Category: Microsoft News

Microsoft to patch Windows bug that Google revealed

Microsoft on Tuesday said it would patch a Windows vulnerability next week that Google publicly revealed just 10 days after notifying Microsoft. Microsoft also identified the attackers, asserting that they were the same who had been accused by authorities of hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC). "All versions of Windows are now being tested ... and we plan to release [the patches]...
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Don't be surprised when Microsoft Android shows up

Microsoft has been trying to get the world to use Windows as a mobile operating system since the days of Windows CE, way back in 1996. For 20 years, it has failed, over and over again. The latest cratering could spell the end at last. Windows Phone shipments nose-dived in the third quarter last year, plummeting 35% year over year. By Gartner’s count, that gave Microsoft a whopping 1.7% of the...
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Will Microsoft Release A New Start Menu In Upcoming Anniversary Update?

As part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft is all set to upload a new design for the Start Menu. The software giant, however, announced that Windows testers will first give their reviews, only then will the new feature be released. After ditching the Start Menu in Windows 8, Microsoft has decided to reintroduce the classic menu with new changes to Windows 10. Time and again,...
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You can now try out browser extensions in Edge

Microsoft's new Edge browser may be fast, modern and Chrome-like, but up until now it's been lacking something big -- browser extensions. The new browser debuted over half a year ago without support for this handy feature because Microsoft wanted to make sure everything was secure before adding extras to the mix. The latest Insider Preview of Windows 10 (Build 14291) offers three test...
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Why has SQL Server come to Linux? Windows-only cloud makes no sense

Some people are asking why. After all, with MySQL, MariaDB, postgreSQL, and Oracle Database 12c Linux, there's no shortage of RDBMS servers on Linux. Part of the reason is simple enough. Scott Guthrie, head of Microsoft's Cloud & Enterprise business, said "This will enable SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud. The...
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