It has been a week full of Internet of Things and Microsoft news. Coverage of IoT is touching all corners of the globe, and Edward Snowden emphasizes the importance of endpoint security at CeBIT.
- In an effort to address pirated software, Microsoft has announced they are offering free upgrades to Windows 10 in the Chinese consumer market. In an interview with Reuters, Microsoft plans to roll out Microsoft 10 globally this summer, says Terry Myerson, EVP of Microsoft Operating Systems group.
- Not only have details been released about Windows 10 and its summer release, but Microsoft also announced this week that a new Internet browser will be introduced in the software. Termed “Project Spartan” for the time being, this new Internet browser will replace and phase out Internet Explorer. According to StateTech, Internet Explorer was first introduced in Windows 95 back in 1995. As reported by NPR, Project Spartan will incorporate new features of the Windows 10 software such as the intelligent assistant, Cortana.
- HIMSS 2015 is right around the corner! Watch this video where AirWatch healthcare sales director Jeff Pool shares his comments on AirWatch’s presence at the event. The healthcare IT conference is expected to attract over 38,000 attendees.
- Amazon is working to expand its IoT reach with its recent acquisition of 2lemetry, says TechCrunch. 2lemetry is a start-up IoT platform that collects data for IoT intelligence and real-time application.
- AirWatch senior vice president Alan Dabbiere will be inducted into the Technology Association of Georgia’s Hall of Fame this month. Read more about the award and induction event.
- In security news, the CeBIT conference in Hanover, Germany this week hosted keynote speaker Edward Snowden. Snowden joined the IT security audience via video conference and urged IT administrators to pursue encryption through technology for IT infrastructure, as reported by ZDNet. AirWatch sales lead for the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Dominic Schmidt-Rieche also attended the event. Read about AirWatch’s CeBIT presentation.