Daily Video: Microsoft Says a Cloudier Sharepoint Is on the Way

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Microsoft Says a Cloudier SharePoint Is on the Way; Samsung Loses No. 1 Sales Spot in India to Micromax; ARM Unveils New Chip for Smartphones in 2016; and there's more

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Microsoft's "cloud-first" product strategy is reshaping SharePoint, the tech giant's collaboration platform for businesses.

Julia White, general manager of Office Product Management for Microsoft, explained that despite this cloud-first approach, customers of the on-premises server version of the software needn't worry that they're getting left behind.

In a lengthy Office Blogs post detailing SharePoint's new intelligent, productivity-enhancing direction, White acknowledged that the server edition of the software still has its devoted customer base. Moreover, Microsoft won't be making any moves to alienate them.

Samsung just lost for the first time its title as the number one smartphone seller in India. But this market shift is just the start of what is expected to be a prolonged smartphone sales battle in the region, according to Chris Jones, an analyst with research firm Canalys.

His firm released a report on Feb. 3 that showed Micromax passing Samsung in smartphone sales in India for the fourth quarter of 2014. Micromax captured 22 percent of smartphone sales in India for fourth quarter, ahead of Samsung's 20 percent.

ARM is introducing new processor core and graphics technologies aimed at improving the performance and power efficiency of the next generation of mobile devices. ARM officials introduced the new suite of technologies Feb. 3.

The foundation of the suite is the Cortex-A72 processor, a 64-bit processor core that will increase the performance of smartphones by 50 times over devices that came to market five years ago, according to Ian Ferguson, vice president of segment marketing at ARM.

The new year is off to a challenging start for Adobe, with the company's Flash Player being hit by multiple zero-day exploits in just the first weeks of 2015. The latest zero-day vulnerability was publicly disclosed by Adobe in a bulletin released on Feb. 2.

It is present in Adobe Flash Player and prior versions. The Adobe Flash zero-days are fundamentally memory-management issues, according to Karl Sigler, threat intelligence manager at Trustwave.


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