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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Microsoft, join $5.3 billion Informatica buyout

Microsoft offers Windows developers a bridge to Apple iOS | Internet giants to block child porn images using a common list

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Microsoft, join $5.3 billion Informatica buyout
Data-integration giant Informatica has made itself a private company in a $5.3 billion deal that includes investments from Microsoft and Read More


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Onboard the Business to Your Cloud Strategy
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Microsoft offers Windows developers a bridge to Apple iOS
Having promised developers to be less Windows-centric and more cross platform friendly, Microsoft has released software that helps programmers more easily bridge the divide between Apple applications and Windows applications. Read More

Internet giants to block child porn images using a common list
Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and Microsoft will take a new step toward combating the spread of child pornography, by blocking images identified in partnership with an industry group. Read More

Microsoft confirms Windows RT won't get new universal apps
Next month, Microsoft will update Windows RT 8.1 to give users a handful of new features like improvements to the Start menu and lock screen on their devices. Some reports have claimed that the changes will make the tablet's interface more closely resemble Windows 10, even though it's still powered by Windows 8.1. However, that update, like previous versions, won't be compatible with new universal Windows apps that Microsoft has encouraged developers to build for Windows 10, a company spokesperson said in an emailed statement. Read More

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OneDrive's new sharing funtionality is live, notifies users when files are changed
Microsoft's OneDrive storage service was updated Monday to let users easily sync entire folders with other people, and add a new system of notifications to help manage what could be a burgeoning fleet of shared files. Read More

Microsoft may accomodate North Korea's new time zone
Windows may soon support the new time zone announced by the North Korean government on Friday. Read More

Microsoft will let shareholders nominate board members
Microsoft added a provision to its bylaws Friday that allowed shareholders with a significant stake in the company to directly nominate up to two candidates to its board of directors. Read More

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Researchers find way to steal Windows Active Directory credentials from the Internet
An attack using the SMB file sharing protocol that has been believed to work only within local area networks for over a decade can also be executed over the Internet, two researchers showed at the Black Hat security conference. Read More

'Free' Windows 10 isn't entirely free
A few months back when Microsoft said Windows 10 would basically be free to just about everyone, including pirates, the deal seemed too good to be true. Now we're learning that it is. Read More

Microsoft's NFL partnership enters next generation with new apps
With the start of the U.S. professional football season around the corner, Microsoft unveiled the new tech it's going to be providing coaches and fans this season as part of its ongoing partnership with the National Football League. Read More

Microsoft doubles down on watch apps with Translator, Outlook and more
Microsoft jumped further into the smartwatch app market Thursday, launching a trio of applications that put its services on users' wrists. Read More


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