Tag Archives: Microsoft

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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European Union Privacy Watchguard, the GDPR and Microsoft

[German]Next turn in Microsoft and data protection regulation. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) have now again expressed concerns regarding the conformity of Microsoft products with regard to the GDPR. The EDPS is working to ensure that the same data … Continue reading

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SONiC: Microsoft’s Open Source Network OS

[German]Microsoft is also engaged in Open Source – and they develop internally an Open Source network operating system for Cloud applications, called SONiC. Here is some information. Advertising

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Microsoft Security Advisories July 2019

[German]One more small addendum: In July 2019 Microsoft published some security advisories, which I don’t want to withhold from you. Among other things there is an update in PowerShell Core 6.1.5 and 6.2.2 to fix a security vulnerability. Advertising

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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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fai.music.metaservices.microsoft.com service down forever

[German]Brief information for Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center users. The service required for these programs is down. It looks like Microsoft has shut down the servers. Advertising

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CERN goes Open Source, bye-bye Microsoft

It is an interesting development that is currently emerging at the CERN research facilities. They have set up the ‘Microsoft Alternatives project’ (MAlt) to switch to Open Source Software (OSS) in the coming years. Reason: Increasing license demands from Microsoft. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Update Releases (25. April 2019)

A short addendum: Microsoft has released a Microsoft Security Update Release on April 25, 2019. This informs about a major revision of CVE-2019-0604 (in SharePoint Server). Here is the relevant information. Advertising

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Microsoft restores deleted Technet- and MSDN-Blogs

[German]After massive protests, Microsoft seems to be rethinking and trying to restore the blog posts that were deleted on Technet and MSDN during the hiring of employee blogs. Advertising

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