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  • Windows 10 Spring Creators Update team explains the hold-up: You little BSOD!

    04/18/2018 10:23:06 AM PDT · by dayglored · 10 replies
    The Register ^ | Apr 17, 2018 | Richard Speed
    Microsoft Windows Insider chief 'fesses up to potential blue-screen inducing glitch Windows 10 Springwatch – as it shall henceforth be known – has entered its second week and Microsoft has dropped the first clue as to what caused the delay: bugs.Though Microsoft has never actually confirmed a release date or name for the elusive Windows 10 Spring Creators Update (aka version 1803), many expected it to arrive on April 10's Patch Tuesday, with build 17133 hitting the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider programme.But nothing happened, until now.Supremo of the Windows Insider programme, Dona Sarkar, dropped a hint last...
  • For the first time ever, Microsoft will distribute its own version of Linux

    04/16/2018 4:34:58 PM PDT · by dayglored · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 16, 2018 | Matt Weinberger
    Microsoft on Monday announced Azure Sphere, a new technology to protect the processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets. Azure Sphere is powered in large part by Linux, a free operating system that Microsoft once viewed as a major threat. It's the first time ever that Microsoft has made Linux part of a product offering. Microsoft announced on Monday a new technology called Azure Sphere, a new system for securing the tiny processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets. We'll get to the specifics in a moment, but here's the really notable part:...
  • Windows 10 Shutting Down Randomly, Then Reporting To Microsoft.

    04/14/2018 7:03:09 PM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 111 replies
    Myself | 04-14-2018 | Captain Peter Blood
    The last few weeks I have noticed that my computer shuts down randomly. When it does this a blue screen comes up with a message that my computer will be restarting and then sending the error information that caused the problem to Microsoft. It also has a QR Code showing. Until recently I have never seen this happen and it seems to happen when I leave the computer on for a few hours. I am wondering if this is the result of some download from Microsoft.
  • Windows 10 Stocks, Weather, and other apps may retire in favor of web versions

    04/12/2018 8:09:51 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 10 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | April 11 2018 | Kevin Parrish
    Microsoft may be moving to discontinue several first-party apps installed in Windows 10 that aren’t a major priority. Unnamed sources indicate that the company is now shifting internal developers away from the likes of Windows 10’s Stocks and Weather apps to focus on Microsoft Edge. Microsoft is also grabbing employees that previously worked on now-canceled Redstone 5 enhancements to provide them with positions on the Edge browser team. The news arrives after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella distributed an email to employees in March that outlined a restructuring within the company. Rajesh Jha now leads a new engineering team focused on...
  • Microsoft open sources original File Manager from the ‘90s so it can run on Windows 10

    04/09/2018 7:50:16 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 41 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 9, 2018 | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is releasing the source code for its original Windows File Manager from nearly 28 years ago. Originally released for Windows 3.0, the File Manager was a replacement for managing files through MS-DOS, and allowed Windows users to copy, move, delete, and search for files. While it’s a relic from the past, you can still compile the source code Microsoft has released and run the app on Windows 10 today.
  • The End of Windows

    04/06/2018 1:51:27 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 98 replies
    Strarechery ^ | April 2, 2018 | By Ben Thompson
    The story of Windows’ decline is relatively straightforward and a classic case of disruption: The Internet dramatically reduced application lock-in PCs became “good enough”, elongating the upgrade cycle Smartphones first addressed needs the PC couldn’t, then over time started taking over PC functionality directly What is more interesting, though, is the story of Windows’ decline in Redmond, culminating with last week’s reorganization that, for the first time since 1980, left the company without a division devoted to personal computer operating systems (Windows was split, with the core engineering group placed under Azure, and the rest of the organization effectively under...
  • Microsoft ‘excited’ about its secret hardware built for artificial intelligence

    04/04/2018 8:35:04 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 5 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | April 4, 2018 | Kevin Parrish
    A.I.-driven hardware produced by Microsoft is on the horizon according to Harry Shum, executive vice president of the company’s A.I. and Research Group. It’s part of Microsoft’s initiative to integrate artificial intelligence into every product and service offered by the company. Shum says these devices will be “very, very exciting.” The comment arrives after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced yet another reorganization within the company, with the result creating two new engineering teams: the Experiences & Devices group led by Rajesh Jha, and the Cloud and A.I. Platform group led by Jason Zander. Harry Shum will continue to run the...
  • Microsoft patches patch for Meltdown bug patch: Windows 7, Server 2008 rushed an emergency fix

    03/30/2018 7:37:48 AM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    The Register ^ | Mar 29, 2018 | Shaun Nichols
    If at first you don't succeed, you're Redmond Microsoft today issued an emergency security update to correct a security update it issued earlier this month to correct a security update it issued in January and February.In January and February, Redmond emitted fixes for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 machines to counter the Meltdown chip-level vulnerability in modern Intel x64 processors. Unfortunately, those patches blew a gaping hole in the operating systems: normal applications and logged-in users could now access and modify any part of physical RAM, and gain complete control over a box, with the updates installed.Rather than stop...
  • Microsoft To Ban 'Offensive Language' From Skype, Xbox, Office and Other Services

    03/27/2018 2:54:21 PM PDT · by dayglored · 79 replies
    CSO from IDG ^ | Mar 26, 2018 | Ms. Smith, CSO
    Microsoft will ban 'offensive language' and 'inappropriate content' from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services on May 1, claiming it has the right to go through your private data to 'investigate.' Better watch out if you are playing Xbox, get ticked, and cuss. Microsoft might ban you for the “offensive language.” If they do, then say bye-bye to your Xbox Gold Membership and any Microsoft account balances.Or if you and a significant other are getting hot and heavy via Skype, you better watch your language and any nudity because that, too, can get you banned. The ban hammer could also...
  • Microsoft surges 8% after Morgan Stanley says it will reach $1 trillion market cap

    03/27/2018 6:55:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 03/27/2018 | Katie Roof
    The Dow surged 669 points on Monday after trade tensions eased, erasing the drops from last week. Tech stocks like Amazon and Apple saw gains, but the biggest winner of all was Microsoft . The Seattle tech giant, which is a Dow 30 company, benefitted not only from the solid stock market day, but also because a Morgan Stanley analyst had kind things to say about it. Keith Weiss wrote in a note to clients that he's raising his 12-month price target to $130, an almost 50% increase from the $90 shares traded at last week. This would give the...
  • Adrian Lamo, hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to FBI, found dead

    03/17/2018 11:12:02 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 17, 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Adrian Lamo, the notorious computer hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to the FBI and was arrested for hacking into The New York Times and Microsoft, has died in Kansas at age 37. *snip* Charley Davidson, a Wichita police officer told the media outlet there was “nothing suspicious about his death.” It was not immediately clear how Lamo died.
  • Microsoft forces Windows 10 update on PCs that were set up to block it

    03/12/2018 9:11:04 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 41 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | March 9, 2018 | By Conner Forrest
    Some users reported being pushed to the Win10 1709 upgrade with no advanced warning. Certain Windows 10 users are being forced to upgrade to version 1709, even if they have deferred the Feature Updates. All users who have been forced to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1709 seem to have limited the Diagnostic Data that could be collected by Microsoft. Some Windows 10 users are reportedly being forced to upgrade to version 1709, even if they had chosen to opt out of automatic updates. As reported by Windows blog AskWoody, Windows 10 users on versions 1607 and 1703 were pushed...
  • Trump eyeing former Microsoft CFO to replace Gary Cohn (another Jared and Ivanka buddy?!)

    03/11/2018 6:11:38 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 15 replies
    Axios ^ | March 11, 2018 | Haley Britzky
    The New York Times reports that Christopher Liddell, former Microsoft and General Motors executive, and current White House official, is being considered to take over as President Trump's top economic adviser, following Gary Cohn's resignation. About Liddell: Per the Times, he "has worked closely with Jared Kushner," and has "the sort of experience" Trump is looking for, as having been the CFO for both Microsoft and General Motors. He helped GM bounce back after going bankrupt, the Times reports, and executed "the company's return to the public market."
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...
  • Billionaire Bill Gates has no idea how commoners spend their money

    02/22/2018 10:33:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    It’s been awhile since billionaire Bill Gates had to grocery shop among us plebs, so you’ll forgive him if he’s a little disconnected from the price of common items. The Microsoft co-founder appeared on “Ellen” yesterday, where the daytime host had him guessing costs of supermarket sundries like Rice-a-Roni, pizza rolls and forbidden snack-du-jour Tide Pods. SNIP Gates pegged Rice-a-Roni at $5 (it’s $1). He thought a container of Tide Pods cost $4. Please, it’s $19.97. After guessing an exorbitantly high cost for Totino’s Pizza Rolls, the audience took pity on him and pointed him to a more on-the-nose answer...
  • Billionaire Bill Gates Says He Should Pay 'Significantly higher' Taxes

    02/20/2018 12:10:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun February 18, 2018
    Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts. "I need to pay higher taxes," Gates, who is worth over $90 billion, said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday. "I've paid more taxes, over $10 billion, than anyone else, but the government should require the people in my position to pay significantly higher taxes," he said. Gates, the second richest man in the world after Amazon's Jeff Bezos, didn't mince his words when it came to the...
  • No, Windows 10 hasn’t beaten Windows 7’s market share. Not for sure, anyway

    02/05/2018 7:36:21 PM PST · by dayglored · 55 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 5, 2018 | Simon Sharwood
    OS-detection services disagree on which Windows reigns Web analytics outfit StatCounter last week trumpeted news that Windows 10’s market share overtook Windows 7’s for the first time in January 2018. But other ratings services didn’t find the same result.StatCounter’s assessment of Windows version market share for January 2018 suggested that Windows 10 scored 42.78 per cent of Windows’ market share, as measured by worldwide internet. That compared to 41.86 per cent for Windows 7.Here’s a pretty graph showing the trend.StatCounter’s trend lines for Windows version market share. Click here to embiggen Before you figure out how to start selling champagne...
  • Legal Authority in the Clouds

    02/05/2018 8:03:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 5, 2018 | Peter Ferrara
    Cloud storage and computing is an emerging technology increasingly in use worldwide. Documents and email discussions can be stored in the Cloud, and then be accessed by collaborators from anywhere to work on joint projects together. That is an American led business, with market leaders such as Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook, among others. But U.S. law has not yet caught up with the technology, though that is being resolved now, in the courts and in Congress. In the currently leading case, United States of America v. Microsoft, the U.S. government issued a warrant to Microsoft, an internet service...
  • Microsoft works weekends to kill Intel's shoddy Spectre patch (Windows patch Intel's bad "fix")

    01/29/2018 5:25:36 AM PST · by dayglored · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 29, 2018 | Richard Chirgwin
    Out-of-band patch may assuage user anger over Intel crudware, closed-club disclosure process Microsoft has implemented Intel's advice to reverse the Spectre variant 2 microcode patches.Redmond issued a rare weekend out-of-cycle advisory on Saturday here, to make the unwind possible.Intel's first patch was so bad, it made many computers less stable, sending Linus Torvalds into a justifiable meltdown last week.Chipzilla later withdrew the patch, but it had made its way into a Microsoft fix, which the company pulled on Saturday.“Our own experience is that system instability can in some circumstances cause data loss or corruption,” Microsoft wrote, adding “We understand that...
  • How to Downgrade Windows 10 and Reinstall Windows 7

    01/17/2018 7:20:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Make Tech Easier ^ | 1/17/18 | Nicholas Godwin
    Not everyone loves Windows 10. Many people upgraded from Windows 7 and regretted it. It might not work with your favorite (and maybe old) software and seems to hang frequently. If you belong to this camp and are looking for ways to get back to Windows 7, here’s a breakdown of how to downgrade Windows 10 and reinstall Windows 7 on your PC.Return to Windows 7 You can only use this option if you upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Note that this method will not work if you did a clean reinstall or if you’ve had your Windows...