Tag Archives: Cloud

New storage policies for Google accounts from June 1, 2021

[German]Google is changing its terms of use for Google accounts (Gmail, Google Drive) etc. as of June 1, 2021. This also affects the question of what happens when such an account is not used for a longer period of time. … Continue reading

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Issues with Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business (Oct. 8, & 16, 2020)

[German]Microsoft’s online services Exchange Online (incident: EX224266 dated October 8, 2020), as well as OneDrive for Business in conjunction with SharePoint Online (incident OD224379 dated October 16, 2020) were/are affected by a malfunction. Brief overview of the information provided by … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365: Teams and Outlook was down again (10/07/2020)

[German]On October 7, 2020, Microsoft 365 experienced another disruption to Azure Cloud services. Users are having problems accessing Microsoft Teams or Outlook 365 and this is now the second malfunction since the end of September and on October 1, 2020. … Continue reading

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Cloud: Apple, Google and Dropbox in focus by Italian antitrust authority

[German]Italy’s antitrust authority has initiated a formal investigation procedure against the US providers Apple, Google and Dropbox. The proceedings relate to alleged unfair business practices and the possible existence of unfair terms in the terms of contract. Advertising

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Amazon allows no more Synology NAS Backups to Cloud Drive

[German]U.S. cloud provider Amazon adds the ability to run backups and synchronizations of Synology NAS drives with Synology programs in its consumer cloud drive service. As of November 1, 2020, Amazon will only allow its own apps to access these … Continue reading

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What is Microsoft’s MeTAOS (Meta-OS)?

[German]Over the weekend, the news that Microsoft is working on an operating system MeTAOS made the rounds. The abbreviation MeTAOS is a special notation that stands for Meta-OS, i.e. a meta operating system. Here is some information about this topic. … Continue reading

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Cloud Privacy: Well, I’ll just encrypt…

[German]Some users are concerned about the security and confidentiality of their data stored into the cloud. Often we heard advice: “Then I encrypt that stuf, and I’m sure that no one can read my data’. During the last days, two … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s account suspensions and the OneDrive ‘nude’ photos

[German]Users of a Microsoft account – needed for Microsoft services or in Windows 10 – may facing a strange behaviro. Their Microsoft account may be suspended without a warning for life time. One reason could be OneDrive  content, that violates … Continue reading

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Exchange Online service disruption? (August 11,-14, 2020)

[German]Since 11.8.2020 Microsoft has been experiencing a disruption in Exchange Online service. The service is occasionally disrupted in sub-functions (login, access). Blog reader Andreas P. has provided me with some information from the Dashboard for Administrators. Advertising

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Is Microsoft planning a ‘Windows 10 Cloud-PC’ for 2021?

[German]There is a new rumor that Microsoft could start as early as spring 2021 with something like a Windows 10 cloud PC. Possibly a counterpart to Google’s Chrome OS devices? Or something more like a Windows Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) … Continue reading

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