Weekly Download 14.2

download-158006_640Here’s a recap of news and notes from around the Web that caught my attention over the past week or so.

Cloud technology meets Main Street? Microsoft’s new CEO, in his first public speech, emphasizes a “mobile-first, cloud-first” world, while using an iPad and introducing Office for the iPad. Office for iPad strikes me as a bit late and now irrelevant. Who even knows how or cares to create a Table of Contents?.

SAP is making its business suite available in the cloud via subscription. The branding people certainly didn’t get anywhere near this one…as it is officially called “SAP Business Suite via the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud” (whatever that means).

RIP Windows XP.  Windows XP is finally not supported as of 4/8/2014.  It was released 10/25/2001—who thought a desktop OS version could last that long? And it will continue on for some time in an unsupported fashion.