Microsoft and Nvidia team up to develop AI-based cloud
Published in AI


I, for one, welcome our Skynet overlords

In a move that shows that executives from Microsoft and NVIDIA have never seen any science fiction, the pair have teamed up to build a new type of AI cloud computer for Azure customers.

Microsoft reviews sexual misconduct and discrimination practices
Published in News


Too much hardware not enough software 

Microsoft has announced that it is shaking up its sexual harassment policies after a report from law firm  ArentFox Schiff. The law firm produced a 50 page report containing recommendations requiring Vole needed to pull its socks up.

Microsoft admits update hurts gaming performance
Published in Gaming


Will be fixed one of these days 

Software King of the World Microsoft has admitted that its Windows 11 22H2 update is causing game performance issues for some users.  It will pause the update for affected devices until a fix is ready.

NSA wants companies to move to memory safe languages
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C#, Go, Java, Ruby, or Swift never forget 

The National Security Agency (NSA) wants people to move to memory safe programming languages such as C#, Go, Java, Ruby, or Swift.

Microsoft blames Russian Iridium for hacks
Published in News
Friday, 11 November 2022 11:39

Microsoft blames Russian Iridium for hacks


Iridium apparently works with Sandworms

Microsoft is warning of a Russian based hacker called Iridium who is apparently co-ordinating attacks with Tsar Putin's elite Sandworm hacker group.

EU to investigate Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal
Published in Gaming


Moving to phase II of monopoly investigation

The European Commission has announced that, following its initial investigation into Microsoft's proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, it will now be opening a more "in-depth" Phase 2 probe to determine the deal's likely impact on competition.

Microsoft sued over cloud
Published in News
Thursday, 10 November 2022 10:35

Microsoft sued over cloud


CISPE complains that Vole is being anti-competative again

Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE) has moaned to the EC's Directorate-General for Competition about Microsoft's cloudy antics.

Microsoft puts adverts on the start menu
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 November 2022 11:31

Microsoft puts adverts on the start menu


Adverts in bars? What a dumb idea

Software King of the World Microsoft is helping drive more users to Linux by slapping adverts into its Windows 11 task bar.

Microsoft offers password-free smartphone authentication
Published in Mobiles

Azure Active Director certificate-based authentication 

Software king of the world Microsoft is now offering a public preview of Azure AD CBA on devices running Apple's iOS and Android that uses certificates on Yubico's YubiKey hardware security key.

Microsoft sued in AI ruckus
Published in AI
Friday, 04 November 2022 10:18

Microsoft sued in AI ruckus


Vole's Open Sauce street cred suffering 

Software King of the World Microsoft has been sued in what is being seen as a test case for AI software.