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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

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Microsoft: Go old-school to lock down Office from changes

Microsoft has told business looking to lock down Office 2016 so they don't receive constant changes to purchase old-school perpetual licenses rather than subscribe to Office 365.

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Amazon launches QuickSight business intelligence service

Amazon threw its hat into the business intelligence ring with a service called QuickSight, provided through its Amazon Web Services division.

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ACLU: Orwellian Citizen Score, China's credit score system, is a warning for Americans

In China, every citizen is being assigned a credit score that drops if a person buys and plays video games, posts political comments online “without prior permission" or if social media friend does so.

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Zendesk taps machine learning for its Satisfaction Prediction tool

Machine learning has been making its way into a growing range of enterprise software in recent months, and on Wednesday Zendesk provided a fresh example: Satisfaction Prediction, a new tool designed to help companies catch potential...

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Microsoft expands FastTrack service to aid Office 365 migration for businesses

Microsoft now lets anyone with a major Office 365 ProPlus subscription get access to its migration services all the time.


HoloLens' mixed reality is gaming on steroids

That's Microsoft's vision, but we won't know what the platform can really do until developers get their hands on it in early 2016.

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AppDirect rings the cash register -- $140 million funding

If anyone didn't realize application marketplaces are a huge thing, AppDirect's monster funding round will soon clarify the situation for them.

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Project Orca, SAP's new Hana-based analytics tool, due in Q4

New analytics tools are popping up just about every day in the enterprise software arena, and on Tuesday, new details emerged on an offering from SAP.

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CIOs must collaborate with a new ‘digital champion’ – the CEO

Although CIOs typically man the front lines of emerging technologies, CMOs, CDOs and, yes, now CEOs are spending more on IT to drive digital innovation.

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Atlassian takes JIRA beyond the development world

Atlassian's JIRA project-tracking tool has long been a popular choice among developers creating new software, but on Tuesday the company revealed a broader strategy by releasing three new editions tailored for different audiences.


Windows 10 device roundup features Lumia smartphones with Display Dock

Microsoft jammed a range of new Windows 10 devices into a two-hour announcement -- everything from three new Lumia smartphones, a Microsoft Band 2 smart wrist wearable, a new Surface Pro 4 and its first-ever laptop, the Surface Book....


Rogue Wave buys PHP tech leader Zend

The acquisition is expected to help accelerate Zend's push into large enterprises.

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Data without emotion doesn't bring about change

If we want to drive change using data, we need to bring in emotions, narratives and the personal.

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Why the software world needs a patent 'no-fly zone'

Launched 10 years ago this fall, the OIN was formed by IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to create a protected zone of patents around core Linux and open source software technologies -- functionality that's essential for global...

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With Cleversafe buy, IBM zeroes in on unstructured data

IBM will acquire object-based storage vendor Cleversafe in a move to bolster its cloud business unit with more flexibility and simplified management options in the hybrid cloud, it announced on Monday.


11 famous hackers and their handles

On the Internet, nobody knows you're not in the mafia.

What could possibly go wrong?

Amateur Quality Assurance testers on a credit-card application system that has already gone live -- yeah, that's a recipe for No Problems At All, right?

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