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Category: Microsoft News

Microsoft's subsea speed monster: A cable 16 million times faster than your broadband

Microsoft, Facebook and Telefonica have hit a key milestone in delivering their new trans-Atlantic subsea cable with a data capacity of 160 terabits per second. Telefonica subsidiary Telxius has finished laying the Microsoft- and Facebook-backed Marea subsea cable, which stretches 4,000 miles (6,600km) across the Atlantic ocean from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Bilbao in northern...
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Microsoft slips four more features into the Fall Creators Update with Build 16251

Microsoft isn’t quite finished developing Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update after all: Four new features were added as part of Windows 10 Insider Build 16251, including new Cortana capabilities and more communication between Windows and your phone. If there’s a theme to the new build, it’s following up on promises that Microsoft made earlier. At its Build developer conference, Microsoft...
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Windows 10 will try to combat ransomware by locking up your data

The latest Windows 10 build, today's 16232, contains a few new security features. In addition to the richer control over exploit mitigation that Microsoft announced earlier this week, the new build also includes a trial of a new anti-ransomware capability. The long-standing approach that operating systems have used to protect files is a mix of file ownership and permissions. On multi-user...
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Critical updates to Windows 10, XP and Vista for June Patch Tuesday

This June Microsoft Patch Tuesday is pretty unique. Excluding the fact that Microsoft is attempting to address a record 94 vulnerabilities, we are seeing Microsoft provide security updates for several operating systems that are no longer supported, including Windows XP and Vista. In addition, Microsoft has moved from its usual approach of mentioning a few select security issues with its...
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Microsoft Apparently Ramping Up Heavy-Handed Tactics To Force Windows 10 Migrations

The clock is ticking for users holding out on Windows 7 and 8. For starters, Microsoft is blocking Windows 7 and 8 updates for Intel's seventh generation Core i3, i5 and i7 (Kaby Lake), AMD's Ryzen (Bristol Ridge) and Qualcomm's 8996 processors. The low-level Vulkan API will also not be supporting multiple GPUs on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and users will need to update to Windows 10 in order to...
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