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Windows 10 App Updates, Earnings Report: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
The good: positive quarterly earnings report, promise of Office 365 security updates, new Windows 10 Build. The bad: Windows, Office financials. Here's a look at Microsoft's week.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/25/2015
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Salesforce Adds HR To Its Online Suite
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Salesforce for HR internalizes customer relationship management so employers can improve relations with their employees.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/24/2015
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Windows 10 Build 10061: App Revamps Galore
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft updated its Windows 10 technical preview with a new build: 10061. This offers new mail and calendar apps, tablet optimization, and a refreshed Start menu.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/24/2015
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Google's Project Fi: Disrupting Wireless As We Know It
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Google's Project Fi will use a mix of cellular and WiFi to connect calls, messages, and data. Though inexpensive, Project Fi's focus isn't on the cash.
By Eric Zeman , 4/23/2015
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Will Amazon Cloud Revenue Show A Giant Is Born?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Amazon.com is slated to air financial details on its AWS unit for the first time, perhaps showing the cloud service is growing even faster than expected.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/23/2015
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Google FI Wireless Service: By Invitation Only, For Now
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Early access is available to those with a Nexus 6 smartphone who sign up to request an invitation, have a Gmail address, and live in a US zip code within the wireless coverage area.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/22/2015
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Apple Watch Apps Booming, But Display Toughness Questioned
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The Apple Watch will have no shortage of apps available out of the gate, but the most popular model is also the most susceptible to damage, according to tests.
By Eric Zeman , 4/22/2015
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Bypassing The Password, Part 3: Freedom Compromised
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
Commentary
Want to protect your privacy from government snoops? Say no to biometrics. Say yes to strong password protection and encryption.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/22/2015
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Time Inc. CTO Navigates Move To Amazon
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
CTO Colin Bodell wants to move Time out of its five data centers and onto the Amazon cloud. The technical and cultural shift is well underway.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/22/2015
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Microsoft Office 365 Security Updates Revealed
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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New features for Office 365, announced during the RSA Conference 2015 in San Francisco this week, aim to enhance data privacy.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/22/2015
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10 Trailblazing Companies For Women In IT
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
On the following pages, we'll take you beyond the tech sector to highlight companies across all industries that provide strong, supportive, and flexible work environments for female employees.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/21/2015
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Google's Mobile Algorithm Change: 5 Things To Know
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
If your website isn't optimized for mobile devices, there's a good chance your Google search rankings will plummet. Here are five key facts that you and your business need to know.
By Eric Zeman , 4/21/2015
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Microsoft Offers Azure Service Fabric For Distributed Apps
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Microsoft will show off Azure Service Fabric at its Build Conference next week. It will help developers build microservice-based applications.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/21/2015
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Bypassing The Password, Part 2: Trusted Identities
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
Commentary
The federal government's collaborative efforts with the private sector to "mov[e] beyond the password" are difficult to trust when there are potentially ulterior motives at play.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/21/2015
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Plan X: DARPA's Revolutionary Cyber Security Platform
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
News
DARPA's Plan X aims to make active cyber defense more accessible to the masses through agility, training, and intuitive interfaces.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/21/2015
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VMware Rides Container Wave With Open Source Projects
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
VMware's launching two projects: Lightwave focuses on container security, and Photon creates a lightweight Linux version for containers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2015
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Windows 10: Landing In July?
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
In a conference call, AMD's CEO let it slip that Microsoft will release Windows 10 at the end of July 2015.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/20/2015
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Google Adds To BigQuery Big Data Capabilities
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Google expands the capabilities of its BigQuery system to allow real-time data stream processing and event analysis.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2015
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Bypassing The Password, Part 1: Windows 10 Scaremongering
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
Commentary
Microsoft's hype of its upcoming biometrics system in Windows 10, spouting the virtues of biometrics over traditional password-based security, seems misguided at best -- misleading at worst.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/20/2015
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10 IT Hiring Trends Confounding Private, Public-Sector CIOs
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
State government CIOs have some of the same hiring problems as their private-business counterparts. Here are 10 of the biggest trends in IT hiring and what executives can do to get the best talent.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 4/20/2015
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