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Microsoft to make enterprise security tools generally available

Microsoft will be making two services generally available as part of the company's push to improve the security of businesses' data.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 23 July, 2015 03:11

Tags: services, Microsoft

Report: Microsoft paying $320m for Cloud security provider Adallom

Microsoft is said to be paying $320 million to acquire Adallom, a Cloud security provider whose services might help Microsoft in its new push toward becoming a "Cloud-first" company.

By Zach Miners | 21 July, 2015 05:25

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, services, Microsoft, security, Adallom, internet, malware

Microsoft, Rubio, Sessions and the H-1B ground war

Microsoft's argument that the U.S. faces a shortage of people with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills isn't helped by the 7,800 layoffs it announced last week.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 13 July, 2015 20:12

Tags: services, outsourcing, Microsoft, Sena, H-1B

FCC looks to protect customers during voice switch to IP

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may require the country's telecom carriers to warn residential and business customers about their plans to abandon old, copper telephone networks for IP-based systems.

By Grant Gross | 11 July, 2015 03:04

Tags: telephony, telecommunication, voip, regulation, Tom Wheeler, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government

Microsoft's Power BI visualization service will be generally available July 24

Microsoft's Power BI data visualization and business intelligence service will be generally available in two weeks, marking a major milestone for the new product.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 11 July, 2015 01:02

Tags: services, applications, Microsoft, Application services, software, business intelligence

Vodafone switches 4G data to new core network

Vodafone's new Ericsson-designed network is now being used for all 4G data by the telco's customers.

By Rohan Pearce | 08 July, 2015 14:01

Tags: Ericsson, VoLTE, voice over LTE, 4g, Networking, Vodafone, Telecommunications

Snowflake Computing opens data warehouse to the masses

Snowflake Computing announced Tuesday that its cloud-based data warehouse service is available to all users.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 24 June, 2015 07:41

Tags: services, storage, Snowflake Computing, Hosted

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, June 23

Privacy group demands Uber probe... Europol hunts Isis online... Oracle goes all-in on the cloud... and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 23 June, 2015 21:13

Tags: U.S. Federal Trade Commission, LOT Polish Airlines, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Box, internet, Oracle, kaspersky lab, Uber Technologies, services, Europol, Instagram, security

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, June 22

Taylor Swift shames Apple into paying musicians royalties during streaming trial

By IDG News Service staff | 22 June, 2015 21:24

Tags: Apple, services, amazon.com, Google, european commission, robotics, internet, Softbank

Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 preview program as it enters OS's final stretch

Microsoft on Friday said it would soon tweak the Windows 10 preview program as its engineers push toward the July 29 launch of the final code to customers.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 June, 2015 00:34

Tags: skype, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Skype Translator now speaks German, French

The Skype Translator beta app now can help people say "guten tag" to their friends in Germany, thanks to an update it received on Thursday.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 19 June, 2015 04:45

Tags: applications, skype, Microsoft, software

Microsoft woos startups with $120K in cloud computing credits

Microsoft is trying to lure more startups onto its Azure cloud services by offering a substantial US$120,000 credit for companies that qualify for its BizSpark Plus program.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 17 June, 2015 10:59

Tags: services, Microsoft

Revisiting Jeb Bush on the H-1B visa -- and the displaced IT worker who asked for help

Florida has a history when it comes to the replacement of U.S. workers with foreign workers on temporary visas. It ought to be a familiar story to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who on Monday announced plans to run for the Republican presidential nomination.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 17 June, 2015 07:12

Tags: siemens, services, outsourcing, H-1B, IT outsourcing

Box shadows rival Dropbox, adds Office Online to its Web UI

Box today followed rival Dropbox to integrate Microsoft's Office Online with its cloud storage service.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 June, 2015 05:10

Tags: services, dropbox, Microsoft, software, Box, cloud storage

Microsoft retreats from Metro, to retire Skype app next month

Microsoft today said it would retire the Modern, née Metro, app for Skype in less than four weeks, abandoning it for the more traditional Windows desktop application.

By Gregg Keizer | 12 June, 2015 04:17

Tags: Windows Apps, skype, Microsoft, Mode, mobile

Microsoft to add real-time translation to Windows' Skype desktop app by summer's end

Microsoft today said that it would add its real-time translation technology to the primary Windows desktop app, giving users of Windows 7 and older editions the chance to test the service.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 June, 2015 04:19

Tags: Windows Apps, skype, Microsoft, software, 21

What outsourcing engagement model is right for you?

Outsourcing should be a strategic partnership, not a simple hand-off of duties to a third-party. Getting that right requires smart preparation.

By By Serhiy Haziyev and Halyna Semenova | 05 June, 2015 10:47

Tags: management, services, outsourcing, Networking, infrastructure management

Skype updates apps to crush crash-causing text bug

Skype today updated the Android, iOS, OS X and Windows versions of its Skype chat client to quash a bug that crashed the apps when a few characters were received.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 June, 2015 03:09

Tags: Apple, skype, Microsoft, mobile, Apple iOS

Microsoft goofs, leaks new Wi-Fi service for consumers and Office 365 Enterprise subscribers

Microsoft is preparing to rebrand and expand its almost-unknown Skype WiFi service to make it both a consumer service and a perk for enterprises already subscribing to Office 365, according to a briefly-available website.

By Gregg Keizer | 04 June, 2015 01:00

Tags: business issues, Mobile & Wireless, skype, Microsoft

Skype to face Belgium criminal court after failure to hand over call data

Skype will have to appear in a Belgian criminal court after ignoring a judge's order to give law enforcement officials access to data from calls between suspected criminals.

By Loek Essers | 27 May, 2015 01:36

Tags: Criminal, skype, legal

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