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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Windows 10 developer’s dilemma: Go Universal or stick with the desktop?

Ask Cortana anything: Snarky answers to 59 burning questions | Microsoft will no longer provide patch details

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The Windows 10 developer's dilemma: Go Universal or stick with the desktop?
Microsoft's newly released Windows 10 offers developers what at first blush appears to be a can't-miss pitch: Write your app once and run it anywhere Windows exists. With Microsoft's push toward 'one Windows' across multiple device types, ranging from the plain old desktops to augmented reality headsets, the appeal of that pitch could be massive, not to mention lucrative, for developers. (Insider Story) Read More


The Social Business: Advent of a New Age
As the world becomes more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent and the population continues to embrace social computing, today's enterprises face the dawn of a new era--the era of the Social Business. View Now


The Cost of Data Breach: Healthcare Settlements
With a host of new data protection regulations and increasingly high settlement fees for data breaches, data security has never been more important to Healthcare organizations. Download this whitepaper to read about some of the most costly data breaches that resulted from lost or stolen devices. Learn More

Ask Cortana anything: Snarky answers to 59 burning questions
Windows 10 is here, and with it comes Cortana—Microsoft's powerful, intelligent digital assistant. Spend just a few minutes with Cortana and it immediately becomes clear that she's taken the customized awareness of Google Now and the chatty personality of Siri, and then kicked up the schtick several notches. Read More

Microsoft will no longer provide patch details
The Windows 10 rollout is going quickly, with the installed base now surpassing 50 million and growing faster than Windows 7's successful rollout in 2009. Sure, there are bumps along the way, but that's to be expected with a new OS, and Microsoft is pushing out fixes as quickly as it can. But if you are looking for details in these fixes, don't hold your breath. Read More

How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece
There's no doubt about it: Windows 10 is veritably infused with data-tracking tidbits and hooks into all sorts of Microsoft's online services. Handing over all that data has some tangible benefits, like Windows 10's OneDrive integration and the Bing-powered brains behind the Cortana digital assistant, but not everyone is thrilled with the idea of Big Brother Bill Gates constantly looking over their digital shoulder. Read More

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Optimizing Application Traffic on MPLS WAN Links
MPLS is a common type of service offering that removes much of the cost and complexity of more traditional point-to-point networks. The change from point-to-point to any-to-any or cloud networking presents new application delivery challenges, requiring a response from services that depend on the packet delivery infrastructure. Learn more >>

The best web browser of 2015: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, IE, and Opera compared
We put the screws to all five modern browsers, testing them in all manner of scenarios. If you're looking for a fast, efficient, convenient browser, we've found two that we think you'll like. Read More

Microsoft starts public test of Cortana app for Android smartphones
Android phone owners in the U.S. can now take Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana for a spin thanks to a new public beta test that opened today. Those interested in kicking Cortana's tires can sign up for the test and install the app from the Google Play Store. Read More

Windows 10 follows in Windows 95's footsteps 20 years later
Windows 95 turns 20 years old today, and for Microsoft it's more than just ancient history. The launch of Windows 10 last month has plenty of parallels to the operating system Microsoft released a couple decades ago. Read More


Understanding Advanced Threats and How to Mitigate Them
When you're a hacker, time is on your side. Time to find a soft spot in your armor, to evade defenses, to seek out your most critical data. Increasingly, today's advanced threats circumvent traditional defenses—even sandboxing. You need a new approach. Learn more >>

Windows Hello uses your webcam even if you disabled your camera
The newest Windows 10 privacy freak out involves Windows Hello which is supposed to be a convenient security feature turned on or off by selecting Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Windows Hello replaces traditional passwords with biometric recognition, allowing users to unlock their PC with a swipe or glance. Read More

Torrent trackers bring down the ban hammer on Windows 10 users
Even before Microsoft's updated Privacy Statement and Services Agreement kicked in on August 1, privacy advocates from the European Digital Rights group warned the new privacy policy was 'bad news for privacy.' Then Windows 10 default settings proved to be skewed toward spying on users by default. Read More

Up, down, and out: 20 years of Internet Explorer
It's 20 years since Microsoft first launched Internet Explorer, on Aug. 16, 1995, as part of the Microsoft Plus Internet Jumpstart Kit for Windows 95. But rather than a celebration, Microsoft sends out a different message via the new Edge browser in Windows 10: 'Thanks for all the great work you've done, but I got it from here.' (Insider Story) Read More


13 big data and analytics companies to watch

Most of the newcomers not surprisingly have a cloud element to their offerings, leading to every sort of X-as-a-service pitch you can imagine.


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