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Microsoft may offer some Windows 10 patch notes to enterprises
IT administrators may get more information than originally planned about Windows 10 patches, as Microsoft ponders how much to tell business customers about modifications to the new OS. Read More


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Cloud: Economics
Many organizations perceive cost reduction as one of the primary benefits of adopting a cloud hosting model. In practice however, this is not always an accurate assumption. There are nuances to the financial analysis: public cloud computing is not necessarily cheaper than traditional dedicated hosting. Learn More

10 surprising facts about Microsoft
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Windows 95, the seminal Windows release which firmly cemented Microsoft's position as the market leader in desktop computing. Microsoft, though, has a storied history which stretches all the way back to 1975. Read More

Steve Ballmer might be dipping his toes back into tech
Los Angeles Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently rejected a $60 million offer for TV rights to his team's regular-season games and is now considering launching his own over-the-top streaming network, The New York Post reported yesterday. Read More

It's (still) Windows 95's world. We just live in it.
In October of 2012, Microsoft released Windows 8, which promised to transform Redmond's storied operating system into one that would run across platforms, from desktop PCs to tablets to phones. It was a huge bet on the company's part, and it largely foundered in a user revolt against user interface changes. Read More

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How Today's Hybrid Enterprises Thrive in Disruptive Times
While hybrid architectures and SaaS applications bring significant cost and flexibility benefits to enterprise users, they're creating unprecedented challenges for IT. In order to prioritize according to business needs, and to deliver an optimal and consistent end-user experience. View Now>>

How to track your favorite sports teams with Cortana in Windows 10
The National Football League's pre-season is in full swing, the World Series is just around the corner, and in a few months hockey and basketball will start up as well. If you're a new Windows 10 user, now is the perfect time to get ready for the sporting bonanza this fall by asking Cortana to track your favorite teams for you. Read More

ITC rules Microsoft's phones don't infringe patents
Microsoft has prevailed over InterDigital in a years-old patent infringement action that was originally brought against Nokia in front of the U.S. International Trade Commission. Read More

Developers can now use Embarcadero's RAD Studio for Windows 10 apps
Embarcadero has updated its RAD Studio integrated development environment to help developers make the most of new features in Windows 10, now that the OS has been installed on more than 75 million devices. Read More

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The Seven Stages of Advanced Threats
Attacks easily evade traditional filtering and anti-virus defenses, and advanced attacks happen too frequently for signatures to be developed, rendering conventional standalone defenses unable to respond. Learn More

Cumulus Networks adds VMware to its long list of partners
There's a funny dichotomy between the container ecosystem and the software-defined networking (SDN) one. In the container space, seemingly every vendor is creating their own lightweight operating system that is designed to work well in a containerized infrastructure. In the SDN space, however, it seems that all the competitive vendors are busy looking elsewhere to compete and are happy to agree on the best approach to an SDN-specific operating system. Read More

Yo sysprog: Cobol lives on in Visual Studio 2015
Cobol, that old-time but still useful business programming language, will get a tie-in to Microsoft's latest Visual Studio IDE. Read More

It was 20 years ago today ...
It was 20 years ago today ...So sang the Beatles in 1967. Other than Sergeant Pepper teaching the band how to play, I'm not sure what occurred 20 years earlier in 1947. However, 1995 is a bit clearer - it was 20 years ago today (this week) in August 1995 that Microsoft released Windows 95. Read More

Replacing hardware in your PC? Windows 10 will deactivate
Since Microsoft introduced Windows XP's activation feature, Windows has taken a hash mark of your hardware, everything from the CPU to power supply, to get your PC's unique fingerprint for the activation process. Microsoft has always said it doesn't keep the information, but that may have changed with Windows 10.It stems from the bargain of having a free operating system. Read More


10 surprising facts about Microsoft

With the release of Windows 10 coming almost exactly 20 years after Microsoft introduced Windows 95, now is as good a time as ever to look at Microsoft's broad impact on the tech industry, particularly the lesser-known facts.


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