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Windows Phone 8.1 Update Will Feature 'MDM Lite'

The big headline addition in Windows Phone 8.1 Update is an alpha of the Cortana voice assistant for Australian users, and many of the other features such as folders are aimed at individual users. For IT managers, a more interesting potential inclusion is Apps Corner, a cut-down approach to mobile device management (MDM).


Microsoft's Cortana Voice Assistant Will Hit Australia Next Week

When Microsoft launched its Cortana voice recognition assistant for Windows Phone at Build earlier this year, we were disappointed that it wasn’t available in Australia. That will change soon: as of next week, an alpha version of Cortana for Australia will become available to Windows Phone Developers.


System Center Adds Office 365 Management Tools

Managing a large Office 365 deployment just potentially became a little easier: Microsoft has released a management pack for System Center 2012 R2 so you can track Office 365 users and issues, and opened up an API that allows other management tools to track activities using Office 365.


Microsoft Adds Open Source CMake Support For Windows Developers

Code reuse is a core goal for most mobile app developers — who wants to rewrite everything for multiple platforms? If you’re a user of CMake, that process just became a little easier, with support added for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps.


Cloud Patches: Elastic Load Balancer Timeouts, Azure Active Directory SDKs

Last week in cloud computing: AWS makes Elastic Load Balancer more flexible, Azure releases Active Directory SDKs for iOS, Android and Mac, plus much more.


Cloud Patches: AWS Marketplace Goes Annual, Azure Adds InImage

Last week in cloud computing: AWS changes Marketplace subscription options and boost IAM password management; Azure adds InImage disaster recovery.


Secure Windows Apps With The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit

Microsoft’s Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is targeted toward system administrators, but the How-To Geek explains how you can use it to secure your personal Windows system as well.


Cloud Patches: AWS Boosts Mobile, Azure Adds StorSimple

Last week in cloud computing: AWS launches Zocalo, Cognito, and a Melbourne edge service, while Azure incorporates StorSimple and rolls out Diagnostics As A Service.


Google's Kubernetes Docker Project Gets Support From Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat

Kubernetes is a Google-led project to create an open source manager for Docker containers. Although only launched in June, Kubernetes now has some other friends in the big end of town: Microsoft, IBM and Red Hat have all signed up to support the project.


How Office 365 Plans For Business Are Changing

Come October, Microsoft is changing the inclusions and pricing on its Office 365 subscription plans for small businesses. Here’s what you need to know.