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04.28
14

Plenty fast way to be MCSE 2012 in 2014

by IT Trainer ·

This is to certify that MCSE 2012 can get you carrier boost and you can get the job worth $95,276,

The first question that come in your mind how long it will take got get prepared and become MCSE certified?.

If is say in on week!
How?
I mean wow!
Yahoo! it is possible.

If you currently hold the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or one of the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certs, you can upgrade to:
MCSE: Server Infrastructure,
MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure,
MCSE: Private Cloud.

Each upgrade requires you to pass three exams, and by no coincidence whatsoever, Microsoft is offering a 3-exams-for-the-price of-two deal through May 31, 2014.

First you need to understand the complete structure of the Microsoft MCSE 2012 certification, understand the concepts and off-course you need learn and get some training. ( are you think of getting the certification without any training, I say you can and but after that you cannot fit in the job)

Let Me Explain:
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) credentials, have long ruled the hearts and minds of those who work on Microsoft-based systems and servers. The newly polished offerings have been simplified, and focus on the latest technologies.

MCSE certification, which recognizes advanced skills for running a data center. An MCSE is well-versed in networking and virtualization, and managing systems, identity and authorization, and storage.

MCSE 2012
The globally recognised standard for IT Professionals
Demonstrate your ability to build innovative solutions across multiple technologies, both on-premises and in the cloud.

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03.1
12

Oak Ridge lab to deploy fast Titan supercomputer

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A government research lab in Tennessee will deploy a new supercomputer later this year that could put the U.S. back in contention for the top spot on the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

The Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is on track for completion by autumn, and will deliver between 10 petaflops (10,000 trillion operations per second) and 20 petaflops of peak performance, the ORNL said Wednesday. The initial phase of its development has just been completed, the lab said.

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Titan, which is a Cray XK6 system, will be the result of hardware upgrades to ORNL’s existing Jaguar supercomputer, which delivers 3.3 petaflops peak performance.

The world’s fastest supercomputer today, the K Computer in Japan, delivers a peak performance of 10.51 petaflops, according to the most recent Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The lists are issued each June and November, and the last U.S. supercomputer to hold the top spot was ORNL’s Jaguar in November 2009.

Lately, the U.S. has been playing catch-up in the supercomputing race to China and Japan, which have had the fastest systems since early 2010. Russia is building a 10-petaflop supercomputer that will be deployed by the end of 2013, and another supercomputer in the U.S., the 10-petaflop Stampede system, will be operational at the University of Texas in early 2013.

The next big milestone for supercomputers is to reach exaflop performance, which would be about 100 times as fast as today’s fastest supercomputers, by 2018.

Titan will combine Advanced Micro Devices’ latest 16-core Opteron 6200 CPUs with Nvidia’s Tesla graphics processors. The 16-core CPUs replace two existing six-core Opteron chips to provide more general-purpose computing power, while the Nvidia processors will boost specific scientific and math calculations. The system’s interconnect and memory are also being upgraded.

Titan will have 299,008 cores and 600 terabytes of memory when completed. Titan was originally announced in October 2011.

Supercomputers allow chip makers to show off the performance of their microprocessors. While AMD may have an edge after Titan is up and running, the Stampede supercomputer will use Intel’s upcoming Xeon E5 processors and a co-processor named Knights Corner to accelerate specialized applications.

ORNL is managed by University of Tennessee at Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy.

02.27
12

Does a Mozilla smartphone/tablet OS have a chance against Android and iOS?

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If Mozilla has teamed up with a hardware partner (or partners) then it’s serious about B2G, and if it’s serious about B2G, then it’s also serious about going head-to-head against Apple and Google.

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If rumors are to be believes, not only will Mozilla take the wraps off the Mozilla Marketplace at next week’s Mobile World Congress, but it will also announce that it has teamed up with LG to bring a developer-oriented mobile device to market.

Does Mozilla stand a chance against the likes of Android, Chrome, Windows Phone (and Windows 8) and iOS when it comes to smartphone and tablet operating systems?

Mozilla Marketplace is the company’s plan to bring apps to Firefox, which will make a debut with Firefox 13 in June. However, Mozilla has also hinted as aspirations to enter the OS market with it’s Boot to Gecko (B2G) project, a OS that runs HTML5, JavaScript and CSS directly on device hardware without the need for an intermediate OS layer.

According to ExtremeTech, Mozilla has partnered with LG and is to announce a developer device that could go on sale as early as next week, and that this device will give developers the chance to start developing apps for B2G.

However, at present there’s really no sign of B2G code, so it’s likely that any devices sold now would sit on desks gathering dust until later in the year. This fact alone makes me suspect that there won’t be a device on sale next week, and that at best this is an announcement.

But either way it’s interesting. If Mozilla has teamed up with a hardware partner (or partners) then it’s serious about B2G, and if it’s serious about B2G, then it’s also serious about going head-to-head against Apple and Google.

And that could be a huge problem for Mozilla. Apple and Google are titans of the tech industry, and by comparison Mozilla is, well, nothing. Even Microsoft is having a tough time breaking into the post-PC device market, and that company has billions at its disposal and enormous reach into almost every corner of the consumer and enterprise IT markets. If Microsoft is having a hard time going up against Apple and Google, what’s Mozilla’s secret sauce?

Mozilla might have been able to outmaneuver Microsoft when it came to offering an alternative web browser, but this is an entirely different thing. Giving away a free browser is very different to trying to sell hardware of a platform. Not only that, but Google and Apple are far more on the ball than Microsoft was when it comes to protecting their markets and threat recognition.

I see this playing out in one of three ways:

Fantasy-case scenario: Mozilla becomes a big player in post-PC hardware with B2G and offers hardware OEMs and carriers an alternative to Google, Apple and Microsoft’s walled-garden approach (yeah, right … ).
Best-case scenario: B2G hardware dies on the vine before Mozilla invests too much money and development time in the project.
Worst-case scenario: Google, Apple and Microsoft tag-team Mozilla in the courts, dragging the company into the ongoing litigation mess that the mobile hardware market has evolved into, and Mozilla ends up hemorrhaging cash.

I see what Mozilla is trying to do here. It’s basically trying to turn every copy of Firefox, no matter where it is, into an operating system capable of running apps. That’s a noble idea (although you might wonder just how fragmented the app market is going to get soon, with everyone wanting a piece of it), but B2G takes it a step further to the point where Mozilla wants to become the platform of its own. And it’s that plan that puts Mozilla on a collision course with the Goliaths of the tech industry.

I’m thinking that Mozilla has bitten off more than it can chew here.

02.24
12

4 Varying Kinds Of Mobile Computer Gadgets

by IT Trainer ·

Varying types of portable computer gadgets include the following: smartphones, laptop computers, netbook computers, and tablet PCs.

Technology has provided us with an array of choices in mobile computer gadgets. These devices may have computer operations that are similar to each other, but they also have numerous other aspects that make each one unique. If you are planning to get yourself one of these gadgets, read this article to find out more about each kind so that you can figure out which is perfect for you.

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Smartphones

A smartphone is a combination of a personal organizer and a cellular phone. It is a small device that looks a lot more like a PDA than an ordinary cellular phone, but it has a complex systems program to enable its “smart” functions. Moreover, it also provides simplicity of use to its owners. The user interface of smartphones is also better than regular cellular phones, with larger screens and QWERTY keyboards. There are also many programs and work productivity applications that can be used on these devices, such as mailers, organizers, spreadsheets, text editors, and web browsers, among many others. Additionally, these gadgets boast 1 or 2 cameras and allow users take and view photos or videos in several file formats. In contrast to ordinary cellphones, smartphones can be connected in numerous ways, like through Wi-Fi, 3G, and also WiMax. Even a LAN network is easily done with these devices. If you have to send files from or to your smartphone, you can either do it through USB cables or its Bluetooth feature.

Laptop computers

Also known to manufacturers as notebook computers, a laptop is a pc that can be brought around to such places as libraries, airplanes, meetings and temporary offices. This is because, as opposed to desktop computers, laptops are normally smaller than a briefcase and can be powered both by battery or AC. They also generally weigh less than 5 pounds and have a thickness of three inches or less. This device, though, is more costly than a desktop computer with the same features because of the complexity involved in trying to fit all the same properties into a much more compact device. But what also make them more useful desktop computers is that they can be utilized either as a laptop or desktop computer.

Netbook computers

Netbook computers are new versions of laptop computers that are defined by their size, price and a couple of other properties. These new computers are small, inexpensive, with low horsepower, and run on an operating system that is either old or unfamiliar. The dimension of the monitors range from 9-10 inches, and they have a keyboard that is somewhat similar to that of laptops. They also weigh only about 2 to 3 pounds. This kind of computer is very handy, indeed. Yet, one certain attribute that this gadget doesn’t have is the optical drive of laptop computers. CD and DVD drives have been taken out from this types of device to allow for its small size and weight.

Tablet PC

A tablet PC is yet another type of computer that you can bring anywhere with you. With its wireless network card, you can conveniently connect to the Internet to check your email, chat with friends, update your social network status, or look for ipad support. What makes this device unique, though, is that it doesn’t fold or have a keyboard like that of a laptop. This device is just a single tablet that you work either by making use of a stylus or the tips of your fingers.

Because these gadgets are available in various prices and with different features, it is essential that you ascertain your needs first and then find the device that is closest to the price you can afford, as well as offers the most valuable functions for you. Be well informed before making a decision

02.21
12

Intel ponders solar-powered CPU tech in graphics, memory

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Intel’s experimental solar-powered processor may have started off as a fun project, but the chip maker is now looking to extend the technology to hardware such as graphics processors, memory and floating point units.

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Intel last year showed the low-power processor — charged only by the light from a reading lamp — running Windows and Linux PCs. Intel is expected to share further details about the processor, which is code-named Claremont, at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco next week.

The CPU, which is the size of a postage stamp, is also known as the near-threshold voltage (NTV) CPU for its ability to keep operating at extremely low voltage levels. The CPU’s power consumption could go down to as little as 280 millivolts when running at 3MHz, and up to 1.2 volts when running at around 1Ghz when more performance is needed.

The NTV CPU is designed to bring extreme energy efficiency to computing devices, said Justin Rattner, Intel’s chief technology officer, in a briefing ahead of the show.

“It’s allowing us to make Intel’s product more [power efficient] across the compute continuum” while reaching appropriate performance levels, Rattner said.

The CPU can remain at near-threshold voltage levels when not operational, which could keep laptops operational without killing battery life. That is much better than putting a PC into sleep or hibernation mode to save battery.

In an on-stage demonstration at last year’s Intel Developer Forum, an engineer demonstrated a PC running a small animation when powered by the CPU. After the light source was blocked from the chip, the computer froze. The CPU worked with concept DDR3 memory developed by Micron called Hybrid Memory Cube, which is seven times more power-efficient than current DDR3 memory.

“It was not our intention to build a solar-powered microprocessor,” Rattner joked, reminiscing about the experiment.

But the demonstration was an interesting way to show what the company was trying to achieve with NTV technology. The energy gains are about five to 10 times with NTV, Rattner said.

“The design has generated an extraordinary amount of interest,” Rattner said.

The next goal is to extend the technology to other key components inside a computer.

“We are continuing to expand the use of these low-voltage techniques … to graphics and memory,” Rattner said. The technology can also be deeply embedded inside circuitry to bring more power efficiency to supercomputing.

The solar-powered CPU is based on a Pentium chip design, and the researchers converted the logic circuit to operate at near-threshold voltage. The CPU was made using the 32-nanometer processor, which is the same used to make Intel’s latest smartphone chip code-named Medfield. That chip will be appear in smartphones and tablets later this year.

Intel is sharing details about the chip layout and design methodology at ISSCC, which is being held from Feb. 19 to Feb. 23. The chip maker is also presenting separate papers that cover memory, graphics processors and floating-point units based on near-threshold voltage technology.

The research around the solar-powered CPU is being carried out in Intel’s research labs. The chip maker has said it does not expect the solar-powered CPU to go commercial, but that elements from the research would be implemented in future Intel products.

02.17
12

Microsoft’s Windows Azure Active Directory plans takes shape

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This year should be a big one for Microsoft’s Windows Azure Active Directory cloud service, yet another piece of its hybrid public/private cloud puzzle.

 

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In the coming months, Windows users and partners are going to be hearing a lot more about Windows Azure Active Directory, the “conceptual equivalent” of Microsoft’s Active Directory directory service in Windows Server.

I only recently learned about the Windows Azure Active Directory — or WAAD (ugh!) — name via a December post I found on Dominik’s Cloud Security Blog). But the Softies have been dropping hints about plans to step up rights and management policies using Active Directory on the cloud side of the house, too, since last November.

Sessions about WAAD are on the docket for Microsoft’s upcoming TechEd conferences in June. Before that, Microsoft is planning to make some WAAD-related capabilities available to its Windows Azure cloud customers, according to a Microsoft cloud roadmap I saw earlier this year.

Microsoft is expected to tout the synergies of on-premises Active Directory and WAAD across several fronts, according to that roadmap document. Users will be able to maintain secure access to their apps in the cloud using their existing Active Directory set-ups. They’ll be able to migrate apps that depend on Active Directory to the Azure cloud “without making any changes.”

Office 365 enterprise users already can use their on-premises Active Directory to implement single sign-on. As it currently stands, “the administrator, and your users will need to maintain separate user names and passwords for your online and on-premises accounts,” and requires both Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0 and the Active Directory sync service. Based on the aforementioned cloud roadmap, it sounds like Microsoft may be adding more Active Directory single sign-on capabilities and features to Office 365 some time this spring.

A Microsoft Web page on WAAD calls WAAD a multi-tenant cloud service. From that page:

“Windows Azure Active Directory is a cloud service that provides identity and access capabilities for applications on Windows Azure and Microsoft Office 365. Windows Azure Active Directory is the multi-tenant cloud service on which Microsoft Office 365 relies on for its identity infrastructure.

“Windows Azure Active Directory utilizes the enterprise-grade quality and proven capabilities of Active Directory, so you can bring your applications to the cloud easily. You can enable single sign-on, security enhanced applications, and simple interoperability with existing Active Directory deployments using Access Control Service (ACS), a feature of Windows Azure Active Directory.”

Microsoft announced last year the availability of ACS 2.0, which added new federation capabilities for Web sites and services. The latest update to the Azure Service Bus includes built-in support for ACS 2.0.

Update: I’m not entirely sure if WAAD is just a new name/new positioning for ACS or if it actually is something more. I’ll try asking Microsoft to see if I can get clarity. If so, I’ll update this post.

In other Microsoft cloud news, Microsoft announced plans to drop SQL Azure pricing (again) this week, effective immediately. The reduced pricing is aimed at customers with databases bigger than 1 GB in size who need to scale. Microsoft also added a new 100 MB database plan to its SQL Azure line-up this week.

02.10
12

Oracle buying Taleo for $1.9B in direct hit at SAP

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Oracle is buying cloud-based talent management and employee recruitment software vendor Taleo for roughly $1.9 billion, the company announced Thursday. The move comes shortly after SAP’s move to acquire SuccessFactors, a close competitor of Taleo, for $3.4 billion in a deal that has yet to close.

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“Human capital management has become a strategic initiative for organizations,” said Thomas Kurian , executive vice president, Oracle Development, in a statement. “Taleo’s industry leading talent management cloud is an important addition to the Oracle Public Cloud.”

The Taleo deal is expected to close in the middle of this year and is subject to shareholder approval, Oracle said. Taleo’s board has unanimously approved the sale.

Taleo’s applications focus on talent management, which includes areas such as recruitment, learning and development, and compensation and succession planning.

It remains to be seen exactly how Taleo’s product portfolio will be aligned with Oracle’s Fusion HCM (human capital management) software, which is also available as a cloud offering, and has some overlapping functionality.

Together, the companies “expect to create a comprehensive cloud offering for organizations to manage their Human Resource operations and employee careers,” Kurian said in a letter to customers. The resulting products will “empower employees and managers to effectively manage careers throughout their entire employment, enable organizations to retain talent and optimize costs, and improve the employee experience through faster on boarding and better collaboration with team members via social media,” he added.

Some 5,000 enterprises use Taleo’s software, which also handles 15 percent of employee hires in the U.S., according to an Oracle document. About half of the world’s top career websites run Taleo as well, Oracle said.

SAP has characterized the pending SuccessFactors purchase as something that will give the company needed “cloud DNA” and expertise in that market.

Oracle’s announcement of the Taleo deal included no similar sentiments, but Taleo is its second major acquisition, along with customer-service vendor RightNow, of a cloud application vendor in the past six months.

Since SAP announced the SuccessFactors deal, speculation had run rampant that Oracle would make a move in response, with Taleo bandied about as a possible acquisition target.

Salesforce.com has also begun a push into human-resources software with its recent acquisition of Rypple, which focuses on employee performance management.

Unlike other software categories, the types of products sold by SuccessFactors, Taleo and Rypple have relevance to every employee in a company, allowing for more profitable large-scale SaaS (software as a service) deals.

There will likely be additional acquisitions in the HCM arena soon, said HR software analyst Naomi Bloom, managing partner of the consulting firm Bloom & Wallace. “I think we can expect that the boards of Cornerstone, of Ultimate Software, they are undoubtedly having conversations at least among themselves if not potential acquirers.”

Oracle’s move doesn’t have “much to do with a technology buy,” Bloom added. Instead, as with the acquisition of ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendor PeopleSoft, Oracle is looking to take out a competitor and gain a revenue stream, she said.

Taleo also has been running a SaaS business and has a lot of knowledge that will be beneficial to Oracle, Bloom said. While Oracle has long sold an on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) application, that experience isn’t as relevant since unlike human resources, CRM isn’t subject to government regulations and it impacts far fewer employees in an organization, she said.

Meanwhile, “if you are a Taleo customer, or God forbid are in the process [of becoming one], this should put ice water in your veins,” Bloom said. “I have great regard for Oracle, they are an amazing financial machine. But if I’m a customer, I might look at it differently.”

Oracle’s announcement stated that it is currently reviewing Taleo’s product road map, and that “any resulting features and timing of release of such features” are at Oracle’s “sole discretion.”

But Oracle has invested heavily in its Fusion Middleware and Fusion Applications as a next-generation software platform. Therefore, Taleo customers could expect some incremental improvements in the software over time, Bloom said. However, “if I entered into business with Taleo because I felt they were going to be a continuous innovation machine, that’s not going to happen,” she added.

The SuccessFactors and Taleo deals also could reflect growing concern on the part of both SAP and Oracle over the rise of Workday, which has landed large deals for its own cloud-based HCM software, Bloom said.

“I think Oracle was drawn in to having to do this deal,” said Forrester Research analyst Paul Hamerman.

“I don’t know why they didn’t make this deal five years ago,” he added. Oracle would have paid much less and would have primarily gained recruitment software, Hamerman said. But today, Taleo has built out the “four pillars” of talent management, namely recruitment, employee job performance, compensation and learning, he said.

While Oracle has had great success selling core HR applications for payroll, benefits and other areas, it hasn’t had much luck with talent management, Hamerman said.

The overlap with Fusion HCM is not that significant, since it currently lacks recruitment, learning and succession planning capabilities, all areas where Taleo is strong, according to Hamerman. “It’s actually a pretty complementary fit.”

09.16
11

Adobe’s potential enterprise worries trump Flash concerns

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Adobe’s Flash sucked up all the headlines this week, but concerns about enterprise sales may be more troubling for the company.

For Adobe it’s open season on Flash again as this week Microsoft said that its Metro browser will be plug-in free, but concerns about enterprise demand may be far more troublesome for the company’s financial picture.

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The fact that Adobe’s Flash is under fire isn’t exactly news given Apple ditched Adobe’s Web software years ago. Fortunately for Adobe, Flash has no impact on its profit picture. Adobe sells developer tools and back-end software not Flash specifically. Adobe’s Flash week went like this:

CNET: Microsoft joins anti-Flash crowd with IE10
CNET: Adobe: Flash will flourish despite Windows 8
Microsoft: Metro style browsing and plug-in free HTML
Calm down, Windows 8 DOES support Flash

The anti-Flash talk garners the headlines, but is irrelevant to Adobe on the financial front. That’s why a downgrade from JMP Securities analyst Patrick Walravens is notable.

Walravens summed up the situation in a research note:

While we believe there are some key things that could go right for the company over the next 2-3 years, near term we have grown incrementally concerned about the success of the company’s enterprise business and about their ability to retain key management and sales personnel. We also believe the lack of economic growth in the U.S. and other countries may have caused certain customers to delay their technology purchases from Adobe in F3Q, particularly in certain verticals.

Specifically, Walravens said that adoption of Adobe’s customer experience management (CEM) software is becoming an issue. CEM is one of Adobe’s growth pillars. The problem: Enterprise customers don’t understand Adobe’s CEM software.

Meanwhile, Adobe is likely to take a hit from slowing enterprise demand overall, said Walravens. Toss in Drupal, an open source content management system, and there are long-term concerns about Adobe.

Walravens is also worried about turnover in Adobe’s executive suite. Rob Tarkoff, head of Adobe’s digital enterprise solutions unit, recently left to be CEO of Lithium Technologies.

Amid all the hubbub over Adobe’s Flash this week, Walravens’ concern about enterprise sales—if they pan out—are far more material than what Microsoft ultimately thinks of Flash.

09.12
11

Does HTC need to buy an OS? Probably not

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I don’t think that HTC needs to ‘buy’ an OS, after all, what would it buy?

Interesting piece over on Focus Taiwan which reports on quotes made by HTC chairwoman Cher Wang in relation to HTC buying its own operating system.

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Here’s the quote that’s got the blogosphere all fired up:

“We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally, but we will not do it on impulse,” Wang said in an interview with the Economic Observer of China.

I’m not even sure that the quote even suggests that HTC is serious about this, since thought and internal discussions are far removed from action. And that bit about not acting on impulse also suggests that this is not something in HTC’s immediate future.

The next quote makes it clear where HTC is headed:

“We can use any OS we want. We are able to make things different from our rivals on the second or third layer of a platform,” Wang said. “Our strength lies in understanding an OS, but it does not mean that we have to produce an OS.”

The ’second or third layer’ Wang mentions here refers to the HTC Sense UI that HTC ships on devices to make them easier to use than the standard Android UI. Wang understand that HTC doesn’t need to buy and OS to do a good job of putting an OS on a device.

I don’t think that HTC needs to ‘buy’ an OS. First of all, what would it buy” The failed webOS that Palm and HP couldn’t really do anything with, or the failed Meego? Secondly, there are only three mobile OSes that are worth bothering with nowadays – iOS, Android and Windows Phone – and two of those OSes – Android and Windows Phone – are open to HTC. The idea of buying an OS and then trying to turn that into a viable ecosystem just doesn’t make sense.

Is there any reason why HTC might have been thinking about buying an OS? Well, HP made some big noises about webOS, right up until the wheels fell off so that might have had something to do with it. Then Microsoft’s cosy relationship with Nokia might have made the company a little nervous that it was being handed its hat with regards to Windows Phone.

09.10
11

Intel and Microsoft — how best friends became frenemies

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Once upon a time, the duopoly of Intel and Microsoft ruled the computing world, with the monopoly Windows riding on top of countless millions of PCs powered by Intel chips. Today, that Wintel relationship is crumbling, with the once-tight business partners competing against one another as well as cooperating. And things will only deteriorate from here.

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The latest sign of the now-prickly relationship is that next week Microsoft and Intel will hold dueling developers’ conferences. Intel holds the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Sept. 13 to 15 in San Francisco, and Microsoft holds its BUILD conference for developers, from Sept. 13-16 in Anaheim, California.

In bygone times, the partners wouldn’t schedule conferences at competing times. But that was in the days before mobile computing upended the technology world. And mobile is what is driving Intel and Microsoft apart.

Take a look at what is expected to occur at each conference, and you can see why the one-time best friends are becoming rivals as well as partners. Jack Gold, principal analyst at J. Gold Associates, told Computerworld that Intel plans to show that Intel-made Atom chips can rival ARM chips running Android tablets. He said Intel may even show Android tablets based on Atom at the show. There there will be technical sessions for Android developers at the Intel forum, he adds.

Then, of course, there’s the Intel-developed MeeGo designed for phones, netbooks, and more, which will compete with Windows and Windows Phone 7. Intel recognizes that mobile is the future, and so it’s betting on Android and MeeGo, competitors to Windows and Windows Phone 7.

Meanwhile, rumors are that a higlight of Microsoft’s BUILD conference will be Windows 8 tablets given out to attendees, possibly built by Samsung, and not running Intel chips.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 devices don’t run on Intel chips, and many Windows 8 tablets won’t be running them as well.

Mobile killed the Wintel monopoly, and it’s continuing to eat into the close relationship between Microsoft and Intel. And that’s a good thing. A varied and robust technology market leads to greater innovation and lower prices. And who would argue with that?