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Upgrade Your Business Network With Windows 7 Pro's Advanced Features

Though Microsoft doesn't make a big deal of Windows 7's many networking improvements and new features, they offer a fine reason to upgrade from XP. There used to be many reasons to skip migrating to Windows 7; but as the operating system matures and XP ages, Windows 7 is becoming a worthwhile …

Networking

Amazon explained why it gives away apps for free

The model costs Amazon a lot of money, but the company hopes it will put it ahead of the offerings from Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store.<p>Aaron Rubenson, the director of Amazon's App Store, told The Inquirer how the model works.<p>"We heard [from customers] that there are so many apps and …

Apps

Death To Internet Explorer: Microsoft To Retire All Versions Under IE11 In January

Microsoft is tolling the death knell for Internet Explorer with an announcement that it will end support for all older versions next year.<p>On its …

Secrets of Intel's "Super 7" Cloud Computing Customers

There are seven companies whose computing buying power is so impressive they not only get early access to chips that aren’t available to any other …

Customers

Here are the tools Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella uses every day

During his 40-minute speech Nadella laid down the products, and services, he uses daily, all of which (unsurprisingly) revolve around Microsoft's offerings. As the head of a company with more than 100,000 employees, Nadella is continuously busy, and having tools to help him stay on top of his …

Augmented Reality

Get started with Office 365 Management APIs

Last Updated: 11/22/2016<p><i>Applies to: Office 365</i><p>Overview<p>When you create an application that needs access to secured services like the Office 365 …

Microsoft built what was basically Google Earth 4 years before Google — and it threw it all away

Unfortunately, Microsoft executives didn't see the potential of what the company had done and the project was killed, according to Motherboard. Seeing your house from space was not, they reasoned, something a normal person would want to do.<p>"[T]he company didn't care about the information [on …

Google Earth

Setup Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration for simplified resource sharing with external users

In September we announced the Public Preview of Azure Active Directory B2B collaboration, a new service to help you simply and securely enable …

Office 365 sees revenue growth of nearly 70% | On MSFT

Microsoft has released all of their first quarter financials this morning and we’ve already broken down a fair bit of the data and announcements to …

Satya Nadella

Introducing Azure Storage Data Movement Library Preview

Since AzCopy was first released, a large number of customers have requested programmatic access to AzCopy. We are pleased to announce a new …

Connecting Your Things to the Cloud

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not only creating a lot of excitement, but also becoming a reality as more and more companies jump in with new …

The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon

Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud.<p>What exactly are these companies selling? Who's buying it? And why is one company that wasn't even in enterprise …

Amazon Web Services

Xbox One Backwards Compatible Xbox 360 Games List Leaked In Full

It’s a big couple of weeks for gamers with the release of Fallout 4 on the horizon and Microsoft’s Xbox One seeing its software receive its biggest …

Considering the hybrid cloud? Here's what you'll need to consider

As a long-time advocate of cloud computing, the public cloud in particular, I'm excited by the conversations on hybrid cloud taking place right now. …

Amazon is about to announce a deal that should terrify Microsoft

It will also put Microsoft on notice.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports that Rackspace will partner with Amazon to help enterprise customers move their tech into Amazon's cloud.<p>Rackspace had previously made a similar deal with Microsoft. So this new deal with Rackspace is a direct blow to …

Cloud Computing

Microsoft says that collecting user data is 'not an issue of personal privacy'

The comments come from an interview with PCWorld in which Belfiore elaborates on Microsoft's often confused position on the connectedness of Windows 10.<p>Unlike previous versions of the operating system, Windows 10 constantly contacts Microsoft with information about the system, diagnostics, and so …

Privacy

Firefox now blocks ads and trackers in Private Browsing mode

The latest version of Firefox will come with a powerful ad-blocking feature, Mozilla announced today. Under the browser's new setup, Private Browsing mode will block any script that could be used to identify a user, including ads, analytic trackers, and features like the Facebook Like button that …

Digital Advertising

This Company Got a Huge Fine for Blocking Wi-Fi

Communications service contractor M.C. Dean is facing fines for blocking Wi-Fi hotspots inside the Baltimore Convention Center where it provides …

Wi-Fi

Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace for seven years running!

<i>Today’s post was written by Bryan Goode, senior director of Modern Collaboration.</i><p>Yammer has long recognized that social networking has the ability to …

Microsoft ends unlimited OneDrive storage, citing user abuse

The company is also removing the 100GB and 200GB plans, dropping them to 50GB for a reduced fee of $1.99 (£1.99) a month. The free storage option is being cut from 15GB to 5GB.<p>The reason for this change, according to Microsoft, is some users abusing the "unlimited" nature of the "unlimited" …

Satya Nadella

10 Signs You’re A Frankenboss

<b>Frankenboss</b> – <i>noun;</i> 1. A mean boss that terrorizes his or her employees; 2. A boss whose behavior closely resembles that of a half-brained monster; 3. …

Leadership

UK losing millions in VAT from non-EU sellers on Amazon and eBay

Both firms say they have no obligation to police VAT compliance by sellers as Brussels warns of huge rise in goods shipped with value under-declared<p>The UK is expected to lose tens of millions of pounds in VAT avoidance and evasion this Christmas as a growing number of non-EU sellers, including …

Selling
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