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5 tips for navigating the CIO role at tech companies

In a recent post at  Forbes, Peter High--President of advisory firm Metis Strategy--outlines what CIOs in technology companies need to do to stay relevant, improve their IT teams and improve their businesses.

Competition heats up between Dropbox, Box

As Dropbox and Box continue their battle, Microsoft could play a growing role, and we could see some interesting action in this space in the coming months.

Microsoft gives users five weeks to migrate to Windows 8.1 Update

As reported on  Computerworld,  businesses running on Windows 8.1 have until May 13 this year to upgrade to the just released Windows 8.1 Update, and if they fail to do this they will no longer be eligible for security updates and other enhancements.

Microsoft eyes universal app to run on all Windows devices

Universal apps on the Windows ecosystem is about to become a reality, based on a concept that was announced at the company's annual Build conference last week. Developers could build a single application that will run on smartphones, tablets, PCs and even the Xbox One.

Microsoft tightens the screws on adware, spyware

Microsoft has updated its criteria for how it defines adware and undesirable software, as it works to tighten the screws on overtly aggressive advertising and other apps with undesirable behaviors.

Does Office for iPad turn iPad into a work tool?

After years of delay, Microsoft finally unveiled a version of its ubiquitous Office suite for the iPad. So can we now use the iPad as our primary electronic work tool?

Windows 8.1 update will be released on April 8

The Windows 8.1 update will be arriving on April 8, confirmed Microsoft this week. The date of release coincides with the final security update for the venerable Windows XP operating system, after which support will be stopped.

Office for iPad: Does it live up to the hype?

Redmond has finally released Microsoft Office for the iPad, nearly four years after the first-generation iPad was releaded in April 2010. 

Report: Licensing loophole lets you use Office apps on iPad for free

A licensing loophole can let users gain access to the full version of Office apps on iPad for free, according to a report on  CNET.  This means that unethical users can avoid paying the $100 annual subscription yet benefit from its full capabilities.

As Windows XP support deadline approaches, security concerns mount

As the end of Microsoft support for Windows XP nears, enterprises that have yet to transition to another version of Windows could face increasing security risks