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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)

Azure

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

Editorial

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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MS Announces Modern Desktop Services

In seeking to support its vision of a modern desktop based on Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft announces services and an extended support time window for Enterprise and Education customers on feature upgrades.

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Editorial

Strange Insider Preview Offer Pops Up on Win10

On Friday, I went upstairs to work on my wife’s PC. An end-of-month Cumulative Update, KB4346783, had been installed automatically, and I needed to restart the machine while she was out of the house to complete that process. Much to my surprise and consternation, the following notification appeared on that machine right after I logged

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USB install media with WIM file larger than 4GB

There’s nothing in the UEFI specifications that prevents booting from an NTFS formatted USB flash drive. In fact, this so-called limitation is entirely artificial. Luckily, most modern computers can boot from a single-partition NTFS formatted USB flash drive. Thus, one can indeed install Windows 10 from a custom WIM image larger than 4 GB, which is

Editorial

Seen on forums: Windows 10 EULA concerns

A few months ago, I wrote about the Microsoft EULA in general and how it works with Windows 10 digital licensing.  My main point was that this EULA should be rewritten, based on the observation that as a Windows 10 license (product key) only allows one install on one device (see featured image above), digital

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Hyper-V

Hyper-V and Differencing Disks

Especially when testing Windows Insider Preview builds in various editions and languages, I use differencing disks on Hyper-V virtual machines. This not only allows me to save storage space on my dedicated Hyper-V drive, but it also makes creating new virtual machines really fast, taking just seconds to boot to the desktop when a VM

Editorial

User – The biggest threat to Windows

First, let me openly admit that most of this post is based on my subjective, personal opinion and experience, rather than statistics based on facts. I follow and subscribe to TenForums.com, biggest non-Microsoft Windows forums, in addition to some Finnish, Swedish and German sites. As I see it, it’s the users themselves that pose the

Editorial

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

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