It's not a release candidate, but the latest Windows 10 preview has plenty of interesting new features and apps to explore. Here are some first impressions on what's improved and what's still missing in action.
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Microsoft is continuing to roll out monthly updates for its Intune device-management service. Here's what's in the batch for May.
Microsoft is slowly but surely trying to wean IT pro to make changes in the way they validate and apply new fixes and features in preparation for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.
Hadoop is here to stay. But it's mature analytics tools for Hadoop, DBMS abstraction layers over it and Hadoop-as-a-Service cloud offerings that will make the open source Big Data platform actionable.
Microsoft is promising to add, after RTM, a number of new features -- and to cut some legacy ones -- with its Windows 10 Edge browser.
With the new free Roambi Analytics account and Blink add-on, anyone can open CSV files on their iOS device and explore the data using a sophisticated in-memory analytics engine.
Arduino developers can now take advantage of cheap sensors and processing capabilities in Windows 10 devices to add new features to projects.
New Azure Data Warehouse offering finally offers competition to Amazon Redshift. Azure Data Lake and new scaling models for Azure SQL Database round out the offerings.
The first fruits of Google's Lucid Sleep effort for Chrome OS arrive on the Chromebook Pixel, bringing an always-on Wi-Fi connection in a low-power state.
Microsoft has made available another new test build of Windows 10 Desktop that includes a number of new features and updates, including new mail and calendar apps.
The data-warehousing provider introduced the Teradata Data Warehouse Appliance 2800, expanded Teradata QueryGrid integrations, and an enhancement to the Teradata database.
Along with new features for its Google BigQuery cloud analytics platform, the company's Cloud Dataflow managed data-processing service is now available in beta.
The latest build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones made it into the hands of beta testers over the weekend. Although it boasts a few interesting new features, some very rough edges and key missing pieces make this release for diehard testers only
Microsoft's AzureDB NoSQL database service and a related new open-source data-migration tool, are generally available.
Users who are happy with their existing business-intelligence tools can now use them to access Hadoop data, according to AtScale.
Google continues to improve Android security at the app, system and store levels, and the approach seems to be working. Data says only 0.15 percent of Play Store apps have caused harm.
Central to the new features is a heightened level of control over shared files, such as the ability to to disable downloading, printing and copying of any file with designated information rights management.
The United States government has given the public access to its massive analytics database, and the results are fascinating. What share does the Mac really have? Is Windows 8.1 a hit or a miss? Who's winning the browser wars? I've dug deep to get the answers.
Microsoft's Windows 10 software development kit for writing universal apps is now available for download.
Microsoft said it will launch the Azure IoT Suite and couple it with Windows 10 IoT with the goal to become a linchpin in various machine data deployments.
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