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September 23, 2020

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Microsoft Open Source Website Makes Debut

Microsoft’s increasingly active and supportive presence in the Open Source community gets its own website, too. Check it out at opensource.microsoft.com. Good stuff abounding there!

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Say Hello to Hybrid Cloud Capable Azure Stack HCI

Microsoft’s Azure Stack HCI lets customer run the same Azure software and services on-premises that they already access in the cloud. Depending on what’s required for on-premises hardware — especially if it’s compatible with current generation rack mounted systems — this could shake up the whole HCI marketplace. Only time (and an improved understanding of the details) will tell..

War Stories – Windows Admin Center Preview 1910.2

Last week, Microsoft released an update to the Windows Admin Center 1910 (WAC), bringing its version number to 1910.2. I have been fighting with it ever since, finally giving up on Wednesday night. I had to restore a Macrium image, to get my properly working year-old original 1910 WAC back. I use WAC basically for

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

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