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IT pros should pay attention to "shadow IT"

"Shadow IT" commonly called BYOD, has existed for a long time, one says. Interop New York speakers opened the conference with a provocative message: Instead of ignoring "shadow IT" in their organizations, IT pros should try to understand what they are failing to deliver that workers wind up taking care of themselves.

Microsoft weaves around Office bloat complaints with Sway authoring tool

Sway, a new app, now in preview mode, meant to be simple yet powerful, and built from the ground up for mobile devices and cloud computing

Reacting to chronic complaints that Office applications have become unwieldy with endless menus and features, Microsoft is developing a streamlined presentation application built from the ground up for mobile devices and cloud computing.

Google to offer schools, students unlimited storage for free

The Google Drive for Education is an upgrade from the earlier Google Apps for Education service, and like the predecessor, it's free. It will launch "in coming weeks," Ben Schrom, a Google product manager, said in a blog post Tuesday. Google Apps includes tools for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. Google will soon offer a big perk -- unlimited data storage -- to lure schools and their students to its Google Apps suite of online services.

Office 365 Customer Success Center to help companies promote Office 365 usage among employees.

Aware that the “if you build it, they will come” principle doesn’t always apply to newly deployed IT systems, Microsoft has developed a website to help companies promote Office 365 usage among employees.

Google attempts to drum up SMB support for its cloud platform at London HQ event

Google attempted to drum up further SMB (small and medium businesses) support for its cloud platform as it held its annual Atmosphere conference in Central London.

Speaking at Google UK's head office at the bottom of Tottenham Court Road in front of an audience of 100 business leaders, Neil Delaney, European director of small and medium businesses at Google for Work, hailed the cloud as a key technology for companies that are looking to scale.

France: Microsoft Office 365 for Cegid

Microsoft et Cegid montent une offre commune dans le cloud : Microsoft Office 365 for Cegid. Un modèle inédit de partenariat est introduit en France.

Microsoft rolls out Delve information and people discovery tool for Office 365

Microsoft has begun a months-long rollout of Delve, the first Office 365 application that taps into the suite’s Office Graph machine learning capabilities and maps connections between co-workers, documents and information.

Delve, announced in March with the code-name Oslo, is designed to automatically surface colleagues, files and data that are more relevant and important to users’ work.

Box Extends its Enterprise Playbook, But Users Are Still at the Center

Box CEO Aaron Levie may not be able to talk about the cloud storage and collaboration company's forthcoming IPO, but he still took the stage at the company's biggest BoxWorks conference yet, with 5,000 attendees.

Google's Slides presentation app now works offline on iOS

Google's Slides presentation app can now be used without an Internet connection on iOS devices, joining the two other core office productivity tools in the company's suite, the Docs word processor and Sheets spreadsheet software.

With the move, announced Monday, Google also offers an alternative to Microsoft's native Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iPhones and iPads.

AWS rolls out enterprise document storage and sharing

Amazon Web Services is offering a new document sharing service with management and security features designed to appeal to businesses. Werner Vogels, Amazon chief technology officer, introduced the service, called Zocalo, at the AWS Summit, Thursday in New York City.

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