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Amazon brings Microsoft users into AWS with Active Directory

Amazon has launched an AWS Directory Service for Active Directory, a fully-managed implementation of Microsoft's authentication and user management service. Using Active Directory in Amazon's cloud will enable companies to bring applications including SQL Server, SharePoint and custom applications built with .NET onto AWS. That's useful for businesses trying to move into the cloud from an on-premises deployment of Microsoft's software.

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New attack campaign against SMBs

A group of sophisticated attackers are repurposing penetration testing tools to break into the networks of small and medium-size businesses worldwide with the goal of infecting point-of-sale systems with malware. The new attack campaign started in September and has been dubbed operation Black Atlas by researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro. The attackers use a wide set of tools to scan the Internet and identify potential weak spots in the networks of various organizations, the researchers said.

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The best new features in Windows Server 2016

From Nano and Docker to software-defined networking and storage features, the next version of Windows Server is packed with great additions

Microsoft continues to put out Technical Previews of Windows Server 2016 with as-yet-unseen features. The latest Technical Preview, TP3, introduced a number of new features, such as Docker integration and Windows Server Containers, along with improvements to features introduced in previous previews. It also brings new security capabilities such as Shielded VMs, which protect virtual machine contents in a multitenant environment.

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Microsoft to start pushing Windows 10 on more business users

Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 on a group of previously off-limits users as its new operating system nears the six-month anniversary of its release. The company revealed Wednesday that users who are running Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro can expect to start seeing the Get Windows 10 app in their taskbar, suggesting that they upgrade to the new OS.

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The world's first 13TB SSD is here

Fixstars on Wednesday announced the mammoth SSD-13000M, which will ship by the end of February. SSDs today have no more than 6TB of storage, and the 13TB drive more than doubles that capacity

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Don't rush your company into an IoT app platform

Enterprises deploying Internet of things devices and accompanying software don't have to go it alone, but choosing a platform for building your applications is a big decision that's hard to go back on.

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