Mobile http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9291/more en Google to Launch Modular Smartphones in 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/google-launch-modular-smartphones-2015 <div class="field-deck"> An intriguing possible future for the smartphone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Google on Tuesday announced that it will launch the Project Ara modular smartphone platform in early 2015, letting users pick and change out hardware components just as they do with software apps today. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/google-launch-modular-smartphones-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/google-launch-modular-smartphones-2015#comments Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Ara Developer Conference Database Administrator Google modular smartphone Google Project Ara Paul Eremenko Project Ara Windows Phone Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:36:00 +0000 101691 at http://windowsitpro.com First Steps Toward "One Windows" http://windowsitpro.com/windows-81/first-steps-toward-one-windows <div class="field-deck"> More cohesive experiences, but not necessarily a single platform </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview are two updates that are big enough on their own. Together, they provide some clues into what we might call "One Windows."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-81/first-steps-toward-one-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-81/first-steps-toward-one-windows#comments Windows 8.1 Mobile Microsoft One Microsoft Windows 7 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:52:00 +0000 101541 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Microsoft Delivers Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/microsoft-delivers-windows-phone-81-developer-preview <div class="field-deck"> This is the big one, 'Lizabeth </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft on Monday unleashed a massive new update for intrepid Windows Phone 8 users: A free upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/microsoft-delivers-windows-phone-81-developer-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/microsoft-delivers-windows-phone-81-developer-preview#comments Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Window Phone 8 Window Phone 8 Windows 8.1 download Windows 8.1 download Windows Phone 8 handset Windows Phone 8 handset Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview Windows Phone Cortana personal assistant Windows Phone Cortana personal assistant Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:45:00 +0000 101471 at http://windowsitpro.com Declining Smartphone Prices Hit Samsung Again http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/declining-smartphone-prices-hit-samsung-again <div class="field-deck"> Smartphone profits and margins continue edging downward </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the average price of smartphones dropping year-over-year, Samsung has been hit by a second straight quarter of declining margins and profits. It's a trend that will impact all of the major players in this market as mature markets become saturated and these firms are forced to push lower-end devices in new growth markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/declining-smartphone-prices-hit-samsung-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/declining-smartphone-prices-hit-samsung-again#comments Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Samsung declining revenue Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung new growth markets Samsung smartphone Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:25:00 +0000 101181 at http://windowsitpro.com Done Deal: China Approves Microsoft Purchase of Nokia http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/done-deal-china-approves-microsoft-purchase-nokia <div class="field-deck"> Coming soon: Microkia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has approved Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices and services businesses, which clears the way for the delayed $7.4 billion acquisition, which is now expected to close within days.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/done-deal-china-approves-microsoft-purchase-nokia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/done-deal-china-approves-microsoft-purchase-nokia#comments Mobile Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Microsoft and Nokia partnership Microsoft devices and service business Microsoft Nokia acquisition Microsoft Nokia buy out Nokia devices and service business Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:24:00 +0000 100991 at http://windowsitpro.com Build 2014 Recap: It's Morning Again in Redmond http://windowsitpro.com/mobile/build-2014-its-morning-in-redmond <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft gets back its mojo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The feeling was palpable at the Build 2014 conference last week in San Francisco: After years of missteps, false starts and outright beat-downs at the hands of faster-moving competitors, Microsoft is back. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/mobile/build-2014-its-morning-in-redmond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/mobile/build-2014-its-morning-in-redmond#comments Windows Cloud Windows 8.1 Mobile Build 2014 Terry Myerson Microsoft Build 2014 developer conference Microsoft Build 2014 Satya Nadella Microsoft Build 2014 Windows 8.1 Update Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:30:00 +0000 100961 at http://windowsitpro.com Expedite Mobile Content Delivery - Workload Brief http://windowsitpro.com/hp-amd/expedite-mobile-content-delivery-workload-brief <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: HP and AMD Opteron™ </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As every content delivery network operator knows, milliseconds count. Clients are unwilling to wait for their video or multimedia file, or to access their favorite social network. HP Moonshot solves that.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hp-amd/expedite-mobile-content-delivery-workload-brief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile Resources HP | AMD HP HP mobile management White Paper Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:47:00 +0000 101211 at http://windowsitpro.com Comparing Salesforce.com Sales Cloud on Mobile Devices http://windowsitpro.com/dell-windows-8/comparing-salesforcecom-sales-cloud-mobile-devices <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Dell and Microsoft </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Can your sales force be equally effective with Salesforce.com Sales Cloud on any mobile device? To find out, Prowess put Sales Cloud to the test on three mobile devices</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/dell-windows-8/comparing-salesforcecom-sales-cloud-mobile-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dell | Windows 8 Mobile Resources Dell and Microsoft Dell and Microsoft Mobile White Paper Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:45:00 +0000 101071 at http://windowsitpro.com Shocker: Office for iPad is a Smash Hit http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/office-ipad-smash-hit <div class="field-deck"> So much for the doomsayers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the release of Office for iPad, critics have declared that the battle was already over. This isn't the first time the doubters have underestimated Microsoft's strongest business, and they have never been more wrong than they were about Office for iPad.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/office-ipad-smash-hit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-office/office-ipad-smash-hit#comments Office 365 Mobile Microsoft Office Apple iPad iPad iWork Microsoft Office for iPad Microsoft Surface Office for iPad Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 100121 at http://windowsitpro.com It's Official: Microsoft Releases Office for iPad http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/its-official-microsoft-releases-office-ipad <div class="field-deck"> And yes, Hell has frozen over </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As expected, Microsoft today announced Office for iPad, which is really a set of new mobile productivity apps—Word, Excel and PowerPoint—plus an update to OneNote, which was previously available. These apps aren't upscaled versions of the Office Mobile apps on iPhone, they're all-new apps engineered for the unique iPad capabilities and screen size.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/its-official-microsoft-releases-office-ipad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/its-official-microsoft-releases-office-ipad#comments Mobile Microsoft Office Paul Thurrotts WinInfo iPad Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:35:00 +0000 99861 at http://windowsitpro.com