Topic: sharepoint

Microsoft announces new capabilities for security, cloud, intelligence

Digital transformation is the cornerstone upon which Microsoft’s announcement at today’s kickoff of the company’s Ignite conference were all about. Devices already outnumber users there are for them, and Microsoft sees security, intelligence and the cloud platform as key pieces that will facilitate that transformation. “With an ever-evolving and increasingly complex cyber threat landscape, security … continue reading

SAP HANA releases developer-ready version, Metalogix Awards finalists announced, and Vertafore launches API developer portal—SD Times news digest: Sept. 19, 2016

SAP announced its SAP HANA express edition, a downloadable version of its in-memory platform for development of applications. It allows developers to have access to the platform and build applications free of charge and on a laptop, desktop or in the cloud. With SAP HANA, developers have access to a downloadable version of SAP’s platform, … continue reading

Souping up Office 365

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has called Office 365 “the most strategic development surface area” for the company. With add-ins, Azure and the latest versions of the productivity tools inside the suite, Microsoft is sharpening its focus on what has come to be known as “the future of worker productivity.” Office 365 was first launched by … continue reading

Mozilla’s Node.js modules for Firefox OS, Git 2.3, and new hybrid Azure test environments—SD Times news digest: Feb. 6, 2015

Mozilla has open-sourced node-firefox, a collection of Node.js modules to help developers create Firefox OS apps. The modules allow developers to interact with Firefox using Mozilla’s DevTools remote protocol in their already existing Node.js tool chains, but through Mozilla’s WebIDE tool in a more terminal-based experience. Each module performs a different task in a separate … continue reading

Gear VR Innovator Edition, Microsoft Imagine, Typesafe’s Java survey, and Google Cloud Platform’s support for Microsoft apps—SD Times news digest: Dec. 9, 2014

Samsung’s first development kit for its wearable virtual reality device, powered by Oculus, is now available. “With Gear VR Innovator Edition, Samsung is putting the device in the hands of creators to craft amazing experiences as we define this new mobile category together,” said Justin Denison, vice president of product strategy and marketing at Samsung. … continue reading

From the Editors: Microsoft gets the enterprise, but not consumers

With the move to open-source .NET and C#, Microsoft is making a clear statement that it feels its future is in its software, not its Windows operating system. While largely applauded in the technology industry for moving toward openness and compatibility, the company is taking a major risk. But it’s a risk that must be … continue reading

Developing FROM the Cloud

Microsoft describes its Visual Studio Online offering as being “based on the capabilities of Team Foundation Server with additional cloud services.” Productivity across teams is a competitive advantage that is not just nice to have anymore, and a big key to productivity is providing the tools needed for Agile development. The drive to do more, … continue reading

Office 365: Will old developers learn new tricks?

“Mobile First, Cloud First” is the new Microsoft mantra. You can’t read anything about their strategy under new leader Satya Nadella without reading or hearing those words. A large part of this “Mobile First, Cloud First” world is Office 365. Now, for several dollars a month, the common man (or woman) has access to Exchange, … continue reading

Microsoft announces unified technology conference in Chicago

Microsoft is launching one conference to rule them all. As part of its new unified strategy, the company is combining previously standalone conferences including the SharePoint Conference, Lync Conference, Exchange Conference, Project Conference, and TechEd North America into an inaugural, unified Microsoft commercial technology conference from May 4-8, 2015, in Chicago. Julia White, the general manager … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Look to the intranet

Where do your employees go to find shared data? If it’s external data, probably an external search engine, like Google (which apparently holds 67.6% of the U.S. market) or Bing (18.7%) or one of the niche players. What about internal data? If your organization uses a platform like Microsoft’s SharePoint, that platform includes a pretty … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Look to the intranet

Where do your employees go to find shared data? If it’s external data, probably an external search engine, like Google (which apparently holds 67.6% of the U.S. market) or Bing (18.7%) or one of the niche players. What about internal data? If your organization uses a platform like Microsoft’s SharePoint, that platform includes a pretty … continue reading

Industry Watch: The future of work

Employees working out of office and on their own terms are what managers can expect … continue reading

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