Microsoft's Nano-server is completely stripped down
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Completely anorexic 

Microsoft is going great guns in the server market having recently announced the Nano Server, a "minimal footprint" Windows Server, and Hyper-V containers, which provide virtual machine isolation capabilities to containers.

Apple holds security door open for the Chinese
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Never reads the papers

While Google and Mozilla have been falling over themselves to stop a data leak to China, Apple has cheerfully ignored the problem.

Microsoft starts work on Redstone
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Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:32

Microsoft starts work on Redstone


Windows 10 service pack, not a rocket

While Windows 10 operating system is still a few months away, it appears that the software giant is already working on and updated version of the operating system code-named "Redstone."

Australia puts Apple, Google and Microsoft under tax spotlight
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Watch 'em wriggle

Australia is the first country to put Google, Apple and Microsoft's "completely legal" tax avoidance under the spotlight.

Microsoft releases Lumia 640 in UK
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Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:05

Microsoft releases Lumia 640 in UK


Just £169.99 for full Windows

Microsoft has released the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, two new budget-friendly additions to its Windows Phone range.

Microsoft Surface 3 uses real Windows 8.1
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:29

Microsoft Surface 3 uses real Windows 8.1


RIP Windows RT

WOA was the big, sexy codename for Windows on Arm and many makers of ARM based processors were really excited about this one. However, WOA quickly turned into woe. 

Microsoft exposes Project Spartan
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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:08

Microsoft exposes Project Spartan


Internet Explorer meets its Thermopylae

Microsoft has finished painting the six pack on Project Spartan and released it to the great unwashed.

AMD gets all asynchronous and shady
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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:21

AMD gets all asynchronous and shady


Will be seen on DirectX 12

AMD has been working closely with Microsoft on the upcoming DirectX 12 to create something which it calls "Asynchronous Shaders," which are more efficient way of handling task queues.

Are Intel and Microsoft crippling stick PCs?
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Opinion: New form factor lacks support

Intel recently announced its first stick PC, but at the same time the chipmaker and Microsoft aren’t doing much to promote the new form factor. In fact, it seems like they don’t want stick PCs around. 

Futuremark releases 3DMark update with API Overhead feature-set
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For measuring difference between DX11, DX12 and Mantle APIs

Futuremark has released a new 3DMark update with the new API Overhead feature test, meant to measure the difference in DirectX 11, DirectX 12 and Mantle API performance.