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Spark update brings R support and machine learning chops

Spark users can run R jobs across data stored on multiple servers

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LinkedIn extends Sales Navigator with Dynamics CRM integration

An Android version of the Sales Navigator mobile app is also now available


Skype kills its modern Windows 8 app in the name of “efficiency”

Instead of trying to bring its touchscreen app up to par with the desktop version, Skype will just discontinue the app altogether.

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Why marketers are betting big on predictive analytics

Lattice Engines is one of many software providers capitalizing on this trend

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Outlook for iOS and Android gives Office 365 users a more secure sign-in option

The changes add support for two-factor authentication, and don't require users give the app their password.

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SAP previews new analytics tools for IT, business users

Improved data-blending capabilities are on the way in Lumira 1.27


Skype Translator will head to the main Skype app in search of more data

Skype’s real-time language translator is impressive already, but it can’t get better without more data. So later this summer, Skype Translator Preview will break out of the Windows Store and become a feature in Skype’s main desktop software.


Skype for web beta lets you ditch the desktop client

Microsoft has opened up the web version of Skype to anyone in the United States and United Kingdom, though full Chromebook support is still lacking.

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Dropbox adds new features to woo enterprise users

A connector for Active Directory integration is now in beta

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Datameer adds governance tools for Hadoop analytics

Data-profiling tools help companies find and fix issues such as inconsistent or invalid data

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These 8 characters crash Skype and leave it unable to reopen

Microsoft's chat app for Windows, iOS and Android will close without a chance of reopening if a particular string is in their chat history

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Microsoft opens the gates on Dynamics GP 2015 R2

The new SMB-focused release offers closer ties with Azure

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Varnish now secures Web traffic with SSL support

The enterprise edition of Varnish Plus now includes the ability to run SSL/TLS encrypted sessions between server and client,

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New query language could turn log files into business insights

There's gold in them thar hills of log data, Logentries says

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IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals

Expertise drawn from 50,000 user engagements went into the new IBM software