Software giant Microsoft appears to have lost count with Windows 9 and has instead jumped to Windows 10 as the next version of its operating system.
Microsoft today skipped a number and announced Windows 10, the OS formerly known as Threshold and the successor to Windows 8/8.1. more»
You may not have upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7, never mind Windows 8 – but pretty soon you’ll have Windows 9 to think about.
Microsoft will release something it calls a technical preview of Windows 9 at the end of this month. more»
Two senior executives from non technology sectors have been appointed to the board of Microsoft, while two existing board members have stepped down.
Microsoft said that Teri List-Stoll, chief financial officer of Kraft Foods and Charles W. Scharf, CEO of Visa, will take up their new positions on the 1st of October. more»
Former Microsofty supremo Ray Ozzie, who was in the teams that created VisiCalc and Lotus Symphony is pushing some mobile tech which floundered at both Microsoft and Google.
Groove, which was sold to Vole, was a P2P outfit which if it was developed promised internet services where you could share files, instant message, and manage tasks with colleagues in real-time. more»
While very many people haven’t yet upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1, and very many people have stuck with Windows XP, it seems that Microsoft will show off Windows 9 soon.
Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows has delivered some Windows 9 screenshots from sources he is not ready to name in advance of Windows Technical Preview – due out in October. more»
Software King of the World, Microsoft thinks that it is Trustworthy Computing Group is surplus to requirements and is shutting the whole lot down.
Its role will be taken over either by the company’s Cloud and Enterprise Division or its Legal & Corporate Affairs group. more»
Software giant Microsoft said it has bought Mojang, which makes the video game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
The Swedish company has sold over 50 million copies but the three founders will leave the company.
Mojang said on its website change is scary, but “it is going to be good though. more»
The Italian city of Turin, famous for its medieval Jesus shroud hoaxing, is dumping Microsoft and heading toward something more Open Saucy.
Turin is currently running Windows XP which goes to show that not only is its famous shroud mediaeval.
Apparently Turin thinks that it can save €6 million over five years by switching from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux in all of its offices. more»
Mobile manufacturer BlackBerry said it has bought a UK company Movitu. Financial details of the transaction weren’t revealed.
Movitu makes so called virtual identities for mobile operators that lets many numbers to be active on a single device.
BlackBerry said this help device management for bring your own device (BYOD) and corporate environments. more»
Sir William Gates III is not the only former Microsofty who wants to save Africa from killer illnesses – Paul Allen wants to get in on the act too.
Allen’s charitable foundation has said that it will donate $9 million to support USe efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. more»
Software giant Microsoft has had enough of a suicide server setting in ASP.NET which too few sysadmins can be bothered disabling.
Microsoft said that all future versions of ASP.NET will enforce the deprecation of EnableViewStateMac=“false”. This was in a security advisory in December 2013, when Redmond has warned the setting had a privilege escalation vulnerability. more»
The Chinese government, which is currently about to release its antitrust watch-dogs onto US chipmaker, Qualcomm has come up with a novel way for the outfit to avoid trouble.
Qualcomm has been told that if it helps Chinese companies become so competitive that they can give the company a good kicking, then the watchdogs will be sent back to their cages. more»
As far as we can see, Apple’s announcement of its iWatch put chip giant Intel in the shade yesterday.
Yesterday was supposed to be Intel’s day, but as it doesn’t really have very much to say about anything except wearable technology, it didn’t really stand a chance. more»
Software company Microsoft said it has added features to its “cloud-first” media services.
The features incude HD quality live streaming, protection capabilities and a service to simply indexing audio and video content.
In addition, Microsoft has added four industry partners to its Azure Media Services including Telestream’s Wirecast, NewTek TriCaster, Cires21 and JW Player. more»
Software giant Microsoft is close to inking a deal to buy Mojang the Swedish company behind the ”Minecraft” video game.
It is believed that Microsoft will have to write a $2 billion cheque for the company and everything could be announced as early as this week. more»