Enterprise Tech News: Google Releases Android Studio 2.0, Xamarin 4 for Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft Announces Security Feature to Block Adware
27 Nov. 2015 Enterprise Tech News
This week’s tech news roundup features: Google releasing Android Studio 2.0 with important improvements, Xamarin 4 to streamline mobile app development and Microsoft announcing opt-in security protection for business users.
Google Launches Android Studio 2.0 with Major Updates
Google has announced the second important version of its integrated development environment (IDE), the Android Studio 2.0. This latest version includes a new GPU profiler and Instant Run, a faster Android emulator. While the latest release isn’t developer-ready, a preview is available on the Canary channel. This channel is used by Google to deliver the latest technology updates.
Also, Android Studio includes additional features such as a layout editor for drag-and-drop editing, code template for frequently used application features, app signing and support for the Google Cloud Platform. According to Google, these new capabilities will enable developers to improve workflow and quicken application development & deployment.
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Xamarin 4 to enhance Cross Platform Development for Enterprises
Xamarin has recently announced the general availability of Xamarin 4. This new update is a comprehensive solution that will empower enterprises to develop, test and monitor applications through the Xamarin Platform, Xamarin Test Cloud, and Xamarin Insights.
Specifically, a number of new features are a part of Xamarin 4. These include emulators, frameworks and a mobile app testing service and analytics. The aim of this update is to make the service easy to use and also to provide a more integrated Xamarin experience to developers. As per Nat Friedman, CEO of Xamarin, “Businesses are rapidly ‘appifying’ and transforming their business operations and customer interactions. And Xamarin 4 provides a solution for every step of the mobile journey. ”
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Microsoft Announces Security Feature for Business Users
Microsoft has announced a new opt-in defence feature that will help businesses block adware that is often disguised as free downloads.
Adware is defined as a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a term for those applications that are not malware but may pose a security and performance risk. According to a Microsoft blog post, “These applications can increase the risk of your network being infected with malware, cause malware infections to be harder to identify among the noise, and can waste help desk, IT, and user time cleaning up the applications.”
The new defence feature for enterprise users, can identify and block PUA from spreading. For those business users running System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP), or Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP), the infrastructure will prevent PUA from being installed when the PUA protection is enabled.
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