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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Fact: Chrome rules the world.Now with 69.2% of the world's browser user share – a measure of browser activity calculated by California-based analytics company Net Applications – Google's Chrome has no equal, at least in popularity. Rivals like Microsoft's Edge, Mozilla's Firefox and Apple's Safari eke out single digits, while niche browsers under them fight over the smallest scraps.It's no surprise, then, that when Chrome speaks, everyone listens, whether about each browser upgrade – something Computerworld tracks in the What's in the latest Chrome update? series – or about Google's plans for the future.To read this article in full, please click here

Tech event calendar 2020: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Tech event calendar 2020: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Tech Events Event Description Starts Ends Location Digital Transformation Conference (London) (Online Only) 50 tech experts offer insights into their digital efforts on the digital workplace, emerging tech, digital product innovation and more. 2020-06-03 2020-06-04 London, UK Bixby Developer Sessions This event offers free hands-on AI and conversational development training on Bixby for 75 developers. Next session is in San Francisco, with future sessions in Los Angeles and New York City. 2020-06-08 2020-06-08 Mountain View, CA VivaTechnology (CANCELLED) VivaTech is an international event that draws start-ups, CEOs, investors and global leaders in tech innovation and business transformation. 2020-06-11 2020-06-13 Paris, France WWDC (Online Only) Apple's Worldwide Developers conference, where the company usually showcases updates to iOS and macOS. 2020-06-22 2020-06-22 San Jose, CA Spark + AI Summit (Online Only) This event is aimed at helping developers, data engineers, data scientists, and decision-makers collaborate at the intersection of data and ML, with information about Apache Spark and ML technologies such as TensorFlow, MLflow and PyTorch. 2020-06-22 2020-06-26 San Francisco, CA Google Cloud Next '20 (Online only) Google Cloud Next is where the company announces the latest updates to the Google Cloud Platform. The conference also offers educational, networking and hands-on opportunities for its more than 10,000 attendees. This year it will feature online offerings every Tuesday, and runs from July 14 though Sept. 8. 2020-07-14 2020-09-08 San Francisco, CA Microsoft Inspire (CANCELLED) Microsoft's partner-centric tech conference. 2020-07-19 2020-07-23 Las Vegas, NV Black Hat USA Four days of hands-on security training followed by the two-day main conference covering the information security research, development and trends. 2020-08-01 2020-08-06 Las Vegas, NV CIO 100 This event (and awards ceremony) allows CIOs and IT leaders from various industries to meet, share ideas and strategy and prepare for future business growth. 2020-08-17 2020-08-19 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Oracle OpenWorld Oracle's annual convention brings together IT management, business decision-makers and line-of-business end users. Typically, the conference includes keynotes from leadership at Oracle and from other partner organizations. More 2,500 additional sessions and workshops focus on other IT and business-related topics. 2020-09-21 2020-09-24 Las Vegas, NV Slack Frontiers 2020 (SF) At Frontiers, Slack shares best practices to help leaders and their teams create the right conditions for collaboration. You'll explore how new ways of working through Slack can accelerate performance, bring bigger gains, and keep your organization competitive as you boldly chart the new frontiers of work. 2020-09-23 2020-09-24 San Francisco, CA Computex Taipei Based in Asia, this massive technology trade show and expo focuses on information and communications technology, supply chain and IoT ecosystems. 2020-09-28 2020-09-30 Taipei, Taiwan MSPWorld 2020 MSPWorld offers a vendor-agnostic focus on Managed Service providers and their respective ecosystems, based on real-world experiences and successes in the managed services industry. 2020-09-30 2020-10-02 New Orleans, LA TNW Conference TNW Conference brings together international tech execs, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business and knowledge sharing. 2020-10-01 2020-10-02 Amsterdam, NL Voice Summit 2020 This event bills itself as "the world’s largest voice-tech conference, attracting 5,000+ developers, conversational designers, startups, brands, agencies and executives at the forefront of the voice-first era. 2020-10-05 2020-10-08 Washington, DC FiRe 2020 This year's "Future in Review" conference offers deep dives on a variety of cutting-edge technologies, including autonomous driving, CRSPR, facial recognition, neural networks and other topics. 2020-10-06 2020-10-09 La Jolla, CA Acronis Global Cyber Summit The Summit allows attendees to meet with Acronis execs, partners and customers and offers technical breakouts focused on security innovation, forward-looking keynotes, and time to network directly with data security experts, industry leaders and company insiders. 2020-10-19 2020-10-21 Miami Beach, FL Spinnaker Summit (Online Only) This event is geared for users of Spinnaker, the open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes. 2020-10-26 2020-10-28 San Diego, CA API World 2020 API World bills itself as "the world’s largest API & Microservices conference and expo, offering insights and learning on the latest technology and trends in API Platforms, Design, Security, Scalability & Management, Microservices, Service Mesh, Containers, Kubernetes, the business of APIs and more. 2020-10-27 2020-10-29 San Jose, CA MWC Americas MWC Americas focuses on how mobile is changing the world, with a look at areas such as innovation, policy, networks, media and entertainment and the coming "Fourth Industrial Revolution." 2020-10-28 2020-10-30 Los Angeles, CA GOTO Berlin 2020 This software development conference is designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers. 2020-10-28 2020-10-30 Berlin, Germany Blockchain Expo The "World's largest Blockchain Conference and Exhibition" focuses on the future of enterprise IT, with two days of information and insights about embracing and developing cutting-edge blockchain technologies. 2020-11-04 2020-11-05 Santa Clara, CA Dreamforce Annual conference for Salesforce customers, featuring keynotes, training, certification opportunities, hands-on demos, and more. 2020-11-09 2020-11-12 San Francisco, CA GOTO Copenhagen 2020 This software development conference is designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers. 2020-11-09 2020-11-13 Copenhagen, Denmark Splash 2020 ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery. At the intersection of programming, languages, and software engineering. 2020-11-15 2020-11-20 Boston, MA AWS re:Invent AWS Re:invent is Amazon's opportunity to update IT and business leaders on the latest features of its cloud service.The event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, access to more than 2,000 technical sessions, a partner expo, and more. 2020-11-30 2020-12-04 Las Vegas, NV CSO 50 This event and awards ceremony is designed to showcase innovative IT security solutions and projects across a wide range of industries and companies. 2020-12-07 2020-12-09 Scottsdale, AZ GOTO Amsterdam 2020 This is a software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers and is organized "for developers by developers." 2020-12-07 2020-12-10 Amsterdam, Netherlands SharePoint Conference 2021 SPC 2020 bills itself as an event "where business leaders, IT pros, developers and consultants come together to learn how technology can power teamwork, employee engagement and communications, and organizational effectiveness." 2021-03-23 2021-03-25 Las Vegas, NV To read this article in full, please click here

Microsoft's Windows 10 2004 arrives (but not for everyone right away)

Microsoft's Windows 10 2004 arrives (but not for everyone right away)

Microsoft on Wednesday released the spring feature upgrade for Windows 10, dubbed Windows 10 May 2020 Update, a.k.a. version 2004, and likely the only real refresh of the year."We are starting to make the May 2020 Update available," said John Cable, director of program management in the Windows delivery and servicing team, in a May 27 post to a company blog.[ Related: Review: Windows 10 May 2020 Update delivers little tweaks that add up to... well, not a lot ] Beginning Thursday, some customers with unmanaged PCs — those not maintained by an IT administrator or staff — could opt in by manually checking for updates and then clicking the "Download and install" link. (Windows 10 May 2020 won't immediately show for everyone because Microsoft is taking its usual gradual approach to rolling out the upgrade, offering 2004 in stages to an increasing number of users beginning with those whose devices Microsoft believes are the most likely to successfully install the refresh.)To read this article in full, please click here

Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Microsoft never sleeps. Even before Microsoft made the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004) generally available to users, the company began working on upcoming feature updates to Windows 10. As it did with version 2004, Microsoft has been releasing a series of public preview builds to members of Microsoft's Windows Insider Program.After years of using “Redstone” in its code names for upcoming releases, Microsoft switched to a new format with version 1903, released in May 2019. The code names now use a YYH1/YYH2 format, with the YY standing for the last two numbers of the year and H1 or H2 referring to the first or second half of the year. So Windows 10 version 2004, which was released in May 2020, was code-named “20H1” (for first half of 2020). The next feature update, due in the fall of 2020, is code-named 20H2.To read this article in full, please click here