Category Archives: General

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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Microsoft’s Universal ‘Insider Hub’

A brief information for people who are still testing Microsoft’s software as an insider, not only for Windows, but also for Office or other products. Microsoft has now set up a central ‘hub for all insider programs’ (Bing, Windows, Office, … Continue reading

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VC ++ 2019: The end of MS C++ Redistribution Chaos?

[English]A brief information about C++ runtime libraries and their distribution as redistribution packages with all problems of a side-by-side installation with different versions. Microsoft has responded to criticism in Visual C ++ 2019 Redistributable and uses the same files as … Continue reading

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instagramdown: Instagramm is down – worldwide

The Instagram platform, which belongs to Facebook and on which people can post photos, is currently unavailable worldwide. Something serious must have happened. Advertising

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Microsoft closes Mixed Reality Studio in Berlin

It was just a short episode that Microsoft did there in Berlin. The Mixed Reality Studio in Berlin is closed after 2 1/2 years, 10 employees have to look for a new job. Advertising

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Copyright take down for Microsoft Youtube video

Gotcha: That went pretty stupid. Microsoft uploaded a video with a presentation to YouTube. And suddenly the video was blocked because of suspected copyright violation. Advertising

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Google suspends cooperation with Huawei

Google (and other US companies) has suspended cooperation with chinese device manufacturer Huawei – due to a measure based on sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. Advertising

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