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SQLServer 2008 on Azure

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Support Extended for Cloud Migrations

July 13, 2018 12:30 PM
Microsoft is adding an addition three years of support for SQL Server 2008 customers that migrate to the Azure Cloud.

AWS to Adjust Computing Capacity Pricing Downward Dec. 1

November 14, 2016 12:04 PM
AWS is reducing the On-Demand, Reserved Instance (Standard and Convertible) and Dedicated Host prices from 5 to 25 percent.
IoT

Thread Group Unveils Developer Resources to Drive IoT Spec Adoption

November 09, 2016 11:20 AM
The industry consortium is offering a reference test bed, test harness and access to its test lab to members as they develop their IoT products.
Samsung, Note7, Note7 fires, Note7 recall, Coral Blue, Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, smartphones, CPSC, battery fires

Samsung Reveals New Smartphone Color When Focus Should Be on Quality

November 02, 2016 1:10 PM
The announcement of a new phone color just after the fire-prone Note7 debacle and recall makes me think that Samsung still doesn't get it.
BYOD security

Ruckus Wireless Aims to Make BYOD Onboarding Easier, Safer

October 28, 2016 1:55 PM
Cloudpath ES 5.0 offers improved security and policy management for organizations seeing the number of mobile devices used by employees increase.
tech business

CenturyLink in Talks to Merge with Level 3 Communications

October 27, 2016 2:40 PM
According to reports, the two service providers are negotiating a deal where CenturyLink would buy Level 3 for more than $50 billion.

Pexip Adds Cloud Bursting to Collaboration Software

October 25, 2016 5:30 AM
The latest version of the company's Infinity V13 platform will enable automatic bursting to Amazon Web Services when user demand moves beyond customer capacity.
smartphones

Qualcomm Brings Patent Dispute Against Meizu to US, France, Germany

October 17, 2016 8:05 AM
The chip maker, which has been negotiating with the smartphone maker for two years, already has filed complaints in China.
mobile tethering

Mobile Tethering: A Tech Journalist's Appreciation

October 17, 2016 8:01 AM
We take tethering for granted today, but if you take it away, you quickly realize just how much you need it.
UCaaS

Fuze Improves the UC User Experience

October 11, 2016 8:00 AM
The UCaaS vendor offers video, voice and messaging in a single app that officials say will drive adoption and improved employee productivity.

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