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DNC Hack Serves As Cautionary Tale For IT Pros
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Following the high-profile hack of the Democratic National Committee's computer system, cyber-security experts emphasize the importance of secure email correspondence.
Enterprises Are Poorly Equipped To Handle External Cyberattacks
News  |  7/26/2016  | 
Most organizations lack the tools and processes to handle external cyberattacks -- which lie outside a company's firewalls. Such attacks primarily leverage digital channels, and responsibility for monitoring these channels often falls outside traditional IT and security functions.
8 iOS, Android Apps To Help Get Your Errands Done
Slideshows  |  7/26/2016  | 
For IT professionals, like others with demanding jobs, finding the time for the mundane tasks of everyday life can be a challenge. Here are 8 iOS and Android apps created to help you save time on chores and errands so you have more hours in the day.
Windows 10 At 1 Year: 9 Ways It's Changed
Slideshows  |  7/25/2016  | 
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?
Windows 10 Build 14393 Rollout, Cloud Revenue: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/23/2016  | 
Microsoft this week released its fourth-quarter earnings report, Windows 10 Build 14393 for PC and mobile, and new services Stream and Bookings.
Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
9 High Tech Cities Outside Silicon Valley To Explore
Slideshows  |  7/20/2016  | 
California's Silicon Valley is one of the world's most famous tech hubs, but there are many up-and-coming cities investing in infrastructure, transportation, and growing startup scenes. Here are nine destinations around the world for tech-savvy travelers.
10 Strange Job Interview Questions Big Tech Companies Ask
Slideshows  |  7/18/2016  | 
Tech companies are notorious for asking bizarre interview questions. Here are 10 such head-scratchers that candidates were asked during job interviews at Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other major tech firms.
White House Offers $400 Million For 5G Developments
News  |  7/16/2016  | 
The White House has announced a $400 million advanced wireless research initiative to build on Obama's broadband policy. The goal is to help pave the way for 5G technology that can benefit advances such as the internet of things.
Surface Partnership With IBM, Windows Security: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/16/2016  | 
Microsoft held its annual Worldwide Partner Conference and announced a new partnership with GE. A critical Windows security patch is announced. A look at Windows 10 and Surface subscriptions.
Windows 'Critical' Security Flaw Hits All Versions Of OS
News  |  7/14/2016  | 
Microsoft has fixed a security flaw that left all supported versions of its Windows operating system vulnerable to hackers.
Big Data, Coding, Security: 8 Sites That Offer Free Online Courses
Slideshows  |  7/14/2016  | 
IT pros need to stay updated on the latest trends in technology and management to remain relevant and competitive. Here's a look at eight online learning platforms that offer free tech courses that can help with that.
Microsoft Rolls Out Skype Alpha On Linux, Chrome
News  |  7/13/2016  | 
Microsoft has launched an Alpha version of its Skype app for Linux. The software giant is also adding calling capabilities for Chromebook and Chrome.
Microsoft, IBM Team Up For Surface Enterprise Push
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
Microsoft put the focus on business customers with Surface as a Service, partnerships with IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton, and new Windows 10 options at WPC 2016.
Microsoft, GE Partnership Targets Industrial Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
Microsoft and GE have announced a partnership that will make GE's Predix, a platform for the industrial internet, available on Azure.
Microsoft's Project Malmo Public Release Brings AI To Minecraft
News  |  7/9/2016  | 
Microsoft has released the code behind Project Malmo so Minecraft users can explore the world of artificial intelligence.
Dynamics 365 Unveiled, Skype Meetings Launched: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/9/2016  | 
This week Microsoft launched Skype meetings for small businesses and combined its CRM and ERP offerings into a cloud service called Dynamics 365.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: 5 Key Business Features
News  |  7/5/2016  | 
Microsoft will release several major changes in its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. For businesses users, here are five features to try.
9 Digital Tools For A Productive Summer
Slideshows  |  7/3/2016  | 
These digital tools will help you stay more organized, productive, and efficient this summer, leaving plenty of time for fun in the sun.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Salesforce On Outlook: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  7/2/2016  | 
Microsoft announced the rollout date for its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. There are plans to kill the Surface 3 in December. There's a Salesforce Lightning add-in for Outlook.
10 Career-Boosting Books For Your Summer Reading List
Slideshows  |  7/1/2016  | 
Take some of your free summer hours to dive into one of these books written by well-known business and IT leaders, including Bill Gates, Michael Dell, and Andrew Grove, and learn their perspectives on management and success.
Google Android N Is Officially Nougat
News  |  6/30/2016  | 
The newest version of Google's Android mobile operating system will be called Nougat, the company revealed June 30.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Slated For Aug. 2
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Microsoft plans to mark the first year of its latest OS with several new features in a Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Forced Windows 10 Upgrade Costs Microsoft $10,000
News  |  6/28/2016  | 
Microsoft is paying out $10,000 after a woman sued when a forced upgrade caused her computer to crash.
Microsoft Will Kill Surface 3 In December
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
Microsoft has confirmed plans to discontinue its Surface 3 tablet line in December and left many wondering what's coming next.
Microsoft's $1 Billion-Plus Acquisitions: 9 Big Bets
Slideshows  |  6/27/2016  | 
Microsoft's recent $26.2 billion purchase of LinkedIn is not the first time Redmond has spent big bucks to snap up a company. Here's a closer look at 9 of the software giant's acquisitions that topped $1 billion.
8 Free iOS, Android Apps For Job Hunters
Slideshows  |  6/24/2016  | 
Your smartphone could be the key to your next employment opportunity. Here are 8 iPhone and Android apps that give you the tools to seek, explore, and apply for new jobs.
MacOS Sierra Preview: Siri, iCloud, Photos App Updates
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
Apple debuted macOS Sierra at WWDC 2016, along with the developer preview. Here's a look at the features you can expect to see in the company's latest desktop OS.
Microsoft Rolls Out Wallet App To Windows Insiders
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
Microsoft Wallet will bring tap-to-pay to Windows 10 Mobile, starting with Windows Insiders.
Microsoft SharePoint App Now On iOS
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Microsoft is rolling out the SharePoint mobile app to iOS devices, giving corporate users the ability to access their company intranet content, portals, and contacts while on the go.
Microsoft Touts Edge Browser's Power-Saving Capabilities
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Microsoft conducted a series of tests to prove its Edge browser is more power-efficient than competitors Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
Microsoft Targets Legal Marijuana Industry With Azure Offering
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
LinkedIn Buy, Windows 10 Anniversary Update Previews: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/18/2016  | 
Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, bought Wand Labs for natural language tech, and released bug-bashing builds of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
9 Gadgets Geeky Dads Will Love
Slideshows  |  6/17/2016  | 
If picking out the perfect Father's Day gift has you stumped, there's still time to scoop up a handy tech tool or two. It's hard to go wrong with a new gadget, especially when there's one for every type of interest and hobby your dad might have.
Microsoft Snaps Up Wand Labs For Intelligent Communication Tech
News  |  6/16/2016  | 
Microsoft has acquired Wand Labs with the intention of improving messaging apps and bots with enhanced natural language technology.
10 Most-Loved Tech CEOs
Slideshows  |  6/16/2016  | 
Glassdoor recently published its list of highest-rated CEOs. Half of the top 20 CEOs featured hail from the tech industry. Who are they, and what sets them apart?
iOS 10, macOS, watchOS Updates: WWDC Up Close
Slideshows  |  6/14/2016  | 
Apple debuted iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and the latest update to tvOS at WWDC 2016. We discuss the many new capabilities in these software updates.
WWDC 2016: iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 Unleashed
News  |  6/13/2016  | 
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference with the debut of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS, and the newly renamed macOS Sierra.
Bluetooth 5 Bringing Quadruple Range, Double Speed
News  |  6/11/2016  | 
Next week marks the formal debut of Bluetooth 5, which will double the range and quadruple the speed of the wireless standard. The goal of these improvements is to accelerate such applications as industrial automation, smart infrastructure, smart homes, and location-based services.
Windows 10 Build 14361, Planner On Office 365: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/11/2016  | 
This week, Microsoft released Planner and GigJam to the public, launched Windows 10 Build 14361 to phones and PCs, and organized a WWDC afterparty for app developers.
IDC: PC Markets Continue To Struggle, Seek Stability
News  |  6/10/2016  | 
Global PC shipments will fall 7.3% year-over-year in 2016, with smaller declines to come in 2017, according to new numbers from IDC.
Apple WWDC 2016: iOS, Siri Updates Expected
Slideshows  |  6/10/2016  | 
Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developer Conference on June 13. With the company's iPhone sales and revenue decline, the pressure is on. At the event, we expect to see refreshes to iOS and Siri, and seven other updates.
Microsoft Surface Membership Plan Targets Businesses
News  |  6/8/2016  | 
Microsoft has subtly launched a Surface Membership Program to let small businesses purchase devices on a payment plan.
10 iPhone, Android Apps To Master Work-Life Balance
Slideshows  |  6/8/2016  | 
Technology makes it easier for you to take your work anywhere, but it can also help you balance your personal and professional lives. Here are 10 iPhone and Android apps that fit the bill.
Smartphone Sales Continue To Tumble In 2016
News  |  6/7/2016  | 
Smartphone sales will continue to slow in 2016, with 7% market growth, a decrease of 14.4% in 2015, according to Gartner.
Microsoft Bing Malware Alerts Get More Specific
News  |  6/6/2016  | 
Microsoft has updated Bing phishing and malware warnings to give more detailed information on specific threats.
Microsoft HoloLens: 10 Ways It Has Evolved
Slideshows  |  6/5/2016  | 
It has been more than one year since Microsoft announced its foray into augmented reality with HoloLens. Here's a look at how its strategy has changed over time.
Microsoft HoloLens Getting Outlook Mail, Calendar Apps
News  |  6/4/2016  | 
Early adopters of HoloLens will be able to check their email and calendars using new augmented reality apps for Outlook.
Windows Holographic Expanded, SQL Server 2016 Ready: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/4/2016  | 
Microsoft this week expanded Windows Holographic and Windows Hello to partner devices, launched a new Windows 10 Mobile build, and released SQL Server 2016.
Mary Meeker: Internet Growth, Smartphone Sales Slow Down
News  |  6/2/2016  | 
Major digital trends in Meeker's report this year include the overall slowdown of internet growth, the evolution of web search, and the effects of messaging apps and digital assistants.
Microsoft Windows Holographic OS Will Open To Developers
News  |  6/1/2016  | 
Microsoft plans to open its Windows Holographic operating system to run on mixed-reality devices designed and built by outside manufacturers.
Microsoft's Revamped Ventures Division Will Focus On Startups
News  |  5/31/2016  | 
Microsoft has repositioned Microsoft Ventures, its internal startup accelerator, to focus on investments in early-stage businesses.
Microsoft's Mobile Fail: What Happens Now?
Commentary  |  5/31/2016  | 
Despite dwindling sales, thousands of job cuts, and billions of dollars in restructuring charges, Microsoft remains committed to the mobile market. The questions is, what happens now?
10 Fun Gadgets You Can Use All Summer
Slideshows  |  5/29/2016  | 
Summer is a time to disconnect, but that doesn't mean you have to put all gadgets aside. Here are 10 gizmos to help you beat the heat and have fun.
Nokia Remnants Killed, Undersea Cable Project: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/28/2016  | 
Microsoft severed all remaining ties to Nokia, awarded funding to startups to improve global connectivity, and partnered with Facebook to build a cross-Atlantic cable.
MacBook Pro 2016 May Replace MacBook Air
News  |  5/28/2016  | 
Rumors suggest the new MacBook Pro 2016 will cause the demise of Apple's MacBook Air lineup.
Microsoft, Facebook Team Up To Build Cross-Atlantic Cable
News  |  5/27/2016  | 
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
Microsoft Seals Nokia's Fate, Cuts 1,850 Jobs
News  |  5/25/2016  | 
Microsoft is slashing up to 1,850 jobs, mostly in Nokia's home country of Finland, and taking on a $950 million restructuring charge as it streamlines its phone business.
Microsoft Expands Global Connectivity With Local Startups
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Microsoft is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
iPhone 7 Could Have OLED Display
News  |  5/24/2016  | 
Apple watchers can add "OLED display" to the list of features we're expecting in the iPhone 7, as hinted by the CEO of Applied Materials.
Surface Book 2 Vs. MacBook Pro 2016: Hardware Smackdown
News  |  5/23/2016  | 
Reports indicate Microsoft is planning to release the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 this year, upping the competition with Apple's MacBook Pro 2016.
10 Best US Cities For Tech Jobs In 2016
Slideshows  |  5/22/2016  | 
Glassdoor recently released its report on the best cities for jobs in 2016 based on factors including cost of living, job satisfaction, and work-life balance. Which of these cities on its list are best for IT pros? We take a look.
Apple Store Turns 15, Gets Retail Revamp
News  |  5/21/2016  | 
This week marked the 15th anniversary of the first Apple Store opening. We take a look at the history of Apple's retail strategy and where it's headed.
SAP Cloud Partnership, Feature Phone Sale: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/21/2016  | 
This week brought news of a Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview build, a Bing Concierge Bot, plans to bring SAP HANA to Azure, and the sale of Microsoft's feature phone business.
10 Great Tech Gifts For Grads
Slideshows  |  5/20/2016  | 
The class of 2016 is moving on to higher education or into the working world. Which new gadgets do they want or need for the big transition? Here are some gift ideas for the new grad in your life.
Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot
News  |  5/19/2016  | 
Microsoft is reportedly working on a Bing assistant, which sounds similar to the Google assistant bot announced at Google I/O this week.
Microsoft Sells Feature Phone Division To Foxconn, HMD Global
News  |  5/18/2016  | 
Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and HMD Global for $350 million. This also means Nokia will return to the phone business.
Microsoft, SAP Are Bringing HANA To Azure
News  |  5/17/2016  | 
Microsoft and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
Samsung Smartwatch Design Projects UI On Your Hand
News  |  5/16/2016  | 
Samsung recently filed a patent application indicating plans to integrate a projector into its smartwatch, which could turn the wearer's hand or nearby surface into a display.
Google Hiring Driverless Car Testers In Arizona
News  |  5/14/2016  | 
Google is seeking drivers to test its driverless cars in Arizona. If you meet the requirements, you can earn $20 per hour to sit behind the wheel.
Windows 10 Build 14342, Azure Expansion: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/14/2016  | 
Microsoft this week announced Windows 10 Build 14342 for PCs, Azure expansion into South Korea and Canada, and the end of MSN China and the Sunrise calendar app.
Google GBoard Brings Built-In Search To iOS Keyboard
News  |  5/13/2016  | 
Google has launched the GBoard keyboard for iOS, delivering new search features not yet available to iPhone users.
10 iPhone, Android Apps For Your Summer Travels
Slideshows  |  5/13/2016  | 
Prime vacation season is right around the corner. Use these 10 mobile apps to plan your trip, prepare for departure, and navigate new places with less hassle.
Microsoft Is Shuttering Sunrise Calendar App
News  |  5/12/2016  | 
Microsoft plans to sunset Sunrise, the calendar app it acquired in 2015, later this summer. The Sunrise team will now work on the company's mobile Outlook app.
8 Non-Tech Skills IT Pros Need To Succeed
Slideshows  |  5/12/2016  | 
Communication and active listening don't normally come to mind when thinking of top skills for IT pros, but these "soft skills" can make a tremendous difference in building a successful career.
PC Sales Topple To 2011 Levels, Tablets Continue Decline
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
The global PC market had a rough first quarter as demand continued to fall. Hybrid devices took the lead as tablets fell farther behind, according to market research firm Canalys.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 May Launch In June
News  |  5/10/2016  | 
It has been a few months since Microsoft released its high-end Surface Book laptop, but the rumors of a next-gen device have already started.
iPhone 7 Generating More Excitement Than iPhone 6s
News  |  5/7/2016  | 
A new study indicates US consumers are anticipating the upcoming iPhone 7 more than they did its predecessor, the iPhone 6s.
Windows 10 Milestone, SharePoint Server 2016 Launches: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  5/7/2016  | 
Microsoft released SharePoint Server 2016, updated the Windows 10 device count to 300 million, bought Solair, and announced a June 1 launch for SQL Server 2016.
Windows 10 Now Running On 300 Million Devices
News  |  5/6/2016  | 
Microsoft announces Windows 10 is active on 300 million devices, and emphasizes the upcoming end to its year-long free upgrade offer.
10 iOS, Android Apps To Drive Team Collaboration
Slideshows  |  5/6/2016  | 
As more people are working away from the office, convenient ways to collaborate are getting more crucial. Here are 10 apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device that can help your team work together, no matter where you are.
9 Detachable Tablets To Replace Your PC
Slideshows  |  5/5/2016  | 
Tablet sales have fallen, but interest in detachable devices is on the rise. Could one of these hybrids replace your PC? Here is a look at 9 options.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Is Now Available
News  |  5/4/2016  | 
Microsoft is making SharePoint Server 2016 generally available, and sharing updates for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
Inside The NBA's Tech Training Revamp
News  |  5/3/2016  | 
The NBA implemented a series of educational projects to broaden new software adoption and engage its global workforce. These efforts earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Impact On Workforce Performance.
Horizon Prioritizes Data And Patient Experience
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey implemented a fee-for-value healthcare delivery model that uses new technologies to gather data and improve member experience. More than 80 business processes were created or modified, transforming systems for enrollment, claims processing, billing, customer service, provider portals, sales, and benefit monitoring. These efforts earned the company the No. 3 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Launches June 1
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Microsoft confirms it will release the final version of its SQL Server 2016 database management software on June 1.
Microsoft Limits Cortana To Bing Search, Edge Browser
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft is restricting Cortana to work only with Bing and Edge, and eliminating the use of third-party browsers and search engines for its digital assistant.
Windows 10 Bug Bash, Skype For Business On Mac: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/30/2016  | 
Microsoft this week published Office updates for April, launched a new workflow app, and released a major new Windows 10 preview build so Insiders can help with bug-squashing.
Microsoft's Mobile Roller Coaster Ride: 9 Contributing Factors
Slideshows  |  4/28/2016  | 
Microsoft has never excelled in smartphones, but its mobile strategy has taken a turn for the worse. What went wrong, what will come next, and are there signs of hope? Here's a closer look.
iPhone Sales To Blame For Apple Earnings Tumble
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
Apple experienced its first quarterly decline in 13 years due to a slowdown in iPhone sales, which fell for the first time in the smartphone's history.
iPhone Sales Slump May Affect Apple's Earnings
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
Apple is expected to report lower earnings for its second fiscal quarter due to a slowdown in iPhone demand.
Microsoft, Google Call A Truce On Lawsuits
News  |  4/23/2016  | 
Microsoft and Google have agreed to abandon all regulatory disputes against each other and have decided to handle any future potential conflicts via collaboration, instead of court fights.
Windows 10 Cortana, Messaging Advances, Skype Bots On Web: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/23/2016  | 
Microsoft announced Windows 10 builds 14327 and 14328 for smartphones and PCs, Skype Bots for Mac and Web, and earnings for its third fiscal quarter.
9 Outlook Alternatives For iPhone, Android
Slideshows  |  4/19/2016  | 
Microsoft Outlook is a popular mobile email app, but it's far from your only option. Here is a list of alternatives for iOS and Android if you want to try something new.
Master iOS 9.3 With These 9 Tips And Tricks
Slideshows  |  4/17/2016  | 
Apple debuted the feature-packed iOS 9.3 at its launch event that also unveiled the iPhone SE and smaller iPad Pro. Here are some tips to help you maximize your day-to-day use of the updated mobile operating system.
Windows 10 Feature Roadmap, Federal Lawsuit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/16/2016  | 
This week Microsoft published a website detailing future Windows 10 updates, sued the US government over data privacy, and updated Skype for Business on iOS and Android.
Microsoft's Project Madeira: SaaS Apps Designed For SMBs
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
Microsoft is launching a preview of Project Madeira, a public cloud-based business management service designed for small and midsize business.
Microsoft OneDrive For Business Gets New Features, Admin Controls
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
Microsoft rolled out a series of spring updates to OneDrive for Business, including new IT admin controls, as well as browser, sync, and mobile features.
Microsoft, Facebook Say They Pay Women, Men Equally
Commentary  |  4/12/2016  | 
Microsoft, Facebook, Expedia, and Intel claim they pay men and women equally, but the tech industry has a long way to go.
Microsoft Publishes Windows 10 Roadmap, Targets Business PCs
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
Microsoft shared a roadmap of upcoming Windows 10 features for business PCs and delivered its first CBB build since the operating system launched in July 2015.


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