Joab JacksonU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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IBM, Deloitte bring big data to risk management

The work is part of an ongoing partnership

Microsoft Office 2016 to feature co-editing

Two or more people will be able to work on a single Word document at the same time

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Instagram engineer delves into emoji madness

The company's engineers did painstaking work to allow users to search by emoji.

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Microsoft prepares Windows Server 2016 for the container age

The next technical preview of Windows Server 2016 will come with full support for Linux and Windows containers

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Google launches a service for storing big data

Google finally opens up its speedy BigTable technology for third-party use

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Microsoft SQL Server stretches into the cloud

SQL Server 2016 will feature full disk encryption, support for R, and the ability to extend a database into the cloud

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Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

The company has revamped its routine for supplying security patches and has unveiled data and system protections


Windows 10 can tap Cortana for help with data analysis

The new OS will also feature multiple desktops and enhanced security features.

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Microsoft unifies cloud and in-house IT management software

The new Azure Stack is designed to let organizations run platform and infrastructure services in-house

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5 ways Windows 10's new Edge browser beats Internet Explorer

Microsoft's new Edge promises faster browsing, annotations and better compliance with Web standards

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Microsoft jumps into application monitoring

Application Insights can be used to instrument applications to better understand how well they perform

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Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure

Azure to feature a data warehouse, a 'data lake' and the ability to pool multiple databases

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Microsoft brings Visual Studio to Linux, Macs

The new Visual Studio Code aims to help coders get their apps on Microsoft's Azure cloud service

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SAS enlarges its palette for big data analysis

SAS offers new tools for training, as well as for banking and network security

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Amazon says its cloud is 'a $5 billion business'

AWS generated $1.57 billion for Amazon in the first three months of 2015