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Microsoft SQL Server stretches into the cloud

SQL Server administrators will no longer have to worry about filling up their database servers

Microsoft considering a bid for Salesforce?

Microsoft is reportedly considering throwing its hat in the ring to buy Salesforce.com.


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SAP CEO touts tighter Google ties

SAP is deepening its partnership with Google and will collaborate with the search giant on new projects focused on business analytics and enterprise applications.

EMC hopes to extend ViPR Controller's reach with open-source release

EMC will release its ViPR Controller storage automation and control software as an open-source project, letting third parties develop their own services and applications on top of it and possibly make ViPR work with more parts of...

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Windows 10 can tap Cortana for help with data analysis

The new OS will also feature multiple desktops and enhanced security features.

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Microsoft expands Office 2016 for Windows public preview to consumers, more business workers

Microsoft today launched a broader-based public preview of Office 2016 for Windows, expanding on the March sneak peek that was available only to subscribers of select business-grade Office 365 plans.

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Knoppix Topics: An interview with Linux pioneer Klaus Knopper

At this year’s CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Christopher von Eitzen sat down with Linux legend Klaus Knopper to discuss his popular Knoppix Linux distribution as well as Linux and accessibility in open source software.

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Researchers play cat and mouse with Google's anti-phishing Chrome extension

Security researchers found nine different ways to defeat Google's Password Alert extension for Chrome.

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Top tools to manage cloud apps

AppNeta edges Exoprise in four-vendor test of products that fix cloud bottlenecks.

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8 time-saving productivity hacks

From to-do lists to time-tracking apps, here’s a look at eight ways to boost your productivity.

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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.

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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.

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Adobe Marketing Cloud gets a CRM boost with Microsoft Dynamics integration

New connection promises a unified view of customer interactions.

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