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How to ace an Office 365 certification test

Hint: Know those PowerShell commands.

Anyone hoping to gain Microsoft certification in Office 365 better know the ins and outs of provisioning, security, syncing, identities and troubleshooting for the cloud version of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite.

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MOBILE

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending July 4

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How to change the voice on your Android phone

The option is in the phone's accessibility menu

Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate

Intel has barely made a dent in the mobile market, while ARM has been wildly successful


START-UPS

Big ambitions for a small island: Isle of Man aims to be recognised as global tech hub

Pins its hopes on eGaming and digital currency

Comment: The UK tech scene is about more than London

Manchester, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Newcastle and Bristol are on the rise

Why did Microsoft choose to put its cybersecurity accelerator in Israel?

Culture, the IDF and a proven track record


BIG DATA

Unplugging the data centre

How AMAG Pharmaceuticals rebuilt IT using as little internal infrastructure

How IBM announced System/360 to the world

The enterprise-ready, single architecture mainframe turns 50 this week

The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

In 1964, mainframes weren't new, but IBMs' System/360 revolutionised the computer industry


NETWORKING

Six free network vulnerability scanners

You may not need to pay for expensive tools

The ABCs of the Internet of Things

These frequently asked questions help explain it all

Michael Dell: On SDNs and networking for the masses

Aim is to have compelling offer in compute, storage and networking


CLOUD

7 tips for protecting your AWS cloud

Code Spaces was hacked and had to shut down - what can you learn from this?

OpenStack: Still waiting for the users

Vendor support is vital but not enough...

How to use OpenStack in an SME

Worried about public cloud? Is Openstack right for you?


PERSONAL TECH

Boston's Bolt launches hardware companies

With more than a million dollars in prototyping equipment and a wide range of expertise, Bolt helps launch hardware startups

Invasion of the body snatchers: wearable devices are coming for you

Privacy and form-factor are some of the big questions for this emerging category

Gamification is failing to meet business objectives: Gartner

The vast majority of gamified applications available today are badly designed, claims Brian Burke


SECURITY

Apple Pay's security is impressive - but that won't stop the hackers trying

Few doubt Apple Pay will boost the market. But the stakes are rising too.

Beware the next circle of hell: Unpatchable systems

Insecure by design and trusted by default, embedded systems present security concerns that could prove crippling

Security-vendor snake oil: 7 promises that don't deliver

Beware bold promises from a multibillion-dollar industry that can't prevent your IT systems from being routinely hacked


APPS

7 reasons Apple should open-source Swift -- and 7 reasons it won't

Faster innovation, better security, new markets -- the case for opening Swift might be more compelling than Apple will admit

You can't wear the manager and developer hats at the same time

The two roles demand entirely different mindsets and work styles.

Flexibility, asking questions key for recent college graduates looking to advance in IT

Learning doesn't stop after graduation and becomes critical to keeping IT skills fresh and staying employable


OPERATING SYSTEMS

Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data

An enterprise ready desktop alternative

Canonical CEO: Ubuntu wants to power everything from smartphones to the cloud

Open source leader spells out the future

An open letter to Microsoft's next CEO: 12 wishes from the Windows faithful

We billion-plus customers would like the next head honcho in Redmond to address these dozen action items


STORAGE

How to pick a CPU when buying servers

As your IT team looks to upgrade your computational and storage systems, be sure you understand the choices and tradeoffs you face regarding your server CPU options. Some of our recommendations may seem, well, counterintuitive

New molecules could bring super-dense, solid-state hard disk alternatives

Researchers have discovered a better way to store data in individual molecules

Tape storage finding new life in the enterprise and beyond

Tape is not dead - far from it. Many enterprises depend on it for cost-effective long-term storage



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