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Windows 7's Halloween Deadline: 5 Key Issues
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Starting November 1, Microsoft will no longer sell consumer Windows 7 licenses to OEMs. What does this mean for your PC upgrade options?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/31/2014
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Halloween Horror: 5 Help Desk Tales From The Crypt
Network Computing Editors,
Beware these scary, real-life stories from support professionals manning the IT help desk.
By SolarWinds Thwack Community , 10/31/2014
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Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft has packed its wearable Band with advanced sensors, cloud-powered health insights, and an affordable price. Is Microsoft ahead of the curve in this new mobile market?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/31/2014
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Why IoT Security & Privacy Are Critical
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Security and privacy concerns about smart meters and other Internet of Things deployments must be addressed in order for the IoT to succeed.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 10/31/2014
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Innovation 'Doesn't Just Happen'
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
Fidelity Labs VP Hadley Stern on the steps companies can take to light the innovation fire.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 10/30/2014
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Hyper-Convergence: The New Black
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
With the introduction of VMware's EVO:RAIL platform, hyper-converged appliances are all the rage. The fashionable IT architecture is also coming out in all-flash designs.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 10/30/2014
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Microsoft Office For Mac Rumors Heat Up
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Leaks suggest that after a four-year wait, a new version of Microsoft Office for Macs is on its way. Until then, OneNote updates will have to do.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/29/2014
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iOS 8 Adoption Surpasses 50%
Eric Zeman,
Apple says more than half of iPhone and iPad users have adopted its newer operating system.
By Eric Zeman , 10/29/2014
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Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/29/2014
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Understanding IPv6: The Ping Before Solicited-Node Multicast
Denise Fishburne, Cisco Champion
Denise Fishburne gets ready to walk through solicited-node multicast, analyzing an ICMP ping echo request in IPv4 and showing how it differs from IPv6.
By Denise Fishburne Cisco Champion, 10/29/2014
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5 Network Monitoring Essentials You Can't Live Without
Vess Bakalov, CTO & Co-Founder, SevOne
Network and infrastructure monitoring tools must help IT professionals measure performance but also deliver new services fast. Here's what to look for.
By Vess Bakalov CTO & Co-Founder, SevOne, 10/29/2014
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Apple Picks Aerohive For ConnectED Program
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead
A WLAN vendor wins a big role as an Apple partner in a federal effort to deploy WiFi gear and iPads in underserved schools. But will the grandiose program end up being a boondoggle?
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead, 10/28/2014
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Microsoft TechEd: Cloud Updates, Windows 10 Details
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft announced a wide variety of Azure and Office 365 advances, new details about Windows 10.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/28/2014
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Smartphone Personality Test: Can You Judge Me Now?
Jeff Bertolucci,
Does your smartphone choice say you love sports cars, your mom's basement, or gardening? Listen up.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 10/28/2014
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Windows 10, iPads, IoT: Interop Attendees Speak
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare
Watch candid interviews with Interop New York attendees and keynote speaker Harper Reed on 3 hot topics: Windows 10, iPad vs. large-screen phones, and Internet of Things.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 10/28/2014
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10 Sizzling Storage Startups
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
Storage is anything but dull these days with so many startups shaking up the status quo with innovative technologies. Here are 10 of the hottest new storage companies.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer, 10/28/2014
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WAN Challenges Demand An SDN Upgrade
Khalid Raza, CTO, Viptela
Software-defined networks can improve application performance for enterprises, overcoming MPLS limitations, traffic tromboning, and branch office bandwidth constraints.
By Khalid Raza CTO, Viptela, 10/28/2014
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Windows 10 Evolves: 7 Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Less than a month into its Windows 10 Technical Preview, Microsoft has implemented more than 7,000 improvements and dealt with a few bugs. What's the focus now?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/27/2014
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Real-World SDN, Lesson 5: Demand More From Vendors
Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Microsoft's Symon Perriman explains why and how you can influence your networking vendors to provide products based on interoperable SDN standards.
By Symon Perriman Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft, 10/27/2014
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Will RDMA Over Ethernet Eclipse Infiniband?
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
InfiniBand has dominated the RDMA market, but Ethernet is on the rise as a connectivity option.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 10/27/2014
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