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Microsoft Ups Its Carbon Reduction Goals

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/01/16/microsoft-carbon-reduction-goals.aspx

2 days ago

Microsoft on Thursday announced a corporatewide carbon reduction effort that aims to make the company "carbon negative" by 2030. 01/16/2020

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Microsoft Will Spend $1B On 'Climate Innovation,' Sets 'Carbon Negative' Goal

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/microsoft-will-spend-1b-on-climate-innovation-sets-carbon-negative-goal

2 days ago

by Kyle Alspach The company aims to remove more carbon than it produces by 2030, before moving on to an even more ambitious climate goal for 2050.

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Load of Big Green for Microsoft: Lloyds Banking Group inks company-wide Managed Desktop deal

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/16/lloyds_microsoft_managed_desktop/

3 days ago

Bankers ring in 2020 by thwacking employees with the Windows stick

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The new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is now available

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/16/the-new-chromium-based-microsoft-edge-is-now-available/

3 days ago

Microsoft has released the first stable version of the company's new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser to the public. While there have been stable releases before, all of these were not officially […]

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Tabletop battle-toys purveyor Games Workshop again warns of risks in Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP project

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/14/games_workshop_warns_of_risks_in_microsoft_dynamics_365_erp_project/

3 days ago

Project holding steady for resident techies but white knuckle ride continues

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IBM, Microsoft, a medley of others sing support for Google against Oracle in Supremes' Java API copyright case

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/15/google_oracle_api/

3 days ago

Legal war could rest on nineteenth century mapping ruling by past court

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10 Tips to get started with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/15/10-tips-to-get-started-with-the-new-chromium-based-microsoft-edge-browser/

4 days ago

Microsoft plans to release the stable version of the company's Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser officially today. Most Home users will receive the browser via Windows Update as it is pushed to systems […]

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AvePoint Thinks Big On Microsoft Data Management, Data Protection Play With New $200M Funding

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/avepoint-thinks-big-on-microsoft-data-management-data-protection-play-with-new-200m-funding

4 days ago

by Joseph F. Kovar We sought the funding because the total addressable market is huge. We are targeting enterprises with $1-billion-plus in revenue because they care about governance. And as smaller companies adopt SaaS, we're seeing growth there as well, AvePoint CEO Tianyi Jiang says.

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates January 2020 overview (end of Windows 7 support edition)

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/14/microsoft-windows-security-updates-january-2020-overview-end-of-windows-7-support-edition/

4 days ago

Welcome to the first Microsoft Patch Day overview of 2020 and the last Patch Day for the company's Windows 7 operating system (as well as for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server […]

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Amazon to ask court to block DoD's $10bn early Valentine's date with a Microsoft JEDI

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/14/jedi_appeal/

5 days ago

Not keen to let them Hang Solo. (We're here all week.) Next Friday's filing aims to stop work before it begins on 11 Feb

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Amazon: We want to stop Microsoft working on JEDI contract

https://www.zdnet.com/article/amazon-we-want-to-stop-microsoft-working-on-jedi-contract/

5 days ago

Amazon Web Services wants to block early work from Microsoft on the Pentagon's JEDI contract.

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Microsoft wields ML to catch child predators, city drops 7-year facial-recognition experiment after no arrests...

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/13/ai_roundup_100120/

5 days ago

Roundup Plus: Hollywood wants to revamp the film business with AI, Nvidia improves StyleGAN

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Microsoft Windows 10 Search Indexer Diagnostics

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/12/microsoft-windows-10-search-indexer-diagnostics/

7 days ago

Microsoft released a new application for the company's Windows 10 operating system recently that helps administrators troubleshoot Windows Search related issues. Windows Search is a core part of the operating system as […]

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Shhh! It's us, Microsoft. Yes, it's 2020. We're here with a new build of Windows 10

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/09/windows_insider_build/

a week ago

Ghost of Windows Future takes a bow while the Ghost of Windows Past spots XP in the wild

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Microsoft engineer caught up in sudden spate of entirely coincidental grilling of Iranian-Americans at US borders

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/08/microsoft_border_search/

a week ago

Officials deny claims of families being singled out for hours

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Microsoft Partners may request Windows Update blocks if drivers are incompatible

https://www.ghacks.net/2020/01/09/microsoft-partners-may-request-windows-update-blocks-if-drivers-are-incompatible/

a week ago

A new document by Microsoft reveals that Microsoft Partners may request Windows Update blocks for their devices or hardware if they find out that certain drivers are incompatible with new feature updates […]

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Microsoft to add new firstline-worker features, like 'Walkie Talkie' voice calls, to Teams

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-to-add-new-firstline-features-like-walkie-talkie-voice-calls-to-teams/

a week ago

Microsoft is continuing its pursuit of deskless, 'firstline workers' with several new features coming to its Teams group-chat application in the coming months.

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Microsoft boosts programming language Python's popular VS Code extension

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-boosts-programming-language-pythons-popular-vs-code-extension/

2 weeks ago

Among 59 enhancements and bug fixes, Microsoft brings Jupyter improvements to the Python extension for Visual Studio Code and also has something Java developers.

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Cloud Patent-Holding Firm Sued By Microsoft Is Expanding IP Arsenal

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/cloud-patent-holding-firm-sued-by-microsoft-is-expanding-ip-arsenal

2 weeks ago

by Joseph Tsidulko Last week, Microsoft asked a federal court to preemptively block SynKloud from claiming OneDrive storage infringes its patents, as the self-described patent-licensing firm has done against Dropbox, Adobe and HP based on IP acquired from defunct startups. SynKloud looks to be expanding that patent portfolio into the speech recognition sector

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IT exec sets up fake biz, uses it to bill his bosses $6m for phantom gear, gets caught by Microsoft Word metadata

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/04/tech_manager_theft/

2 weeks ago

And now he faces up to 20 years in the slammer

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