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How Microsoft lost its monopoly in web browsers

https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/how-microsoft-lost-its-monopoly-in-web-browsers/

19 hrs ago

At the dawn of the Internet age, Microsoft used every trick it knew to dominate the World Wide Web. That strategy worked for a few years, but aggressive antitrust enforcement and equally aggressive competitors crushed the company's onetime dominance. Here's a quarter-century of history that explains just what happened.

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What is it with hosting firms being stonewalled by Microsoft? Now it's Ionos on naughty step

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/22/ionos_outlookcom_email_issues/

2 days ago

Email issues dog the company formerly known as 1&1

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Oracle wants to remove barriers to the cloud with Microsoft partnership

https://www.zdnet.com/article/oracle-wants-to-remove-barriers-to-the-cloud-with-microsoft-partnership/

3 days ago

In a bid to make it easier for companies to adopt a hybrid approach to their workloads.

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Intel, IBM, Google, Microsoft & others join new security-focused industry group

https://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-ibm-google-microsoft-others-join-new-security-focused-industry-group/

3 days ago

New Confidential Computing Consortium will promote the use of TEEs (trusted execution environments).

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Microsoft moves Notepad to the Microsoft Store

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/20/microsoft-moves-notepad-to-the-microsoft-store/

4 days ago

The plain text editor Notepad has been turned into a Microsoft Store application in the latest preview builds of the next major feature update for Windows 10, version 20H1. Notepad is certainly […]

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Data#3 revenue hits AU$1.4b thanks to Microsoft wins

https://www.zdnet.com/article/data3-revenue-hits-au1-4b-thanks-to-microsoft-wins/

4 days ago

The company was charged with managing a handful of Microsoft licensing arrangements during FY2019

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Microsoft releases KB4512478 and KB4512514 previews

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/20/microsoft-releases-kb4512478-and-kb4512514-previews/

4 days ago

Microsoft released the monthly rollup previews KB4512478 and KB4512514 for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 this weekend. The release on a Saturday is a deviation […]

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Microsoft Planning To Answer Windows Virtual Desktop Questions Next Week

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/08/19/microsoft-windows-virtual-desktop-questions.aspx

4 days ago

Microsoft has set aside time to answer questions about its emerging Windows Virtual Desktop service on Wednesday of next week, according to an announcement. 08/19/2019

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Microsoft Buys jClarity for Azure-Based Java Workloads

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/08/19/microsoft-buys-jclarity.aspx

4 days ago

In a bid to support its "continued contributions to open source while driving increased performance for Java workloads on Azure," Microsoft on Monday announced its acquisition of jClarity. 08/19/2019

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Reliance Jio and Microsoft sign 10-year cloud agreement

https://www.zdnet.com/video/reliance-jio-and-microsoft-sign-10-year-cloud-agreement/

5 days ago

Jio plans to deploy Microsoft Azure in its data centres, connectivity infrastructure, and use it to develop cloud-based business solutions.

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Microsoft Graph Primer, Part 1: What Is Microsoft Graph and Why Does It Matter?

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/08/19/microsoft-graph-primer-part-1.aspx

5 days ago

Billed by Microsoft as an all-encompassing API, the Microsoft Graph plays a critical role in how developers access Microsoft's various cloud resources. 08/19/2019

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Microsoft Notepad: If it ain't broke, shove it in the Store, then break it?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/19/microsoft_roundup/

5 days ago

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Microsoft acquires jClarity for optimizing Java workloads on Azure

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-acquires-jclarity-for-optimizing-java-workloads-on-azure/

5 days ago

Microsoft has acquired the London-based company that is going head-to-head with Oracle's Java/JDK binaries and which is a key contributor to the AdoptOpenJDK project.

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University of WA secures Microsoft AI grant to help endangered species

https://www.zdnet.com/article/university-of-wa-secures-ai-grant-from-microsoft-to-help-endangered-species/

6 days ago

Genome testing will now be carried out to save more than one million animals and plants, including Australia's very own quokka.

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How long will Microsoft continue to support desktop versions of Office?

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/16/how-long-will-microsoft-continue-to-support-desktop-versions-of-office/

a week ago

The latest version of Microsoft Office for the desktop is Office 2019; the company released Office 2019 in September 2018 and made it a Windows 10 exclusive which means that it supports […]

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Cloud data migration worries? Microsoft and Informatica have a plan

https://www.zdnet.com/video/microsoft-and-informatica-make-coordinated-data-warehouse-migration-move/

a week ago

Data gravity and cloud war victory are intricately tied, and Microsoft's on the offense. In a tie-up with Informatica, Redmond's going after customers of on-premises data warehouse appliances. Read more: https://zd.net/2TtnWgr

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2019 overview

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/13/microsoft-windows-security-updates-august-2019-overview/

2 weeks ago

Today is the August 2019 Patch Day over at Microsoft. The company released security and non-security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products today. We publish detailed […]

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Microsoft: Windows Virtual Desktop is now 'feature complete'

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-windows-virtual-desktop-is-now-feature-complete/

2 weeks ago

Next stop for Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop service is general availability, which could happen as soon as September 2019.

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