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Win10 Release Makeover Matches Azure Schedule

MS must provide core OS capability for Azure by December at the same time it’s finishing 19H2. This explains 19H2 is just a minor add-on to 19H1. Hopefully, getting onto an Azure schedule also means adopting their mindset.

Microsoft: Linux – from cancer to revenue source

Things at Microsoft have for sure changed since Steve Ballmer‘s, then CEO at Microsoft, infamous “Linux is a cancer” statement in a commercial back in 2001.  Whereas Microsoft earlier saw Linux as something to avoid by all possible means, today it has become a steady source of revenue for the company. Thus, for example, on

Windows Server vNext Preview Build 18917 released

Microsoft released its Windows Server vNext Preview Build 18917 on Tuesday, June 18. It is the first preview build for Windows Server version 20H1. Windows Server vNext is available in both Standard and Datacenter editions. I’ve been playing with the Standard Core now for two days, and have found nothing to complain about. As it’s

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 23/2019

New Fast + Skip Release 18912 20H1 On Wednesday (June 5), Windows Insider team released Fast Ring build 18912. This build contains no new features, but fixes  a number of bugs. See all fixes and known issues on TenForums. Azure and Oracle join clouds As we explained here on Win10.guru, Oracle databases and applications can

Oracle and Azure join clouds

Today Microsoft and Oracle announced a cloud interoperability partnership. This allows Oracle software to run on Azure. Here’s a quote from the press release: Enterprises can now seamlessly connect Azure services, like Analytics and AI, to Oracle Cloud services, like Autonomous Database. By enabling customers to run one part of a workload within Azure and

Upcoming changes in Azure, Cortana and Microsoft 365

There’s a lot going on in Redmond. Microsoft partners are upset because of changes to the Azure Customer Agreement, Cortana separating from Windows Search, and Microsoft’s plans for Microsoft 365 for consumers, . Azure Customer Agreement Microsoft has published new Azure Customer Agreement, which goes into force in March (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/news/improving-azure-experience). According to its language, in

Azure for Beginners: Create new App Service

Let’s start with a quote from Wikipedia: “Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers“. In today’s world of IT, each and every IT pro should know at least the basics of Azure, if not somewhat

Microsoft Learn introduced

At Microsoft Ignite 2018, Microsoft introduced a new self learning service named Microsoft Learn. At the moment, it includes some self learning courses and learning paths for Azure, Dynamics 365, PowerApps, MS Flow and PowerBI. Judging by various off-the-record comments, Microsoft intends to expand this course list in the future. Quote from official announcement on

Microsoft AI – Going Strong, Doing More

According to Microsoft, their Project Brainwave deployed on Intel’s Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chip makes real time AI calculations a reality. “Preview of Project Brainwave marks the start of Microsoft’s efforts to bring the power of FPGAs to customers for a variety of purposes”, says Mark Russinovich, CTO for Microsoft Azure cloud computing. Quoting Microsoft’s

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