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Developers, download these apps to see if Microsoft is on the right track

At Build this week, Microsoft did its best to woo developers of all kinds, offering cross-platform tools and software upgrades to improve productivity, and above all clarifying its vision for universal apps.

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Oracle says it could win if a rival buys Salesforce

An acquisition of Salesforce would create a disruption, but Oracle can win through focus, company executives said.

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Mozilla may offer new browser features only on secure websites

Non-secure HTTP sites will not get access to new browser features, Mozilla said.

Microsoft jumps into app monitoring with Application Insights

With the release of Application Insights, Microsoft aims to help organizations learn more about how well their applications are performing, how often they are used, and how to fix them.


Microsoft sets up machine learning demo site that guesses your age

To demonstrate the new machine learning capabilities in its Azure cloud, Microsoft has set up a Web site that guesses the ages of people in uploaded photos.

Guessing that song REALLY grated after a while

It's the late 1980s, and this pilot fish is responsible for a critical database that's used for scheduling engineering tests at a major car company -- but suddenly it's getting corrupted.

Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure

Microsoft will soon offer three additional ways for enterprises to store data on Azure.

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Nadella sets lofty cloud goals for Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to boost the company's enterprise cloud business run rate to $20 billion by fiscal year 2018.

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Salesforce said to be fielding buyout offers

Salesforce is working with financial advisers to field bids after being approached by an unnamed party about a possible buyout, according to a Bloomberg report.


Adobe Marketing Cloud gets a CRM boost with Microsoft Dynamics integration

New connection promises a unified view of customer interactions.

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Windows 10 updates force enterprises to shift eval tactics

With the advent of Windows 10, enterprises will have to rethink the way they evaluate Microsoft operating systems, because the company has a new approach to development that involves ongoing upgrades.

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Microsoft refines Azure management portal preview to give IT pros more control

Microsoft has upgraded an IT management portal it's developing for Azure that's intended to calm the nerves of IT pros wary about moving on premises applications to the vendor's cloud.

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HTML5 shoot-out: How Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE, and Opera measure up

Chrome and Opera lead in compliance with the latest Web features, but the differences among browsers may be smaller than they appear.

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Microsoft preaches the gospel of universal apps at Build conference

The Build conference also will focus on Visual Studio 2015, Windows 10, and mobile app dev

Oh sure, like YOU never used WordPerfect Office...

This help desk pilot fish is getting the new administrative assistant for a remote office up to speed on the company's applications, including the standard desktop stuff. But something seems to be missing.

Hitachi's big-data tools should help IT, mobile health workers

Hitachi Data Systems is now aiming its big-data expertise at health care and enterprise IT departments.

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Xerox targets paper-laden enterprises with new mobile apps, services

Analytics features aim to help companies make smarter printing decisions

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Microsoft to webcast Build keynote Wednesday morning

Microsoft will live stream the opening keynote address of its Build developers conference on Wednesday starting at 8:30 PT (11:30 ET).

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