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At the Expo here at Microsoft’s Ignite you can see Azure Stack – though behind glass. Azure Stack is Microsoft’s on-premises edition of Azure, a private cloud in a box. Technical Preview 2 has just been released, with two new services: Azure Queue Stor
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The battle to own Windows Explorer shell overlay icons, or why your OneDrive green ticks have stopped working
There are a number of dark areas in Windows that do not work quite right. MAXPATH anyone? But here is another one that I have only recently become aware of. If you use applications such as Mozy, OneDrive (Business or Personal), Adobe Creative Cloud, Torto
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Microsoft financials April-June 2016: on track but continued drift away from consumers http://www.itwriting.com/blog/9428-microsoft-financials-april-june-2016-on-track-but-continued-drift-away-from-consumers.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 June 30th 2016 vs quarter
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Some time ago I wrote a simple web application which runs on Microsoft Azure and uses Azure Active Directory for authentication. The application is used constantly and has proved reliable; however yesterday it stopped working. A quick debug session showed
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I have been covering Microsoft for quite a few years and it was always clear to me that the must-attend event, if you want to keep up with the company, was the Professional Developer Conference (PDC), and after that was scrapped, its successor developer ev
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“HP reinvents the desktop” says the press release announcing the Elite Slice, a small modular PC, composed of square sections which you stack together. image. “It is the first modular commercial desktop with cable-less connectivity” adds the release, which caused me to pause.
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I'm just back from Paris and the European launch of the Honor 8 smartphone. Honor is wholly owned by Huawei though the relationship between the two businesses is a tad opaque. I've been told that Honor is run as a separate business focusing on a young internet-oriented market, though there is ...
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For many years I have used the Adsense program provided by Google to serve ads on websites that I run. In fact I was one of the earliest users. I have not earned a huge amount but have seen a regular flow of income, more than enough to provide my hosting c
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Might, might not. Depends how the warning came about, and I have no idea.
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Microsoft has announced its most expensive acquisition yet, taking over LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close later in 2016. Why? It’s about combining data from Office 365 with LinkedIn’s data on who works where. According to Mi
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Nice write-up!

Typo alert "431 LinkedIn members" -> "431 million LinkedIn members"
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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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