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
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.
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
Chocolatey is a third-party package manager for Windows that can automate installation of most such programs through the Command Prompt or PowerShell. Great stuff!
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
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
As you might already be aware, some very clever Windows users and tinkerers have managed to run a full Windows 10 ARM64 desktop operating system on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B/B+ with the help of some modified binaries. Yes, I am talking about the full-fledged 64-bit desktop operating system found preinstalled on many laptop
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