Category Archives: General

MSDN Magazine available from Microsoft Archive

Microsoft will discontinue its MSDN magazine in November 2019 (see my German blog post MSDN-Magazin wird eingestellt). If you are interested in the contents of the previous editions, you can now download them from the Microsoft archive. Advertising

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Microsoft deletes old KB articles

[German]Occasionally Microsoft cleans up its web site and deletes older support articles. In recent weeks, a number of KB articles have fallen victim to this cleaning action. Advertising

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Microsoft Q&A replaces Technet and MSDN

[German]Just a brief note: Microsoft has been struggling with the content hosted on its Technet and MSDN sites for some time now. Now Microsoft has launched a new offer (Q&A) to replace both Technet and MSDN. Advertising

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Sophos sold to investment firm Thoma Bravo

Short information for people using Sophos security solutions or Sandboxie. The private equity investment company Thoma Bravo will probably take over the security specialist. The info came out a week ago. Advertising

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IT failure stops production at German car manufaturer Porsche

[German]An IT failure temporarily shut down the entire production of German car manufacturer Porsche on Tuesday (October 15, 2019). Here is some information on the topic. Advertising

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Blizzard blocks account deletion after Hong Kong boycott?

[German]The game provider Blizzard probably started to block the deletion of user accounts after the Hongkong boycott call. Here is some information about what this is all about. Advertising

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Happy Sysadmin day 2019

On the last Friday in July (today July 26, 2019) is Sysadmin-Day, on which system administrators all over the world are celebrated. This memorial day was invented by system administrator Ted Kekatos and has been held since July 28, 2000. … Continue reading

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Rollback: Microsoft doesn’t cut internal use rights for its Gold and Silver partners

[German]Microsoft decided to cancel its plans to remove the internal use rights (IUR) for owners of an action pack or for licenses granted to its Gold and Silver partners. That’s the news of the day. Advertising

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Microsoft slaps its silver and gold partners

[German]Microsoft is currently slapping its Silver and Gold partners and Action Pack buyer with some changes to the ‘terms and conditions’ that make them much worse. Internal use licenses of Action Pack will be removed, and support calls are charged. … Continue reading

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British ICO intend to fine BA under GDPR with £183.39m

The British ICO (Information Communication Office) intends to fine airline British Airways (BA) with £183.39M for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The reason was a cyber incident in Summer 2018. Advertising

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