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Operating systems, Software Category, Windows

The worst version of Windows ever released

September 18, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Twenty years ago this month Microsoft released a stink bomb of an operating system, Windows Me. Unstable, unloved and unusable, that was Windows Me. Many people believe it was the worst version of Windows ever built. The anniversary got me […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 upgrades are rarely useful, say IT admins

September 17, 2020

Via: Computerworld

A majority of IT administrators polled this summer said that the twice-a-year Windows 10 feature upgrades are not useful – or rarely so – a stunning stance considering how much effort Microsoft puts into building the updates. About 58% of […]


Operating systems, Others

Microsoft: These patches aim to make Linux run as root partition on Hyper-V

September 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has submitted a series of patches to Linux kernel developers requesting that Linux run as the root partition on the Hyper-V, its hypervisor software for running Windows and non-Windows instances on hardware. Microsoft “wants to create a complete virtualization […]


Application Software, Software Category

New Microsoft 365 defaults, Application Guard beta add email protections

September 16, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Microsoft is pushing out more Microsoft 365 security settings that will increase security by default. You need to assess some of these settings for their impact on your business processes. One of the new Microsoft 365 defaults has to do […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft Releases .NET 5.0 RC 1

September 16, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Earlier this week, Microsoft released .NET 5.0 RC1, the first “go live” release of .NET 5 before its official debut in November. .NET 5 is a unified platform for the .NET ecosystem, wrapping together all of its components into one […]


Application Software, Software Category

How Microsoft is looking to MetaOS to make Microsoft 365 a ‘whole life’ experience

September 15, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Earlier this year, some leaks about Microsoft’s “MetaOS” had a lot of us Microsoft watchers scrambling to figure out what this foundational layer is and how it will affect Microsoft’s various products and services in the future. Recently, I’ve unearthed […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows Exploit Released For Microsoft ‘Zerologon’ Flaw

September 15, 2020

Via: Threat Post

Proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code has been released for a Windows flaw, which could allow attackers to infiltrate enterprises by gaining administrative privileges, giving them access to companies’ Active Directory domain controllers (DCs). The vulnerability, dubbed “Zerologon,” is a privilege-escalation glitch […]


Application Software, Software Category, System Software

Microsoft Announces New Technologies to Combat Disinformation

September 14, 2020

Via: InfoQ

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced two new technologies to combat disinformation: a Video Authenticator tool, and technology to either detect manipulated content or assure people that the media they’re viewing is authentic. In today’s world, disinformation is trending […]


Operating systems, Windows

A fat Windows Update for September’s Patch Tuesday

September 11, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft has released 129 updates to its Windows ecosystem, but the good news this month is that we are not responding to any zero-days or publicly reported vulnerabilities. Microsoft appears to be getting serious about removing Adobe Flash Player (a […]


Application Software, Software Category, System Software

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Spring Cloud

September 9, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Recently Microsoft and VMWare both announced the general availability of Azure Spring Cloud, a fully-managed service for Spring Boot apps. The service allows enterprises to deploy JARs or code to it, and the service automates the process of wiring the […]