Tag: microsoft

  • Is anyone here using Azure?

    Are you using Azure? A newly published Hyper-V bug could possibly crash ‘big portions of Azure cloud infrastructure’. Security researchers have posted proof of concept code that exploits a recently patched vulnerability in Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor. The bug enables code in the guest to crash the host, and in some circumstances compromise the host’s security. […]

  • Running Linux GUI apps in Windows 10

    Microsoft recently announced that Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSDL) will be able to run Linux GUI apps. BleepingComputer already tested it. Without having experienced it myself, it feels like hell is freezing over. Nobody, ever, would have expected Linux to make an impact on Desktop computing. Seeing this come through Microsoft seems even more bizarre. […]

  • Microsoft reportedly wants to buy Discord for more than $10B

    BAM: After Salesforce bought Slack in a monster $27B mega-deal only in December of past year, today news have that Microsoft reportedly wants to buy Discord for more than $10B. The market for cooperation and chat solutions is in heavy motion. The Discord solution will compete with Microsoft’s home grown Teams to some extent. Microsoft […]

  • Github acquires npm

    The article mentions the benefit for developers and the ecosystem. I’d rather be curious to understand the drivers that led to the M&A decision on the buying side.

  • Upcycle Windows 7

    Upcycle Windows 7 : Microsoft announced support for Windows 7 would end Janury 14, 2020 with plenty of lead time. A regular procedure in the world of enterprise software. The idea behind such a process is fairly simple. The software won’t stop working, nor are users unable to use in any other way. Only the […]

  • Microsofts Patch Tuesday

    Y’all install Microsoft Patch Tuesday patches within 24h, right? This time Krebs On Security has some rumours that make you want to really install these patches in time. Update: Washington Post reports, the NSA warned Microsoft about it.

  • Edge vs. Chrome: A new Browser War

    The new Edge browser, built on the same open source code as Google Chrome, contains a new Tracking Prevention feature that blocks third-party trackers and, at the Strict setting, many ads. My tests show that one in four items blocked are from Google. Source: Edge vs. Chrome: Microsoft’s Tracking Prevention hits Google the hardest

  • Former Munich Mayor Explains How Microsoft Hates Linux

    Christian Ude speaks in a new interview about what Microsoft did in Munich and elsewhere in Europe in order to undermine GNU/Linux and impose Microsoft Windows on everybody, together with all the spyware Microsoft provides for it (likely violation of privacy laws) Techrights.org Source: Former Mayor of Munich Explains How Microsoft Hates Linux | Techrights

  • Microsoft is all in on Hardware

    thenextweb.com has a rundown of Surface Laptop, Surface Duo, Surface Earbuds, Neo and everything else Microsoft announced at their Surface event this week. Here’s a quick rundown of Microsoft’s exciting new hardware for the coming year, including Surface laptops, earbuds, a foldable phone, and more. Source: Surface Duo, Neo, and everything else at Microsoft’s packed […]

  • Wunderlist

    In 2015, it was big news to the Startup and VC scene, when Microsoft announced it would acquire Wunderlist. Back then, 6Wunderkinder was one of the most promising StartUps in the German Capital. The social media bubble immediately started debating the future of the product and whether Microsoft would spoil it or even shut it […]