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Amid calls for a Windows bug status dashboard, Microsoft belatedly agrees to build one

Amid calls for a Windows bug status dashboard, Microsoft belatedly agrees to build one A Windows expert this week urged Microsoft to put its money where its mouth is and produce a status dashboard or website that reports and tracks problems with the operating system. Coincidentally or not, on Wednesday Microsoft said it would launch […]

Microsoft launches blockchain development kit

Microsoft launches blockchain development kit No stranger to blockchain projects, Microsoft today released a blockchain development kit on its Azure cloud platform designed to enable seamless integration of blockchain with Microsoft’s and third-party SaaS offerings. “This kit extends the capabilities of our blockchain developer templates and Azure Blockchain Workbench, which incorporates Azure services for key management, […]

Hey, LG: How's that 'Software Upgrade Center' going?

Hey, LG: How's that 'Software Upgrade Center' going? Back in April, LG came out with an almost laughably bold declaration: The company infamous for treating Android software updates as an afterthought was breaking new ground by opening a “Software Upgrade Center” — and not just any “Software Upgrade Center,” mind you, but the industry’s “first […]

How to upgrade to the version of Win10 Pro that YOU want

How to upgrade to the version of Win10 Pro that YOU want Those of you on Win10 Pro version 1703 — that’s my version of choice — just ran out of time, at least to a first approximation. Microsoft won’t be pushing any more security patches onto your machine. Yes, I know some of you […]

AR in the enterprise: Tips for a better augmented reality app

AR in the enterprise: Tips for a better augmented reality app Augmented reality is the next big thing — or one of the next big things, anyway. The technology, which overlays digital images on the real world, has a host of potential uses in the enterprise, from training tools to customer demos to collaborative design […]

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates Microsoft’s shift to Windows-as-a-service (WaaS) for Windows 10 yielded a repetitive, predictable schedule of version release and support expiration dates for Windows 10. Although consumers can essentially ignore any schedule — Microsoft decides when their devices are upgraded — business customers and their IT personnel should […]