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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses | Microsoft to release cross-platform Visual Studio 2015 by July 20

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Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns
With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online. Called Wi-Fi Sense, the feature is designed to make it easier for people to get Internet access for their devices while they're on the go by automatically logging them into wireless hotspots. Read More


Data and Storage Reduction: Some Existing Options
Spending the same amount to store all types and pieces of data—or even to keep any data which has no positive value to an organization—is a suboptimal approach from many perspectives. Read more to learn how to store and spend less on data. Learn More.

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems

Deliver Enterprise Mobility
This white paper reveals how Citrix XenMobile along with Citrix NetScaler helps solve key IT challenges around security of end user devices, scalability to cope with increasing growth of devices, visibility of the application and network traffic, and automation of configuring end user devices. Learn More

Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses
Microsoft and Google offer low-cost cloud tools for small- and medium-size businesses, but each of their offerings has unique strengths and weaknesses. Here's a high-level comparison of Office 365 and Google for Work, specifically for smaller businesses. Read More

Microsoft to release cross-platform Visual Studio 2015 by July 20
Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2015 will be released for download on July 20, along with the Team Foundation Server 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6. The company will also host a Q&A session online on the day of the release with the engineering team, as well as 60 deep-dive sessions to help users understand the new features of the platform. Read More

What's the future for Windows Phone?
Despite rumors that Microsoft is about to kill Windows Phone, some industry observers say that's unlikely for several reasons, especially the expected gains from the rollout of Windows 10, which will run on smartphones and other devices. Read More

WHITE PAPER: CatchPoint Systems, Inc.

How to Deliver Great eCommerce Experiences
Learn not just how to deliver exceptional performance and user experiences throughout the year, but how to implement failsafe systems in case you do experience outages beyond your control. Read Now

Turning Windows users into Linux users with MakuluLinux Aero
Did you know that hippos are one of the most dangerous animals in the world? As it happens, the hippo is also the mascot of one of the most impressive end user-oriented Linux distributions available, MakuluLinux, which is also interesting for another reason -- it's a realistic path for migrating Linux users to Windows. Read More

From CoreOS to Nano: Micro OSes strip down for containers
CoreOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu, VMware, Rancher, and Microsoft put unique twists on the stripped-down, container-focused, cloud-scale operating system. Read More

Intel's first Skylake chips coming in first week of August
Fancy a Mac or Windows 10 PC with Intel's new processors code-named Skylake? That will soon be possible: Intel will launch its first chips based on the new architecture in the first week of August. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Vmware | CenturyLink

7 Critical Questions to Demystify DRaaS
This whitepaper is not a sermon on Disaster Recovery and why you need it. So what is this whitepaper? It is a guide with a goal to make you a well-informed DRaaS customer by helping you pose insightful yet practical questions to DRaaS vendors. View now

Microsoft streamlines hybrid cloud operations with new tools
Workloads moved to the cloud must be managed properly, so Microsoft has released new tools to help system administrators bridge their in-house data centers with Azure services. Read More

How to deploy tablets to your mobile workforce
When Wakefield Canada, the exclusive distributor for Castrol in Canada, set out to replace the tablets used by their sales team, it went right to the source to figure out what to buy: The people who would be using them in the field. Read More

Microsoft releases its second Windows 10 build in two days
Microsoft surprised testers of Windows 10 on Tuesday by launching another build of its forthcoming operating system just a day after the last update. Read More

When Steve Ballmer laughed at the first iPhone
Eight years ago this week, the iPhone went on sale for the first time and forever changed the tech landscape. In one fell swoop, Apple wrestled control away from the carriers and put users at the forefront of the smartphone experience. Read More

Latest Windows 10 SDK preview helps developers build cooler photo apps
Microsoft has added a handful of image- and photography-related features in a new version of the Windows 10 SDK. It, along with the OS itself, will become generally available at the end of the month. Read More


7 command line tools for monitoring your Linux system

Here is a selection of basic command line tools that will make your exploration and optimization in Linux easier.


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