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Tracking what's going on in an AWS account is relatively straightforward but things get more complex when you're trying to work across multiple accounts. That can happen when different parts of the business sign up to separate accounts. Jigar Mistry has put together a guide on securely analysing data from one AWS account from another account using EMRFS (Elastic MapReduce File System).

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Desktop as a Service poses an existential threat to traditional VDI providers so it's not surprising Citrix is getting on board with leveraging cloud services as the delivery vehicle for their software. XenDesktop Essentials is a subscription service that allows companies to deliver and manage Windows 10 Enterprise without the need to deploy a bunch of on-prem infrastructure.

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Amazon’s AppStream lets you run apps that are hosted on AWS through to devices running a HTML 5 friendly browser. This makes application deployment easier and allows you to deliver apps made for one platform, such as a traditional PC, to different platforms such as tablets. And while not every app is designed to be touch-screen friendly, it’s a lot easier than buying new software or redeveloping programs for the BYOD mobile world

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Microsoft has quietly released a new tool for making the transition from a Mac to Windows easier. There's no formal announcement about the tool but it looks to make the switch (back for many?) from a Mac to Windows smoother.

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Whether you're archiving old photos or securing some personal files, cloud storage is a handy way to preserve your precious data, and when it comes to cloud storage solutions, few give you as much bang for your buck as Zoolz. Offering a massive 2TB of storage space to the table, Zoolz Dual Cloud Storage nets you some serious space without breaking the bank.

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OneDrive users have been asking for a differential sync feature for the cloud storage service for some time. The feature would only sync parts of files that have been updated instead of syncing everything, which would save time and bandwidth. Microsoft has now revealed it will be introducing differential sync to OneDrive in the second quarter of this year.

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Slack is a team communications tool that has suited smaller working groups. But in bigger organisations where a number of individuals may be using Slack to communicate within their own teams, they can become disconnected from each other. Slack has now introduced a new offering called Enterprise Grid which aims to facilitate communication between teams in large organisations and give administrators more control.

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Dropbox has announced some new features to help teams in businesses collaborate better, include a new viewer info feature and Smart Sync for business customers. The company is also bringing Dropbox Paper, a tool that is like a stripped down version of Google Docs, out of beta and making it available worldwide. Here's what you need to know.

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Some Dropbox users noted that some files they had deleted a long time ago on the cloud storage service had been resurrected. Dropbox has admitted that this was caused by a bug that prevented files from being completely removed from its servers. While trying to fix the bug, Dropbox accidentally restored the deleted files to user accounts.