Digital Transformation & Cloud

Another little Sunday tip for readers affected by the topic ‘Switching to the Cloud’. David das Neves has written an article Moving to Cloud, but with a real Strategy — part 1  about that topic. In the article he explains how a lousy strategy and lack of vision can be quite painful when moving to the cloud. Maybe helpful to one or the other of you.

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Windows 10 V1903: Settings/Apps fails after Windows 7 Upgrade

[German]When upgrading from Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 10 version 1903 (probably the same for version 1909), users are facing serious issues afterwards. The Settings page and the Windows apps can’t no longer be opened. There are many suggestions on the Internet, but they rarely work. A blog reader sent me his findings, which might help further.

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Text-to-Speech: Convert to MP3

Another piece of info from my mailbox. Shane Steven, a developer already told me about his offer in July 2019. His new program FreeTTS Online makes it possible to convert plain text into language (.mp3) and read it aloud.

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Windows 10 V1903 Inplace Upgrade: Issues with Office 2013

[German]A German blog reader has encountered issues after using an Inplace Upgrade from Windows 7 SP 1 to Windows 10 May 2019 Update when Microsoft Office 2013 is installed. Here is some information that might save some work for those affected.

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FAQ: Responding to an Emotet infection

[German]The ransomware/trojan Emotet threatens virtually every computer user. For companies, an Emotet infection can mean the end of business. Therefore, something like an emergency plan should exist to respond to an emotet infection (or a suspicion) in case of an emergency.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19037 (20H1)

Microsoft released on Dec. 6, 2019 Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19037.1 (20H1) for insiders in the Slow and Fast Ring. It is a bug-fix release since Microsoft is working towards the final. Details about the fixes and open problems can be found in the Windows Blog. (via)

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Windows 10 V1809: Forced Upgrade to V1909 since 12/05/2019

[German]Short note for users of the Windows 10 October 2019 Update (V1809). Microsoft has now started to upgrade (Forced Update) existing Windows 10 systems to the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (V1909).

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OceanLotus: Hackers tried to infiltrate the network of German car manufacturer BMW

[German]A Hackergroup, called OceanLotus, has tried to infiltrate the computer network of the German car manufacturer BMW at the beginning of the year 2019. However, the action attracted attention of BMW security experts, who observed the intrusion. The infected computer has now been switched off and the hackers have been locked out.

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Surface Pro 7: Firmware update for Battery and USB Dock

[German]Microsoft released a set of firmware updates for Surface Pro 7 on December 5, 2019. In addition to improvements to the cameras, the Surface Dock USB performance and battery performance will also be optimized.

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PowerToys 0.14.1 released

[German]Microsoft had just released version 0.14.0 of PowerToys for Windows 10 users (see PowerToys 0.14.0 released). Now a bug fix update to version 0.14.1 has been realeased.

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