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Microsoft Windows Phone Plan Needs Focus
Eric Zeman,
News
Despite some good signs, Microsoft's Windows Phone plan still needs work. Chase pulling its app doesn't help.
By Eric Zeman , 1/27/2015
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Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/27/2015
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IT Monitoring Scalability Planning: 3 Roadblocks
Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWinds
Commentary
Planning for growth is key to effective IT monitoring, but it can be stymied by certain mindsets. Here's how to overcome them.
By Leon Adato Head Geek, SolarWinds, 1/27/2015
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8 Free Online Networking Classes
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
News
If you're looking to expand your networking skills, these courses offer instruction on SDN, cloud networking, network optimization, and other topics for free. What's better than that?
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer, 1/27/2015
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Crafting Effective UC Training
Erika Van Noort, Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice
Commentary
Getting the most out of your UC investment requires a usage and adoption program that teaches employees not only how to use the communication tools, but also the benefits.
By Erika Van Noort Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice, 1/26/2015
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Windows 10: Microsoft Gets A Makeover
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft knows it messed up with Windows 8 and 8.1. Is Windows 10 the answer to its problems?
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/26/2015
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Choosing High-Capacity Drives
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
From hard drives for specific uses to hybrid drives and various capacity-increasing technologies, there are a lot of options. How do you decide which is best?
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 1/26/2015
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Windows 10, HoloLens, Analytics Acquisitions: Microsoft Week In Review
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
From HoloLens to free Windows 10 upgrades, Microsoft gave the tech world a lot to discuss. Here's a snapshot of its week.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/24/2015
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Windows 10: January Build Ready For Insiders
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft has released the technical preview for Windows 10 desktop to Insiders. Here's how to sign up and what to expect.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/23/2015
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'Windows Must Go Open Source': What Happened?
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
It was a bold prediction in 2009 that Microsoft would take its Windows operating system open source. The advent of Windows 10 says it hasn't come true -- yet.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 1/23/2015
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Data Encryption On The Rise
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 1/23/2015
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Windows 10: 9 Killer Features
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft's Windows 10 is in the tech spotlight. Here's what we learned about each feature released during its Jan. 21 event.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/22/2015
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Programming Languages And The Lord Of The Rings
Network Computing Editors,
News
Is there one code to rule them all? Today's IT jobs demand programming skills, but it can be tough to predict the specific languages you may need. Let The Lord of the Rings be your guide.
By Network Computing Editors , 1/22/2015
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The Case For WLAN Interoperability
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead
Commentary
Many new wireless devices don't play well on enterprise WLANs. It's time for the Wi-Fi Alliance to step up and fix the fragmented WiFi market.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead, 1/22/2015
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Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make When They Move To The Cloud
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax
CommentaryVideo
You’re moving to the cloud, and you may think the hard part — the internal debates, politics, and budget calculating — is behind you. Unfortunately, most companies make some basic mistakes and assumptions that make their migration to the cloud significantly more difficult. Cloud expert Joe Masters Emison points them out so that you can avoid them.
By Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax , 1/22/2015
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Windows 10: Free Upgrades, Spartan Browser & Holographics
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft said its developers consulted 1.7 million Windows Insiders, who delivered 800,000 pieces of feedback on more than 200 topics regarding the new OS.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/21/2015
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Windows 10 Mobile: See Today, Try In February
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft will showcase its Windows 10 mobile operating system on Jan. 21, but smartphone users will likely wait until February for the consumer preview.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 1/21/2015
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Cisco IOS Voice Troubleshooting: 9 Key Commands
Amy Arnold, CCNP/DP/Voice
News
It's easy to get lost in unfamiliar territory when debugging a voice gateway problem. These common commands can help.
By Amy Arnold CCNP/DP/Voice, 1/21/2015
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Free And Open SDN From Brocade
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
News
The Brocade Vyatta SDN Controller is free to download for a year, but the open nature of the product may be more attractive than the price.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 1/20/2015
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Selecting Wireless Access Points For The Enterprise
Network Computing Editors,
News
The humble wireless access point is a workhorse of today's enterprise network. See how models from Cisco, HP, Aruba, Aerohive, Xirrus, and Ruckus compare.
By Network Computing Editors , 1/20/2015
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