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SwiftKey Boosts AI, Azure IoT Hub Ready: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  2/6/2016  | 
This week Microsoft announced its undersea data center, released Windows 10 builds for PC and mobile, readied its Azure IoT hub, and made its Azure IoT Hub generally available.
Canonical Unveils Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition Tablet
News  |  2/4/2016  | 
Canonical's tablet arrives in Q2 to face a challenging market for such devices. But the company says its offering delivers a true tablet experience, along with the full Ubuntu desktop experience.
Microsoft Snaps Up SwiftKey In AI Push
News  |  2/3/2016  | 
Microsoft has confirmed its purchase of SwiftKey, maker of predictive keyboard software, for a reported $250 million.
Google Parent Alphabet Dethrones Apple As Most Valuable Company
News  |  2/2/2016  | 
Alphabet's overall earnings results were better than expected, passing Apple as the most valuable company in the world. Google accounted for all but a sliver of its parent company's revenue.
Office Options Grow, Q2 Earnings Rise On Cloud: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/30/2016  | 
Cloud dominated again in Microsoft's Q2 financial report, closing out a week of news on Windows 10, Cortana, iOS apps, and Office Online.
Safari Snafu Fixed, But Apple AC Plug Adapter Recalled
News  |  1/29/2016  | 
Widespread reports of Apple's Safari browser crashing on iOS devices and Macs emerged this week, but Apple reportedly has fixed the issue just as it geared up to deal with another problem -- a recall of its AC wall plug adapters.
Google Taps Machine Learning To Make Smartphones Smarter
News  |  1/29/2016  | 
Through a partnership with chip maker Movidius, Google plans to bring deep learning to future mobile devices.
10 Cool Microsoft Garage Projects You Didn't Know About
Slideshows  |  1/29/2016  | 
The Garage is a hub for employees across Microsoft to work on different projects. Here are some of its works-in-progress.
Microsoft Q2 Buoyed By Azure, Office 365 Gains
News  |  1/29/2016  | 
Microsoft generated $25.7 billion in revenue for Q2 2016, largely driven by its Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. Phone revenues declined nearly 50% from the same quarter a year ago.
Microsoft Office Online Gets New Cloud Storage Options
News  |  1/28/2016  | 
Microsoft is extending the real-time coauthoring and sharing capabilities of Office Online to partner cloud providers like Box and Dropbox.
Salesforce Adds 'Private Spaces' On Heroku Platform
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Salesforce users can now run an app in isolation by using a private network on the multi-tenant Heroku development platform.
Apple Reports Record Q1 Results, Predicts iPhone Decline
News  |  1/27/2016  | 
Apple reported $18.4 billion in profit during its first fiscal quarter of 2016, but iPhone sales are predicted to drop in coming months.
8 Ways SaaS Delivers Business Value
Slideshows  |  1/26/2016  | 
Sure, software as a service still offers an easy point of entry for small and midsized businesses that need to upgrade their software. But today's cloud-based options offer even more for businesses of all sizes.
11 iPhone Apps To Get Healthy, Wealthy, And Productive
Slideshows  |  1/26/2016  | 
These iPhone apps will take the hassle out of everyday tasks, and give you time for those New Year's Resolutions you made.
Microsoft's Cortana To Spy On Email To Keep You On Track
News  |  1/25/2016  | 
Microsoft plans to make Cortana smarter with the ability to scan emails and set alerts for commitments you may forget.
Mac OS X El Capitan: 10 Productivity Tips
Slideshows  |  1/24/2016  | 
Apple's Mac OS X El Capitan has its share of features that can help employees be more productive in their work. Some of the tips we're sharing here deal with the operating system itself, while others are concerned with the small applications that come with the operating system. When it comes to making the most of time spent at a computer, every little bit helps.
Office Updates For Apple Users, $1B Cloud Donation: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/23/2016  | 
This week brought a new Windows 10 build to Insiders, Office updates to iOS and Mac users, and a $1B donation to nonprofits worldwide.
Microsoft's Mimicker Alarm App Powered By AI
News  |  1/22/2016  | 
Microsoft's Garage Project team has cooked up a new alarm clock app for Android smartphones that forces users to make faces or play games to turn it off. What's most interesting about Mimicker Alarm is not what it makes people do, but how it uses artificial intelligence to determine the actions.
9 Skype Alternatives Worth Considering
Slideshows  |  1/22/2016  | 
Skype has become synonymous with voice and video chat for most consumers, but there are several other services that do the same things.
Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
News  |  1/20/2016  | 
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
Google Play Supporting Promo Codes For Apps, Games
News  |  1/16/2016  | 
Google will now support promo codes in the Google Play Store, enabling developers to better engage with users.
End Of IE Support, Windows 10 For Business: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  1/16/2016  | 
This week brought Skype and Outlook updates, a new Windows 10 preview build, and the end of support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10.
Apple May Axe iAds Sales Team
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
Apple is reportedly moving to dump its in-house iAd sales team and make iAds solely a self-service platform.
Udacity Promises Job Or Refund
News  |  1/14/2016  | 
The online coding school's new Nanodegree Plus program comes with a tuition refund guarantee.
Outlook, Skype Updates Arrive For Android, iOS
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
Microsoft is releasing updates to its Skype and Outlook tools for iOS and Android platforms.
Microsoft Buys Event Zero Tech, Boosts Skype For Business
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
Microsoft has acquired technology assets from Event Zero in an effort to improve management tools within Skype for Business.
Stanford Scientists Develop Safer Battery Material
News  |  1/13/2016  | 
To prevent itself from overheating, a new kind of polymer can temporarily disable its ability to conduct electricity.
Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
News  |  1/11/2016  | 
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
Google, Lenovo Team On Project Tango Smartphone
News  |  1/9/2016  | 
Lenovo announced at CES that it will release a smartphone that integrates Google's Project Tango spatial sensing technology this summer.
Ford Aims To Connect Cars To Smart Homes, Drones
News  |  1/5/2016  | 
As it transforms from automaker to mobility provider, Ford is betting big on self-driving cars and automotive connectivity.
Microsoft Partnerships Drive Connected Cars: CES 2016
News  |  1/5/2016  | 
At CES, Microsoft announces new partnerships with Volvo, Nissan, Harman, and IAV to further connected car strategies.
Manufacturing Vs. IT: Mind The Gap
News  |  1/4/2016  | 
If your IT organization isn't working to integrate manufacturing with the rest of your enterprise infrastructure, you're hurting the bottom line. Here's how companies such as fashion firm Zara, food processor SugarCreek Packing Co., and General Electric are bridging the gap between IT and the factory floor, with positive results.
Google's 'Lego' Smartphone, Smarter TVs: What We're Excited About In 2016
Commentary  |  1/1/2016  | 
The New Year holds the promise of exciting new technologies hitting the scene. Here are ones to keep an eye out for in 2016.
How To Survive A Software Licensing Audit
News  |  1/1/2016  | 
Enterprise IT organizations face software audits as a matter of doing business with large technology vendors. What's the best approach to dealing with them? Here's a look at what you should and shouldn't do when you get that software licensing audit notice.
Software Licensing Audits: Is Your Company Prepared?
News  |  12/31/2015  | 
Software licensing audits can cause minor annoyance or excruciating pain, depending on their scope and how ready your enterprise is for the disruption and expense. We take a look at trends in software licensing audits and the ways they impact your IT organization and your business.
Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Slideshows  |  12/31/2015  | 
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
Google In 2016: 11 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/28/2015  | 
Will Google prevail in its legal battles over Android and its search business? Will it thrive under Alphabet? Here are our predictions for Google in 2016.
Microsoft's 2016: More Windows 10, Hardware Advances, Research Gains
Slideshows  |  12/27/2015  | 
Microsoft's New Year resolutions are expected to include gains in the PC market, new Surface Phone, and advancements in HoloLens, Microsoft Research, cloud and security.
Yahoo Now Alerting Users Of State-Sponsored Hacks
News  |  12/26/2015  | 
Yahoo will begin warning its users when the company suspects that customers' accounts have been targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Twitter and Facebook have already started similar alert systems.
Outlook Getting Smarter, Surface Hub Delayed: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/26/2015  | 
Microsoft this week announced smart capabilities arriving for Outlook in 2016, a new security policy, and a Surface Hub delay along with a price increase.
Microsoft Buys Talko Messaging App From Ray Ozzie
News  |  12/21/2015  | 
Microsoft will acquire messaging startup Talko from its former exec Ray Ozzie, but he won't be rejoining the company.
Apple, Facebook And Google Are Top Apps Of 2015
Commentary  |  12/21/2015  | 
Three Silicon Valley tech giants, Apple, Facebook, and Google, account for the lion's share of app usage on smartphones and tablets in the US, according to Nielsen.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015  | 
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Windows 10 Build Released, HoloLens Showcase: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  12/19/2015  | 
This week brought the first Redstone build for Windows 10, Office app updates for Android, and a HoloLens developer experience at the Microsoft NYC store.
Techsmith Loop: Enterprise Video Coaching
Commentary  |  12/18/2015  | 
Techsmith Loop brings video coaching to enterprise process improvement.
IBM, Apple Deliver 100-Plus Enterprise iOS Apps
Commentary  |  12/16/2015  | 
IBM announces that its partnership with Apple has yielded more than 100 IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps.
Microsoft Bing Pulse Rebranded As Microsoft Pulse
News  |  12/15/2015  | 
Customer engagement platform Bing Pulse has been rebranded Microsoft Pulse, a service that integrates with products like Power BI and Skype for Business.
Facebook At Work Slated For 2016 Debut
News  |  12/14/2015  | 
Facebook for Work -- a stripped-down version of the world's most popular social networking site -- will officially debut in the coming months, according to a number of different media reports.
Amazon Offers 'Feature-Rich' Active Directory As A Service
News  |  12/10/2015  | 
Amazon adds an enterprise version of Microsoft's Active Directory in its EC2 cloud as a managed service to appeal to enterprise users.
Microsoft Releases Cortana On iOS, Android
News  |  12/9/2015  | 
Microsoft has launched Cortana, its personal digital assistant, as an app for iPhone and Android devices.
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