There may be better personal cloud storage services than Dropbox, but few are as popular. Dropbox wants more though. It wants Dropbox to be your first choice for business cloud storage as well . That's easy to say, but how do you do it? Every Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and its related Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud offers you services and applications, but enterprises require their own identity and access controls. Dropbox knows this as well as you do. So starting in April, Dropbox introduced the capability for single sign-on (SSO) support for its business customers. Dropbox could only provide one part of the SSO solution, it needed a partner to integrate its services with an enterprise's identify and authentication services. That's where Centrify, a well-known unified identity services company comes in. Centrify has been enabling Windows system administrators to integrate users of other operating systems, such as Linux and Mac OS X, into Active Directory (AD) for years. … [Read more...] about Integrate Dropbox into your Windows network with Active Directory
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Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public six months ago this weekThe first major feature update arrived in mid-November, almost exactly four months after the initial release. That November update, dubbed version 1511, included some hugely important features for Microsoft's enterprise customers, including greater control over updates and virtual TPM support in Hyper-V virtual machines. tech pro research How long should you wait before deploying Windows 10? Ed Bott shares some Windows 10 migration advice. Read More The idea of delivering big feature updates two or three times a year is unprecedented in the history of Windows, which historically has saved those features for "big bang" releases every three years or so.During the past six months, Microsoft has been delivering cumulative updates every month. That's another major shift in the way Windows 10 works compared to its predecessors.There's a tendency among casual observers and tech reporters to focus on the consumer … [Read more...] about Windows 10 at six months: Ready for primetime?
Microsoft is adding support for the Fast Identity Online (Fido) standard to Windows 10 to enable password-free sign-on for a number of applications.PC users' reliance on weak passwords that are easily cracked (and yet somehow still easy to forget, leaving the IT department with the tedious and time-consuming chore of managing them) coupled with regular password leaks by consumer apps mean moving to fingerprint or other biometric authentication methods could make signing in easier for users and make systems more secure as well. Read this Microsoft reveals audacious plans to tighten security with Windows 10 Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. Read More Dustin Ingalls, Windows security and identity programme manager at Microsoft, said the company has contributed "design inputs" to the Fido's upcoming 2.0 technical specs."Transitioning away from passwords and … [Read more...] about Windows 10 will let you say goodbye to passwords forever
While Microsoft continues to creep toward finalizing Windows 10 "Redstone 4" for PCs, the company this week delivered its first Redstone 4 test build for the HoloLens. Read this Microsoft's HoloLens: Enterprise boon or boondoggle? Microsoft took the plunge into holographic computing and has all the hooks built in to ensure the technology will at least be tried in the enterprise. Read More Microsoft hasn't delivered a significant Windows 10 update specifically for the HoloLens since the Windows 10 Anniversary Update in 2016, according to Windows Central. Instead, Microsoft has been focusing on adding new Mixed Reality features to Windows 10 as part of the last few feature updates and has several new Mixed Reality features slated to be part of Redstone 4.The first Redstone 4 test build for HoloLens is Build 17123, which is a few builds older than the latest version of Redstone 4 that Insiders are testing on PCs.As noted in the HoloLens RS4 Preview documentation, dated … [Read more...] about Microsoft delivers first Windows 10 ‘Redstone 4’ test build for HoloLens
These are the top business tech stories from Microsoft's Ignite More from Ignite Microsoft commits: Next Office client, servers in 2018 Microsoft tries to stem its self-made collaboration-tool confusion Nadella's 'Hit Refresh': Is a cultural revolution enough to refresh Microsoft? Microsoft takes to migrate Skype for Business users to Teams New Microsoft 365 versions add security and management features More Windows 10 S PCs, starting at $275, are on the way The Microsoft Graph is about to light up a new way for business users to search Review: SQL Server 2017 adds Python, graph processing and runs on Linux Microsoft's PC maker partners are readying some new low-end devices running Windows 10 S, which they may be marketing as suited for "frontline" service workers.New Windows 10 S devices are coming from Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Fujitsu, starting at $275. They will be available later this year, Microsoft execs said at the company's Ignite IT Pro conference in … [Read more...] about More Windows 10 S PCs, starting at $275, are on the way