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Microsoft adds AI applications to Dynamics 365

Microsoft announced yesterday some new AI mixed reality business applications using HoloLens in Dynamics 365. “A new class of AI applications that will deliver out-of-the-box insights by unifying data and infusing it with advanced intelligence to guide decisions and empower organizations to take informed actions”, is what Alysa Taylor (Corporate VP, Business Applications & Industry)

European Parliament voted for strict copyright legislation

A few hours ago, the European Parliament, the main legislative body for the European Union voted in a piece of much-feared copyright and intellectual property legislation. Quoting the EU parliament’s official website: Parliament adopted its revised negotiating position on copyright rules on Wednesday, adding safeguards to protect small firms and freedom of expression. Parliament’s position

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No News Is . . . GDPR’s Fault?!

Nearly three months after Europe’s GDPR goes into effect, more than a thousand US new sites still block access to European users, as a way to sidestep compliance requirements.

Happy Anniversary, PC!

Yesterday, Sunday the 12th of August 2018, marked the 37th anniversary of the IBM Personal Computer 5150, the mother of those modern personal computers we still use today in the Windows ecosystem (original press release dated 12-AUG-1981). It was not the first computer intended for personal use — the Apple II had been released a few

Impending Windows 7 EOL Boosts Windows 10

Given impending end of life for Windows 7 in 2020 and a still-large installed base of Windows 7 devices, that spells opportunity. Recent assessments of PC sales, slightly up for the first time since 2012, confirm this supposition.

Say Yes to Win10 Telemetry

Though you may find Windows 10 telemetry potentially intrusive or a little scary, MS takes steps to anonymize and protect the data it collects. We all benefit in the aggregate from the insights that telemetry can deliver. That’s why I urge all Win10 users to leave it turned on.

1803 Is Not Half Bad Despite Woes and Lamentation

Despite surveys and reports that Windows 10 Version 1803 is terrible or awful, I say that 1803 is not half bad. MS goes so far as to claim its users report “higher satisfaction numbers, fewer known issues and lower support call volumes.”

Win10.guru and GDPR

With the GDPR ready to take effect on May 25, 2018, Win10.Guru is ready with a reworked subscription system and full disclosure of information retained about its visitors and subcribers.

Windows Needs STAR Too!

Based on a design for voting machines where STAR stands for Secure, Transparent, Auditable and Reliable, I say that Windows needs STAR, too! This is a design philosophy everyone can get behind.

Win10 1803 Rumors versus Facts

When it comes to following new Windows 10 releases out the door, guesses and speculation may prefigure what happens, but they certainly won’t get it all right. The recent public release of Windows 10 Version 1803 chews over the power of Win10 rumors versus facts.

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