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Google Previews Android Studio 2.0
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
The forthcoming revision of Google's Android IDE includes several features to make app development faster.
McGraw-Hill Education Shows How Small Data Trumps Big
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.
Yahoo Mail Ad-Blocking Move Angers Users
Commentary  |  11/23/2015  | 
Earlier this month, Yahoo began blocking some Yahoo Mail users if they had ad-blocking software turned on. Yahoo has been struggling to keep its Mail users, but the move has been derided on social media.
Microsoft Black Friday Deals: Xbox, PC, Surface
News  |  11/21/2015  | 
Microsoft kicks off the holiday season by slashing prices on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Surface 3, and PCs from Dell, HP, Asus and Lenovo.
Satya Nadella Talks Security, Dynamics AX Updated: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  11/21/2015  | 
This week Satya Nadella discussed enterprise security, Microsoft joined forces with HP Enterprise, and Dynamics AX was updated for cloud, machine learning, and Power BI.
Microsoft, HP Enterprise Partnership Focuses On Windows 10, Cloud & Mobility
News  |  11/20/2015  | 
Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise extend their partnership to offer cloud, mobility, and productivity solutions designed to broaden Windows 10 adoption.
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Upgrade Integrates Power BI, Machine Learning
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
The next generation of Microsoft's Dynamics AX, redesigned for cloud and upgraded with Power BI, Azure Machine Learning, and Cortana, is available for public preview.
Microsoft PowerPoint Update Includes Designer, Morph Features
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
With Designer and Morph, Microsoft PowerPoint users now have expanded and simplified design options to give their presentations a more polished and cinematic effect.
C++ Code Optimization: 10 Tips And Tricks
Slideshows  |  11/15/2015  | 
C++ is a great enterprise programming language if you know how to get the most from its arcane features. Here are 10 tips to help you do so, and end up with high-performing applications for your business.
Firefox For iPhone, iPad Finally Available
Commentary  |  11/13/2015  | 
Mozilla's pioneering Web browser is now available for iOS devices, but it's a shadow of its desktop self. Mozilla can still influence Web standards and open technology, but its meekness in the mobile world leaves technology users with choices that all look very similar.
Microsoft, Box Partner On Windows 10 File Sharing App
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
File sharing just got easier for Windows 10 users, thanks to Microsoft's partnership with Box. The new app is currently available for PCs and tablets.
SAP Unfolds Jam Roadmap With Collaboration In Mind
Commentary  |  11/12/2015  | 
SAP Jam may be the most popular unknown collaboration software in the enterprise. This week SAP shared their vision for its future.
Microsoft's Project Oxford Gets Emotional With Machine Learning, AI
News  |  11/11/2015  | 
Microsoft announces new services in its Project Oxford suite of developer tools based on machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Let’s gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
10 Skills CIOs Need To Survive, Thrive In 2016
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
CIOs need to shift perspectives and skill sets for the business transformation underway. So, what's the profile of the successful CIO in 2016?
Dropbox Enterprise Targets Large Businesses
News  |  11/6/2015  | 
The online storage and sharing service is expanding its pursuit of corporate customers.
Android, Chrome OS Merger: Why It Makes Sense
Commentary  |  11/6/2015  | 
Google has not confirmed reports that it intended to merge Chrome OS and Android. Is the idea really that far-fetched? Here's how the resulting products of such a marriage would be beneficial to users and the enterprise.
Microsoft Buys MileIQ Maker For Mobile Productivity Boost
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
Mobile Data Labs, the company behind financial app MileIQ, is the target of Microsoft's most recent acquisition.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Bolsters Machine Learning Capabilities
News  |  11/5/2015  | 
Microsoft is changing its approach to customer service in Dynamics CRM 2016, which will include Azure Machine Learning among its new capabilities.
Firefox 42 Blocks Tracking Ads, Enhances Private Browsing
Commentary  |  11/4/2015  | 
Mozilla's Firefox 42 includes advanced protection against tracking ads, analytics trackers, and social share buttons.
Google Taps AI For Smart Reply
News  |  11/4/2015  | 
An early prototype of Smart Reply, which uses machine learning to generate email auto-responses, had a tendency to say "I love you." The company's engineers tamed its neural network to make it less fawning and more useful for writing coherent replies to incoming Gmail messages.
Android, Chrome May Become Single OS: Rumor Mill
Commentary  |  11/1/2015  | 
Even if Google ends up ditching Chrome OS as a brand, it seems unlikely that marrying into Android will erase its identity or market niche. The appeal of a sandboxed, manageable computing platform will not go away.
NYC Flagship Opens, Outlook Mobile Redesign: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/31/2015  | 
This week brought Microsoft's NYC store opening, a facelift for Outlook on iOS and Android, and the general availability of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
Outlook On iOS, Android Gets UI Revamp
News  |  10/29/2015  | 
Microsoft redesigns the iOS and Android versions of Outlook, which will soon replace calendar app Sunrise.
Office 2016: 8 Enterprise-Worthy Features
Slideshows  |  10/28/2015  | 
The newest version of Office is designed for consumer and business users alike. So, which new features will matter most in the enterprise? Here's a look at the ones you'll really want for work.
Facebook At Work App 'Liked' By Major Bank
News  |  10/26/2015  | 
The Royal Bank of Scotland sees value in Facebook as an enterprise communication tool, and plans to roll out the Facebook at Work app to 100,000 employees worldwide.
HTML 5 Vs. Native Apps: What's Best For Developers?
Slideshows  |  10/26/2015  | 
Debate rages on about whether an HTML5 Web application or a native platform application is the best solution for your project team. We've put together this list of arguments -- five for HTML5 and five for native apps -- to help frame the debate.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps Optimized For iOS 9
Slideshows  |  10/25/2015  | 
Apple packed several new features into iOS 9. Here are 10 apps upgraded to make the most of them.
Alphabet, Google's Parent, Strikes Earnings Gold With Mobile Search
News  |  10/23/2015  | 
Alphabet, Google's new parent company, exceeded analysts' expectations due in large part to the strength of its mobile search business, according to company executives.
10 iPhone Apps Only An IT Pro Could Love
Slideshows  |  10/21/2015  | 
The Apple iTunes store is chock-full of apps that are equally useful to IT and business users. Here, we're focusing on 10 iPhone apps that only IT professionals could love. See what we've uncovered.
SAP Reports Strong Q3 Cloud Momentum
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
SAP reported a huge cloud revenue increase for Q3 at a time when many of its rivals in the traditional enterprise apps space are struggling with cloud. Here are the numbers.
Google Enterprise Apps Get ID Management Boost From Centrify
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
A range of cloud-based identity management services from Centrify aims to make it easy for IT professionals to provision and authenticate corporate users of Google tools such as Android For Work and Google Compute Engine.
Apple iWork Refresh Updates iOS 9, OS X 10.11 Apps
Commentary  |  10/17/2015  | 
Apple's new support and features for the iWork suite of apps refine usability.
Windows 10 PC, Mobile Builds, Skype For iOS: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/17/2015  | 
Microsoft released preview builds for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. Skype for Business came to iOS. Acer launched new Windows 10 PCs.
'Smart' Scooter Driven To Change Your Commute
News  |  10/15/2015  | 
A kick-assisted scooter aims to help commuters in circumstances where walking would take too long.
Microsoft's Skype For Business Officially Lands On iOS
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
iPhone and iPad users can now download Skype for Business, which Microsoft has rolled out to iOS devices.
Adobe, Dropbox Ease Access To PDFs, E-Signatures In The Cloud
News  |  10/13/2015  | 
Adobe is looking to make online document management and authentication easier, especially in the cloud, with new e-signature capabilities and enhanced Dropbox integration.
7 Microsoft Improvements We Need To See
Slideshows  |  10/12/2015  | 
Microsoft has demonstrated its commitment to building tech for the future, but there is still some room for improvement across Windows, Office, and hardware.
Windows 10 Device Bonanza, Lumia Struggle: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/10/2015  | 
Microsoft this week debuted the Surface Book, the Surface Pro 4, Lumia handsets, and an updated Band. Can its new hardware compete and help spike Windows 10 sales?
Smartphones On Drones Can Hack Your Wireless Printer
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
Weak links in network security prove easy to find with drones and phones.
Equinix Opens Faster Pipeline To AWS Deployments
News  |  10/7/2015  | 
Equinix is offering bundled tools and services to make it easier to use an Equinix hub as a way station on the road to AWS.
Apple iOS 9.0.2 Fixes App Slicing Bug
Commentary  |  10/6/2015  | 
Apple's promise that iOS 9 would trim down memory use in iPhones and other devices can finally be realized with a newly rolled out iCloud delivery fix.
ICANN CEO: Why The Internet's Future Is At Risk
News  |  10/5/2015  | 
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé spoke with InformationWeek about how the Internet can continue without US government oversight.
Windows 10 Security, Exchange Server 2016: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  10/3/2015  | 
Microsoft sheds some light on its Windows 10 security policies, releases Exchange Server 2016, and plans its flagship store openings.
Nest Weave Is Google's Key To Connected Homes
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
With Weave and an online store, Nest Labs aims to build an ecosystem of compatible, connected devices.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Released To Public
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
The final public version of Microsoft's Exchange Server 2016, built in the cloud, is now available to on-premises customers.
Google's Android Event: Pixel Tablet, Served With Marshmallow
Slideshows  |  10/1/2015  | 
Android 6.0 Marshmallow arrives next week, bringing Nexus phones, Chromecast devices, and hints of a Pixel tablet. Here's a peek at what was revealed during the company's preview event in San Francisco.
Apple's Tim Cook Dishes On Microsoft, Enterprise Sales
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
In a chat with Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie, Tim Cook discussed Apple's enterprise push and business partnerships.
Microsoft Alters Financial Reporting Structure
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
Microsoft plans to report financial results in three business segments starting during the first quarter of its financial 2016.
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