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New Office 365 features appease the Cloud-wary

To overcome emotional barriers to cloud computing, Cloud providers often give customers complete control over their data, including encryption keys. Microsoft has been unveiling features in that vein for Azure, and yesterday, the company took a few more steps in that direction with Office 365.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp23 April 15 00:11

Docker 1.6 caters to dev and ops alike with new features

Docker has adopted the "ship early and often" mantra of software developers, but it isn't just shipping a new version of the Docker client a mere <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2882025/virtualization/docker-1-5-seeks-to-ease-networking-documentation-woes.html">two months after the last one</a>. Instead, it's offering up a major architectural change in Docker image delivery -- a clear sign Docker's success is forcing it to keep pace with its customers' real-world needs.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp17 April 15 05:34

Nginx's new version goes beyond Web serving

With the release of Nginx Plus Release 6, the latest version of its <a href="http://nginx.com/">Web server</a>, Nginx looks to replace everything from hardware load balancing to legacy servers.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp14 April 15 23:11

Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

Google's latest enhancement to Cloud Platform is not a new feature but a repackaging of an existing innovation. But it's a downright useful offering all the same.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp28 March 15 03:52

Expect superior scale-out in Couchbase Server 4

The next version of the popular NoSQL database Couchbase Server will include a new approach to scaling out that aims to drastically increase performance for enterprises.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp24 March 15 01:31

HTTP/2: The future of the Web demystified

Out with the old, in with the new, as the saying goes -- but when it comes to an overhaul of one of the Internet's most fundamental protocols, what exactly is coming in with the new?

Written by Serdar Yegulalp13 March 15 00:56

Tableau adds new enticements to its free data visualization tool

Tableau's Web-based version of its analytics system allows data visualizations to be published, re-used, and embedded in Web pages as if they were YouTube videos. But the full product comes with a sizeable cost: $1K per user and up.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp12 March 15 07:11

Gmail's revised contacts page cuts down on clutter

While users wait with bated breath to see if Google Inbox ends up becoming the new Gmail, Google has unveiled an incremental change to Gmail: a newly redesigned contacts page. It hasn't yet been rolled into Gmail proper, but is now available in preview form.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp05 March 15 23:39

The never-ending quest to dethrone email

Build a better mousetrap, as the cliché has it, and the world will beat a path to your door. That line of thinking has even been applied to the most rudimentary corners of the technology world: standards and protocols that have stuck around for decades, yet viewed as creaky and badly in need of replacement. But few old-guard standards have seen as many pretenders to the throne as the SMTP/POP3/IMAP email triumvirate has. If only someone could come up with an alternative that did everything email did but better, more securely, and with less hassle, wouldn't it be worth it?

Written by Serdar Yegulalp21 Jan. 15 01:47

Got an hour? Learn to code

For you've mused about dipping your toe into programming but can't find the time, Code.org is about to give you one fewer excuse to procrastinate.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp09 Dec. 14 01:18

Dropbox pursues enterprises with Business API

Though it offers a business-tier plan, Dropbox has historically lacked a full-blown business platform on the order of Box and its APIs. That's about to change with the introduction of the Dropbox for Business API.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp04 Dec. 14 02:08

Python-powered StackStorm sets scripts for event-triggered automation

<a href="http://stackstorm.com/">StackStorm</a>, staffed by former members of GitHub, PuppetLabs, SwiftStack, Rackspace, and the Apache Libcloud team, has launched the first public version of its eponymous open source operations automation solution.

Written by Serdar Yegulalp05 Nov. 14 05:21
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