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European Commision throws out Cisco's complaint against Microsoft's Skype acquisition

European Commision throws out Cisco's complaint against Microsoft's Skype acquisition

Michael Archambault 40

Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype may be seen as a positive move by many users within the ecosystem, as it brings modern communication to Windows, Xbox, and Windows Phone, but not everyone is keen to the idea. Cisco recently challenged Microsoft’s takeover of Skype Technologies. The challenge though, has been thrown out of the European General Court. In 2011 the European Commission...

Consultant firm Wapple spots substantial Windows growth, ramps up developer resources

Consultant firm Wapple spots substantial Windows growth, ramps up developer resources

Rich Edmonds 22

Wapple (www.wapple.net) is a mobile and cross-screen marketing company providing design, device delivery technology and consultation to worldwide clients. The company is looking to address the "rapidly expanding Windows Phone and tablet consumer base" by ramping up resources to increase support for businesses, delivering apps to both Windows Phones and tablets. Announced in a press...

Need a hotspot? iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 allows business users to connect

Need a hotspot? iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8 allows business users to connect

Sam Sabri 36

If you find yourself in a 9-5 that requires you to don a business suit daily, you might be pretty excited that iPass Open Mobile is now available for Windows Phone. This is an app that helps enterprise customers connect to over 1.4 million hotspots at various locations. Details on the app after the break. First off, your company is going to need to be a customer of iPass (https://www....

Yammer updated on Windows Phone. Brings new inbox with easy filters for read and unread messages

Yammer updated on Windows Phone. Brings new inbox with easy filters for read and unread messages

Sam Sabri 6

Yammer is Microsoft’s social network for enterprise and a place where companies can let their employees get their Facebook-fix, but in a manner that benefits the company. The company was acquired by Microsoft in 2012, and it’s one of the leading enterprise social networks with a fairly lucrative freemium model. The Yammer Windows Phone app has slowly been getting better with each update...

Size does matter – InFocus launches a 70 inch Windows 8 PC to prove it

Size does matter – InFocus launches a 70 inch Windows 8 PC to prove it

Michael Archambault 58

  How are you enjoying your adorable little 10 inch Windows 8 tablet? Or maybe you decided to pick up an even smaller 8 inch device. Well, the folks at InFocus, have their eyes on a bigger playing field with their latest 70 inch "BigTouch" touchscreen PC running Windows 8. The company’s ginormous multi-touch PC supports up to five fingers at once and sports a resolution of 1920x1080....

Nokia Windows Phone dominates PCMag’s 2013 Business Choice Awards for end-users

Nokia Windows Phone dominates PCMag’s 2013 Business Choice Awards for end-users

Daniel Rubino 118

Yesterday we wrote an entertaining fluff piece about the brand ‘Windows Phone’ and how, when compared to iPhone and Android, feedback from the internet was actually quite positive. We tied it into the exceptionally high customer satisfaction ratings that Windows Phone devices typically get on carrier websites or third party outlets like Amazon. In related news, PCMag yesterday published...

Dell launches new Latitude Ultrabook line - really starts to understand design

Dell launches new Latitude Ultrabook line - really starts to understand design

Michael Archambault 69

Lenovo has been generating some noise in the enterprise sector with their famous ThinkPad line (formally an IBM brand), but Dell is a bit tired of going unnoticed. The company’s last generation of Latitude business notebooks made us questions who exactly was in control of the horrendous design, but with this latest series refresh – we are impressed. This week the company unveiled their...

Check out the life of a Program Manager at Microsoft in new video that highlights Windows Phone

Check out the life of a Program Manager at Microsoft in new video that highlights Windows Phone

Michael Archambault 29

Microsoft recently published a video on their “WorkingAtMicrosoft” YouTube channel depicting the fun and excitement of being a Program Manager at Microsoft. The minute and a half long video introduces us to three current Program managers: Terri Chudzik (Lead Program Manager), Klorida Miraj (Senior Program Manager) and Bayo Olatunji (Program Manager), a few of whom work on Windows Phone...

Microsoft Launches Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview - prepares IT professionals for launch day

Microsoft Launches Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview - prepares IT professionals for launch day

Michael Archambault 38

Users have been enjoying Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview over the last few weeks and now enterprise users get their turn. Today Microsoft announced availability for their Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview. The new enterprise build adds premium features to the platform that improve mobility, security, management, and virtualization. Added Enterprise Features Windows to Go...

Citrix: Receiver coming early next month, announces Windows Phone support for XenMobile

Citrix: Receiver coming early next month, announces Windows Phone support for XenMobile

Sam Sabri 34

Windows Phone has somewhat lagged in features and apps that enterprise users need. Earlier today we learned that Microsoft announced an enterprise feature pack that would come to Windows Phone 8 early next year. Now, enterprise software giant Citrix has announced some pretty cool stuff for the IT/Enterprise readers – XenMobile and Citrix Receiver. XenMobile is a tool that a lot of...

Photo tour: We seek Surface discounts at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

Photo tour: We seek Surface discounts at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

Paul Acevedo 25

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 (abbreviated as WPC, not to be confused with Windows Phone Central) is currently going on at the spacious George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. The yearly event focuses on Microsoft’s IT and Enterprise business, allowing companies designated as Microsoft Partners to come together for learning, networking, and much more. A few...