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  • Mac owners can finally use their drawing tablets to annotate OneNote content or directly scribble notes.

  • Today's enterprises have amassed many applications that must be maintained and supported daily. The amount of apps in most portfolios has vastly increased due to mergers, acquisitions and organic growth, and includes a wide range of desktop applications, editions and versions. The resulting application sprawl increases operational, infrastructure and support costs and leaves enterprises open to additional risk from software vulnerabilities. Businesses rely on a large number of commercial off-the-shelf software and may develop custom applications for specific functions. Unfortunately, software of all kinds—whether written in-house or by a third party—can introduce new risks. An unhealthy percentage of apps that are unnecessary, duplicative, end-of-life or unauthorized can cost enterprises millions of dollars—and exposes them to cyber-security risks—especially during major migrations. Keeping data secure and users safe continues to challenge organizations of every size and type. This eWEEK slide show, based on input from Flexera Software, shows how enterprises can clean house of unneeded apps to improve cyber-security with application rationalization. Application rationalization is the process of identifying unused apps and trimming them.

  • The system outage knocked the airline carrier's Website offline, causing major flight delays and long lines at dozens of airports around the country.

  • Nuance will be able to put more accurate artificial intelligence into making advertising more responsive to consumers through mobile and desktop browsers and native apps.

  • Microsoft's Office 365 gets significant attention for its well-known component applications, including Outlook, Calendar, People and others. However, the company's Outlook and Outlook-related services also come with a surprisingly large number of add-ins that allow users to get more from the Office 365 experience. The add-ins, which live inside the Office 365 settings pane, offer an appealing selection for users to do everything from managing their to-do lists to gaining insight into how people are accessing email and reviewing content. While many of the applications are free, some apps require users to download them first and then pay for the additional functionality. But altogether, the add-ins offer users additional functionality and productivity. This eWEEK slide show highlights 10 Office 365 add-ins that help enterprise users get work done or complete special tasks. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular and most useful Office 365 add-ins for corporate users.

  • Autodesk introduced an online design service that allows architects and engineers to create simulations of designs that clients can tour virtually.

  • Power users, rejoice. Next month's Anniversary Edition update will gather advanced Windows settings in one place.

  • Just a year after the launch of Windows 10, Spiceworks, a cloud service and support platform for IT professionals and software developers, has published a survey that delves into the reasons enterprises are deploying Windows 10. The study, which features responses from 866 IT professionals around the world on their attitudes toward Windows 10, shows that the operating system’s enterprise adoption is on pace with expectations. Spiceworks also found that companies are surprisingly positive about deploying Windows 10 on tablets and smartphones. Many more report they plan to deploy the platform once they overcome software and hardware compatibility issues. However, the study also shows that companies are still far more comfortable with Windows 7 than Windows 10, which could be a reason Microsoft has fallen short of its goals of getting Windows 10 running on 10 billion devices by 2018. Still, Windows 10 is moving along at a solid pace. This eWEEK slide show will discuss what the survey says about IT professionals' views on Windows 10 and why it could match Windows 7's level of acceptance in the coming years.

  • The company is offering customers a free Dell laptop if Microsoft staffers fail to complete a same-day Windows 10 upgrade on compatible systems.

  • IPsoft announced an alliance with Deloitte to use IPsoft's artificial intelligence technology to help automate services for clients.

  • South Africa-based company is providing the backbone data collection and analytics to create most of the data points that are coming out of the 21-stage event.

  • The Linux version of the software is finally getting a long-awaited overhaul. Meanwhile, Chromebook users can now make voice calls by using Skype on the Web.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Infor claims that its cloud Enterprise Resource Planning business is growing faster than Oracle's or SAP's and it wants to grow even bigger.  

  • Most people check email 96 times a day, though only 10 percent of emails require action. Hiri believes there's a better and more effective way.

  • AWS Marketplace is now accepting software sellers based in the EU, but AWS doesn't know how Brexit will affect UK companies.

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