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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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How AI is helping the help desk

Service desk chatbots and automated request routing are just the beginning. AI- and ML-driven tools will soon tap predictive analytics for better decision making in incident management, demand planning and more.

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The Windows update dictionary Microsoft never wrote

With cumulative updates, monthly rollup updates, preview quality updates and more, Microsoft’s Windows update terminology is nearly indecipherable. We’re here to help.

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Outlook vs. Gmail: Which works better for business?

When it comes to email, calendar and contacts, Microsoft Outlook has long ruled the roost, but Google's G Suite combo of Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Contacts is worth a second look.

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What Microsoft's 'full-Chromium' Edge browser brings to the table

Microsoft hasn't yet officially launched a preview of its upcoming Chromium-based Edge browser. But a functional early version has already leaked, making this a good time to see what's coming.

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update: Key enterprise features

Here are several changes in the upcoming feature update to Windows 10, version 1903, that business users and IT admins should know about.

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8 highly useful Slack bots for teams

Collaboration has never been easier. With the help of these bots, you can schedule meetings, check up on your colleagues’ progress, track who’s out of the office and more, right in your Slack workspace.

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Head to head: Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 for Business

When every ounce and inch counts for business travel, these ultraslim laptops pack a lot of performance per pound.

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Microsoft OneDrive cheat sheet

If you have Windows 10, you have OneDrive. Here’s how to back up, sync and share files in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.

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Q&A: Christiana Care Health CIO talks up Apple's Health Record app

in December, Christiana Care went live with Apple's Health Record app, enabling patients to get an aggregated view of their electronic health record information on their mobile devices.

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These P2P blockchain-based services want your computer — and they'll pay you

Peer-to-peer computing is allowing blockchain to aggregate unused compute cycles, storage space and network bandwidth while rewarding those who offer up excess capacity. One analyst called the services 'Uber for computers on a...

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6 tips for scaling up team collaboration tools

Don’t be afraid to push for wide-scale adoption of team collaboration tools. These six strategies from IT leaders will help your organization reach new heights in collaboration.

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Blockchain vs. a database: What's the difference?

Blockchain has been accused by detractors as nothing more than a more complicated and expensive database. While both technologies offer data storage and management, blockchain has one unique feature a database will never replicate.

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Microsoft to stop providing Windows 10 'ready for business' guidance

Without info about whether the latest version of Windows can be considered a 'Semi-Annual Channel' release, companies won't know how stable and reliable that version is. The move has angered users.

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How AI is changing office suites

New and upcoming artificial intelligence features in G Suite, Microsoft Office and office suites can boost workers’ productivity and provide business insights, but they could carry hidden costs, say experts.

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CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong

Companies are keen to try blockchain to address key business needs such as efficient transactions and immutable audit trails. But many aren't taking advantage of the distributed ledger's most innovative features.

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Does Workplace have a Facebook problem?

Facebook is pushing into the enterprise with its Workplace collaboration software, but problems plaguing its better-known social media network could raise red flags for companies.

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Does Slack’s move to go public make it an acquisition target?

The popular team chat software firm is aiming for a public listing, which could make this an attractive time for a quick buyout by another big tech vendor.

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