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Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

AWS Directory Service, which costs from $36.50 per month, both competes and integrates with Microsoft's Active Directory


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Windows 10: What you need to know about the new build 9860

Build 9860, said to encompass 7,000 changes from the original Tech Preview, holds few surprises but offers tantalizing hints about new features

Microsoft discloses zero-day flaw in PowerPoint, publishes quick fix

Attacks are under way using a PowerPoint flaw that affects nearly all versions of Windows, the company says

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How to fix the four most annoying quirks of Yosemite

If parts of Mac OS X Yosemite are making you grumpy, here's how to set them (and the universe) right again

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Workers use their own devices at work, without boss's knowledge

Line between work and play is getting more blurred, Gartner survey indicates

China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats

Apple says the iCloud servers are secure, but advises users to always verify they've connected to an authentic iCloud website

Microsoft sued as lawsuits over employee no-poach deal mount

Microsoft, Ask.com, and Oracle join Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe in being sued over alleged no-poaching deals

Software developer shortage transcends international boundaries

To solve the talent crunch, more technology education is needed at the grade school level

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What's the value of OpenStack leadership? $100M and counting

With 'the largest Series B open source investment in history', Mirantis must see how much growth it can sustain

SAP offering customers 'simpler' way to buy its Hana in-memory platform

The company wants to increase uptake of its Hana platform

Ex-Microsofter Muglia melds SQL analytics, data warehouse as a service

Snowflake's new data warehouse is designed from the ground up for the cloud and is aimed at analytics users who need high elasticity

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

There has been a steady stream of reports from users whose Wi-Fi connections were affected after installing the latest version of Mac OS X

Data warehouse-as-a-service startup Snowflake comes out of stealth

Snowflake wants to do for the data warehouse what Salesforce did for CRM

One week after patch, Flash vulnerability already exploited in large-scale attacks

The Fiesta exploit kit bundles an exploit for the CVE-2014-0569 vulnerability in Flash Player, researchers found

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Microsoft warns users to kill botched KB 2949927 patch

Microsoft yanked SHA-2 patch KB 2949927, and now goes further and cautions users to uninstall the update

Microsoft officially lays Nokia name to rest, embraces 'Lumia' for Windows Phones

In-house Windows phones will be branded 'Microsoft Lumia' from now on

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Nadella's 2014 comp package tops $84M

But if Microsoft's shares outperform the S&P 500, CEO could receive as much as $355M in stock awards by 2021

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Mac revenue tops iPad as Apple sells record 5.5M computers

Mac revenue outpaces iPad's by 25 percent; 'Obvious cannibalization' of the iPad, says CEO Tim Cook

Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

Mac OS X has always respected user privacy by default, and Yosemite should too, says an engineer who's studied the new OS

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