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Microsoft closes all retail stores

In its latest announcement Microsoft says they closes all Microsoft stores worldwide. This will change the temporary closure of the stores in the context of the coronavirus pandemic into a permanent shutdown. Advertising

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Microsofts closes Mixer streaming service

[German]A surprising announcement for me: Microsoft will close its mixer streaming service as of July 22, 2020, and will pass on existing partners and streamers to Facebook Gaming. Advertising

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Today is Apple’s WWDC 2020 keynote

The Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 opens today, June 22, 2020. The event will take place virtually – the opening speech will be broadcast live. Advertising

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eBay scans your client’s ports during visit of their site

[German]It seems that  eBay performs a port scan on the clients of its visitors as soon as they access the website ebay.com in their browser. Here are a few information I collected so far. Advertising

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Microsoft releases GW-Basic as Open Source

[German]A brief info: Microsoft has released the source code of the GW-Basic interpreter, which was delivered in the early days on IBM PCs, as open source in the environment of the BUILD 2020 developer conference. Advertising

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Microsoft sends a cease and desist to Berlin’s data protection commissioner

[German]Microsoft Germany has send a cease and desist to Berlin’s Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. An action that leaves many observers somewhat speechless. The warning concerns guidelines for video conferencing, which provide information on test criteria for … Continue reading

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Agenda for BUILD 2020 is now online

Microsoft has just released the program for its developer conference BUILD 2020, which will be held digitally this year (see Microsoft BUILD 2020 will be held as a virtual Conference). Here are some notes on this agenda. Advertising

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Investcorp from Bahrein acquires German AV vendor Avira

[German]The German Avira GmbH & Co. KG from Tettnang, which sells anti-virus solutions under the name Avira, is being acquired by the investor group Investcorp from the Kingdom of Bahrain. Advertising

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Microsoft extends certifications (MCSA, MCSD, MCSE)

[German]Change in training and Microsoft certifications for MCSA, MCSD, MCSE. Redmond has just announced a 7-month extension of the certification to January 31, 2021 due to the Corona crisis. Advertising

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Technet Gallery will be retired in June 2020

[German]Short information: Microsoft plans to retire it’s Technet (Code) Gallery in June 2020. That means the Technet Gallery with instructions, scripts and all kinds of useful information disappears. Advertising

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