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Box makes it easier for businesses to control encryption of cloud data

Box has made it easier for its customers to control how stored data is encrypted with an update announced Thursday.

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Microsoft's Power BI visualizations go public with new 'publish to web' feature

Microsoft's Power BI data visualization service is making it possible for companies to share their business information with the world in an interactive format.

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Stratasys enables more than 1,000 colors via Photoshop on 3D printers

3D printer maker Stratasys today announced that users can now design and print objects with more than 1,000 colors through Photoshop.

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Microsoft will give Yammer to all Office 365 users

Microsoft stepped up efforts to expand the reach of its Yammer work social network -- and better compete with other workplace collaboration tools -- announcing Tuesday that any organization with an Office 365 subscription will gain...

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Box, Dropbox users can now edit Office documents together in real time

Business users who rely on cloud storage providers like Dropbox and Box now have some improved tools in their collaboration arsenal, thanks to a set of integrations that Microsoft announced Wednesday.

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Google gives administrators more control over sharing Apps files

Google is continuing its push to make its Apps collaboration suite useful for enterprises with a new feature that lets administrators set how their users are able to share files.

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NetSuite CEO: The cloud is the last computing architecture

As CEO of NetSuite, Zach Nelson knows a thing or two about cloud computing. After all, his company was born in the cloud way back in 1998 -- before it became fashionable -- and it's been all-cloud ever since, offering ERP and other...

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Safe Harbor's ending makes for a good start for Cloud28+

After two months of beta testing, European enterprise app and service store Cloud28+ is open for business, making it easier for businesses wanting to host their applications or data in Europe to find a home for them.

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Cortana now gets business data from Microsoft's Power BI service

Microsoft is bringing its Cortana virtual assistant deeper into the business world by combining its capabilities with those of Power BI, the company's business intelligence and analytics software.

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Microsoft's new premium Office 365 subscription for businesses is here

Companies that want almost all of the new features Microsoft is cramming into its Office 365 productivity service can now get them through a new subscription the company launched Tuesday.

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Facebook starts testing long-awaited Work Chat app for businesses

Facebook quietly released a new Work Chat app that connects its popular consumer messaging service to its privately-available work social network.

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Citrix spinning off GoTo collaboration business, laying off 1,000 people

Citrix Systems has decided to spin off its GoTo collaboration products business into a new company, to focus on its core business in the secure delivery of apps and data.

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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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A look at Outlook's 'extra' attachment bug

We investigate Outlook's ATT00001 attachment bug and discover hidden treasure...

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Salesforce users: Big contracts signed early may get you special discounts, but watch out after that

Volume discounts are nothing unusual in the world of enterprise software, but over the last year or so Salesforce has reportedly been approaching customers early about upcoming renewals and wooing them with considerable extra...

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Dropbox woos large businesses with new Enterprise offering

Large enterprises have a new Dropbox product tailored for them that the company unveiled at its user conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.

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Dropbox touts enterprise growth at user conference

Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston announced at the company’s first conference for users Wednesday that there are now more than 150,000 companies paying for its Dropbox for Business product, up from the 130,000 business customers...

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Infor says European data stays in Europe with its ERP service

Infor runs ERP and CRM services for its customers, hosting them in Amazon Web Services' cloud, but promises that when people want their data to stay in Europe, it will.

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