Microsoft News Archives

  1. Example of why technology journalists frustrate me

    Technology writers frustrate me at the best of times and this post from what I would consider a some-what reputable source should have done better. Editors take note, don’t let these rubbish articles see the light of day.

  2. Windows Server 2016 – New Features & Innovations: What you should pay attention too

    As predicted, this year has been another big one for Microsoft. I think this will be a continual trend moving into the future as the company aligns more and more of its product release cycles together and we see release cycles becoming shorter. Most notable to date has been the release of the Windows 10 operating system. Everyone I…

  3. Understanding the importance of Containerisation and Docker

    For those who have worked with open-source technologies for some time would know that containerisation of apps and services is not a new concept. I was first introduced to the concept of virtual containers when Parallels formally known as ‘SWsoft’ and now called ‘Odin’ first released a product called Virtuozzo which provided a virtualisation technology that enabled operating system virtualisation. This was a platform…

  4. What is the Update KB3035583 you might ask?

    We all get confused by some of the non-specific information Microsoft puts out on the knowledge base when it comes to documenting patches issued through its Windows Update service. Sometimes the generalisations made on security fixes for privately reported vulnerabilities are made on purpose. This is to keep some integrity on the actually attack vector patched or so that particular technical…

  5. Office Sway the new creative presentation tool for Microsoft Office

    Microsoft has just launched a technical preview of a new application that will join the Office family called ‘Sway’. I am interested as this new tool seems to be a re-invented web-friendly Publisher cross between PowerPoint and some Prezi attributes. As you can see from the video above and the sample Sway I have embedded in this post, the…

  6. Windows 10 Technical Preview Announcement

    Yesterday Microsoft gave us a first look at a very early Technical Preview of the next version of Windows. So much speculation has been floating around the web on what is coming next, many thought the name was going to be Windows 9, and others speculated on UI changes. One thing is for sure, Joe and his…

  7. SkyDrive to OneDrive: Re-branding announcement by Microsoft

    The last 6 months have been extremely busy for me with many projects on my agenda; unfortunately the blog received the least priority and finding time to post new content has been difficult. On the bright side, I had noted down topics to come back and write on so hopefully in the coming months I…

  8. Speculation on Windows 8.1 codenamed “Blue” Update

    We have read for the most part of this year; roughly since around early February, that Microsoft plans to release a new build of Windows. This “refresh” of Windows 8 has been codenamed “Windows Blue”. Microsoft have this month only officially confirmed some facts on this update expected to ship in August 2013; about one year on from the RTM…

  9. Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop speaks about how Nokia is making a comeback in the smartphone market

    I had planned to write a blog post reviewing my Nokia Lumia 920 that I had recently purchased back in January,  but never got around to it. I made my purchase decision with the intent of buying a Windows Phone 8 device. Currently there is only select few manufacturers who have developed WP8 devices and having owned HTC Windows Phones for the last 6 or…

  10. Microsoft launches Visual Studio Team Foundation Service into production

    I was a bit slow on the pick up of this news, but today learnt that Microsoft have finally launched the Visual Studio Team Foundation Service into production for the general public to subscribe! What’s better and you may not know this, they are also offering up to 5 users for free, and for a limited time…

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