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Scott Bekker

Scott Bekker is the editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.
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Not dead yet: Windows XP alive and kicking

Despite not being officially supported by Microsoft for the last year, some 250 million users were still actively using Windows XP in March 2015, according to market analysts.

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Windows admins can get Intune on Oct. 17

The service, which succeeds an earlier beta version, can help with systems management and deploying updates and new software.

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More 'Mango' smart phones on their way

HTC showed off two devices running Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" Sept. 1.

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Which operating system will be 2011's bestseller?

One operating system will be on 42 percent of all PCs when 2012 rolls around. Is it the one you use?

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Death march begins for Windows XP, Office 2003, IE6

"We love those products, but ... they're dead," exec says, as company announces their last 1,000 days of support.


Google Apps and Office 365: comparing apples to oranges?

The Google Apps team took on Office 365 the day before Microsoft had its big cloud launch, but so far the software conglomerate has allowed the new application to speak for itself.


Microsoft announces release date for Office 365

The company's much-anticipated online productivity suite, which will have desktop productivity functionality added, will hit the shelves June 28.

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Intel hints at Microsoft's tablet and mobile plans for Windows 8

Microsoft hasn't said much about its strategy for Windows 8, but Intel has let slip a few details.

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Microsoft to discontinue Essential Business Server

Microsoft will discontinue development of its midmarket-focused Windows Essential Business Server (EBS), the company said, noting that several changes led to the decision to streamline its server portfolio.