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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

MS Readies Defender Name Change

A name change from Windows Defender to Microsoft Defender and at least one MacOS Defender offering (Advanced Threat Protection, or ATP) strongly suggest that Defender has cross-platform tendencies if not yet a definite roadmap and timeline.

Check Out PowerShell V7.0.0-preview.1

Earlier this year — April 7, 2019 to be specific — MS announced PowerShell 7. Earlier editions of this development fork had been called “PowerShell Core” to distinguish it from the built-in version included with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. But with the introduction of PowerShell 7, MS wants to foster what it calls

PowerToys Returning to Windows 10

Last week, Ms unveiled a GitHub repository named PowerToys. Though that repository has no releases just yet, the overview mentions (and links to) the Windows 95 era PowerToys project (Wikipedia), and announces a planned reboot for later this year (Summer 2019). First in the planned series of upcoming PowerToys rebooted will be: + Maximize to

Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 19/2019

New Insider Builds 18894 and 18895 This week, we saw an unexpected flurry of Insider Preview releases, including Fast Ring + Skipahead Build 18894 on Wednesday, May 8, followed in short order by Build 18895 on Friday, May 10. But where 18894 brought lots of changes, 18895 brought only a few. Looks like the pace

A New Open Source and Integration Mindset at Microsoft

By joining the Open Invention Network (OIN), as announced two weeks ago, Microsoft clearly shows that a new mindset, new approach has taken over. My partner Ed said in one of our recent Teams meetings that it marks the company’s “post-Ballmer” era. Erich Andersen, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel said this on the Azure