Windows IT Pro 2016-04-11 14:18:00

Microsoft and others predict automated assistants are the way of the future. Now they have their own app store

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has made clear: One of the next big platforms for Microsoft is bots, largely behind-the-scenes AI assistants that can do your bidding without so much as a click. Now there’s a directory to help find those bots across a variety of platforms, from Slack and Facebook Messenger to SMS and the web.

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Windows IT Pro 2016-04-04 13:08:00

Microsoft’s betting big that your enterprise will buy into the cloud — and it wants an ecosystem to get you there

T.C. Doyle has a great interview with Microsoft channel chief Phil Sorgen at MSPmentor, where they discuss the opportunity in the cloud ($500 billion by 2020) to how Microsoft will help customers get there (a growing army of trained Cloud Solution Providers). Here’s what you should know.

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DOJ delays Apple fight after outside party offers help cracking iPhone

Last minute filing could delay encryption standoff

In an iPhone encryption case that has pitted Apple against the FBI, the White House, and every major presidential candidate, there is at least one more last-minute twist: In a motion filed tonight, Department of Justice lawyers said that an "outside party" has approached the agency with what it claims is a method of unlocking the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters — without Apple's help.

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Windows IT Pro 2016-03-21 13:53:00

As tablets struggle to find market, Apple doubles down with smaller iPad Pro

There were few surprises at today's Apple event, but there was at least one conspicuously absent announcement that had people talking: Apple didn't update its line of laptops, which have been gaining marketshare but haven't seen any updates in over 300 days.

Blame it on Skylake supplies if you'd like, but Apple executives had one key refrain: The iPad truly is the future of personal computing, according to Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive.

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