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Microsoft's console looks more like a PC
Published in Gaming
Friday, 13 December 2019 10:09

Microsoft's console looks more like a PC


The PC is the way forward

Software King of the World Microsoft revealed the name and console design of its next-generation gaming console: Xbox Series X.

Microsoft gets more agressive with Windows 7 users
Published in News


Upgrade or we kill a puppy

Software King of the World Microsoft is having another crack at getting Windows 7 users to upgrade to something more up-to-date such as Babbage's difference engine.

Amazon blames Trump for Jedi loss
Published in Cloud
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 10:50

Amazon blames Trump for Jedi loss


"Named must be your fear before banish it you can"

Amazon accused US President Donald Trump of exerting “improper pressure” and bias that led the Department of Defense to award a lucrative $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft.

Kryptonian technology could be way forward for storage
Published in News


Hard-drive needs a heart of glass

Microsoft boffins have worked out a way of storing an entire copy of Superman on a small sheet of special glass which looks remarkably like Kryptonian crystal tech

Microsoft still working on a  diskless Scarlett
Published in News
Thursday, 05 December 2019 10:47

Microsoft still working on a diskless Scarlett


Frankly, my dear, I am not sure users will give a damn

Software King of the World, Microsoft is still working on a low-cost diskless version of its new Xbox code-named Lockhart.

Microsoft 365 suffers OneDrive and SharePoint outages
Published in Cloud


Microsoft 365 is more like 364

Software king of the world Microsoft has apparently been working overtime to create a sequel to Office 365 called Office 364.

Microsoft licensed to export 'mass-market' software to Huawei
Published in News


Chinese Windows are probably safe

Microsoft said it has been licensed by the US government to export software to Huawei, which experts assume is Windows.

Cortana mobile app joins Clippy
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 11:37

Cortana mobile app joins Clippy


Vole gives up on Cortana  mobile voice assistant

The Cortana mobile app is going the way of all Microsoft’s assistants.

Microsoft improves EU privacy rules
Published in Cloud
Monday, 18 November 2019 11:01

Microsoft improves EU privacy rules


Discovered it was breaking GDPR

Software King of the World Microsoft is updating the privacy provisions of its commercial cloud contracts after European regulators found its deals with European Union institutions failed to protect data in line with EU law.

Amazon appeals Microsoft's Jedi contract
Published in News
Friday, 15 November 2019 12:24

Amazon appeals Microsoft's Jedi contract


Declares war on the Pentagon

Amazon is going into battle with the Pentagon over the Jedi Cloud military tech contract awarded to Microsoft.