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Microsoft backs down on cloud business terms
Published in Cloud


Does not want to anger Brussels


Software King of the World Microsoft is attempting to avoid a full anti-trust inquiry in Europe by changing the terms and conditions of its cloud business.

Microsoft’s Bing censors “politically sensitive” Chinese names
Published in News


Don’t mention prominent Chinese dissidents


Software King of the World Microsoft is in hot water after its Bing search engine was caught censoring the names of prominent Chinese dissidents, and national political leaders.

Microsoft issues out of band update
Published in News
Friday, 20 May 2022 11:59

Microsoft issues out of band update


Fixes app installation failures

Microsoft has released an important out-of-band (OOB) update which resolves an issue that was leading to app installation failures from the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Altra-based Azure servers are Arm ready
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First cloud provider to manage it

Microsoft Ampere Altra-based Azure servers are now Arm SystemReady SR certified making them the first cloud solution provider (CSP) server to do so.

Microsoft doubles salary budget
Published in News
Tuesday, 17 May 2022 12:38

Microsoft doubles salary budget


Worried about losing Voles

Software King of the World Microsoft plans to "nearly double" its budget for Volish salaries and boost the range of stock compensation it gives some workers by at least 25 per cent, an effort to retain staff and help its voles cope with inflation.

Microsoft demoted Snover for inventing Powershell
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Sorry Cato, companies do not reward courage 

PowerShell inventor Jeffrey Snover has aired some grievances about how his indispensable tool once got him demoted.

Apple, Google and Microsoft support passwordless sign-in standard
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Following FIDO

Apple, Google and Microsoft are supporting a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium. The new capability will allow websites and apps to offer consistent, secure, and easy passwordless sign-ins to consumers across devices and platforms.

Microsoft finds huge holes in Linux desktop systems
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2022 might not be the year of Linux on the desktop after all

One of the problems that Linux has now that it has been more widely adopted by Microsoft is that Volish engineers keep finding flaws.

Microsoft sees revolt against its licensing scheme
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Partners push back against the scheme

Software King of the World Microsoft said that it is having problems selling its new "new commerce experience" licensing scheme to partners.

US Army could waste $22 billion on Voleware
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Soldiers not that interested in Microsoft HoloLens headsets

The US Army could end up wasting much as $22 billion in taxpayer cash on Microsoft HoloLens headsets which soldiers don’t want and can’t use as intended.