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Microsoft Surface Hub makes meetings productive again

techrepublic.com — Meetings. It doesn't matter whether you work for a stodgy well-established company like IBM, a flashy new hip company like GoPro, or a company existing someplace between the extremes, you'll have to attend meetings. Unfortunately, for our sanity's sake, those meetings are often unproductive.

Microsoft, Facebook, and Oculus Rift combine to make virtual reality

techrepublic.com — Microsoft is a major player in the video game industry with its Xbox One gaming console and game-friendly operating system Windows. The company plans to advance its status in the industry by forming a partnership with Facebook that makes the Oculus Rift more enticing for gamers using personal computers and the Xbox One.

Mint for Android: Daily App Pick

and-bmod.com — BreakingModern - I need help. I've been using Excel spreadsheets to track my finances for years. And even before that, I was using Lotus 123. In other words: I'm long overdue for an update. Mint, a handy app from Intuit, is a great way to track income and expenses.

Windows 10 supports AllJoyn making the Internet of Things possible

techrepublic.com — The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a technological marvel happening in the distant future. The technical obstacles that have held up progress in the interconnection of just about everything have been overcome, and an explosion of new services, devices, and applications is just around the corner.

Microsoft acquires Wunderlist and strengthens its mobile strategy

techrepublic.com — There's a phrase Microsoft wants us all to repeat over and over again: Mobile first, cloud first. This is the new company mantra, and you'll be seeing it in just about any press release or news story emanating from Microsoft these days.

Screenshots: Microsoft Office 2016 Preview

techrepublic.com — At the Microsoft Ignite 2015 conference, held in early May, the company showcased its latest iteration of Microsoft Office. You can download and try the Office2016 Preview for yourself if you are curious, or you can just flip through the screenshots in this image gallery.

Better data loss prevention tools for OneDrive for Business

techrepublic.com — When most of us think about data loss in the enterprise, we think about deliberate acts of criminal theft. The pilfering of account information from the United States Internal Revenue Service by a Russian organized crime syndicate is the incident most fresh in our minds as of this writing, but there seems to be a new data loss event every other week.

Screenshots: Microsoft Edge preview

techrepublic.com — Microsoft Edge is the company's new default web browser for Windows 10. Featuring completely new and modern rendering technologies when compared to the old Internet Explorer, Edge will be superior is just about every way a web browser can be. As you'll see in these images, Edge borrows heavily on the minimal design characteristics of other web browsers like Chrome.

Microsoft Ignite 2015: Collaboration tools to spark the modern workforce

techrepublic.com — Microsoft envisions the modern workforce as a mobile and constantly collaborating mass of creative and productive people. At least, that's what I gleaned from the keynote address at the Microsoft Ignite 2015 conference held in Chicago in early May.

Microsoft adds Datazen and mobility apps to Power BI

techrepublic.com — When technology gurus drone on and on about the power of big data and business intelligence (BI), most of us who live in the real world go glassy-eyed and stop listening. But that's not because the subject is unimportant or uninteresting.
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