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Is Cortana Microsoft's Equalizer With Google?
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
While Microsoft is positioning Cortana as a digital assistant, it could also filter search results to Bing, giving Redmond a new edge against Google in the lucrative search market.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/28/2015
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Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Users of Google Compute Engine can now provide their own keys to secure data, turning Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) into even more of a self-service affair.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/28/2015
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Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
With Windows 10, Microsoft will attempt to update its operating system with a cloud sensibility. Can it be done?
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/28/2015
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Building An IT Infrastructure: From Dream To Data Center
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Tonia Williams, CIO of the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, recounts how she was invited to imagine a data center where there was none, and then set out to build it.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/28/2015
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Windows 10: 10 Things To Know At Launch
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The highly anticipated launch of Windows 10 finally arrives on July 29. Here are 10 things you should know about the impending release.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/27/2015
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VDI Prepares Sussex County, NJ, For Anything
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Sussex County, NJ, built a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure for a mobile workforce. The project earned the organization a spot in the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/27/2015
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10 Ways Windows 10 Will Advance The Internet Of Things
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
News
Windows 10 brings functions and features that will change the Internet of Things for the enterprise and individuals.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/26/2015
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10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/26/2015
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Windows 10 Looms Large, Earnings Fall Short: Microsoft Roundup
InformationWeek Staff,
News
The July 29 rollout of Windows 10 is getting close, but the company's earnings fell short thanks to a $7.5 billion write-down from the Nokia deal.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/25/2015
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Google Patent Starter Program: Troll Deterrent
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
The Patent Starter Program is a controlled way for Google to allow a limited number of small companies to use what Google may not want or need, while helping startups protect themselves from patent trolls.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/25/2015
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Google's Cloud Storage Nearline Goes Public
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
Google's Cloud Storage Nearline technology is out of beta. The company is offering customers 100PB of storage to start.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/23/2015
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Twitter Security Pro: Encryption Isn't Enough
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Companies need to focus on developing secure coding practices and security education.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 7/23/2015
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Microsoft Launches Send Email App For iPhone
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Microsoft's Send app is designed to let workers who are short on time send brief messages while forgoing subject lines and signatures. It's available on the iPhone.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/23/2015
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Google Glass Enterprise, Pixate Deal Offers Mobile Clues
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
With new details about Google Glass, and with the acquisition of Pixate, Google is offering some insight into mobile roadmap.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/23/2015
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Windows 10 Will Use Virtualization For Extra Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Microsoft explores new security strategies based on virtualization to better protect enterprise customers from malware and identity theft.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/22/2015
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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/22/2015
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Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a modern tech world.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/22/2015
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Microsoft Financial Results Dinged By Nokia Write-Down
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft reports $22.2 billion in revenue as its cloud services continue to dominate. However, the $7.5 billion Nokia write-down proved a drag on its latest financial results.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/21/2015
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Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2015, .Net 4.6
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
Microsoft has released the latest version of Visual Studio, as well as .Net. These help to expand the company's developer ecosystem to new platforms, including OS X and Linux.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 7/21/2015
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T-Mobile, Sparkcentral Slash Social Media Response Time
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
Social media expectations are rising. T-Mobile and Sparkcentral believe they have a better, faster way to communicate with customers.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/21/2015
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