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What the cloud and big data can do for small and midsized businesses

Cloud computing and big data are driving the transformation of businesses, and not just in huge organizations. But how can you use them to help your small or midsized business succeed? The Microsoft cloud brings together business applications and familiar productivity tools, which means you can get a clear view … Read more »

Significant new OpenID certifications for Active Directory Federation Server

Active Directory Federation Server for Windows Server 2016 is now certified as conforming to the Basic OpenID Provider and Implicit OpenID Provider profiles of OpenID Connect. “This is a very significant achievement, because these are the profiles that ensure that the identity provider will interoperate with any standards-compliant relying party,” … Read more »

Finding the right IoT solution: Can it scale?

“A scalable solution should be able to work with any number of things and data streams,” writes Peter Cooper, senior product manager for Microsoft IoT. “You may have 100 vehicles in your fleet today to connect and monitor – but can your vendor support 1,000? What about when the data … Read more »

Developers: Bing releases tools to speed up tasks


In October, Bing is releasing commonly used developer tools to reduce the time and effort it takes to complete certain tasks. Among them is the color picker, which makes the conversion between HSV, RGB and Hex color codes easier. It’s helpful for Web developers trying to find the best color … Read more »