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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Review: Is Microsoft’s Edge browser ready for business?

Happy 20th birthday Internet Explorer | Microsoft waives Windows 10 'branches' for now

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Review: Is Microsoft's Edge browser ready for business?
A more modern, more secure and more compatible browser with today's websites, Edge will need more features to fully fit in at work -- but will be worth the wait. (Insider Story) Read More


Top tips for securing big data environments
Organizations don't have to feel overwhelmed when it comes to securing big data environments. The same security fundamentals for securing databases, data warehouses and file share systems can be applied to securing Hadoop implementations. Learn More

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HP Z Workstations Enable Small Companies To Do Big Things
Larson & Darby uses Autodesk AutoCAD with HP Z Workstations, enabling it to compete effectively with larger firms in the tech-heavy Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry. Learn More

Happy 20th birthday Internet Explorer
IE started behind the curve, but Microsoft set out to compete with top dog Netscape Navigator. Read More

Microsoft waives Windows 10 'branches' for now
Microsoft will not begin using Windows 10's multiple update tracks, called 'branches' by the Redmond, Wash. firm, until later this year, analysts said, and in the interim will continue to push all updates to everyone at the same time. Read More

New Windows 10 virtual machine images let anyone test Microsoft's Edge browser
Web developers who want to make sure that their sites and apps run well on Microsoft's new Edge browser can now download a virtual machine that works with popular virtualization software on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Read More


Data breaches bring security up the healthcare agenda
As recent events have made clear, protecting health information is not easy. KPMG's industry professionals argue the key to improved protection is integrating cybersecurity into the organization. Learn More

Edge browser fails to win over Windows 10 users
Microsoft's new Edge browser is being used by a minority of those running Windows 10 -- between one-sixth and one-third -- according to data from a pair of analytics vendors. Read More

Microsoft tests app that will read you the news
Microsoft is quietly testing an app that seems designed for people who feel overwhelmed by the media's endless stream of news stories and who wish they had a helper app that reads them article summaries. Read More

Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft
When Microsoft announced that it would be offering consumers a free upgrade to Windows 10, it got a lot of people talking. After all, the company charged $199 per license for consumers to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional just six years ago. So clearly, a free upgrade to a new OS would have to have a big impact on Microsoft's business, right? Read More

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Mitigating Multiple DDoS Attack Vectors
Security professionals need to understand how to plug the security gap from Layers 3 to 7, and protect against multi-layer attacks, with a full proxy security architecture. It's time to rethink and refine the enterprise security architecture, so organizations can remain agile and resilient against future threats. Learn more >>

Microsoft's rollout of Windows 10 gets B+ grade
Microsoft has done a good job rolling out Windows 10 in the first two weeks, analysts said today, and the general vibe for Windows 8's replacement has been positive, even though glitches have dampened some enthusiasm. Read More

Apple updates Boot Camp to support Windows 10
Apple has updated Boot Camp, its utility that allows Windows to run on a Mac, to support Windows 10, two weeks after Microsoft launched its latest OS. Read More

9 Chrome extensions (and 1 Firefox extension) that should be ported to Microsoft Edge
Windows 10 comes with a new, default web browser called Edge. At first, it won't have the ability to use extensions, but Microsoft says this functionality will appear in an update; and it will be compatible with Chrome's extension architecture. So Chrome developers should, in theory, be able to port their extensions to Edge. So, which ones should be immediately brought over to the new Microsoft browser? Read More

It's alive! Patch Tuesday survives for Windows 10
Patch Tuesday, contrary to expectations earlier this year, survived after Microsoft yesterday delivered security updates not only for the legacy editions of Windows, but also for the new Windows 10. Read More


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