Mary Branscombe

Mary Branscombe

Mary Branscombe is a freelance journalist who has been covering technology for over two decades and has written about everything from programming languages, early versions of Windows and Office and the arrival of the web to consumer gadgets and home entertainment. She’s been using mobile email since 1993 and taking handwritten notes on a tablet PC since 2003 and vastly prefers the earlier versions of VBA to JavaScript (Prolog is also a particular favorite). The shortest description might be: warning, contains opinions. 

18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Why enterprises are upgrading to Windows 10 faster than expected

Why enterprises are upgrading to Windows 10 faster than expected

When Windows 10 came out in July 2015, many enterprises said they’d adopt it in 18-24 months. That would be right about now. All indications are that Windows 10 is hitting its stride in business, in many cases ahead of schedule.

9 gifts IT needed but didn't get in 2016

9 gifts IT needed but didn't get in 2016

In 2016 IT departments received technology that disappointed, didn’t deliver, took the wrong direction or didn’t arrive at all. Here’s what your IT team is still waiting for as we head into 2017.

After 20 years of Windows Server, Microsoft looks to agile future

After 20 years of Windows Server, Microsoft looks to agile future

Windows Server 2016 still comes with a traditional, graphical server interface, but that’s not the future for the server operating system, according to its chief architect.

What FIDO credentials mean in Windows 10

What FIDO credentials mean in Windows 10

Can Microsoft Windows 10 users start thinking about using biometrics to replace – rather than secure – passwords?

Review: Nuance Dragon for Windows offers strong voice recognition

Review: Nuance Dragon for Windows offers strong voice recognition

The latest version of Dragon, Nuance's pricey but powerful voice recognition software for Windows, shows real improvement. Our reviewer offers a full analysis.

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