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Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps: The ultimate guide

Download this handy PDF to learn all the ins and outs of the two major cloud productivity suites and decide which option is best for you

SAP ties up with Apigee for API management

Apigee's platform will serve as a middleman between SAP systems and mobile apps

Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against Salesforce.com

TOA's field services software will be aligned with Oracle's customer service and support cloud apps

Google makes Hangouts more enterprise friendly

Hangouts and Chromebox for Meetings get a business-focused update

LibreOffice 4.3 boosts document compatibility

Free and open source productivity suite improves interoperation with Microsoft Office, adds filters for legacy Mac formats

Another botched Microsoft patch: Office 365 ProPlus says 'Something went wrong'

Microsoft took 12 days to fix a bug that locked out some Office 365 ProPlus customers after a silent patch automatically installed

13 pieces of advice for Yosemite beta testers

Apple last allowed public testing of a prerelease OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin

Internet Explorer vulnerabilities surge to record levels in 2014

IE suffered more than twice as many vulnerabilities as Chrome and Firefox, an analysis of National Vulnerability Database figures shows

Can a machine detect sarcasm? Yeah, right

Applying analytics to social media? Good luck -- not all words can be taken at face value. Natural language processing helps, but it's no panacea

Nginx's Web server update beefs up security and load balancing

Latest commercial version of fast-rising Nginx Web server adds professional features only available to paying customers

Microsoft Windows Test Center: analysis

Windows 7 RTM: The revenge of Windows...

Windows Vista lacked the right stuff to unseat Windows XP. Does Windows 7 really have what it takes? more

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InfoWorld Windows 7 Deep Dive Report

InfoWorld's experts evaluate the newest edition of Windows in the context of what matters to IT and business professionals more

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InfoWorld's free tool lets you monitor your own PC, test PCs, users' PCs, and Windows servers with easy dashboard... more

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