The end of Microsoft product support (and we feel fine)

Last month Microsoft started sounding the “end of support” death toll for Exchange 2007. Admins have a year to plan and migrate to either Office 365 or a newer version of on-premises Exchange. (If you go with on-premises Exchange, I recommend Exchange 2016 because Exchange 2013 is already three years into its 10-year support cycle… Continue reading The end of Microsoft product support (and we feel fine)

Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

Dropbox has a futuristic vision for how its users will be able to share massive files and have quick access to them on their computers, without their hard drives overflowing. The cloud storage company announced a new initiative at its Open conference in London on Tuesday called Project Infinite. It’s a push to create a… Continue reading Dropbox wants to stretch desktop file storage to infinity

Got cloud skills? Now you can get certified by the OpenStack Foundation

Data science may have dominated recent discussions about IT skills in chronically short supply, but it’s not the only area facing a shortage. Cloud computing is another big one, and now the OpenStack Foundation has launched a program it hopes will help. The group’s new Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam is designed to give cloud… Continue reading Got cloud skills? Now you can get certified by the OpenStack Foundation

Get ahead: 3 high-demand cloud skills for 2017

When you look at cloud skills, it’s more important to think about what’s coming rather than what’s already here. Why? Thousands of IT people will complete cloud certification programs this year. If you delay, the job market may be flooded by the time you’re ready. That’s not to say you won’t find a market for… Continue reading Get ahead: 3 high-demand cloud skills for 2017

New functional programming language can generate C, Python code for apps

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Computer Science recently unveiled Futhark, an open source functional programming language designed for creating code that runs on GPUs, for use in machine learning and other high-performance applications. Futhark is meant to be more convenient to use than standard C/C++ frameworks for programming GPUs. It can automatically generate both C and… Continue reading New functional programming language can generate C, Python code for apps

Microsoft gives OneDrive users until July to shrink their storage

Microsoft has given users of its OneDrive cloud storage service a 90-day notice that their free allowance will be scaled back from 15GB to 5GB in late July, according to emails and reports from customers. The 67 percent reduction in free storage space will take effect July 27. On the same day, Microsoft will also… Continue reading Microsoft gives OneDrive users until July to shrink their storage