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Windows Server 2016's latest beta brings first look at Microsoft's new containers

Microsoft launched the fourth technical preview for the next version of Windows Server on Thursday, giving the public access to its new Hyper-V containers.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX: A new ERP is born, this time in the cloud

Enterprise software has long been associated with clunky interfaces and a long learning curve, but Microsoft is aiming to change all that with Dynamics AX, the next generation of its flagship ERP system.

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Hootsuite ties into Microsoft's Dynamics CRM to turn likes into leads

More companies are turning to social media as a way to communicate with their customers, and Hootsuite is working with Microsoft to make that even easier through an integration with the company's products.

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PowerPoint 2016 now helps people design slides that aren't terrible

Microsoft announced a pair of major updates to PowerPoint 2016 on Friday that are aimed at making it easy for people to create spiffy presentations without going overboard.

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Microsoft OneNote picks up video embeds, new iPhone features, and more

As part of its massive November update cycle, Microsoft pushed a smorgasbord of new features to its OneNote notetaking software across a wide variety of platforms.

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Google finally cutting off Chrome updates on Windows XP and Vista

Google announced Tuesday that it will finally stop providing updates to users of Microsoft's nearly geriatric, insecure operating system.

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After 10 years of profitability, Atlassian steps up for an IPO

It was late September when reports first suggested that Atlassian was planning a U.S. IPO, and on Monday, the Australian software maker followed through by filing its papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Google brings machine learning to the masses with new open-source tool

Google has been working on machine learning for years deep inside its R&D labs, and on Monday, it launched a new, open-source tool to help share what it's learned.

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Get ready for a customer-service overhaul in the next Dynamics CRM

Microsoft's Dynamics CRM 2016 software is just around the corner, and on Thursday the company revealed new details about what it will include from a customer-service perspective.

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Need a ride home from work? Now you can call Lyft from Slack

Back in August Slack added a new "Add to Slack" feature with launch partners including Box, and on Tuesday, it introduced another update designed to make tying in outside apps even easier.

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Firefox keeps your browsing truly private with new Tracking Protection feature

Firefox users who want to keep their browsing under wraps have a new tool to use, thanks to Mozilla’s launch of Private Browsing with Tracking Protection in its latest browser release on Tuesday.

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Intuit updates QuickBooks to help small businesses manage inventory and more

QuickBooks is getting new integrations and functionality to help retail and other capital intensive businesses do better.

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Revealed: The top 10 apps that companies hate

Companies are wary about what employees are doing on their smartphones. Be it data loss or time-wasting, a growing number of employers are actively stopping staff from using certain apps on company-controlled devices.

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Outlook for iOS and Android gets a subtle redesign as Microsoft moves to unite email apps

Outlook for iOS and Android is getting a visual refresh, as Microsoft celebrates having more than 30 million monthly active users running the app.

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Mozilla will donate $1 million to open-source software

The Mozilla Foundation pledged contribute $1 million to various open-source software projects under the auspices of the new Mozilla Open-Source Support program.