Microsoft

A Look at Microsoft’s PCL for SQLite

Posted In C++/C#, Working in Tech
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Having grown up in a world where the concept was anathema to Microsoft, it seems strange to think of them now on the side of open source. In 2002, for instance, there was public debate about the GPL with Microsoft taking a stand against it. Now, there’s a part of Microsoft that’s pushing out open source, “Building bridges between Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies.” Now it has to be said that this does not come from sheer altruism. Microsoft has come… continue…

Define Irony: Microsoft Places Elop In Charge of Xbox

Posted In Cloud
Elop reportedly wanted to split the gaming console’s business operations from Microsoft. continue…

The Biggest Obstacle to Migrating Off Windows XP: App Compatibility

Time is running short for those organizations that still rely on Windows XP, because Microsoft plans on ending support. continue…

Testers Bypass Every Barrier in Microsoft’s EMET

Posted In DataCenter
Microsoft’s EMET zero-day exploit prevention app stops many attacks, but is easily bypassed by attackers able to adapt to its protections. continue…

Nokia Launches Android-Powered Smartphones

Are Nokia’s latest devices a weird misfire, or a counterintuitive stroke of genius? continue…

Will Cortana Help Windows Phone?

Microsoft’s long-rumored digital assistant will supposedly make its debut with Windows Phone 8.1. continue…

Microsoft Designer Comments on Windows 8 UX Decisions

Posted In Cloud
The latest version of the operating system is a way of separating casual and power users in a way that benefits both, he claimed in a Reddit posting. continue…

Sony Claims 5.3 Million PlayStation 4 Units Sold

Posted In Cloud
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But does that put it ahead of Microsoft’s Xbox One? continue…

Microsoft’s Diversity at the Top Isn’t a Sea Change

Posted In Looking in Tech
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Microsoft, the world’s biggest software company, now has an Indian CEO and African-American board chair, points out Joel Dreyfuss in the Root. But that’s no indication that their appointments signal a trend toward greater diversity in Silicon Valley. It’s hard to believe that race played much of a role in getting these men their jobs. Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO, is a well-regarded engineer who formerly headed its enterprise business. While there, he oversaw creation of the Cloud OS platform… continue…

Microsoft Considering Android App Support for Windows: Report

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Desperate times could call for desperate measures, apparently. continue…