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  • Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks via Google Play Store

    Microsoft Office arrives on Chromebooks via Google Play Store

    Microsoft Office is now available for Google Chromebook users through the Google Play Store – a notable addition, given the two companies offer competing products in terms of office productivity software. Neither Google nor Microsoft are making a formal announcement about the Office applications’ arrival on Chromebooks. But we understand the Office Android apps will only be free… Read More

  • Google’s Pixelbook is my new favorite travel buddy

    Google’s Pixelbook is my new favorite travel buddy

    The Google Pixelbook is a bit of an odd duck among notebooks, or among tablets – or even among notebook/tablet hybrids. It’s a Chromebook, which by now is an established category, though one with very specific appeal; and it runs Android apps, which makes it feel very much like an iPad competitor. It’s a great device in terms of hardware build and general performance, but… Read More

  • VMware and Google extend partnership to include Chrome OS management in Workspace One

    VMware and Google extend partnership to include Chrome OS management in Workspace One

    One of the beautiful things about owning a Google Chromebook laptop is the surprising lack of maintenance involved. The browser is essentially the OS and you connect to applications via the cloud. Everything gets updated automatically. Easy, peasy right? Well, it gets a bit more complicated when you bring a device into a mixed environment in the enterprise, and VMware announced a partnership… Read More

  • The $999 Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s expensive answer to Chromebooks

    The $999 Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s expensive answer to Chromebooks

    Microsoft just revealed the newest Surface model and it’s aimed directly at the education market. Called the Surface Laptop, this is the notebook Microsoft hopes schools will buy instead of a Chromebooks. But unlike other Surface models, it does not run the traditional desktop version of Windows, though. The $999 Surface Laptop runs Windows 10 S, a new streamlined operating system… Read More

  • Microsoft’s new education push plays to its strengths, the cheap and familiar

    Microsoft’s new education push plays to its strengths, the cheap and familiar

    Microsoft never mentioned Chromebook by name, but it’s clear that Google’s browser-based hardware offering was at the front of everyone’s mind at today’s education event in New York City. The company has managed to control much of the market internally, but the Chromebook has swiftly eroded marketshare here in the States. Microsoft’s solution is playing into… Read More

  • Of course Microsoft is working on its own version of the Chromebook

    Of course Microsoft is working on its own version of the Chromebook

    Windows Central has gotten its hands on an internal document highlighting the hardware performance of Windows 10 Cloud, a rumored operating system spinoff expected to be unveiled at next month’s big education event in New York. Predictably, the slide puts the OS head to head with Google Chromebooks. The category is a no-brainer for Microsoft as the company struggles to gain a foothold in… Read More

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