Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt addressed the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in confident mood, boasting of the strong growth in Android adoption and saying that the world would need to increase its population in order to sustain current rates of growth.
His keynote was in three parts. He kicked off with a
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At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Nokia CEO Stephen Elop reminded the press that this is the anniversary of the company’s big change of direction, when it adopted Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform.
So how is it doing? Nokia’s speed of execution has been impressive. Since that announcement, the Lumia range
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I have been trying out Microsoft’s ForeFront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) recently, partly because it is the only supported way to publish a SharePoint site for Windows Phone. This was my first go with the product, though I am already familiar with the Threat Management Gateway (TMG) and its predecessor Internet Security and Acceleration Server
…continue reading The confusing state of Microsoft’s TMG and UAG firewall and proxy software
Adobe has published a Flex Roadmap which I guess is one of those “Let’s end the speculation” pieces which nevertheless still leaves you with questions.
Flex is the XML-based language for coding applications for the Flash player or runtime. Doubts about Adobe’s long-term strategy for Flex appeared last November when Adobe announced a shift in
…continue reading Adobe’s Flex roadmap: another go at positioning Flex and Flash versus HTML5
The Parallels Summit is on in Orlando, Florida, and at the event the company has released details of its “Cloud insights” research, focused on small businesses.
Most people know Parallels for its desktop virtualization for the Mac. This or an equivalent comes in handy when you need to run Windows software on a Mac, or
…continue reading Small Businesses love the cloud says Parallels: three times more likely to choose cloud over on-premise servers
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology Conference yesterday; Macrumors has what looks like a full transcript. Do not expect hot news; there is little or nothing in the way of announcements. It is interesting though as a recap of how Apple sees its future: iPad, iPhone, iCloud, Apple TV, maybe some
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As everyone in IT knows, sometimes tasks that you think are quick and easy turn out to take longer.
Today I experiences a small example. I have a scheduled PowerShell script that copies a large file. I wanted to enhance the script so that I would receive an email stating whether the copy succeeded and
…continue reading Mysteries of trapping errors in PowerShell
Vendors who create new platforms work hard to attract developers, because high availability of apps is seen as essential for success. This is why, for example, RIM is offering free PlayBooks to developers who submit apps to BlackBerry App World.
Why then would Microsoft deliberately and consciously choose to release a new family of
…continue reading Windows on ARM fixes much that is wrong with Windows, but lack of apps makes it Microsoft’s big risk
Microsoft’s Windows chief Steven Sinofsky has written a long post describing Windows on ARM (WOA), which he says is a:
new member of the Windows family, much like Windows Server, Windows Embedded, or Windows Phone
There are many point of interest in the post, but the one which stands out for me is that
…continue reading Windows on ARM: Microsoft can write Desktop apps, but you cannot