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With change to cumulative Windows updates, Microsoft admits IE’s fading role in the enterprise

January 16, 2017 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Microsoft last week backtracked from a 2016 decision to offer Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users only cumulative updates, saying on Friday that starting next month it will again provide Internet Explorer (IE) security patches as a separate download. The change was a tacit admission by Microsoft that IE has lost its place of primacy […]

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The 22 best changes in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002

January 13, 2017 / no comments, on Uncategorized

One build, almost a whole new OS Microsoft releases new builds of Windows 10 for its Insider beta testers every so often—some minor, some really significant. You can call Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002, released this week, a really big deal. Microsoft’s notes on the new build ran to over a dozen pages, according to […]

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The CSO guide to top security conferences

January 13, 2017 / no comments, on Uncategorized

There is nothing like attending a face-to-face event for career networking and knowledge gathering, and we don’t have to tell you how helpful it can be to get a hands-on demo of a new tool or to have your questions answered by experts. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please […]

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It’s time to start planning for SQL Server on Linux

January 13, 2017 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Bringing SQL Server to Linux is one of the bigger steps in Microsoft’s plan to help developers build any app for (and from) any platform. And despite the fact that it was only announced in spring 2016, you shouldn’t think of SQL Server on Linux as being a subset of the full Windows offering, says […]

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Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February

January 13, 2017 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Microsoft next month will stop issuing detailed security bulletins, which for nearly 20 years have provided individual users and IT professionals information about vulnerabilities and their patches. One patching expert crossed his fingers that Microsoft would make good on its pledge to publish the same information when it switches to a new online database. “I’m […]

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European legislators debate robot rights for autonomous vehicles

January 13, 2017 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Robots should one day have rights as “electronic persons,” members of the European Parliament recommended Thursday — but not until the machines are all fitted with “kill” switches to shut them down in an emergency. Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee wants the European Commission to propose legislation that will settle a number of ethical and liability […]

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Review: DigitalOcean keeps the cloud simple

January 13, 2017 / no comments, on Uncategorized

The cloud is a big place, and it’s getting bigger as everyone moves more and more computation out of their server rooms into the large data centers. Amazon is the dominant force in the cloud, but it is far from the only choice. When the market grows this big, niches can develop. DigitalOcean is a […]

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IDG Contributor Network: New Windows 10 build is a monster update

January 13, 2017 / no comments, on Uncategorized

Microsoft called a halt to releasing new builds of Windows 10 in mid-December for logical reasons. The holidays were upon us and who cared to test beta software? Well, the holidays are over and Microsoft has returned with a vengeance, dropping a new build of Windows 10 so full of updates it’s like a whole […]

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Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market

January 13, 2017 / no comments, on Uncategorized

An appeals court has ruled that Apple must face antitrust charges in a lawsuit that alleges that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps. The U.S. Court for Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed Thursday a decision by a lower court and ruled that the app buyers filing the lawsuit are direct purchasers of […]

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Now it’s AT&T’s term to talk jobs, investment with Trump

January 12, 2017 / no comments, on Uncategorized

AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson met with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday to talk jobs and investment, but the company’s multi-billion takeover of Time Warner was not on the table. The company didn’t say much about the meeting, which took place at Trump Tower in New York, but characterized it as wide ranging. “As the country’s […]

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