Profile of Kelly SheridanAssociate Editor, Dark Reading
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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Kelly Sheridan is Associate Editor at Dark Reading. She started her career in business tech journalism at Insurance & Technology and most recently reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft and business IT. Sheridan earned her BA at Villanova University.
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Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Genee, an AI-powered scheduling service, to drive intelligent experiences in Office 365.
Information security professionals are in high demand, but entering the field can be tricky. Follow these tips to build a successful cyber-security career.
Uber plans to launch a pilot program with a fleet of driverless cars picking up passengers in Pittsburgh this month.
Microsoft this week released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on mobile, open sourced PowerShell, and announced a new Office feature for iPhone.
Microsoft has released its PowerShell command-line shell and scripting language as open source, demonstrating continued support for alternate operating systems.
The need for creative workers spans all industries. These mobile apps can help IT pros brainstorm new ideas and organize their thoughts to improve problem-solving.
Salesforce is purchasing data analytics startup BeyondCore to enhance the AI capabilities of the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions this year.
A team of Microsoft researchers and MIT PhD students have developed a temporary tattoo that doubles as a smartphone touchpad.
Cloud services present a major challenge to IT professionals charged with safeguarding their organizations. These 5 steps can help managers bridge the gaps in SaaS security.
Cyber-security skills are in high demand across all industries. These certifications can help IT managers boost their security know-how and protect their organizations.
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.
Microsoft this week released a new build for Office 2016 on Mac, bought live-stream startup Beam, and grabbed the security spotlight following a major leak.
Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.
Sasha Calden faces unique security challenges as the IT Manager in one of Duke University's largest academic departments. Here she discusses data management, career development, and the challenge of securing legacy devices.
Google has confirmed that a feature called Verify Apps, built into Google Play Services, is intended to safeguard Android devices from the QuadRooter security threat.
Gartner predicts worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $81.6 billion in 2016 -- an increase of 7.9% from last year.
Researchers have discovered a set of security flaws that could leave more than 900 million Android smartphones and tablets vulnerable to hackers.
Businesses around the world report a shortage in cyber-security talent. Here are the skills IT managers should be seeking to keep their data secure.
August 2 marked the launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs. Smartphones will receive the update in coming weeks.
An automated system called "Mayhem" took home the top prize in the Cyber Grand Challenge, sponsored by DARPA.
Internet speed in the US has accelerated, and is poised to continue to do so, reports a new study by Speedtest.
Last year nearly half of businesses were attacked with ransomware, which caused 34% of enterprises to lose revenue and 20% to cease operations immediately.
Salesforce plans to buy Quip, a startup focused on mobile document management. The deal puts Salesforce in a position to better compete with productivity platforms Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365.
A lack of valued cyber-security skills has left businesses open to attacks resulting in reputation damage and data loss, research shows.
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.
Following the high-profile hack of the Democratic National Committee's computer system, cyber-security experts emphasize the importance of secure email correspondence.
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.
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.
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?
Microsoft this week released its fourth-quarter earnings report, Windows 10 Build 14393 for PC and mobile, and new services Stream and Bookings.
Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft has fixed a security flaw that left all supported versions of its Windows operating system vulnerable to hackers.
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 has launched an Alpha version of its Skype app for Linux. The software giant is also adding calling capabilities for Chromebook and Chrome.
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 and GE have announced a partnership that will make GE's Predix, a platform for the industrial internet, available on Azure.
Microsoft has released the code behind Project Malmo so Minecraft users can explore the world of artificial intelligence.
This week Microsoft launched Skype meetings for small businesses and combined its CRM and ERP offerings into a cloud service called Dynamics 365.
Microsoft will release several major changes in its Windows 10 Anniversary Update. For businesses users, here are five features to try.
These digital tools will help you stay more organized, productive, and efficient this summer, leaving plenty of time for fun in the sun.
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.
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.
The newest version of Google's Android mobile operating system will be called Nougat, the company revealed June 30.
Microsoft plans to mark the first year of its latest OS with several new features in a Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Microsoft is paying out $10,000 after a woman sued when a forced upgrade caused her computer to crash.
Microsoft has confirmed plans to discontinue its Surface 3 tablet line in December and left many wondering what's coming next.
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.
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.
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 Wallet will bring tap-to-pay to Windows 10 Mobile, starting with Windows Insiders.
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 conducted a series of tests to prove its Edge browser is more power-efficient than competitors Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
Microsoft will partner with cannabis tech startup KIND Financial to develop software for tracking the legal growth and sale of marijuana.
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.
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 has acquired Wand Labs with the intention of improving messaging apps and bots with enhanced natural language technology.
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?
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.
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference with the debut of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS, and the newly renamed macOS Sierra.
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.
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.
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 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 has subtly launched a Surface Membership Program to let small businesses purchase devices on a payment plan.
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 will continue to slow in 2016, with 7% market growth, a decrease of 14.4% in 2015, according to Gartner.
Microsoft has updated Bing phishing and malware warnings to give more detailed information on specific threats.
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.
Early adopters of HoloLens will be able to check their email and calendars using new augmented reality apps for Outlook.
Microsoft this week expanded Windows Holographic and Windows Hello to partner devices, launched a new Windows 10 Mobile build, and released SQL Server 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 plans to open its Windows Holographic operating system to run on mixed-reality devices designed and built by outside manufacturers.
Microsoft has repositioned Microsoft Ventures, its internal startup accelerator, to focus on investments in early-stage businesses.
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?
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.
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.
Rumors suggest the new MacBook Pro 2016 will cause the demise of Apple's MacBook Air lineup.
Microsoft and Facebook are joining forces to construct the "MAREA" undersea cable, which will deliver high-speed connectivity across the Atlantic.
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 is partnering with 12 business around the world to broaden access to Internet and cloud-based services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is reportedly working on a Bing assistant, which sounds similar to the Google assistant bot announced at Google I/O this week.
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 and SAP will expand their partnership by delivering Office 365 integration and SAP HANA on Azure.
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 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.
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 has launched the GBoard keyboard for iOS, delivering new search features not yet available to iPhone users.
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 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.