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David Jones
Red Hat Enlarges Its Open Source Patent Promise Umbrella
09/22/17 10:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 571 Words

Red Hat on Thursday announced major enhancements to the Patent Promise it first published 15 years ago, with the intention...

Jeff Kagan
Artificial Intelligence, Smart Speakers and You
09/21/17 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 614 Words

Which digital attendant do you prefer -- Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, Microsoft's Cortana, Apple's Siri or Samsung's Bixby? Do you choose based on the device hardware or the AI software? (Harmon Kardon's Invoke speaker is powered by Cortana.)

Many people...

David Jones
AWS to Sell Cloud Services by the Second
09/20/17 9:59 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 637 Words

Per second billing will not be available running Microsoft Windows or Linux distributions with a separate hourly charge. There will be a minimum one-minute charge per instance.

List prices and Spot Market prices will continue to be listed on a per-hour...

David Jones
Microsoft, Red Hat Offer Enterprise Support for Containers in Hybrid Cloud
08/25/17 12:00 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 551 Words

Through the new collaboration, customers will gain access to native support for Windows Server containers operating on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift.

"Microsoft and Red...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Unveils Real-Time AI for Azure
08/25/17 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 603 Words

Project Brainwave leverages the massive FPGA infrastructure from Project Catapult that Microsoft has been deploying in Azure and Bing over the past few years.

AI in Real Time
"FPGA is a way to add and apply dedicated task-specific computing power...

David Jones
Microsoft Releases Long-Awaited Security Tool, Sets Linux Preview
07/25/17 1:25 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 586 Words

The tool, Microsoft Security Risk Detection, uses artificial intelligence to hunt down security vulnerabilities in software that is about to be released.

Microsoft Security Risk Detection will help developers do fuzz testing, said David Molnar, the Microsoft researcher in charge of the...

John P. Mello Jr.
Microsoft Adds AI to HoloLens Silicon
07/25/17 10:22 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 716 Words

... next version of Microsoft's HoloLens may be better at navigating reality than the current version of the mixed-reality headset, thanks to a new coprocessor the company announced Sunday. The second version of HoloLens' custom multiprocessor -- called a "holographic processing unit,"...

Richard Adhikari
Enterprise SaaS Market Skyrockets: Report
09/05/17 3:10 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 640 Words

Collaboration was the highest growth segment. Microsoft is the clear leader in overall enterprise SaaS revenues, having overtaken Salesforce a year ago. Microsoft's acquisition last year of LinkedIn gave its SaaS operations a significant boost.

"Across its whole business, Microsoft has a...

David Jones
Alexa, Cortana Become New BFFs
09/02/17 11:35 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 595 Words

... and Amazon this week announced a deal that will let their voice-controlled digital assistants, Cortana and Alexa, engage in cross-platform communications, a move that could expand radically both companies' use of artificial intelligence . Microsoft customers will be able to access Alexa...

David Jones
WSL to Ship With Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
08/02/17 11:14 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 544 Words

The new status means that early adopters in the Windows Insider program no longer will see the subsystem's status as "beta," beginning with Insider build 16251, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Rich Turner noted in an online post last week.

With the updated...

Peter Suciu
Cortana Makes Smart Thermostat a Glas Act
07/22/17 1:52 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 723 Words

... and Johnson Controls this week unveiled Glas, a smart thermostat that runs on Microsoft's Windows 10 IoT Core, a special operating system designed specifically for smaller devices. Glas also utilizes Microsoft's smart voice assistant Cortana and its Azure Cloud to help...

Jack M. Germain
Linux Gains Ascendance in Cloud Infrastructures: Report
09/13/17 3:58 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 864 Words

Linux is now the dominant operating system on Amazon's AWS cloud service and is growing rapidly on Microsoft's Azure platform this year, according to a report on public cloud adoption trends Sumo Logic released on Tuesday. The company's second annual State of...

Jack M. Germain
CoreOS Tectonic Platform Aims to Free the Cloud
08/17/17 6:02 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1122 Words

CoreOS on Thursday announced the general availability of the Kubernetes container management Tectonic platform on Microsoft's Azure cloud. The Tectonic platform enables enterprises to run Kubernetes on a single platform across various cloud and bare metal environments. Prior to this release, the...

Richard Adhikari
Zoho Launches All-in-One Business Suite for SMBs
07/25/17 4:10 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 634 Words

Playing Well With Others
Zoho's office suite interoperates well with Microsoft Office, Zoho's Sundaram told CRM Buyer, but "customers aren't compelled to use [it]. They could use Microsoft Office and still work with Zoho One for everything else."


Jack M. Germain
Kolab Now Is a Smooth On-Ramp for LibreOffice Online
08/23/17 3:57 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 1796 Words

As cloud popularity grows, so does the collection of free or low-cost online office tools that services like Microsoft Office Online and Google Docs/G Suite provide.

However, those two major league offerings, along with a swarm of other cloud-based productivity platforms, are...

John P. Mello Jr.
Is the Path to Secure Elections Paved With Open Source Code?
08/08/17 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 810 Words

Microsoft Resistance
Despite the benefits of open source software, Microsoft and other companies selling proprietary voting systems have lobbied aggressively against moving to open source, Woolsey and Fox contended.

"If the community of proprietary vendors, including Microsoft, would support...

Rob Enderle
The New iPhones: Apple's Strangely Wrongheaded Pivot
09/18/17 10:50 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2086 Words

It Starts With a Name
What Jobs likely would have launched, were he running Apple, is either the iPhone 10 in three versions (emulating what Microsoft did with Windows 10 , skipping 8 and 9) or the iPhone 8 in...

Jeffrey Kaplan
Biggest Obstacle to Business Success: Multicloud Management
09/08/17 11:51 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 825 Words

... rise of Microsoft Azure as a major competitor to Amazon Web Services has become a mixed blessing for IT managers. While many were pleased to see Microsoft finally become a cloud-first company and build Azure into a viable alternative to AWS, they...

Rob Enderle
Has Google Become a National Threat?
09/04/17 11:33 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1254 Words

Back in the 1990s, Sun, Google and Oracle aggressively pushed the EU to go after Microsoft with significant success. Sun eventually went under; Oracle tried to buy the company, only to find it was under painful scrutiny by the same group.


Denis Pombriant
Ten Billion
08/29/17 2:46 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 898 Words

It's also not surprising that a long list of established software companies, such as Microsoft, Oracle , IBM or others, didn't get there first. To understand the moment, we need to understand some of the economics behind it all.


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