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If you run Windows and use the Hyper-V hypervisor, which is used by Visual Studio as well as being handy for testing stuff in virtual machines, then you will encounter an annoyance if you go on to install Android Studio, Google’s official IDE for Android.
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I attended the launch of Huawei's P9 and P9+ smartphone range in London. This was a global launch from a Chinese company which, like Xiaomi with its impressive presentation at Mobile World Congress, is intent on competing at the high end of the market.
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Microsoft acquires Xamarin - but making the acquisition work may be tricky
Remember the Nokia devices acquisition? That went well. Not
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New Delphi and C++ Builder Roadmap promises Linux server support http://bit.ly/1XdF4Sy
Embarcadero has published a new roadmap explaining what to expect in forthcoming editions of its RAD Studio suite, including Delphi and C++ Builder. The company has been acquired by IDERA though the Embarcadero brand is to continue under the new ownership
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Blocked from Google search: agree our terms or else go away http://bit.ly/1GGXlUt
Late last week I encountered behaviour from Google that I had not seen before. It was related to my habit of not signing into Google automatically; I only sign in when I want to use Google+ (I know; but I have quite a few followers there and use it from ti
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It is not just cookie based. I am not sure how Google determines whether or not you have already agreed. Perhaps it also allows n accesses before blocking.
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Is Windows 10 stable? Mostly it is, but there are some concerns http://bit.ly/1QC3mlY
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Windows has never been good at showing you what's going on behind the scenes. What's running my hard drives and slowing the show down, etc. So you just buy an SSD and ignore it.
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Microsoft Financials: steady, but a turning point as on-premises server business declines http://www.itwriting.com/blog/9361-microsoft-financials-steady-but-a-turning-point-as-on-premises-server-business-declines.html
Microsoft has announced its latest financials, and I have made a quick table summarising the year-on-year comparison for the quarter. See the end of this post for what the confusing segment categories represent. Quarter ending March 31st 2016 vs quarter
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Puzzled or annoyed by the way Outlook 2016 does file attachments, sent as OneDrive links by default? Detailed post http://bit.ly/1Kqxtyi
Microsoft Outlook 2016 has a new feature which the company highlighted when it first appeared, which is that it sends attachments as links by default, if they are stored in network-accessible locations. The idea is to prevent proliferation of different ver
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Adapting a native code DLL to be called from a Store or Universal Windows app http://bit.ly/1RgfGul
I am writing a Bridge game in C# – yes, I have been doing this for some time, it does run now but it is not ready for public unveiling. It is good fun though and a learning experience, as I am writing it as a Windows 8 Store app. This means it can also b
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Microsoft financials July-Sept 2015: decline of Windows hits home, cloud rises (and new segments explained) http://bit.ly/1hZOT6O
Microsoft has reported its financials for its first quarter. Making sense of these is harder than usual because the company has changed its segment breakdown (and the names are misleading). The new segments are as follows: Productivity and Business Proces
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Notes from the field: unexpected villain breaks Dynamics CRM and IIS on Windows Server 2012 http://bit.ly/1UNHciS
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An independent journalist based in the UK.
 
I write a blog at ITWriting.com and there is more information about me here.
 
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