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Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Dominates As Windows, Office Tumble
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft revenue hit $21.7 billion this past quarter as cloud services boomed, offsetting poor performance by its core Windows and Office products.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 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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Expanding IT Roles For Business Growth
Azmi Jafarey, Network Computing Author
Commentary
The business expects more from IT than back-end support. Today's IT teams are expected to help drive business. Here's how to do it.
By Azmi Jafarey Network Computing Author, 4/24/2015
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IPv6: How To Get Started
Jeff Carrell, Consultant, Network Conversions
Commentary
You can't just 'turn on' IPv6. Successful IPv6 deployment requires taking time to learn about the Internet protocol, work with it in a lab, and thorough testing.
By Jeff Carrell Consultant, Network Conversions, 4/23/2015
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Fibre Channel Really Is Dead
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, Mellanox
Commentary
Ethernet has overcome the problems that prevented converged compute and storage networks, speeding the demise of Fibre Channel.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox, 4/23/2015
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HP Pavilion, Envy PCs Sport Intel Chips, Bold Colors
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
HP is trying to lead the back-to-school charge with several new convertible PCs and laptops that sport more processor, graphics, and display options for the company's Pavilion and Envy lines.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/22/2015
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Optimizing Network Performance For The Cloud
Cahit Akin, CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom Networks
Commentary
Here are some strategies for avoiding network bottlenecks with the increased use of cloud services.
By Cahit Akin CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom Networks, 4/22/2015
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Microsoft Office On Android: How To Install
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Microsoft is looking to expand its Office suite beyond its traditional base. Here's a look at how to install and use Office on Android smartphones and tablet.
By InformationWeek Staff , 4/22/2015
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IT Certifications Guaranteed To Boost Your Career
Network Computing Editors,
News
Certifications can help advance your IT career and get you a raise. These certifications in specialties like cloud, virtualization, and systems engineering from AWS, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft and others are among the highest in demand.
By Network Computing Editors , 4/21/2015
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Ethernet Roadmap: A Raft Of New Speeds
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
The Ethernet Alliance's new roadmap charts out an ambitious path for the networking technology to meet increasing data center demands.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 4/21/2015
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Evaluating Cloud UC Costs
Network Computing Editors,
Commentary
Cost savings may not occur with cloud UC, but there are other hidden benefits, research shows.
By Robin Gareiss, Executive VP/Senior Founding Partner of Nemertes Research , 4/21/2015
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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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Meet The IT Rock Stars
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Commentary
Say hello to the brightest and friendliest Interop speakers, either in person or online.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 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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Big IT Means Bigger Performance Challenges
Vess Bakalov, CTO & Co-Founder, SevOne
Commentary
The size and complexity of today's IT infrastructures demands new ways of monitoring and identifying problems.
By Vess Bakalov CTO & Co-Founder, SevOne, 4/20/2015
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Windows 10: Your PC Is Headed For The Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
Windows 10 could well be the trigger that will drive the growth of cloud-based virtual desktop integration. Here's why.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 4/19/2015
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Apple Watch: 5 Things We Learned This Week
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Apple Watch preorders have made the wearable a star in the past week. Here's a look at what you missed.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/19/2015
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Windows 10 Universal Apps Update Coming To Phones
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft announces Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 on Windows Phone and details of Office 2016.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/18/2015
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Skype For Business, Windows Security Flaws: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Security and collaboration were key themes this week as Microsoft announced news surrounding bug fixes, Office Delve, Skype, and partnerships.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/18/2015
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3D NAND Goes Mainstream
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Commentary
Joint flash memory ventures Intel-Micron and Toshiba-SanDisk are overcoming the limitations of conventional planar flash memory by going 3D.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 4/17/2015
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