IT Managers Ask Microsoft for More Details About Windows 10 Updates

By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2015-11-09 Print this article Print

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Today's topics include Microsoft facing resistance from IT managers over Windows 10 updates, Google seeking to design its own chips for Android phones, SD-WAN at the forefront of the ONUG show, and MongoDB 3.2 targets new users.

Microsoft will start deploying its much anticipated fall 2015 Windows 10 update to computers around the world starting Nov. 10. However, not every Windows 10 user is looking forward to the update.

Many corporate and business users—particularly IT managers—are concerned about the havoc that the update might wreak on the performance of their applications and computers.

IT managers have been demanding changes from Microsoft, including the ability to delay updates until they can be tested and the ability to get detailed information as to what's in the update and exactly how it will affect Windows.

Google is reportedly seeking to design its own smartphone chips in a bid to gain more control over what it sees as a rapidly fragmenting Android ecosystem.

The Information reported Nov. 5. that earlier this year, Google spoke with some chip manufacturers apparently to gauge their interest in developing chips based on Google's designs.

They reported that Google is worried that more fragmentation across the Android world could dilute its ability to compete with Apple at the high-end of the smartphone market. In an emailed statement, a Google spokeswoman said the company does not comment on rumors and speculation.

The growing SD-WAN movement received a lot of attention at last week's Open Networking User Group show. Silver Peak, Viptela, VeloCloud and Glue Networks all participated in a proof-of-concept competition at the ONUG event in New York City, with the goal of showing real-world use cases for software-defined WAN, or SD-WAN, technology.

SD-WAN is getting more attention from enterprises and service providers that are looking for faster, more flexible and more affordable alternatives—or complements—to Multi-Protocol Label Switching.

MPLS is how most organizations link their data centers with their remote offices, but which is not best suited in a cloud-based world where speed is at a premium.

Last week, MongoDB announced MongoDB 3.2, a major new release of the no SQL database targeted to reach new users within the enterprise, including business analysts, data scientists and executives.

With MongoDB deployed across a wider range of an enterprise’s application portfolio, data analysts, database administrators and operations teams need to integrate the database within their existing processes and toolsets.

The new release features MongoDB Compass, a graphical tool for the database that enables users to quickly explore their databases, visually construct queries, inspect records and make smarter decisions about their deployments.


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