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Top 125 Vendors To Watch
InformationWeek Staff,
Commentary
InformationWeek and its sister publications Dark Reading and Network Computing have teamed up to bring you a roundup of the hottest vendors in cloud, data management, DevOps, infrastructure, and security. The 125 vendors you'll find here range from established players making strides in their markets to newcomers setting the stage for the future.
By InformationWeek Staff , 9/27/2016
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Google Kills Chromebook Pixel 2
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
With the demise of the Pixel 2, Google is no longer making and selling its own Chromebooks. But it's unclear what's next for the tech giant in the PC space.
By Eric Zeman , 9/1/2016
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6 Linux Kernel Changes IT Pros Need To Know
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 8/30/2016
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iOS 9.3.5 Fixes Massive Security Flaw: What IT Needs To Know 
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
An active threat using critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities, which were dubbed "Trident," could allow hackers to install spyware on iPhones. IT managers should ensure employee devices are updated as soon as possible.
By Eric Zeman , 8/27/2016
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Windows 10 Update For Mobile, PowerShell Open Sourced: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft this week released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on mobile, open sourced PowerShell, and announced a new Office feature for iPhone.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/20/2016
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Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source, Arrives On Linux, Mac
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has released its PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language as open source, demonstrating continued support for alternate operating systems.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/19/2016
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Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
By Eric Zeman , 8/17/2016
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Google's Fuchsia OS Points To IoT Intentions
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
It's possible Fuchsia is nothing more than an experiment by Google, one of the many technological inquiries the company is famous for conducting. It's equally possible that Fuchsia marks the direction Google will take in creating operating systems and control software for the internet of things (IoT).
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 8/16/2016
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Microsoft Supporting Windows 7, 8.1 On Skylake PCs Until 2020
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has reversed its decision to cut support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in 2018, a move intended to support businesses still transitioning to Windows 10.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/13/2016
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Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/12/2016
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Released, HoloLens Developers: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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August 2 marked the launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs. Smartphones will receive the update in coming weeks.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 8/6/2016
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Windows 10 Provides Little Incentive For IT To Upgrade
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
An Adaptiva survey finds businesses of all sizes are slowly migrating to Windows 10, but the update isn't adding any particular degree of urgency. The survey also found that while many IT professionals like some of the features, moving to the OS isn't a priority.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 8/1/2016
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Free Windows 10 Upgrade Ends, Mobile Job Cuts: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft this week announced new Office features as part of its July update, terminated its Windows 10 free upgrade offer, and cut more jobs in its mobile division.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/30/2016
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IDC: Samsung Leads Smartphone Market, iPhone Shipments Decline
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In the second quarter of this year, total smartphone shipments were essentially flat compared to the same period in 2015, according to a new report from IDC. Samsung and Apple still lead the market.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/28/2016
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Office 365 Updates Add Machine Learning To Apps
Dawn Kawamoto, Freelance Writer and Editor
News
Microsoft is infusing more of its machine learning into Office 365 and adding in greater capabilities into Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
By Dawn Kawamoto Freelance Writer and Editor, 7/26/2016
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Ford's SYNC 3 Brings Android Auto, CarPlay To All Models
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Ford is making the SYNC 3 platform available on all of its 2017 model-year vehicles, with a host of popular applications on tap. It's also a huge opportunity for Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay platforms.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/25/2016
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Windows 10 At 1 Year: 9 Ways It's Changed
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has made several updates to Windows 10 as part of its Windows-as-a-Service model. How has the OS changed since its launch in July 2015, and what's on the road ahead?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/25/2016
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Windows 10 Build 14393 Rollout, Cloud Revenue: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft this week released its fourth-quarter earnings report, Windows 10 Build 14393 for PC and mobile, and new services Stream and Bookings.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/23/2016
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Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/20/2016
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iOS 10 Beta 3 Fixes Bugs, Adds New Functions
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple seeded a third round of beta operating systems, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, to its registered developers.
By Eric Zeman , 7/19/2016
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