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Build Windows Phone apps that access SharePoint

Learn how to create SharePoint Add-ins that integrate SharePoint and mobile devices such as Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.<p>SharePoint provides …

Windows Phone

Microsoft's mystifying Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD processors

I’ve seen a lot of bizarre Microsoft patches-of-patches, but the new patches for AMD processors are in a world of their own. The security-only, …

Microsoft

Microsoft's newest Windows Server test build adds new storage, failover clustering updates

Microsoft's latest Windows Server Insider test build, 17074, adds new Storage Spaces Direct capabilities, among a couple of other new …

Microsoft

Firefox: Windows 7 way more popular than Windows 10

Depending on which analyst firm you believe, Windows 10 will either finally overtake Windows 7 this month, or it won’t. Either way, the newest OS is …

Microsoft

Tip of the Day: Another Windows Server Question of the Day

Today's tip...<p><b>Question:</b><p>With the changes in Windows Server to the new Semi-Annual Channel release, my customer is wondering if anything has changed …

Windows Server

Still using Windows 8.1? You’re on your own now

Microsoft has officially ended mainstream support for Windows 8.1, marking the second-to-last milestone in the four-year-old operating system’s …

Microsoft

Microsoft’s Cortana falls behind Alexa and Google Assistant at CES

Apple’s Siri also nowhere to be found<p>The annual Consumer Electronics Show is always a good opportunity to get an early look at devices coming throughout the year. It’s also a reasonable gauge on the health of an ecosystem, or emerging platforms. At this year’s CES it was all about Alexa vs. Google …

Technology

Microsoft is shutting down its free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 in 24 hours

If you’re still running Windows 8.1, be advised: Microsoft shut down mainstream support a week ago. But there’s still a last-ditch upgrade path: Microsoft’s assistive technology loophole, which closes in 24 hours. Again.Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 8.1 on January 9, five years …

Microsoft

Vendors: Don't sweat over Spectre, Meltdown SANitation

<b>Analysis</b> Several SAN suppliers have said their systems don't need patching against the Spectre and Meltdown bugs. We asked Dell and Pure Storage …

Information Security

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 7, 2018

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Jan. 7, …

Steve Ballmer

Fix Windows 7 Boot Problems After Patching For Spectre/Meltdown On Your AMD PC

Image: AMD<p>You're running Windows 7 on your AMD machine, heard about Meltdown/Spectre and did the right thing by updating your OS. And then your PC …

Booting

PowerShell comes to MacOS and Linux. Oh and Windows too

Microsoft has given the world new versions of PowerShell that bring the popular automation and scripting tool to MacOS and Linux.<p>PowerShell Core …

Linux

Deployment of Windows 10 Updates using System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch

A question I get regularly asked is how to manage Windows 10 updates via System Center Configuration Manager. In this blog post I will explain the …

Microsoft

Microsoft stamps October's Windows 10 feature upgrade as enterprise-worthy

Microsoft today told enterprises that Windows 10's second feature upgrade of last year, October's "Fall Creators Update," had been sufficiently …

Microsoft

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile enters impulse buy territory at $99.99

Yes, Windows 10 Mobile is dead for all intents and purposes, and the Alcatel Idol 4S is inching dangerously close to turning two years old, which …

Technology

Could we see a return of Nokia’s budget-friendly Asha devices?

• HMD Global filed an application to gain control of the Asha name.<br>• Nokia’s Asha devices were a bridge between smartphones and feature phones.<br>• The company stopped making devices under the Asha name in 2014.<p>If you’re old like me, you may remember Nokia’s not-quite-but-kind-of smartphone, the Asha. The …

HMD Global

Speculation Execution Side-Channel Vulnerabilities Configuration Baseline

This Compliance Settings configuration baseline is used to confirm whether a system has enabled the protections needed to protect against the …

Windows Server

What's New in PowerShell Core 6.0

PowerShell Core 6.0 is a new edition of PowerShell that is cross-platform (Windows, macOS, and Linux), open-source, and built for heterogeneous …

Linux

Microsoft reveals how Spectre updates can slow your PC down

It’s bad news for older Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines<p>Microsoft is taking the surprise step of detailing how Spectre and Meltdown firmware updates may affect PC performance. The tech industry has been scrambling to issue updates to protect against the two CPU security flaws over the past week, …

Microsoft

Pornhub data shows smartphones are our new masturbation stations

Every year adult content titan Pornhub releases its annual report to highlight some of the most popular and unusual trends it noticed on its website over the course of the past twelve months – and we finally have the rundown on what kept netizens excited in 2017.<p>The porn giant has revealed that it …

Mobile

Intel and AMD are sliding after Microsoft says significant slowdowns can occur after Meltdown and Spectre updates (AMD, INTC, MSFT)

• <b>Flaws in how modern CPUs operate have sent computer makers scrambling to issue fixes.</b>• <b><br>The fixes, though, could slow down older machines and servers, Microsoft said.</b>• <b><br>Shares of Intel slipped on the news.</b><p>In a blog post on Tuesday, Microsoft's executive vice president of Windows and devices, Terry …

Markets

Microsoft pulls security update that freezes PCs

In a support blog Microsoft said that machines running on AMD chipsets were not going to be protected against the Spectre vulnerability, which was …

Microsoft

Windows Server 2012 R2: Ephemeral ports (a.k.a. Dynamic ports) hotfixes

Applies to:<p>Windows Server 2012 R2<p>Ephemeral port also known as (a.k.a.) Dynamic ports related hotfixes for “Windows Server 2012 R2”:<p>Install 3149157 …

Microsoft

National Championship 2018 Live Stream: How To Find A Free Georgia Vs. Alabama Live Stream

It doesn’t get much better than this! The Alabama Crimson Tide battle the Georgia Bulldogs in the 2018 National Championship. This is the third …

Televisions

.NET Framework 4.7.1 is available on Windows Update, WSUS and MU Catalog!

Today, we are happy to announce the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1 is available on Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and …

Microsoft

Additional guidance to mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

We are aware of a new publicly disclosed class of vulnerabilities that are referred to as speculative execution side-channel attacks as detailed in …

Microsoft

Guidance for mitigating speculative execution in Azure

<b>Last document update</b>: January 6, 3:00 PM PST.<p>The recent disclosure of a new class of CPU vulnerabilities known as speculative execution side-channel …

Microsoft Azure

break boredom

TheNext Manager - 5th January 2018<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYHr_5AfjRY<p>David Baird - 5th January 2018<p>players are set into 3 teams of 2 and 2 …

Soccer Coaching

Windows Meltdown-Spectre fix: How to check if your AV is blocking Microsoft patch

Antivirus firms play patch catch-up, as Microsoft releases Meltdown firmware updates for Surface devices.<p>Antivirus firms are gradually adding support …

Microsoft

Why is South Korea using a wooden computer to communicate across the DMZ?

The dedicated communications channel between North Korea and South Korea appears to run Windows XP.<p>This week, news broke that North Korea and South …

The Future