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Microsoft launches new IoT services for the enterprise

Microsoft is launching IoT Central today, a new Internet of Things (IoT) service that gives enterprises a fully managed solution for setting up their IoT deployments without needing the in-house expertise necessary for deploying a cloud-based IoT solution from scratch. It’s basically …

Microsoft: Nearly one in three Azure virtual machines now are running Linux

Over the past year, Microsoft has seen customers use Linux in a third of its Azure virtual machines, up from 25 percent.<p>Microsoft's self-professed …

Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene: Here's How We'll Catch Amazon And Microsoft

Diane Greene is in the hot seat.<p>The onetime cofounder of VMware, a pioneer in what’s now known as cloud computing, heads Google’s enterprise and cloud businesses, seen by many as its next big business beyond advertising. Appointed last November when Google bought her startup, the senior vice …

Computer Science

Cloud computing pushes enterprise vendors closer to their customers

In the era of cloud connectivity, the era of mediocre releases and so-so customer service for enterprises may be coming to an end.<p>Cloud computing may …

21 Easy Ways to Create a Calm Mind (Without Meditating)

<b>“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” ~Remez Sasson</b><p>While juggling a full-time job and my writing, I …

Mindfulness

New chip design makes parallel programs run many times faster and requires one-tenth the code

Computer chips have stopped getting faster. For the past 10 years, chips' performance improvements have come from the addition of processing units …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

4 areas where IT pros should grow their skills

We are in the midst of an era of major technological change. New technologies – and the end user habits they impact – consistently generate new …

You Need This DIY Murphy Bar in Your Life ASAP

Ladies and Gentlemen: Welcome to one of my favorite projects of all time — the wall-mounted murphy bar. There are so many reasons why I love this project. Small-space living is real, and this bar is the perfect solution. This DIY bar can be used for cocktail hour or a craft desk space. Plus, it’s …

Woodworking

Microsoft's R Strategy

Microsoft bought Revolution Analytics just over a year ago. With the impending release of SQL Server 2016, integration of the data science-oriented R …

SQL Servers

The New Science of Afterlife Research and Its Benefits to Society

One of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived is that we are more than our bodies and that our true home lies beyond our physical planet. This idea, that we are or have souls that do not die at death, is found in all the earth's religions. Under attack since the Enlightenment, it is reemerging …

10 Rules of Professional Etiquette for the Digital Workplace

It’s easy to forget manners when you’re all alone. From showing up late to meetings and forgetting simple things like “please” and “thank you,” …

How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love

Technology in School<p>How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love<p>By Laura McClure     Apr 27, 2016<p>Shutterstock / JStaley401<p>Related Stories<p>The …

Teaching

Scientists Just Captured The Flash of Light That Sparks When a Sperm Meets an Egg

Sparks really do fly.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of the flash of light that sparks at the very moment a human sperm cell …

How To Tame Engineers, Be A Rockstar, and Ship ****ing Product

Introduction<p>As product managers it is time we take a stand. Times are changing, and not in our favor. DevOps, UX, Agile, Design Thinking, Growth …

Product Management

A New Skill Model for Product Managers

<i>UPDATE: Based largely on the feedback I received from this piece (thanks to everyone who commented!), this model has evolved into the</i> <i>CORE Connective</i> …

Product Management

How To Create Synergy Between Your Engineering Team And Product Managers

It’s no secret that product managers have a very difficult job. They are in a position of having to lead, but frequently must do so through influence instead of authority.<p>At Apptentive, our core focus is helping companies use their mobile app as a vehicle to communicate with and listen to their …

Product Requirement Documents Must Die

I’ve been doing product management for a long time, and I remember very well what it was like to work on Product Requirement Documents (aka PRDs, …

Microsoft will bake adblocking right into its Edge browser [Update: No, it won't]

<b>Update:</b> <i>A Microsoft spokesperson responded to our inquiry with the following statement:</i><p>We are not building a native ad blocker with Microsoft Edge. What you are seeing is a reference to the work we’re already doing in bringing extensions to Microsoft Edge.<p><i>It appears that the original report</i> …

The Worst Project Management Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

Project management is almost always high-stakes. Any time teams are involved, there are multiple ways and reasons elements of the project can get …

What Happens When You Combine Artificial Intelligence and Satellite Imagery

Facebook (fb) has a vested interest in helping the 4.2 billion people who still lack reliable Internet access find their way online. But when the …

Intelligent Designers Adopt Atheist Craig Venter's DNA Work as Proof of Creator

Geneticists trimmed a bacterial genome but didn't prove intelligent design.<p>Near the end of March, a team of researchers led by geneticist J. Craig …

York University

5 Ways To Deal With A Bad Boss

Having a bad boss can be one of the worst things that ever happens to you.<p>You spend so much time at work and so much time interacting with your boss, …

9 Toxic Behaviors Holding Good People Back

<i>The quality of your behavior drives the quality of your life.</i>When you spend a decade working with and coaching thousands of people from around the …