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Microsoft .NET 5 Preview 2 brings RyuJIT and GC improvements

April 3, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft has published a second preview of .NET 5. A merger of .NET Standard and .NET Core that is intended to unify the .NET platform, .NET 5 is described by Microsoft as “the future of .NET.” The second .NET 5 […]


Application Software, Software Category

Browser makers cite coronavirus, restore support for obsolete TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption

April 3, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Google, Microsoft and Mozilla have each issued reprieves to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1, aged encryption protocols that were to be bounced from browser support in March, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. By common agreement, Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is working on mitigating an entire Windows bug class

April 1, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is working on developing comprehensive mitigation for a class of Windows bugs that have plagued the operating system for more than two decades. Israeli security researcher Gil Dabah told ZDNet that a fix is currently in the works. Earlier […]


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Microsoft promotes upcoming Edge enhancements

March 31, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft on Monday talked up a slew of future features planned to land in Edge in coming months, including tabs stacked vertically along the browser’s side and a Firefox-esque Password Monitor. And although Microsoft has not come out and put […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft to stop serving non-security monthly updates to Windows

March 25, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Beginning in May, Microsoft plans to halt the delivery of all non-security updates to Windows, another step in its suspension of non-essential revisions to the OS and other important products. The optional updates, which Microsoft designates as Windows’ C and […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft will pause optional Windows 10 cumulative updates for testing purposes starting in May

March 24, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is going to be releasing a lot fewerWindows 10 updates starting in May 2020. The company is temporarily halting the release of the optional Windows 10 updates it releases during the third and fourth weeks of each month due […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft Patch Alert: March 2020 brings two ‘sky-is-falling’ warnings, with no problems in sight

March 24, 2020

Via: Computerworld

It’s been another strange patching month. The usual Patch Tuesday crop appeared. Two days later, we got a second cumulative update for Win10 1903 and 1909, KB 4551762, that’s had all sorts of documented problems. Two weeks later, on Monday, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day exploited in the wild

March 23, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows OS to take over systems, Microsoft said in a security alert today. The zero-day is located in the Adobe Type Manager Library (atmfd.dll), a library that Microsoft uses to render PostScript […]


Development Software, Software Category

Microsoft previews F# 5

March 23, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft is previewing F# 5, an upgrade to the company’s open source, “functional-first” language that emphasizes interactive, analytical programming. The preview is available via the .NET 5 Preview SDK or Jupyter Notebooks for .NET. Visual Studio users on Windows will […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft postpones end of support for some Windows 10 1709 versions

March 19, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Citing the impact of ‘the public health situation’ on customers, Microsoft is going to continue to issue security updates for some flavors of Windows 10 1709 for six additional months. Microsoft’s planned end of support cut-off date for Windows 10 […]