ARN spoke to VMware Australia Vice-President and Managing Director, Duncan Bennet, about his recent promotion, making virtualisation work and the journey to the cloud.

  • Q&A: Microsoft's Windows marketing chief says Apple's 'scared'

    By Eric Lai | 09 June, 2009 08:51

    Do you love Microsoft Corp.'s recent TV ads? Hate its "Apple Tax" marketing campaign? Then meet Brad Brooks. As Microsoft's corporate vice president for Windows consumer product marketing, Brooks approved both campaigns as part of his goal of burnishing Windows 7's image in advance of its October launch (and tarnishing Apple's).

  • Ballmer, Tucci discuss cloud vision

    By Shane O'Neill | 11 March, 2009 11:32

    Microsoft and EMC recently converged in New York City to announce a three-year extension of their alliance to work together on enterprise virtualisation, storage, security and content management products.

  • Blogging with Microsoft

    By Trevor Clarke | 12 December, 2008 15:26

    When you already have a successful channel model which utilises all the traditional communication mediums, how do boost your ability to impart information and knowledge? Blog and start your own TV show. At least that’s what Microsoft has done.

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  • Microsoft's Office for iPad shakes up mobile enterprise

    By Tom Kaneshige | 15 April, 2014 05:43

    It's hard to overstate the impact of the Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out Cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

  • The battle of the digital assistants: Cortana vs Now vs Siri

    By Mark Hachman | 14 April, 2014 23:08

    The personal computer has endured for more than 30 years. We understand it. It's familiar. But digital assistants--the new breed of smartphone data butlers designed to make our lives simpler--have yet to climb out of their cribs.

  • How to support Windows XP now that Microsoft isn't

    By Paul Rubens | 07 April, 2014 23:54

    Official Microsoft support for Windows XP has ended. However, as many as 20 per cent of business endpoints still use the popular operating system. If your company ranks among those still using XP, here's how you can protect your machines from the forthcoming onslaught of security vulnerabilities.

  • Five key things Windows XP users need to know before buying a new PC

    By Ian Paul | 05 April, 2014 02:44

    On Tuesday, April 8, Microsoft will bid adieu to Windows XP, delivering the final security updates for the twelve year-old OS. While many XP users out there plan on keeping their PC--with or without Microsoft's support--many others are looking to at long last switch to a new computer.

  • The Windows XP upgrade question: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

    By Jared Newman | 05 April, 2014 00:01

    Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP on April 8. While you're technically free to keep using the 12-year old operating system, doing so may put you at greater security risk for attack as future vulnerabilities go unpatched.

  • At Build, mobility gets a boost with universal Windows apps

    By Matt Hamblen | 04 April, 2014 21:21

    Microsoft's announcement of universal Windows apps demonstrates the company's commitment to improving its share of the tablet and smartphone markets.

  • Can Microsoft's Windows Phone OS surge in market share?

    By Matt Hamblen | 02 April, 2014 06:34

    Microsoft is expected to launch an update to its Windows Phone platform to version 8.1 at its annual Build developer conference on Wednesday, followed by a separate Nokia event later in the day, reportedly to announce two phones running the new OS.

  • Office for iPad vs. iWork: The battle for tablet productivity

    By Tony Bradley | 01 April, 2014 00:11

    Once Office for iPad was announced, I couldn't wait to stage a bare-knuckled battle with iWork, the productivity suite that's held down the fort on iPad for four years. I pitted Apple's Pages, Numbers, and Keynote against Microsoft's Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps, respectively, to determine which better provided all the tools one would need in at typical work environment.

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