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Microsoft makes Windows 10 November update available again

Microsoft has made the November update of Windows 10 available for directly download again, and finally explains why it pulled the download.

HPE Networking looks good as HP closes out its final quarter

With the release of fiscal 2015's fourth quarter results, the final nail in the old HP's coffin has been hammered in. Although sales dropped in almost all categories, there's good news for the newly-formed HP Enterprise – and it's in the networking business.

Brocade sees strong switch growth while router business declines

Brocade's fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was slightly above the expectations of the financial community, with mild revenue growth, but the first quarter of fiscal 2016 isn't shaping up so well. Analysts expect the first quarter of the new fiscal year will not meet expectations.

Cisco executives: Where are they now?

It has been four months since Chuck Robbins stepped into the role of Cisco CEO. The passing of the torch from former CEO John Chambers to Robbins came at the expense of several lost executives, reducing the old school Cisco brain share and replacing it with up-and-comers.

Solve branch bandwidth issues with SD-WAN, says VeloCloud exec

With increasing WAN bandwidth needs to the branch and no sign of MPLS costs coming down, software-defined WAN vendors are positioning their products as the medicine for what's ailing the enterprise. And according to Mike Wood, vice president of marketing for VeloCloud, it's entirely a scaling issue.

Most Skype for Business deployments fail, but you can improve the odds

There's plenty of interest in Microsoft's Skype for Business communications service, but according to Tom Tuttle, vice president of Microsoft practice at Nectar Services, most deployments of the product fail.

Surge in enterprise Windows 10 pilot rollouts expected in 2016, says Gartner

A rise in the number of Windows 10 pilot rollouts is expected in 2016, and at least half of all enterprises will have started Windows 10 deployments by the beginning of 2017, predicted market research firm Gartner.

Microsoft pulls latest Windows 10 release from direct download

Perhaps you were late to the party, but are now looking forward to tap into the free offer to upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8 devices to Windows 10? The bad news is that Microsoft has decided over the weekend that the latest "November" update (Build 1511) of Windows 10 will no longer be available for direct download, but will be distributed through Windows Update.

Cisco extends ACI to VCE Vblock systems

Cisco has been touting much success with its Application Centric Infrastructure software-defined networking architecture, and now the company has struck a deal to put ACI on the VCE Vblock.

Red Hat bolsters Enterprise Linux networking and security capabilities

Red Hat rolled out a new version of its Enterprise Linux distribution with a focus on improving network performance and boosting security, particularly for verticals like government, finance and military.