Select the directory option from the above "Directory" header!

"software" news, interviews, and features

News about software

  • Spotify Linux app goes live

    Online music streaming provider Spotify has announced a native application for Linux operating systems. This is the first time Spotify has released a Linux client, although some users have previously reported being able to install the Windows application using the Wine emulation environment.

  • Google's new weapon in fighting Apple App Store -- you

    Despite recent reports that say Google's Android market will soon have 100,000 mobile phone apps, Google is still far short of the 225,000 apps available for the iPhone. But Google is enlisting a new weapon in its attempts to overtake Apple's numerical advantage -- you.

  • Infor to embrace Microsoft's Azure cloud

    Infor on Monday will announce plans for applications running on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform, deepening the vendors' already close partnership and adding momentum to the industry's shift away from on-premises ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.

  • Muglia offers details on Microsoft Azure Appliance

    On Monday, during the kickoff of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference being held this week in Washington D.C., Microsoft <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/071210-microsoft-releases-azure-cloud-platform.html">announced</a> that it would be releasing a version of its Windows Azure cloud computing platform that can be run as part of an appliance offering.

  • Microsoft promises partners Windows tablets, phones

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer promised a sports arena filled with Microsoft partners that, within months, a number of Windows-based tablets would be hitting the market, and that the company is urgently working to bring its Windows 7 smartphone OS to market.

  • Oracle to issue 59 critical patches

    Oracle on Tuesday will release 59 patches to fix security weaknesses affecting hundreds of products, according to <a href="http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpujul2010.html">a notice</a> on its Web site.

  • Micro Focus moving mainframe apps to Windows

    With technology being introduced Monday, Micro Focus is offering assistance in migrating Cobol, CICS, and DB2 applications to Microsoft Windows via a managed code version of Micro Focus's mainframe and application modernization technology.

  • Microsoft opening CRM app store

    Microsoft plans to take a cue from rival CRM (customer relationship management) vendor Salesforce.com with the upcoming release of CRM 2011, by adding a marketplace site where partners can sell complementary applications.

  • Microsoft releases Windows 7 SP1 beta

    Microsoft today released the first public beta of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), but warned consumers and end users to steer clear of the preview. The beta also includes a first-look at Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

  • Complaints mar Google Android App Inventor

    Google's App Inventor for Android has inspired some early complaints from users who claim they have not been able to install the software on 64-bit Windows 7 machines, and others who say the App Inventor Web site, ironically, does not display properly on Android smartphone Web browsers.

  • 5 tips for managing Microsoft licensing costs

    Microsoft earns billions of dollars a year selling software licenses for products such as Windows and Office -- if you're running a business of any size, chances are you're a Microsoft customer. But unless you're an expert negotiator, there's a good chance you're paying too much for Microsoft licenses.