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March 11, 2014
by sjvn01
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Microsoft brings Office 365 data to Android apps

Just the other day, I gave five reasons why Microsoft should embrace Android for its smartphone operating system. Little did I know that on that same day Microsoft Open Technologies would open source the Office 365 Software Development Kit (SDK) … Continue reading

March 10, 2014
by sjvn01
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Google gets serious about office apps: Offers $15 for referrals

Google just got serious—really serious—about taking on Microsoft Office, and Office 365 in particular. In a blog posting on March 10th Prajesh Parekh, a Google marketing lead, wrote “we’re offering a $15 referral bonus for each new Google Apps user … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
by sjvn01
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Red Hat brings Microsoft .NET Apps to its OpenShift cloud

Talk about unlikely combinations. Red Hat, the leading enterprise Linux company, announced on March 5th that it’s bringing Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities to its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud. What’s even more surprising is that Red Hat is doing this … Continue reading

February 28, 2014
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Security 2014: The holes are in the apps, not the operating systems

Security 2014: The holes are in the apps, not the operating systems

Yes, some operating systems are more secure than others. Some, such as OpenBSD, make a real point of protecting you from attackers. Others, such as Windows, have had a bad reputation, but have gotten better over the years. Still others, such … Continue reading