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Windows 10 Universal Apps Update Coming To Phones
News  |  4/18/2015  | 
Microsoft announces Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 on Windows Phone and details of Office 2016.
Skype For Business, Windows Security Flaws: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/18/2015  | 
Security and collaboration were key themes this week as Microsoft announced news surrounding bug fixes, Office Delve, Skype, and partnerships.
L.A. District Seeks Refund From Apple Amid Investigations
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
The Los Angeles Unified School District's ambitious plan to provide an iPad for every student has been derailed by questions about the contract bidding process and dissatisfaction with the software.
Docker 1.6 Emerges As A Platform
News  |  4/17/2015  | 
Several components of Docker, including Engine, Registry, and orchestration tools, have been upgraded together as a platform.
Surface 3 Vs. Surface Pro 3: Picking The Right Tablet
Slideshows  |  4/17/2015  | 
The Surface 3, the newest hybrid from Microsoft, packs the hallmarks of Surface Pro 3 into a thinner and lighter device.
Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Challenge Google
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Cyanogen's version of Android will include Microsoft apps and services.
Microsoft, Yahoo: The Search Party Continues
News  |  4/16/2015  | 
Microsoft and Yahoo renew their 2009 partnership to enhance the search experience across platforms and boost value for advertisers.
5 Salary Enhancing Moves For Tech Workers
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Some steps, like being honest about your preferences, might take some getting used to.
Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Chris Anderson has found success in what's known as the Maker movement, and he's sure that encouraging the freedom to tinker at work will deliver rewards for any company.
Why Companies Should Pay Attention To AngularJS
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
When Google and Microsoft collaborate on a project, it's worth noting.
4 Backup Landmines Waiting For The Unwary
Commentary  |  4/16/2015  | 
Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev warns about the pitfalls hidden in the process of conducting regular data backups.
Apple, IBM Partner for Healthcare Analytics
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Health data collected on Apple devices will be stored in IBM's Health Cloud for analysis by medical professionals and researchers.
BlackBerry Leap Debuts In UK, Coming To US Soon
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Down but by no means out, beleaguered BlackBerry looks to recapture marketshare with the Leap smartphone, which is headed to the US soon.
HP's Still In Public Cloud, But Where?
Commentary  |  4/15/2015  | 
HP's Bill Hilf has rebutted the interpretation of his New York Times statements about the company's public cloud plans, but where does that leave Helion versus Amazon?
Cloud Certifications To Boost Your IT Skills
Slideshows  |  4/15/2015  | 
Cloud computing has been one of the fastest-growing IT trends for the last several years. If you're an IT pro looking to move up the ladder or make more money, check out our list of certifications than can set you on your path.
Microsoft Buys Datazen For Mobile BI
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
The Datazen acquisition will enhance Microsoft's focus on mobile data analytics and accelerate its Power BI strategy.
Microsoft Office Delve: Updates, Mobile App
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Additions to Office Delve include new people-based search, authoring canvas, and mobile apps for iOS and Android smartphones.
Apple's WWDC Starts June 8 With iOS 9 On Deck
Commentary  |  4/14/2015  | 
At the 2015 WWDC, Apple's is expected to show off new versions of iOS, specifically iOS 9, and Mac OS X. Additionally, developers will get more details about the Apple Watch.
Microsoft: Skype For Business Arrives
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Microsoft is delivering on its promise to make Skype for Business generally available to Office 365 customers.
H-1B Visa Applications Exceeded 230,000 This Year
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Overall, the USCIS received 233,000 H-1B visa applications this year. The agency will grant 65,000 of them. However, several groups noted that the lack of H-1B visas is limiting the potential for greater global competitiveness in the US.
Twilio In-App Video Service Debuts
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
Developers now have an easy way to implement video calling within apps.
Microsoft IoT: Connecting Kitchens And Factories
News  |  4/14/2015  | 
In two new partnerships, Microsoft will work with Fujitsu and Miele to improve manufacturing and make smart ovens a reality.
Google Chromebit: 3 Business Uses
Commentary  |  4/13/2015  | 
At a $99 price point, the ASUS Chromebit micro PC will provide enterprise IT staff with a field day coming up with creative business uses.
Microsoft Brings Docker Containers To Azure, .Net Developers
News  |  4/13/2015  | 
In an interview, the general manager of Microsoft Windows Servers says two types of containers will run under the next version of Windows Server, with Docker functionality.
How 'Dash' Buttons Could Work For IT
Slideshows  |  4/13/2015  | 
If the Amazon Dash button could be used for repetitive household activities, could something similar be used for repetitive IT support tasks? Well, yes and no.
Microsoft Office 365 MDM: Hits And Misses
Slideshows  |  4/12/2015  | 
Microsoft is offering free mobile device management (MDM) features for all commercial users of its Office 365 cloud-based services. Here we break down what it can and can't do for your organization.
Windows 10 Redstone, Dropbox Partnership: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/11/2015  | 
Microsoft news from this week included a new build of Windows 10 for phones and details on a major Windows 10 update in 2016.
Windows 10: Mobile Build 10051 Released
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
The newest version of Microsoft Windows 10 for phones brings a version of Project Spartan and new mail, messaging, and calendar apps.
Amazon Launches Machine Learning-As-A-Service
News  |  4/10/2015  | 
AWS's Andy Jassy announced a Machine Learning service at an Amazon Summit in San Francisco April 9, based on the parent retailer's internal use.
HP Retreats From Public Cloud
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Rather than challenge Amazon, Google, and Microsoft as a cloud computing provider, HP has decided to focus on competitions it can win.
Microsoft at 40: 5 Successes, 5 Failures
Slideshows  |  4/9/2015  | 
In honor of Microsoft's 40th birthday, InformationWeek reflects on the successes, failures, and lessons learned that built the company as it stands today.
Auto Nausea: The Downside Of Self-Driving Cars
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
Self-driving cars may lead to self-induced motion sickness.
'Let's Encrypt' Will Try To Secure The Internet
News  |  4/9/2015  | 
The Linux Foundation has lined up financial support for a group producing an easier way to encrypt Web site and mobile device traffic.
VMware Adds 8th vCloud Data Center, In Melbourne
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
VMware already has one data center in Tokyo, and is considering adding more in Asia. The new facilities will offer Google services through the companies' new partnership.
Apple Watch Reviews: It's Not For Everyone
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Early testers of the Apple Watch suggest it is the best smartwatch yet, but they admit that people don't necessarily need smartwatches. That is, at least not yet.
Windows 10 Redstone Update Expected In 2016
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
One year after the Windows 10 launch, Microsoft will deliver two major operating system updates under the code name Redstone.
Piston Shift Shows OpenStack's Evolving Role
Commentary  |  4/8/2015  | 
Piston has refocused on an operating system that will orchestrate containers, big data clusters as well as OpenStack virtual servers.
Intel Compute Stick Will Challenge Google Chromebit
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
Intel is hoping to stay relevant in the PC market with the release of Compute Stick, a pocket computer that should rival Google's Chromebit. However, competitors such as the Raspberry Pi are claiming part of the market.
Walmart, BoA Are Top IT Spenders
News  |  4/8/2015  | 
Walmart tops the list of the 10 biggest IT spenders, which otherwise is dominated by banks and financial services companies.
Interop Radio: Virtual Networks And Killer Content
Commentary  |  4/7/2015  | 
Today's show starts with the importance of content to the modern enterprise and moves on to an introduction of key players in Interop's SDN Labs.
CoreOS Launches Container Management On Google's Kubernetes Project
News  |  4/6/2015  | 
CoreOS is founder of the Rocket container project, but the system promises to manage Docker and Rocket formats.
Will H-1B Visas Kill Jobs Or Ensure Survival Of The Fittest?
Commentary  |  4/6/2015  | 
As the debate over H-1Bs looks like it's starting again, it's worth thinking about what the pros and cons of the system are, and what the influx of workers from overseas really means for the US tech economy.
Surface 3, Project Spartan Demo: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/4/2015  | 
A new Windows 10 desktop build that offered a glimpse at Project Spartan, and Surface 3 release were among the headlines coming from Redmond this week.
Microsoft Office Lens Comes to iOS, Android
News  |  4/3/2015  | 
Microsoft's smartphone-compatible pocket scanner, Office Lens, is available in full and preview versions on iOS and Android.
Thread, ZigBee Knit IoT Stacks
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
The ZigBee Cluster Library will run over Thread. Here's what it means for the Internet of Things.
iOS Security Reports Say No iPhone Is Safe
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Recent research demonstrates that CIOs and other IT leaders need to pay more attention to iOS security.
Surface 3 Vs. iPad Air 2: Competition Is Fierce
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
Can Microsoft's new Surface 3 prove a threat to Apple's sleek iPad Air 2? It depends on what you need.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Touts Cloud ERP Gains
Commentary  |  4/2/2015  | 
Phillips says Infor can sell SaaS ERP to C-level and line-of-business execs without worrying about also selling databases and middleware to IT as Oracle and SAP do.
Salesforce Acquires Mobile Authentication Specialist Toopher
News  |  4/2/2015  | 
Salesforce is looking to add to its identity and access management offering by acquiring start-up Toopher. Financial details were not disclosed.
10 Management Books Every CIO Should Read
Slideshows  |  4/2/2015  | 
On the rare occasions when you do have time to read, these hand-picked titles will give you a return on your investment.
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