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Windows 10 migration: At least it's not like last time

Enterprises should have an easier time migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10 than they did the last go-round when they left behind Windows XP, an analyst said, citing lessons both Microsoft and corporations learned.

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Commercial drones gaining altitude with top IT vendors

Enterprise IT vendors didn't have much to say about commercial drones just 18 months ago, but now Cisco, AT&T, Verizon and others are making their moves.

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Meet Cisco's go-to guy on commercial drones

Cisco sees network infrastructure, collaboration, security and other opportunities in commercial drones

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Windows 10 on pace to reach 20% share by June

Windows 10 is on pace to power 20% of all Windows desktop systems by the end of June, or around the time Microsoft issues its next major upgrade, according to data published this week.

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Why Windows 10 wants your feedback and diagnostics, and how to control them

We now know the tradeoff for free Windows 10: Microsoft wants data about how you use your PC. Use these controls to customize feedback frequency and limit what the company sees.

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Google buys Synergyse to teach customers how to use Apps

Google announced Monday morning that it has acquired Synergyse, a startup that offered businesses a guided tutorial for Google Apps.

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Microsoft to begin SHA-1 crypto shutoff with Windows 10's summer upgrade

Microsoft outlined the timetable it will use to drop browser support for sites that secure traffic with SHA-1 certificates, part of an Internet-wide plan to rid the Internet of the weaker encryption.

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Where have all the MacBooks gone at Linux conferences?

The days of open source people using MacBooks and running Mac OS seem to be ending.

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Craig Wright claims he is bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, he has claimed on his personal blog and in media interviews.

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Trim your application portfolio for savings

Reducing the number of applications can save money, but be prepared for a potentially tedious inventory process -- and for users with emotional attachments.

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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 finally gets a release date

Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 will be available for commercial use on June 1, giving companies access to a bunch of new features.

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Highly social Linux nerds worth following

If you're a Linux geek, you need to follow these 12 people. These are not companies or projects, but actual people, speaking for themselves, who are uniquely relevant in the Linux world.

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A SharePoint Conference and a South African Safari: Two great ideas to consider for June 2016

On June 20, 2016, the Eventful Group will host the annual Share Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The value of the South African Rand against the US Dollar makes this a great time to consider attending this unique,...

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New Microsoft beta lets workers build their own apps without coding

Microsoft announced Friday that it's opening up its PowerApps app creation service to the world, after a private beta period that began last year.

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5 (more) reasons to be a data scientist

"Data scientist" has already been declared this year's hottest job, and now a new report offers several more reasons to consider it as a career.

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LinuxFest Northwest 2016: Enterprises and hobbyists have a picnic

Linux and open source enthusiasts gathered to learn about DevOps, Postgres, Free Software legal issues and a host of enterprise and cloud topics.

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IBM offers advice on how to secure blockchain in the cloud

Cloud providers hosting the blockchain secure transactions technology should take additional security steps to protect those records, IBM recommends

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AI looms large in Google's view of the future

Google's Founders' Letter was an exception this year for the fact that it was penned by Google CEO Sundar Pichai rather than Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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