Microsoft pares Windows 10 feature upgrades to 1 a year

Microsoft has again given its Windows 10 update model a furious shake, voiding one of the foundational concepts of the “Windows as a service” (WaaS) strategy. In a multi-part announcement spread across three blog posts, Microsoft on July 1 said it had begun testing of the next Windows 10 feature …

The top 8 problems with blockchain

While blockchain holds tremendous potential for creating new financial, supply chain and digital identity systems, it’s often erroneously seen as a panacea for business problems. The myriad of pilots and proofs of concept by large corporations and government agencies are showing real promise, but those projects don’t always lead to …

Review: 18 Alexa skills for productivity, collaboration and more

Earlier this year, Amazon announced it had sold more than 100 million Alexa devices. Along with the consumer market, Amazon is also pushing Alexa into offices via Alexa for Business, which enables developers to create skills exclusively for internal users at their companies via APIs and other tools. But can …

Office 365 vs. G Suite: Which has better management tools?

When you choose a productivity platform like Microsoft’s Office 365 or Google’s G Suite, the main focus is on the platform’s functionality: Does it do the job you need? That’s of course critical, but once you choose a platform, you have to manage it. That’s why management capabilities should be …

27 advanced Trello tips and tricks

Whether you’re collaborating with colleagues or flying solo on a mission, you can’t do much better than Trello when it comes to keeping the pieces of your projects in order. Trello is an Atlassian-owned task-management app that makes it easy to organize practically anything imaginable — images, ideas, links, lists, …

How Windows 10 users can dial back upgrades to just one a year

Microsoft had such grand plans for Windows 10. Like any proud parent, the company wanted its offspring to succeed in life, to have opportunities galore. Go to an Ivy League college, land a good job. To Microsoft, Windows 10 would be different than, better than, the other kids. It would …

Download: Discover 2019’s Best Places to Work in IT

Computerworld‘s annual 100 Best Places to Work in IT list showcases the top 100 U.S. workplaces for technology professionals. Our 26th annual report ranks top organizations across the country that offer IT professionals challenging projects, robust salaries, superior benefits, flexible work/life options and unsurpassed access to training and career advancement …

AR at work: 5 headsets aimed at business

Once the stuff of science fiction, augmented reality (AR) is increasingly finding a place in the workplace as a driver of collaboration and productivity. Some companies use it as a tool for employee training, others use it to offer remote assistance to field service technicians. There are surgeons now using …

Apple eyes changes to iOS device management

Last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote was loaded with news about  iOS 13, watchOS 6, macOS Catalina, the newly christened iPadOS and the new Mac Pro (which returns to a tower enclosure with serious upgrade and customization options). [ Related: How to craft an MDM policy BYOD workers will actually …