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Seattle Sounders reach their goals with help of SQL Server and fitness-tracking technology

Behind the scenes of those intense workouts by the Seattle Sounders FC players, technology is tracking team members to make sure they’re playing at their best. A variety of devices worn by the players gather information on each athlete’s energy output, endurance, sleep patterns, nutrition and fatigue levels. Show More Summary

Office 365 cloud platform chosen by US Department of Health and Human Services

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is moving its email application and collaboration services to the Microsoft Office 365 solution that is hosted in a Government Community Cloud, it was announced Thursday. The move involves approximately 125,000 seats, writes Greg Myers, vice president of Microsoft Federal, in a blog post. Show More Summary

Microsoft says Storage service performance update brought Azure down

Microsoft officials are attributing a nearly 11-hour Azure outage across a large part of the world earlier this week to a performance update the company made to its Storage services.

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines choose Surface Pro 3 to equip pilots

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines are equipping their pilots with Surface Pro 3 to make flight operations even more efficient, it was announced Wednesday. Lufthansa has purchased more than 5,000 Surface Pro 3 devices for pilots. Device rollout to pilots worldwide will be in February and March 2015 to pilots in all regions where Lufthansa flies. Show More Summary

Mozilla strikes Firefox search deal with Yahoo, ending long partnership with Google

A long-standing partnership between Google and Mozilla Corporation, makers of the Firefox browser, ends this month. Today, Mozilla announced it has signed a new five-year deal with Yahoo.

What do you get from a $199 PC? More than you might expect

HP's new dirt-cheap Windows laptop looks like a Chromebook and is practically the same dimensions as a MacBook Air. Just don't call it a netbook.

Microsoft, Real Madrid C.F. partnership announced; will bring comprehensive online anywhere experience to fans

Real Madrid C.F. and Microsoft have signed an agreement that will accelerate the digital transformation of the soccer club through technology, it was announced Tuesday in Madrid, Spain. The alliance, through which Microsoft becomes the...Show More Summary

Testers protest abrupt changes in Windows 10's OneDrive sync

The latest preview release for Windows 10 is getting a thumbs-down from one group of testers angry that Microsoft changed a fundamental feature of the OneDrive sync client. Here's what they're unhappy about and how Microsoft has responded so far.

Changing the game: The digital transformation of Real Madrid futbol club

We all develop passions early in life that shape who we are. My love for soccer, or as we call it in my native Colombia, futbol, was a powerful force in my youth. For me, futbol was not just about kicking a ball into a goal, but about the power of community. In futbol, I was a member of a community that shared the same passions: an obsessive discipline to … Read more »

Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)

Windows 7 is more than five years old. Most of the cheap upgrade offers that were available when it was fresh and new are long gone. But if you prefer the familiar Windows 7 interface (or need it for testing and evaluation) you can still find great deals. Here are all the details you need.

NFL sportscaster Daniel Jeremiah is a new breed of data-powered pundit

TV sports pundits tend to focus on the predictions they get right, while sweeping past blunders under the rug. But when I asked NFL draft expert and football analyst Daniel “DJ” Jeremiah his best call in a recent draft, he answered,Show More Summary

‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ arrives on Xbox One — Weekend Reading: November 14th Edition

Welcome back to another edition of Weekend Reading, where you’ll get stories on the worldwide release of a much anticipated “Halo” collection on Xbox One, the latest addition to the Lumia line of Windows Phone devices and the story of a man with Down Syndrome who empowers students with disabilities through technology. Show More Summary

Microsoft rebrands Identity Manager (again) and delivers new public preview

Microsoft is rebranding again its identity-manager security offering and making a public preview version of a new release.

Microsoft to update Surface Pro 3 with firmware, connectivity and pen fixes

Microsoft is on tap to issue several firmware updates and fixes for the Surface Pro 3 tablet family a week after Patch Tuesday.

OneDrive getting worse to get better in Windows 10

One of the best parts of OneDrive's Windows 8.1 integration is going away.

Microsoft starts rolling out Skype for Web beta

Microsoft is beginning to beta test a version of Skype that will work from a variety of browsers, and which ultimately will alleviate the need for Skype app or plug-in downloads.

Microsoft acquires cloud-security vendor Aorato

Microsoft has purchased its fifth non-U.S.-based company this year by buying Israeli cloud security vendor Aorato Ltd.

Microsoft acquires Aorato to give enterprise customers better defense against digital intruders in a hybrid cloud world

I’m pleased to announce today that Microsoft has acquired Aorato, an innovator in enterprise security. We are making this acquisition to give customers a new level of protection against threats through better visibility into their identity infrastructure. Show More Summary

Hands-on with Windows 10 Preview build 9879

In the not-so-distant past, Windows development was a series of three-month milestones. That schedule has been thrown out with Windows 10, which has so far delivered new builds every three weeks. The latest Windows 10 Preview to be delivered is build 9879. Show More Summary

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