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For Windows Users, Microsoft's 'Surface' Might Be Your Next Tablet

Tech giant's new tablets to feature Windows OS, a built-in keyboard and kickstand.

Building a Profitable Wearable Device May Depend on Who You Partner With

Electronic devices that are worn on the body and relay information are starting to receive a lot of buzz, but partnering with a big company is the key to getting the product to see the light of day.

Why You Might Not Upgrade to Windows 8

The new operating system is so different from its predecessors, business owners likely won't rush to use it.

Three Lessons a Serial Tech Entrepreneur Learned from Bill Gates

Naveen Jain shares the insights he gleaned from the Microsoft co-founder, and how he used them when starting his own businesses.

How to Run Business Software Between Macs and PCs

Consider this advice for ensuring that documents and files can be used, in-house and by clients, no matter which operating system they're created on.

An Inside Look at Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365

Our columnist gets the skinny on on Microsoft's 'cloudification' of software and what it could mean for your business.

A Closer Look at Browser-Based Microsoft 365

Our reviewer has spent quality time with the new cloud-based suite of tools. Here's what his test drive turned up.

Skype: From Startup to $8.5B in Eight Years

How the internet calling service went from an idea to a multibillion-dollar acquisition in less than a decade.

Review: Microsoft Office 365 for Small-Business Users in the Cloud

Our tech columnist reviews the new web-based portfolio of services designed for small companies.

Microsoft Office for Mac Gets an Update

Mac users get access to new e-mail and better PC integration with an updated version of Microsoft’s business software.

Keyboards That Don't Hurt

New keyboards offer improved ergonomics to make typing easier. Here are three options for less painful ways to work.

10 Products Changing the Business World

You say you want a revolution? These products and services are changing the way we work.

Is it Time to Dump Office?

Five things to keep in mind when assessing free alternatives to Microsoft

Just How Useful is Window's 7 for Business?

Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft. But is it the best choice for busy entrepreneurs?

Hosted Exchange Eliminates Server Admin Headaches

This tricky-to-install app packs a lot of punch for business owners. The good news is you don't have to install it on your own server to reap the benefits.

Give Vista a Windows 7 Makeover

Learn how you can trick out your version of Windows to look and act like Microsoft's lucky 7.

The PC World Challenge: 72 Hours of Windows 7!

Learn how Windows 7 works by switching over completely, if only for a trial run.

Microsoft's Best New OS (Hint: It's Not Vista)

Windows Home Server lets you store and stream media files, create backups, and connect remotely via the Web. Plus, it's great on older PCs.

Are You Up for a Vista Upgrade?

These tech pros will help you determine if an upgrade to Microsoft's Windows Vista is right for you and your company right now.

Microsoft's School of the Future

Microsoft's "school of the future" makes big promises.
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