Technology News Archives

  1. Back to the Future: The ‘Bot’ Revolution

    For those who remember dialing in to the internet @ 56k with a PSTN modem will also recall that in the late 90’s and early 2000’s one of the popular social uses for the internet for many people were chat rooms. Many will remember the breath of chat room service providers; everything ranging from MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, AOL and IRC (still…

  2. 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.

  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. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Storage Spaces: Virtualising storage for scale, resiliency, and efficiency

    This post is a follow on from the last where I outlined my top 10 likes for the new Windows Server 2012 operating system; in that post I somehow forgot to mention the Storage Spaces feature – which in my opinion is a real step forward and should be well received by consumers and storage administrators. Storage…

  7. Windows Phone 8 Launch Event

    Yesterday’s launch of Microsoft’s new smartphone operating system is a significant milestone for the company. Many have been waiting for this day, maybe for some, more so than the Windows 8 launch that occurred last week. Either way you look at it 2012 marks a major year in history for the company – seeing the Windows Server 2012 RTM, Office 2013 RTM,…

  8. Windows 8 Global Launch Event

    Windows 8 Metro Interface Start Screen

    For those who missed the launch event live, here is the webcast of the Windows 8 launch from New York City, Oct. 25, 2012. This is just a quick post to link the webcast from last week; here is a extract from the Microsoft Newsroom site: Microsoft Corp. today announced the global availability of its…

  9. Don’t miss the Windows Server 2012 launch event – Live from 1:00am AEST – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/new.aspx

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  10. Windows Server 2012 RTM

    Following on from my post a few minutes ago, it is also exciting to read the Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing announcement which has also been posted over at the Windows Server team blog. There are so many new features that will be introduced with the release of Windows Server 2012, this release will be…

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