Tech News Roundup: SharePoint 2016, SaaS, and Security

Post Date: 12/11/2015
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The world of enterprise technology moves at a rapid pace, and it’s not always easy to keep up with the latest IT and SharePoint-related news. To help you out, we’re launching a new blog series to help you hone in on the stories you need to know about amidst the noise. Check out synopses and links to recommended enterprise technology stories below, and come back regularly for more news roundups.

SharePoint 2016 Beta 2 adds security and hybrid features (SearchContentManagement)

Although months away from the general release of SharePoint 2016, Microsoft recently released a second preview to allow users to sample the latest features in the upcoming version of the platform. Some of the most anticipated features include additional hybrid cloud functionality and increases data loss prevention tools.

At cloud tipping point: How SaaS is becoming the status quo (ZDNet)

Within the past few years, software-as-a-service (SaaS) has become one of the predominant ways that enterprises access business applications. As a result, software that supports key areas of business, such as customer relationship management, will soon primarily be delivered via SaaS. This trend toward cloud-based computing is nothing new to the IT industry – it just further proves that the overall acceptance of SaaS solutions is increasing across all industries.

Amazon Cloud Gets More Business-Friendly (Fortune)

Although Microsoft Azure has been a more enterprise-friendly cloud service option in the past, Amazon is looking to close this gap with their recent announcement to run a new Active Directory service on Amazon Web Services. What does this mean for the IT community? It means more Microsoft application coexistence with AWS and an even more competitive enterprise cloud landscape.

Satya Nadella Delivers Microsoft State of Security Address (TechCrunch)

In the recent “Microsoft State of Security” address in Washington, D.C., Satya Nadella laid out the organization’s security strategy for all of its technologies. Among his key points of the address, Nadella focused on the increased importance of creating a level of trust in technology that is lacking due to an overabundance of recent data breaches.

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