- April 06, 2021
Companies want better ways to determine if their employees are mentally healthy or are at risk of a breakdown in the hybrid workplace. Vendors line up to meet the demand.
- March 19, 2021
Microsoft has added features to PowerPoint Presenter Coach. The enhancements in the self-help tool provide better tips on how to improve presentations that use PowerPoint slides.
- March 10, 2021
Chip and GPU shortages will prevent PC manufacturers from meeting demand through 2022. Supply constraints could limit PC market growth to single digits, forecasters say.
- March 05, 2021
Microsoft's Productivity Score update lets an organization's tech buyers monitor, without the help of IT staff, the average performance of employees' PCs and mobile devices.
- March 04, 2021
Microsoft wants Universal Print to replace on-premises print servers. The cloud service provides printer management and eliminates the use of printer drivers.
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- March 02, 2021
Microsoft said the latest 365 security features provide better protection for corporate data. The improvements guard sensitive information against attacks and leaks.
- February 23, 2021
The feature, scheduled for release next month, makes suggestions as a person types in Word. Microsoft said the predictive text feature will make writing faster and more efficient.
- February 22, 2021
Microsoft will launch two versions of Office for those who don't want Microsoft 365 subscriptions. Office 2021 and Office LTSC will be available in the second half of the year.
- February 17, 2021
Microsoft wants the crowd to determine which notification requests are seen in Edge. The company has introduced a system to show useful notifications and hide annoying ones.
- February 12, 2021
Google has added to Gmail the ability to search all of a person's email addresses. The more comprehensive search results make it easier to find emails within inboxes.
- February 09, 2021
Microsoft is doing some spring cleaning with its Edge browser. The April Windows update will uninstall Edge Legacy and replace it with the new, Chromium-based Edge.
- January 29, 2021
Microsoft's new Application Guard for Office opens untrusted Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents in a container to protect a user's computer from threats.
- January 27, 2021
Worldwide IT spending is slated to grow this year, as companies increase support and security for remote workers. Gartner projects spending will hit nearly $4 trillion.
- January 22, 2021
Otter.ai provides captioning, live transcription and recording options in Google Meet. The features match those in Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
- January 13, 2021
Top PC manufacturers Dell, HP and Lenovo emphasized at-home flexibility in their CES laptop announcements. Remote work has driven the need to be productive anywhere.
- December 22, 2020
Manufacturers like Lenovo, HP and ViewSonic expect high demand for portable monitors in 2021 as workers try to get the dual-screen experience at home.
- December 07, 2020
While Windows updates can lead to unexpected issues for IT administrators, there are some simple steps they should always take to find the cause of the update issue.
- November 19, 2020
Microsoft said its Pluton security chip would protect data even when an attacker has physical control of a computer. Future Windows PCs will include the new chip.
- November 13, 2020
G Suite customers who enjoyed unlimited storage for years will have to switch to a plan with limits. Google announced the change when G Suite became Workspace.
- November 11, 2020
Apple has started the shift from Intel processors to its ARM-based M1 chip with the introduction of M1-based MacBooks and a Mac mini, boasting higher performance for less power.
- November 05, 2020
Microsoft's new Productivity Score tool for 365 needs third-party data and security information to be entirely useful to enterprises, analysts said.
- October 30, 2020
Microsoft will force some sites to open in Edge instead of IE, another sign the browser is nearing its end of life. Enterprise users must adapt, experts say.
- October 13, 2020
IT pros should lean on Mac users to protect corporate networks against exploiters of the Apple T2 chip vulnerability. Hard drive encryption will also help defend against attackers.
- October 07, 2020
Lenovo touted the ThinkPad X1 Fold as a unified experience for workers who use laptops and tablets. The company has started taking orders.
- October 05, 2020
Find out how the new Jamf Pro integration with Microsoft Intune's conditional access can simplify the back-end management of user authentication for macOS devices in the enterprise.
- September 29, 2020
An improved search function, additional customization options and a newly revised aesthetic are among the Outlook for macOS improvements planned by Microsoft.
- September 23, 2020
Microsoft Endpoint Manager will eventually have new tools for securing and managing Macs, iPads and virtual endpoints. A more secure Edge browser is also on tap.
- September 21, 2020
The latest Google Meet features let participants see up to 49 people on-screen at a time. Other enhancements include better control over who gets access to meetings.
- September 02, 2020
The new Microsoft Word transcription feature makes crafting notes from an audio file a more streamlined process. The service is available with a Microsoft 365 subscription.
- August 28, 2020
With Microsoft 365 IE 11 support coming to an end, organizations must prepare for the day when relying on the browser is no longer an option, industry observers said.
- August 26, 2020
There's no question that the pandemic has bolstered PC sales. But analysts disagree on whether rising PC ownership means the computer market has reached a sustainable new height.
- August 03, 2020
Microsoft says cloud-based Universal Print simplifies printer management by replacing on-premises infrastructure. The service is available through 365 on Windows 10 devices.
- July 23, 2020
Microsoft Lists, launching in July, is intended to help organizations store and track selected information from 365. Lists will come with the productivity suite.
- July 14, 2020
The PC market will likely contract as 2021 nears, analysts say. The second quarter was a positive one for PCs, as companies bought laptops to enable remote work.
- July 07, 2020
Despite the prevalence of cloud storage and data backups, important files are still lost. Microsoft's Windows File Recovery tool aims to address the problem.
- June 30, 2020
With new Workspace microapps, Citrix is looking to make it easier for offices to reopen. Company representatives said the tools were informed by the firm's own experiences.
- June 24, 2020
Future Macs will not run on Intel processors but on Apple silicon chips. The change could present compatibility issues, although it could be a step toward a consistent user experience.
- June 18, 2020
Phased reopenings are on the horizon, so IT pros must prepare for a hybrid team approach -- with some employees in the office and others at home.
- June 05, 2020
With the latest Quest Kace UEM updates, IT pros can now better control Chromebooks and manage Apple TVs. Experts say managing a variety of devices is critical for a remote workforce.
- June 01, 2020
HP hardware releases are centered on 'micro mobility' around the home, enabling remote employees to be productive in spaces not designed for work.
- May 29, 2020
Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager 2020.1 was released this month, emphasizing remote work features for IT pros and noting the importance of endpoint management in the 'new normal.'
- May 26, 2020
An electronics manufacturer is in the planning stages of implementing micro apps in Citrix Workspace in the hopes of saving time and easing distractions.
- May 06, 2020
After the initial rush, IT admins are now faced with how to keep remote work going.
- April 30, 2020
Canonical released its Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Linux distribution, emphasizing a holistic approach to security -- from hardware to applications.
- April 27, 2020
Managing Apple devices remotely has been made easier through cloud-based products and administration software.
- April 24, 2020
Microsoft's Windows 10 update 2004 is set to release amid the coronavirus pandemic. Experts and IT admins say the appetite for new features may be mixed.
- April 23, 2020
At a time when in-person interactions are at a minimum, how can companies tell if their employees are struggling? Knoa says user experience management metrics can help.
- April 17, 2020
The new ProBooks -- the 445 GH and 455 G7 -- feature the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 chip processor and enhanced security features to enable remote work and aid small businesses.
- April 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed PC market shipments down, despite higher demand for remote work devices. A looming recession, though, could dampen sales.
- April 08, 2020
The line between personal and professional lives continues to blur, and last week's Microsoft 365 news exemplified that point.
- April 03, 2020
Several new features for VMware Workspace One are now generally available -- including an option to accelerate remote onboarding.
- March 25, 2020
Zero-trust architecture has spread across the enterprise security software market, so IT pros should understand the latest advancements in zero-trust authentication.
- March 24, 2020
While the focus during the pandemic has been on getting employees connected so that they can work from home, proper endpoint management is key to enterprise data security.
- March 18, 2020
VMware's Shawn Bass and Brian Madden shared tips to help IT workers make remote work a reality for their organizations as the new coronavirus pandemic progresses.
- February 28, 2020
Microsoft is aiming its new Windows 10X OS at dual-screen devices such as the Surface Neo, but it could have a big impact on the enterprise if its features migrate to mainline Windows.
- February 21, 2020
Microsoft pulled a Windows 10 security fix this month, causing experts to call for more testing and oversight -- again.
- February 12, 2020
BlackBerry's digital workspace offering is meant to strike a balance between connectivity, productivity and security, especially for IT admins who cater to a range of worker types.
- January 31, 2020
Employee experience has become a catch-all phrase for every part of an employee's interaction with a company. Does that include IT? Experts say yes.
- January 24, 2020
Does the growth of the PC market in 2019 reflect an increased appetite for the devices? Experts discuss the PC's role in the workplace and the influence of the Windows 7 sunset.
- January 23, 2020
New features in EG Enterprise v7, set to launch soon, enable simulated and real user monitoring, automated diagnosis and new dashboard and visualization features.
- January 20, 2020
New Ivanti CEO Jim Schaper is no stranger to the C-suite of an IT company. And he's got a plan to push the company forward.
- January 16, 2020
With support for Windows 7 ending and Microsoft ushering in the end of life for the OS, tech experts and IT pros look back at its legacy of reliability and stability.
- January 03, 2020
Analysts say the new browser fight between Google and Microsoft could be about the future of work, as enterprises increasingly move to web applications.
- December 20, 2019
Microsoft recently rolled out a Windows 10 update to general users that was intended only for Autopilot-configured machines. After past issues, are users comfortable with Windows OS updates?
- December 19, 2019
Citrix Workspace is now generally available on Google Cloud, including access to micro apps that make it easier for IT to deliver a more streamlined user experience.
- December 16, 2019
With Windows 7 coming to an end and more businesses developing cloud strategies, 2020 is set to bring end-user computing changes for IT. Here are five trends to watch.
- December 13, 2019
In a blog post to medium.com, CVP Jon Friedman talks about MS unveils new Win10 icon and the general icon redesign effort behind it all. Great stuff!
- December 09, 2019
China Says No Mo Windows or PCs Starting 2022, meaning that it won't use non-Chinese software or OSes after that date. Can the Communist Party order up a new OS that fast? We'll see.
- December 06, 2019
Thursday's announcement extends the company's September offering of 10 free Microsoft 365 Business licenses for nonprofits' employees to their volunteers.
- December 04, 2019
IT pros seemed focused on the latest Microsoft OS, based on our most read stories for 2019. That may not come as a surprise, given next month's end-of-life deadline for Windows 7.
- November 25, 2019
I'll be taking this week off from blogging, so I'll wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous long holiday weekend instead. Cheers!
- November 22, 2019
Key components of ZCentral include Z by HP rack-mounted workstations, ZCentral Remote Boost software and proprietary ZCentral Connect software to speed up high-compute workflows.
- November 13, 2019
Jamf Protect, the new endpoint security software announced at JNUC 2019, provides organizations with a native macOS tool that takes a kernel-less approach to macOS security.
- November 05, 2019
The new version of Microsoft's Edge browser promises new enterprise features and simplified management for Windows admins. Experts say Edge is now competitive with Google Chrome.
- November 05, 2019
Organizations will be able to use one console to view and manage devices from SCCM and Intune. Other new Microsoft 365 dashboards could help IT teams better communicate.
- November 01, 2019
Microsoft will allow end users to make certain purchases in Power Platform. Office 365 admins should know what this entails and how it will affect them.
- October 04, 2019
With its printer and printing supplies business fortunes continuing to slide, HP Inc. is undergoing a major reorganization that includes up to 9,000 layoffs.
- September 25, 2019
OneLogin said its new tool is capable of discovering phishing websites and does not store users' passwords. Instead, it uses hash analysis to identify reused and weak passwords.
- September 13, 2019
Zoho One customers can now make phone calls using Zoho's telephony platform, extend provisioning through custom apps and use the new application Orchestly to manage workflows.
- August 30, 2019
In this Q&A, VMware's SVP of EUC, Shankar Iyer, discusses how new Workspace One features are driving toward a better employee experience and how they will help IT admins better manage it.
- August 30, 2019
The X1 Carbon, ThinkPad X1 Yoga, ThinkPad X390 and ThinkPad T490 have all been updated, and Lenovo has added ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga to its offerings.
- August 30, 2019
In this podcast from VMworld, VMUG President Steve Athanas discusses Workspace One upgrades and the security potential that the Carbon Black acquisition brings to VMware.
- August 27, 2019
The Latitude 5400 and Latitude 5300 2-in-1 give enterprise users the Dell Latitude hardware with the Google Chrome operating system in an effort to provide security and speed.
- August 27, 2019
VMware introduced new features for its Workspace One digital workspace product, and IT pros are interested in the onboarding and security improvements. Plus, the company made two appealing acquisitions.
- August 16, 2019
The two latest Windows security vulnerabilities reiterate the importance for IT admins to stay diligent when updating and managing an organization's operating system.
- August 05, 2019
In his first public interview as Citrix's first COO, Mark Schmitz discusses what the company's priorities are and how he hopes to grow their subscription products.
- July 24, 2019
KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 7.0 and KACE Systems Management Appliance 9.1 are both now available from Quest Software to enable IT admins to manage devices in a network.
- July 24, 2019
When migrating to Office 365, IT admins need to keep the end users in mind. That was the big takeaway from a training session at a Virtual Technology User Group event in Maine.
- July 19, 2019
The latest financials from MS are in for Q4 of its fiscal year. The company continues to thrive, with Azure leading the way, but other sectors -- including Windows OS -- contributing to the bottom ...
- July 16, 2019
The issues surrounding the latest Windows 10 OS update have affected some users to the point of annoyance, while others remain unaffected and unfazed by the continued issues.
- June 24, 2019
The Raspberry Pi 4 brings significant upgrades from the previous version, according to the vendor, such as multiple memory capacities to choose from and 4K support.
- June 20, 2019
Agribusiness company Bunge improved its end-user experience with SAP applications by licensing Knoa. The software company helped provide insights into how its users were -- and weren't -- interacting with the applications.
- June 19, 2019
Designed for Windows desktop applications, Apica's Desktop Application Check intends to increase visibility and boost desktop application monitoring capabilities.
- June 10, 2019
IT support vendor Evan introduced an automated SaaS offering for large businesses. Evan360 intends to connect users with IT experts to solve problems immediately.
- June 06, 2019
By introducing new features to Ivanti Environment Manager and Ivanti File Director, the company hopes to reduce on-premises storage demands and support migration from legacy workspaces.
- June 05, 2019
While acknowledging a sale is unlikely, one Citrix customer said he would expect a similar level of support and satisfaction with Citrix products even if it was.
- June 04, 2019
In this Q&A, Citrix CEO David Henshall touches on sale rumors, the growth of cloud subscriptions and the importance of providing customers with options.
- June 04, 2019
With the Windows 7 end of support date approaching, IT professionals must migrate to Windows 10. However, skepticism over Windows 10 adoption still remains despite the deadline.
- June 03, 2019
Two new laptops will be available from Samsung later this year. The Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force were designed for consumers and content creators, Samsung said.
- May 29, 2019
Dell announced the upcoming launch of new Dell Precision, Inspiron and XPS products. These include the Precision 5000, Precision 7540, Precision 7740, XPS 13, XPS 15 and new Inspiron PCs.