Check if your machine will run Windows 11
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Tuesday, 21 September 2021 11:22

Check if your machine will run Windows 11


That Windows 10 machine might not be upgradeable


Software King of the World, Microsoft, has released an updated version of its PC Health Check tool which should tell you if you can update your Windows 10 machine to Windows 11.

Microsoft faces headhunting charge from Amazon
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Thursday, 16 September 2021 11:43

Microsoft faces headhunting charge from Amazon


Thou shalt not poach

Microsoft said it has hired a former Amazon cloud executive to run its cybersecurity operations, potentially setting in motion a legal battle between the two tech giants.

Brit banks want Big Cloud to face examination
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Tuesday, 14 September 2021 12:22

Brit banks want Big Cloud to face examination


Worried about relying on a handful of companies

Big cloud suppliers like Amazon, Google and Microsoft might have to  comply with resilience standards and testing if they want to flog their services to British banks.

Microsoft study doubts if remote voles are really working
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Voles are not as productive as they once were

A new study finds that Microsoft's companywide shift to remote work has hurt communication and collaboration among different business groups inside the company, threatening employee productivity and long-term innovation.

Gates blasted as office bully, and party animal
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Squeaky clean geek image was just PR world finally told

It seems that the knives are out for Sir William Gates III after Business Insider published an article in which he is portrayed as an office bully, who shagged staff and was rendered bullet proof by money and PR.

October 5 will be Windows 11 release date
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Wednesday, 01 September 2021 12:27

October 5 will be Windows 11 release date


Nothing to see here move on please 

Microsoft is announcing that Windows 11 will be released on 5 October. The new operating system will be available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs, or on new hardware that ships with Windows 11 pre-loaded.

Volish customers have shedloads of exposed data
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Vulnerability in Cosmos database

Software king of the world Microsoft warned thousands of its cloud computing customers, including some of the world's largest companies, that intruders could have the ability to read, change or even delete their main databases.

Microsoft wants to catch pirates with blockchain
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Ooo ahh it be Argus

A new paper (PDF) published by Microsoft's research department proposes to tackle piracy with a blockchain-based bounty system titled "Argus".

Microsoft spruces up Paint
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Tuesday, 03 August 2021 10:42

Microsoft spruces up Paint


Unchanged since 1985

Software King of the World Microsoft is improving its Paint app for the first time since November 1985.

Microsoft is doing as well as can be expected
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But chip shortage hurt hardware

Software King of the World Microsoft reported some stonking fourth-quarter results thanks mostly to the antics of its cloud operations.  But all was less rosy in its hardware section which was down 20 percent due to supply constraints.