With Office for iPad, Microsoft has set a very high bar for the forthcoming touch-based Windows 8 version of Office. If you've got an iPad and access to Office 365, these tools have to be a recommended install.
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Travel gadgets from CES 2014 are starting to hit the shelves. We take a look at two very useful pieces of kit for the mobile professional.
If your Android smartphone lacks a MicroSD card slot and supports USB On The Go, this flexible flash drive could solve your storage expansion problem.
A USB stick you can expand and connect via wi-fi to devices that lack USB ports? SanDisk's wireless flash drive is handy, but not perfect.
Want a case for your Windows tablet? Maroo has some stylish new choices, including custom-designed products for Surface and Surface Pro.
Here's a selection of gadgets and accessories that will make your life easier and won't break the bank.
As DevOps gets more agile, infrastructure needs unit tests too. Enterprise startup ScriptRock offers cloud-hosted testing configuration tools to get you started.
EditShare bills Lightworks as a 'Hollywood-strength editor designed by editors for editors', but earlier beta releases of the Linux version have been disappointing. The latest beta sees this cross-platform video editor finally starting to live up to its promises.
Microsoft adds new features to its Lync enterprise communications solution several times a year: to get most of them, you need to stay up to date with Lync client updates.
Microsoft continues to make progress on its plans to converge the Yammer enterprise social tools with SharePoint. By the end of November, all Office 365 customers will finally have the Yammer Enterprise access promised by Microsoft at the last SharePoint conference.
As small businesses take to the cloud, QuickBooks Online gets a totally new look, along with an open API to encourage third-party developers to jump onto the Intuit platform. But will it be enough to recover ground already lost to newer and nimbler competitors?
D-Link's network video recorder is aimed at small businesses requiring an IP-based video surveillance system that isn't too complex or expensive.
Logitech's solar-powered iPad keyboard case is a nice idea with some design limitations that make it less than practical.
Windows 8.1 Enterprise builds on the consumer Windows 8.1 with a selection of additional enterprise tools. We took it for a spin around our network.
Most rugged tablets aimed at businesses operating in challenging environments are Windows devices. Getac's 7-inch Z710 bucks the trend by running Android.
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- 1 SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive, first take: Useful, but pricey
- 2 Azure Files service, First Take: SMB file sharing for cloud VMs
- 3 Netgear launches affordable 10-Gigabit switches for SMEs
- 4 Office for iPad, First Take: Recommended, if you have an Office 365 subscription
- 5 Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13: In good voice