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John K. Higgins
Cloud Providers Look for Legal Loopholes to Protect Customer Data
05/17/18 10:36 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1063 Words

As the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, or CLOUD Act, was enacted, a dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice over the release of foreign-held customer data was playing out in the U.S. Supreme Court. Microsoft had challenged...

Peter Suciu
New Xbox Controller Could Open Whole New World to Gamers With Disabilities
05/18/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1007 Words

It supports Xbox Wireless Controller features such as button remapping, and it connects to external buttons, switches, joysticks and mounts. Microsoft developed the Xbox Adaptive Controller to enable gamers with physical disabilities to customize their respective setups.

Microsoft partnered with several...

Richard Adhikari
Budget-Friendly Surface Tablet May Horn In on iPad's Turf
05/17/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 648 Words

The tablets will have 10-inch screens and rounded edges, and USB-C connectivity -- a first in Microsoft tablets. They will be about 20 percent lighter than the Surface Pros. Their battery life will be about four hours shy of the 13.5-inch Surface Pro,...

Jack M. Germain
Cinnamon Desktop Spices Up RoboLinux Raptor
05/19/18 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1201 Words

You might never need the Stealth VM features that let you easily install and run Microsoft Windows within most any Linux distro. Still, RoboLinux is a topnotch general purpose Linux computing platform that comes with a choice of leading desktop environments.

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Jack M. Germain
Microsoft Calls On Linux for Its New IoT Security Platform
04/22/18 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 913 Words

... has opted to use its own version of a Linux operating system instead of Windows 10 to drive its new Azure Sphere solution for securely connecting Internet of Things devices. Microsoft introduced Azure Sphere last week at the RSA security conference in...

John P. Mello Jr.
Microsoft Invites Everyone Onto Its Azure Cloud
05/08/18 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 586 Words

That's what Microsoft is building with its Azure products, which include cloud and Internet of Things offerings, Nadella maintained.

"Azure is being built as the world's computer," he said.

"Microsoft wants to democratize technology for the masses to get it...

Jack M. Germain
OpenShift Brings Full Cross-Platform Flexibility to Azure Cloud
05/10/18 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 913 Words

The fully managed integration of OpenShift on Azure means that Microsoft and Red Hat will join to engineer, operate and support the platform.

That combined support will keep it up-to-date with a single unified bill and an integrated support experience, so that...

Rob Enderle
Could BlackBerry Displace Apple?
04/30/18 10:22 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1983 Words

Even Microsoft was critically damaged, and the market disruption was instrumental in causing Bill Gates to fire his best friend, CEO Steve Ballmer. Anyone who might have suggested that any of these things would happen before the iPhone shipped would have been...

Denis Pombriant
Oracle's Drive to Automate
05/13/18 5:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 710 Words

Second, Oracle is not alone in the space, and other vendors -- like Microsoft, IBM, Amazon and Salesforce -- all have considerable investments in building their corners of the information utility market. If I had to handicap the race at this...

Jack M. Germain
Shuttleworth on Ubuntu 18.04: Multicloud Is the New Normal
04/29/18 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1212 Words

We do that in alignment with Microsoft Azure service."

Better Economics
Economically, Canonical sees Kubernetes as a commodity, so the company built it into Ubuntu's support package for the enterprise. It is not an extra, according to Fabel.

"That...

Denis Pombriant
Platform Logic
05/01/18 10:09 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 806 Words

Behind the scenes, the major vendors -- including Salesforce, Oracle and Microsoft -- have gone a long way toward consolidating the industry by platform, and from here that will be the dividing line.

Pick a Platform
So far this spring...

David Jones
Researchers Create Hack to Unlock Millions of Hotel Room Doors
04/26/18 10:43 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 624 Words

In 2016, researchers at the University of Michigan , working with Microsoft, found a vulnerability in Samsung SmartThings IoT systems. It allowed them to access PINs on electronic door locks and to exploit a SmartApp in order to create a spare...

David Jones
Google Puts a Lid on Mysterious 'Self-Spamming'
04/24/18 11:14 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 537 Words

"While cloud-native email providers are more secure than their on-premises counterparts, these types of attacks highlight how messages send within those providers' own environment," O'Brien said. "That is, emails that are sent from one cloud email box to another never leave the infrastructure that Google or Microsoft ...

Jack M. Germain
Microsoft Offers New Tool to Grow Linux in Windows
04/02/18 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 760 Words

The new tool, released last week, also helps Linux distribution maintainers bring their distros to the Windows Store to run on Windows 10's Windows Subsystem for Linux. Microsoft developed the project for distribution maintainers and for developers who want to create custom Linux...

David Jones
Microsoft Gives Devs More Open Source Quantum Computing Goodies
03/02/18 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 560 Words

Microsoft announced the Quantum Development Kit at its Ignite conference last fall. It launched the free preview about three months later, featuring the new Q# programming language, deep integration with Visual Studio, and a quantum simulator, noted Jeff Henshaw, group program manager...

David Jones
SC Justices to Hear Arguments in Microsoft, DoJ Data Privacy Face-Off
02/27/18 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 611 Words

Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in a landmark case over whether federal law enforcement can force Microsoft to hand over email stored in an overseas data center as evidence in a drug-trafficking case. The case, United States of America v.

David Jones
Kali Linux Security App Lands in Microsoft Store
03/06/18 2:46 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 503 Words

Kali Linux , a penetration testing app from Offensive Security, became available in the Microsoft Store on Monday. Windows 10 users can download and install the Kali Linux app onto the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Microsoft last summer announced that WSL, which...

Peter Suciu
Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle Among 34 Firms to Join Cybersecurity Tech Accord
04/18/18 9:23 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1038 Words

Microsoft, Oracle and Facebook, along with 31 other companies, on Tuesday signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord , an agreement aimed at...

John K. Higgins
Data Storage, Privacy and Metaphysics: SC Weighs Arguments in MS Case
03/13/18 10:29 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1319 Words

The discussion came during last month's oral arguments in U.S. v. Microsoft , a lawsuit stemming from Microsoft's refusal to comply with a federal court order compelling it to release information resting at a computer facility outside the U.S. -- in this...

David Jones
Open-Sourced Windows File Manager Gets New Life on Windows 10
04/10/18 10:31 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 611 Words

Craig Wittenberg, a veteran of Microsoft, has maintained the code since 2007, after copying it from the Windows NT 4 source tree in November of that year. He released the code this week on GitHub under an MIT license.

The...

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What should be the role of adaptive accessories, like Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller, in video game competitions?
Anyone should be able to use them in any context, including in competitions.
Only people with physical limitations should be allowed to use them in competitions.
They should be banned entirely in competitions due to the potential for unfair advantage.
Their use should be limited to special competitions set up for gamers with disabilities.