Tag: Microsoft

Operating systems, Windows

New Windows 10 Insider preview brings bug fixes and more ahead of Microsoft’s December break

November 24, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.662 to the Beta and Release Preview Channels for Insiders who are on 20H2 or the Windows 10 October 2020 Update. The update, KB4586853, contains a load of bug fixes but is […]

Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft Edge adds autofill coupon codes and more annotation tools

November 19, 2020

Via: The Next Web

There are few worse first-world-problems than buying something online, only to find out there was a 10 percent coupon you missed out on. Now Microsoft is trying to make that a thing of the past for Edge users by autofilling […]

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft deviates from the norm, forcibly upgrades Windows 10 1903 with minor 1909 refresh

November 18, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft has begun forcibly upgrading Windows 10 PCs running version 1903 with that same year’s 1909 faux upgrade as the former’s retirement deadline waits just weeks away. Windows 10 1903, the operating system refresh that Microsoft launched in late May […]

Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10: Microsoft reveals Pluton security chip – ‘Expect Patch Tuesday-type updates’

November 17, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has announced its Pluton processor, a forthcoming chip that lives apart from the main CPU and which will be available in future Windows 10 PCs. The Microsoft Pluton processor is designed to improve protections against physical attacks and stop […]

Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft readies Office for Big Sur, M1-based Macs

November 12, 2020

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft on Wednesday issued a preview of Office for the Mac that will run natively on Apple’s upcoming ARM-based laptops. The Redmond, Wash. company also modified its Intel-based macOS Office applications so that they run on Apple’s newest, Big Sur, […]

Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft Releases .NET 5

November 10, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Earlier today, at .NET Conf 2020, Microsoft released .NET 5 (with a simultaneous announcement on their development blog). The new release focuses on improvements of .NET Core 3.1: smaller single-file applications, support for Windows ARM64, and more capable JsonSerializer APIs […]

iOS, Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft’s Cloud PC plan for Apple Silicon and iOS

November 5, 2020

Via: Computerworld

As Apple’s major Mac event looms, more information concerning Microsoft’s cunning plan to let Apple devices run Windows leaks…, and it looks as if it’s all in the cloud. Microsoft Cloud PC As has been previously reported, Microsoft is developing […]

Operating systems, Windows

Get Microsoft’s October patches installed — and seriously consider Win10 2004

October 30, 2020

Via: Computerworld

It was yet another patch roller coaster ride this month with the usual crop of one-off bugs, a Malwarebytes-associated assault on networking, a promised Flash killer that doesn’t — and that announced Dynamics 365 Commerce patch, CVE-2020-16943, still isn’t out. […]

Development Software, Software Category

Microsoft brings .NET dev to Apache Spark

October 29, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft and the .NET Foundation have released version 1.0 of .NET for Apache Spark, an open source package that brings .NET development to the Spark analytics engine for large-scale data processing. Announced October 27, .NET for Apache Spark 1.0 has […]

Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is planning a big refresh to the Windows 10 UI with ‘Sun Valley’ in 21H2: Report

October 28, 2020

Via: ZDnet

With Windows 10 20H2 done and starting to roll out to users, everyone wants to know what’s next. Based on recent patterns, it should be Windows 10 21H1 — the “spring” feature update for Windows 10, followed by an incremental […]