Claiming to protect Windows 10's integrated search experience, Microsoft is locking down its Cortana virtual assistant.
The software giant gets serious about workflow automation with the launch of its IFTTT-like Flow service and a preview of the company's custom line-of-business app builder, PowerApps.
The April 2016 update for Excel 2016 streamlines several tasks, including appending multiple tables, and provides a snappier user experience on select features.
A new prerelease build includes an option to install a lightweight version of the operating system software.
A year after replacing Lync with Skype for Business on Windows, Mac users can finally take the updated software for a spin.
Yammer now allows businesses to extend the enterprise social networking platform's team collaboration capabilities to colleagues at other organizations.
Midmarket companies that have existing agreements with other software vendors can now try Google Apps for free through the end of 2016.
The software maker outlines SQL Server's new mobile reporting capabilities and debuts new "narrative" Power BI reports.
PB's apps in the cloud identify customers, locate opportunities, enable communications, and enable shipping from anywhere to anywhere.
Users can conduct group Skype calls, take Windows Ink for a spin and check out more Anniversary Update features in the latest Windows Insider test build.
A new integration allows customers to create real-time dashboards based on Internet of things data from their Azure Stream Analytics.
Concerns over deepening losses in Alphabet's moonshot projects take some shine off an otherwise strong first-quarter performance, especially by Google.
New features of Salesforce's SteelBrick CPQ software include giving sales reps the ability to see the latest discount schedules and make deals that are pre-approved.
Every two years, Canonical releases what it refers to as an LTS, or a long-term support, version of its open-source Ubuntu Linux operating system. On April 21, Ubuntu 16.04 (also known as the Xenial Xerus) made its debut as the first LTS update since Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) was released in 2014. Ubuntu 16.04 provides users on the desktop, server and cloud with a new operating system that will be supported for five years (until 2021). Among the highlighted capabilities that Canonical is including in the new release is the Snappy transactional update package system. With Snappy, applications are packaged as "Snaps," which can be updated quicker than a traditional Linux package format. To help developers package apps for Snappy, Canonical has created the Snapcraft tool for building and deploying Snaps. On the server side, container deployment gets a boost with the LXD container hypervisor technology. With LXD, containers can run in a secured system process, enabling better performance as well as application density. For the cloud, Ubuntu 16.04 integrates the recently released OpenStack Mitaka cloud platform. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the features in the Ubuntu 14.04 Linux release.
EXCLUSIVE: Army IT teams are bogged down with legacy hardware and software that comprise about 80 percent of all their global systems.