As we look at how software will be evolving, traditional PC applications and mobile apps have some substantial differences, key among them the depth and flexibility traditional applications offer that are often an anathema to mobile users.
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Microsoft is privately testing a public-facing version of its Cosmos big-data service, which features new analysis and storage engines, plus a new SQL-IP language.
Microsoft has acquired Revolution Analytics, a company that develops R programming-language-based analytic solutions for open-source and proprietary big data platforms.
Keeping applications reliable and available is a key challenge for most data centers. Veeam believes its Availability Suite V8 is the best answer but it depends upon if you rely solely on x86-based solutions.
Microsoft handed over data linked to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack to the FBI in double-quick time, noting that extra snooping should only happen under certain circumstances.
The lobby group representing technology giants including Google, Twitter, Microsoft, and Facebook has said that the mandatory data-retention legislation before the Australian parliament could see its own services caught up by the scheme.
Microsoft is betting on holographic applications and everything from Skype to Minecraft will be in play.
Microsoft wants Windows 10 to boost its mobile play, but that's not the only battle the software giant will have to fight.
One in four enterprises employs DevOps,and it's making a difference in software delivery. Data security is a concern, however.
Australian emergency service agencies want access to GPS data on phones to locate callers in emergencies, but Telstra has said it is up to users to ensure that GPS applications are turned on.
Redmond's latest salary survey shows employers paying 25 percent more and up for Azure and big data work.
Alibaba Group will strengthen its anti-counterfeit measures to protect the intellectual property rights of Microsoft as part of a new memorandum of understanding.
Ford's big data and mobility experiments set the stage for positioning the automaker more as a software and systems outfit. Ford is a good example of how every company is now a technology company.
The Australian Taxation Office is seeking applications for a new multi-use list to support the agency's foray into big data.
The idea of virtualizing a function and then separating its management functions and them putting them under programmatic control has gotten quite a bit of attention in the market over the last year. We've heard about software defined networks, storage, and even whole data centers. Is support of only x86-based systems and their workloads enough?
Microsoft is making more organizational changes aimed at getting more software developers to write for its platforms.
Big Data tools are complex and there are many "moving parts" to install, tune and deploy. The installation of the hardware and software can require weeks of work and require expertise that is simply unavailable in the mid-market. BlueData believes it has the solution.
A Pacific Crest survey highlights how Microsoft stands to gain over the next three years, CIOs are seeing software price increases and decreases in maintenance and prepackaged apps are on the way.
Microsoft has fired the latest salvo in a case to keep US agents from having access to customer data stored overseas.
Together with the launch of updated custom Android software PrivatOS, the handset maker has revealed a new store dedicated to security and privacy applications.