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Mark Kaelin
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When you can't pick a winner, bet on them all.
As usual, CES 2017 revealed some fascinating products and technology--but the trick is figuring out which ones will be a hit. Microsoft is looking to play the field and come out ahead in the end.
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It's that time of year.
Microsoft released numerous applications and updates in 2016, and TechRepublic covered them with our Smart Person's Guides. Mark Kaelin lists six that are worth a revisit.
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I think Office 365 can be called feature rich now.
Microsoft continues to update and improve Office 365 with new features--and judging from the rollout plan, 2017 will be no exception.
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It is sad to think we need a policy that says NOT to commit violence in the workplace.
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It doesn't bother me, but I can see clutter being a problem for some. What about you?
Microsoft continues to add more apps to Office 365, but it may be time to ask whether the app deluge is more harmful than helpful.
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Some help for Power BI developer searches.
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At least someone did something right in 2016.
2016 was a very good year for Microsoft in terms of decision making. Mark Kaelin lists five things the company got right.
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I cannot count how many times I have been hired to fix this problem - don't make this rookie mistake.
The chart of accounts is the foundation upon which a business is built. Learn how to craft your chart before you start your small business. You'll be so...
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Get some Azure training and perhaps a certification on the cheap.
Enterprises are in dire need of skilled employees in cloud services. Microsoft is offering discounted Azure training and certification as an incentive.
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Is it possible to have a truly secure system?
Tests performed by AV-Test.org show Microsoft's malware solutions work--but they're far from the best. The company needs to do better.
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I have always enjoyed a good dashboard.
This Smart Person's Guide explains everything you need to know about Microsoft's data visualization toolset, Power BI.
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Developer on whatever platform floats your boat.
To be successful, Microsoft must entice developers to build apps that use its cloud services. Several key announcements aim to do just that.
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I have 20 years of experience in the electronic publishing industry. I was an editor for CBS Interactive for eleven years, where I was responsible for acquiring, editing, and writing technical content for daily publication on CBS Interactive properties TechRepublic.com and ZDNet.com. My duties include the recruitment and development of contributing talent. Prior to CBS Interactive, I was an editor with ProQuest for 12 years, where I developed, designed, edited, and maintained an array of university and business school supplemental curricula products. Before ProQuest, I was a public accountant for five years, specializing in tax preparation and in compilation and review engagements. In addition, I have performed independent consulting services over the last 30 years for various business clients. I have specialized training in .NET Framework programming, C++, Microsoft Office, Java, XML and HTML.
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    Business, 1980 - 1986
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10 ways Microsoft Office 2016 could improve your productivity
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Microsoft wants Office 2016 to be the last office productivity suite you will ever need. Here are 10 things you should know about how it pla

Microsoft and VoloMetrix merge to provide better workforce analytics
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Microsoft improves its workforce analytical tools by acquiring the technology and expertise of VoloMetrix. An efficient enterprise workforce

Which deployment option for Microsoft Office 2016 is best for your organ...
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Microsoft Office 2016 is now available for deployment in your enterprise. There are several options to choose from, but which one is right f

Customer engagement takes a step forward with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016
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New features coming with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 could make your sales staff happy or, at the very least, more competitive.

Pro tip: How to personalize Windows 10
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A little variety in your work environment can go a long way toward improving your mood and productivity. Mark Kaelin shows you how to person

With Microsoft Sway, your next presentation doesn't have to suck
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Microsoft Sway taps into the multimedia-savvy younger workforce by offering better tools than PowerPoint.

How much will Windows 10 cost this time next year?
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Millions have updated their computers to Windows 10, but how many of those millions have considered how much they will have to pay for it la

Pro tip: How to turn Cortana on and off
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Cortana is the name of the personal assistant app in Microsoft Windows 10. Mark Kaelin shows you how to turn it on and off.

Balance security and convenience with Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense
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With Windows 10, the feature Wi-Fi Sense is on by default, so it's important that you know what it does and how it works.

How to upgrade to Windows 10: A step-by-step walkthrough
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It's July 29, 2015 or later and Windows 10 is now available as a free update. Here is what you can expect when you say "yes" to the update.

Put big data to work with Cortana Analytics
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A successful modern enterprise must have big data analytics. Microsoft plans to simplify the process with the Cortana Analytics Suite.

Microsoft purges Ballmer strategy for one that works
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Microsoft has effectively repositioned itself for a brighter future with a business strategy that can actually work. Mark Kaelin explains.

Will Microsoft be able to successfully deliver Windows 10 to millions?
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Distributing Windows 10 to millions sounds like a logistical nightmare. On July 29, 2015, we will see if Microsoft can do it or if they are

Windows Server 2003 is dead, so let it go
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 reaches its end of life on July 14, 2015. You can't afford to have servers running it in your enterprise.

Microsoft Surface Hub makes meetings productive again
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The teleconferencing phone hub doesn't cut it anymore. The Microsoft Surface Hub jumpstarts modern workforce collaboration.

Microsoft, Facebook, and Oculus Rift combine to make virtual reality
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Each Oculus Rift will include a controller that works with both Xbox One and Windows 10. Microsoft is placing a bet on virtual reality.

Windows 10 supports AllJoyn making the Internet of Things possible
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Windows 10 will be able to control Internet of Things (IoT) devices using the AllJoyn open-source framework from day one. Mark Kaelin explai

Microsoft acquires Wunderlist and strengthens its mobile strategy
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Microsoft is positioning itself to be the largest and most well-funded provider of third-party mobile productivity apps.

Screenshots: Microsoft Office 2016 Preview
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Collaboration and cloud services are the name of the game for Microsoft Office 2016. But what does that mean from a user's perspective? As i

Better data loss prevention tools for OneDrive for Business
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Security breaches are not the only examples of data loss. New tools in Microsoft OneDrive for Business help prevent data leaks caused by car