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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Office 365 subscribers always have the latest version of Microsoft Office — currently Office 2016. They also get more frequent software updates than those who have purchased Office 2016 without a subscription, which means subscribers have access to the latest ...

Defining The Data Centre

The rise of the software-defined network. For many, 2016 was the year of software-defined networking (SDN). It was the year when Gartner made its predictions about the technology’s future success, when well-known names revealed their SDN portfolios, and when organisations began ...

Retail in 2021: When clicks have buried bricks

Editor's Note: Back during the holiday shopping season of 2011, when the iPad and Siri were new, and the Amazon Echo, Uber and drone deliveries were just a figment of our imagination, I wrote a speculative piece about what the ...

Apple undercuts Facebook in the augmented reality platform war

Facebook’s grand vision for augmented reality was that it would make it easy for any developer to build and distribute an AR experience — as long as it lived inside Facebook’s app. But Apple has once again used its control of the ...

What is Windows 10 S?

Microsoft is taking on Google’s Chrome OS with a new version of Windows: Windows 10 S. The new version of Windows 10 S is going to be targetted towards schools, and it’s effectively a lightweight version of Windows 10. Windows ...