Developer leaks Microsoft product plans for next two years On The Register, Iain Thomson reports. “According to the roadmap, Office 15 as well as updated versions of Exchange, SharePoint, Visio and Project will be released to manufacturers in March 2013, later than Visser expected, he tweeted. The next major update to Redmond’s mobile software will come on October 1 this year, Visser states, and it will be updated annually,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
All-in-one desktops driving demand for 2.5-inch hard drives On ZDNet, Rachel King explains more. “Nevertheless, there is a downside to 2.5-inch hard drives: they cost more. Furthermore, they’re currently considerably slower at at 5,400 revolutions per minute (rpm), compared to 7,200 rpm for the 3.5-inch,” she writes. What’s your opinion?
Gartner tablet sales forecast: On target or pure fiction? On The VAR Guy, the author gives his take. “Consider this history lesson: Anybody else remember when Gartner predicted netbook sales would skyrocket from 5.2 million units in 2008 to 50 million netbooks by 2012. But by June 2011, Netbook sales had crashed about 40 percent because users found them underpowered and millions of customers opted instead for tablets,” he writes. What’s your opinion?