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Microsoft rolls out its first Azure container tool from Deis

Just one month ago, Microsoft acquired Deis, an open source software developer focused on making Kubernetes easier to use. One month later, the acquisition pays off in the form of the first product from the group, called Draft.Draft is a tool desi.....»»

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Windows 10 still does a lot of snooping

Microsoft has been roundly beaten up for the aggressive telemetry gathering in Windows 10 (a.k.a. spying) in many quarters, including here. However, the company has proven it’s not tone deaf by working to add greater controls over privacy in its.....»»

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Microsoft discusses progress in Git migration

Just last month, Microsoft announced it planned to close its CodePlex code hosting service in favor of Git, which it had been using more and more frequently anyway. This week, the company announced the progress it has made in making the move and i.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftJun 3rd, 2017Related News

WannaCry was a Windows 7 phenomenon

The WannaCry ransomware outbreak may have spurred Microsoft into updating its abandoned operating systems to protect against the malware, but it turns out virtually all of the action was around Windows 7, which remains in wide use. A researcher w.....»»

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Knowledge management takes center stage at SharePoint Virtual Summit

In 2016, May 4 was all about SharePoint. In another “May moment” this year (May 16), Microsoft unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint and OneDrive during the SharePoint Virtual Summit. If you missed the event, you still can watch the.....»»

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Microsoft takes the Build show on the road

Microsoft’s annual Build developers conference is becoming a must-see for developers, given the huge amounts of information and technical deep dives available over the three days of the show. However, the show has been biased toward American de.....»»

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Write apps with zero code using Microsoft Windows Template Studio

For some reason, Microsoft has unleashed a flood of developer news after its Build developers conference. One of them is the announcement of the new Windows Template Studio, an evolution of Windows App Studio it launched a few years back for build.....»»

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The ultimate Linux Trojan horse: Windows Subsystem for Linux

I'm a Linux user. And, as the old adage goes, "I don't do Windows." This is not an article about how Linux is superior to Windows. Truth be told, I don't begrudge any person's choice of computing environment—be it Windows, Mac, BSD, Amiga. What.....»»

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New WannaCry ransomware variants: Patch old PCs now to avoid becoming a victim

Monday is going to suck for some folks—those who run old, unsupported Windows systems that are vulnerable to WannaCry ransomware if they didn’t put in some weekend time applying security updates.In response to the massive global ransomware att.....»»

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So, what did we get from Microsoft"s Build conference?

Microsoft is winding down its annual Build developers conference in Seattle, and a lot of news has come from the show. Some of it was expected; some of it was a surprise. And there were a few from out of left field. We speculated on what might mak.....»»

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18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Last year Microsoft added an unusual new feature to Windows 10: Linux support. The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) — sometimes called Bash on Windows — is “Microsoft’s implementation of a Linux-compatible infrastructure that runs atop an.....»»

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What to expect at Microsoft Build 2017

Today marks the start of this year’s Microsoft Build developers conference in Seattle, not far from Microsoft HQ. It seems like yesterday that the show was launched at the Anaheim Convention Center, which I attended for a briefing on Windows Ser.....»»

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Excel 2016 cheat sheet

Share this story: IT folks, we hope you'll pass this guide on to your users to help them learn the Excel 2016 ropes.Simple Sharing with the desktop version of ExcelTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story).....»»

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Using Google Photos for unlimited IP security camera off-site storage

I recently upgraded my home internet from a measly 2Mbit upload to a more respectable 40Mbps on the Australian National Broadband Network. I’ve been thinking of good uses for this newfound upstream bandwidth and one idea was to off-site my IP.....»»

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New Windows build brings more new features

It was just a week ago when Microsoft issued an update to Windows 10 for Insiders to test, and now, four build numbers later, it has another for testing with some new features added.Microsoft is currently full-on in development of “Redstone 3,.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: MicrosoftMay 8th, 2017Related News

Google Project Zero researchers find ‘crazy bad’ Windows RCE flaw

A remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability is about as bad as it gets. And if it is in Windows, then a multitude of people are at risk until it is patched.The question is, though, if the existence of a critical flaw is disclosed shortly before Pa.....»»

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Google Project Zero researchers find ‘crazy bad’ Windows RCE that is ‘wormable’

A remote code execution vulnerability is about as bad as it gets; if it is in Windows, then a multitude of people are at risk until it is patched. If the existence of a critical flaw is disclosed shortly before Patch Tuesday, it’s unknown if Mic.....»»

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The real-world guide to Windows 10 migration

With Windows 10 already deployed on more than 400 million computers, it’s hard to argue with its success. But the fastest adoption rate of any Windows release has thus far played out predominantly on consumer devices. The enterprise tells a differe.....»»

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Hands on with the Elgato Eve HomeKit devices

The house I live in isn’t very smart, there’s no color-changing light bulbs, no intelligent assistance speaker and no internet-connected thermostat. In late April, Elgato launched the Eve Energy smart power switch in Australia alongside a.....»»

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7 things Microsoft left out of Windows 10

As usual in the tech industry, not everything that’s previewed by a vendor shows up in the final product. That’s what happened with the latest update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, which was released last month. Microsoft showed off some big.....»»

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