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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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Microsoft BUILD 2020 will be held as a virtual Conference

Microsoft’s developer conference BUILD 2020 was actually planned for May 19-21, 2020 in Seattle (USA) – see Microsoft Build Conference: Registration possible. Due to the Covid 19 crisis, this conference will be a ‘virtual event’. Advertising

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Sophos acquired by Thoma Bravo

[German]UK security vendor Sophos has been (finally) acquired by US private equity investor group Thomas Bravo for the price of $3.9 billion. That has been announced recently. Advertising

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Microsoft Build Conference: Registration possible

Microsoft is holding its major developer conference Build 2020 from 19 to 21 May in Seattle. Registration is now possible on this website.  Advertising

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Confidence in SD-WAN Shaken by Digital Transformation

Advertising SD-WAN is set for strong growth in 2020 – as buyers migrate from MPLS to a more agile and affordable alternative. Survey findings from Cato Networks suggest focusing on SD-WAN for MPLS replacement and failing to fully consider digital … Continue reading

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Microsoft Ignite 2020 in September

Microsoft has announced the dates for its Ignite conference in September 2020. The MSIgnite 2020 will start on September 21, 2020, in New Orleans (USA) and will continue until September 25, 2020. Advertising

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Maintenance on Jan. 15 – 16 2020

FYI: today 10 p.m. (CET) to Jan. 15, 2020 6 a.m. (CET) and from Jan. 15, 2020 10 p.m. (CET) to Jan. 16, 2020 6 a.m. (CET) my provider provides maintenance. During the above periodes the blogs at borncity may … Continue reading

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Modified Microsoft Online Services Terms (OST)

[German]Microsoft has changed its privacy terms that apply to its customers in the Microsoft Cloud with immediate effect. This now implements an announcement made in November 2019. Advertising

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Python 2.7 has reached end of life

Python 2.7, first introduced on November 3, 2008, reached its long planned support end on January 1, 2020. On pythonclock.org all counters are now set to 0, as the following tweet shows. Advertising

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