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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.
Facebook's Aquila Internet Drone Completes First Flight
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
WiFi takes to the skies in the form of Aquila, a self-piloting Facebook drone with a wingspan greater than that of a Boeing 737. It's another move by companies such as Facebook and Google to deliver internet services through unconventional means.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
News  |  7/22/2016  | 
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016  | 
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
News  |  7/21/2016  | 
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
Beyond WiFi: Building Better Enterprise Mobility
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2016  | 
Drew Lentz, a solutions architect with Frontera Consulting, says he believes that IT needs to look beyond WiFi technology and create a unique, wireless connected experience that benefits not only employees, but businesses as well. Lentz touched upon that topic and more during his conversation with Senior Editor Sara Peters.
Facebook Tests High-Speed Laser Internet Access
News  |  7/20/2016  | 
Facebook wants to beam you onto the web, using laser light to carry information from point to point. However, the social networking company warns that the technology is still in its infancy.
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.
VMware's 2Q Results Show Upticks In NSX, Mobile Management Adoption
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
VMware reported solid results for its second quarter, with upticks in licenses, virtualized workspaces, mobility management, and NSX networking.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016  | 
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
Google Reportedly Still Working On Mixed VR, AR Headset
News  |  7/18/2016  | 
While Google may be retooling its virtual reality roadmap, the company is still dedicated to producing a standalone headset that blends the boundaries between VR and augmented reality.
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.
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
Ransomware: How Should IT Respond?
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/14/2016  | 
How should IT respond to increased ransomware attacks? John Pironti, President of IP Architects, spoke with Senior Editor Sara Peters at this year's Interop about the issues.
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.
Lenovo, HP Lead PC Market As Shipment Declines Continue
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
The global PC market continues to face the aspect of declining shipments, but the US market for computers shows signs of resilience during the second quarter of 2016, according to new numbers. Lenovo and HP are leading the market.
Chef Automate Combines Three Tools Into One
News  |  7/12/2016  | 
Chef has combined its popular configuration server with Chef Delivery and Chef Compliance to produce a more automated code workflow.
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.
Datadog Turns Its Eye Toward Microsoft's Azure Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016  | 
Datadog, the Amazon Web Services third-party monitoring service, is now moving to meet increasing demand for metrics from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
Cloud Spending Will Top $37 Billion In 2016, IDC Reports
News  |  7/8/2016  | 
A new forecast from IDC finds that spending on public and private cloud infrastructure will increase more than 15% this year, for a total of $37.1 billion. By 2020, IDC forecasts that spending on cloud services will nearly equal what is spent on traditional IT.
Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide
News  |  7/7/2016  | 
Gartner's updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn't account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.
Microsoft's Skype Meetings Aimed At Small Businesses
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
Microsoft is offering Skype Meetings, a free, pared-down version of Skype for Business. It's aimed at small businesses, and it offers tools including HD video conferencing.
Aligned Offers Right-Sized Compute, Networking As A Service
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
Aligned Data Centers has a data center in Plano, Texas, that provisions a custom network to match an application.
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.
Oracle Ordered To Pay HPE $3 Billion In Itanium Suit
News  |  7/2/2016  | 
A Silicon Valley jury has sided with HPE in a long-running dispute focused on support for the Itanium server platform.
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.
Google-Backed Undersea Cable Now Connects US, Japan
News  |  6/30/2016  | 
The Google-backed underwater cable connecting Japan and the US can transmit data at 60 terabits per second and spans nearly 5,600 miles.
Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos
Enterprises: Tear Down Your Engineering Silos
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/30/2016  | 
Will Murrell, a senior network engineer with UNICOM systems, knows a thing or two about silos. UNICOM develops a variety of software and other tools to work with IBM's mainframe, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. Murrell recently talked with InformationWeek senior editor Sara Peters about a new breed of engineers trying to break down corporate barriers for good.
Google Reportedly Building Internet Speed Test Into Search
News  |  6/29/2016  | 
Google wants to give its users the ability test their internet speed right from the search application. In order to do this, the company is partnering with M-Lab to make it a reality.
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.
HP's Chromebook 11 G5 Offers Touchscreen, Android Apps
Commentary  |  6/28/2016  | 
The Chromebook 11 G5 starts at $189, offers an optional touchscreen, and will run Android apps when it goes on sale later this year.
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.
Budgets, Business Needs Drive IT Workloads Off-Premises
News  |  6/27/2016  | 
The Uptime Institute's 2016 survey found the shift of enterprise workloads to off-premises sites may occur faster than anticipated as organizations grapple with a need for agility in an era of tightened IT budgets.
Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  6/25/2016  | 
This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering.
Apple Dumps Thunderbolt Display, No Replacement Named
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
Anyone who wants to get their hands on an Apple Thunderbolt Display has until stock runs out. The company has decided to discontinue the monitor. Does this mean a 4K or a 5K display is on the way?
Red Hat Announces 3Scale Acquisition, $1 Billion Stock Buy-Back
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
This week, Red Hat announced new financial results that showed 18% revenue growth, the acquisition of 3Scale, and a $1 billion buy-back of its common stock.
Zynga Adopts Aurora Database, More Amazon Services
News  |  6/24/2016  | 
Zynga migrated back to the cloud a year ago. Now, however, the company is finding it hard to do without managed services, such as the Aurora database.
Google Fiber Expands Gigabit Rollout With Webpass Buy
News  |  6/23/2016  | 
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based, high-speed web startup. It's a new effort by Google to speed up the rollout of its gigabit fiber service across the US.
Microsoft Flow For iOS Aims To Help Apps Play Nice
Commentary  |  6/23/2016  | 
It's remarkable how poorly software-based products and services communicate. With the introduction of Flow for iOS on Wednesday, Microsoft is taking another step toward enabling applications to play nice.
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 Talks Up Its Containers At DockerCon
News  |  6/22/2016  | 
At the DockerCon show this week in Seattle, Microsoft took the stage to tout its ability to run containers on its Azure cloud and the company's overall support for the technology.
LinkedIn Ranks Best Companies At Attracting, Retaining Talent
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Which companies are the best at attracting and retaining talent? In the US, the Top 10 are all technology companies, according to a new list of "Top Attractors" from LinkedIn, based on the careers social network site's internal research.
Supercomputing's TOP500 Led By China, Linux
Commentary  |  6/21/2016  | 
The latest TOP500 list of worldwide supercomputers shows several significant changes in what countries are leading the pack, and what technologies are most in use.
Dell Software Businesses Sold To Private Equity Firms
News  |  6/21/2016  | 
Dell Software, which includes Quest, SonicWall, and Statistica, is being snapped up by private equity firms for a reported price of more than $2 billion. The selloff comes as Dell positions itself for an expected October closing for its acquisition of tech giant EMC.
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.
Nvidia Releases Tesla P100 Accelerator, Software Tools
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
Nvidia has released a series of software and hardware tools aimed at the high-performance computer market, and for systems dedicated to AI and machine learning. In addition to the Tesla P100 GPU accelerator, Nvidia released a series of new software tools for its deep learning platform.
Docker Embeds Container Orchestration In Engine 1.12
News  |  6/20/2016  | 
At its DockerCon event, Docker is detailing the ways the company built its Swarm orchestration capabilities into its container-formatting Docker Engine.
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