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Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft’s Windows 11 nagging is set to hit new heights – so Windows 10 Pro users prepare yourselves

March 1, 2024

Via: Techradar

It looks like Microsoft is trying to unsubtly encourage Windows 10 users into upgrading to Windows 11, again. This isn’t the first instance of Microsoft trying to goad users into using Windows 11 or another of its products – recently, […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft breaks users’ PCs again with latest Windows 11 update

February 27, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft dropped an update (KB5034765) for Windows 11 on February 13. The patch includes non-security improvements for Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2. However, the update is also causing some unexpected issues for an unspecified number of users, so much so […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Visual Studio adds AI-generated Git commits, previews AI chat

February 15, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft has made Visual Studio 2022 17.9 generally available, and introduced a preview of Visual Studio 2022 17.10. Visual Studio 17.9 adds AI-generated Git commits and enhances extensibility, while Visual Studio 17.10 brings AI-powered chat into the IDE. Announced February […]


Computing, Data Management

What is Microsoft Fabric? A big tech stack for big data

February 9, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft Fabric is an end-to-end, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for data analytics. It is built around a data lake called OneLake, and brings together new and existing components from Microsoft Power BI, Azure Synapse, and Azure Data Factory into a single […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft is bringing Linux’s sudo command to Windows 11

February 8, 2024

Via: The Verge

Windows 11 will soon have a built-in sudo command designed for developers. Sudo, short for “superuser do,” is widely used on Unix-based operating systems like Linux and macOS to run programs with higher security privileges or as another user. It’s […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Visual Studio Code adds ‘Hey Code’ voice command

February 2, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Visual Studio Code 1.86, the January 2024 release of Microsoft’s code editor, introduces a voice command, “Hey Code,” that starts a session with Copilot Chat. The new release also brings per-window zoom levels. Unveiled February 1, Visual Studio Code 1.86 […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Get started with Python in Visual Studio Code

January 31, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft Visual Studio Code is a flexible, cross-platform editor that can be transformed into a full-blown IDE for most any language or workflow. Over the past few years, it has exploded in popularity. Thanks to Microsoft’s Python extension for Visual […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft removes WordPad from the latest Windows 11 Canary build

January 30, 2024

Via: TechSpot

None of this should come as a big surprise considering Microsoft first announced plans to deprecate WordPad back in September 2023. Still for some, it may be hard to see yet another piece of legacy software being phased out. WordPad […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Get started with Visual Studio Code

January 24, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

If there’s any one tool a software developer needs, it’s an editor. An editor can be as simple as Notepad++, or as full-blown as the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE. But wouldn’t it be great if you could choose as much […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft is adding a Windows 11 feature that makes accessing your phone’s photos even easier

January 19, 2024

Via: Techradar

A new feature is coming to Windows 11 that will make transferring screenshots from your phone to your PC much easier. Thanks to testing being done by Microsoft, you should soon have the ability to access and edit your screenshots […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft is adding ChatGPT-powered AI to its iconic Notepad app – but does it need it?

January 10, 2024

Via: Techradar

Do you think the iconic Windows Notepad app lacks flashy features? Then don’t worry – Microsoft is integrating ChatGPT AI into Notepad for Windows 11. Microsoft’s newest all-purpose digital AI assistant, Windows Copilot, has been around for a little while […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft unveils Fluid Framework 2.0

January 9, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft has published a beta release of its Fluid Framework 2.0, an upgrade to the company’s open source platform for building collaborative applications. Unveiled January 8, the Fluid Framework 2.0 beta features an intuitive programming model for developers to synchronize […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Windows 8 users can no longer game via Steam. Here’s why.

January 3, 2024

Via: Mashable

The new year brought bad news for the few people out there who are still using Windows 7 and 8. Steam has officially ended support for the decades-old operating systems. As of January 1, 2024, Steam has pulled support for […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft improves code coverage tools

January 2, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft has enhanced its code coverage tools, adding new features to Microsoft.CodeCoverage and introducing dotnet-coverage. The enhancements include fresh report formats that integrate smoothly with tools such as ReportGenerator. Microsoft posted a bulletin about its enhanced code coverage tools on […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft retires Visual Studio 2013

January 2, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft announced that it will retire its Visual Studio 2013 IDE in April. The company is urging Visual Studio 2013 users to upgrade to Visual Studio 2022. In a blog post on January 2, 2024, Microsoft said that extended support […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Microsoft’s Copilot app is now available on iOS

December 29, 2023

Via: The Verge

Just days after introducing a Copilot app on Android, Microsoft has rolled out an app for its AI chatbot on iOS and iPadOS. Both versions of the app are now available to download from the Apple App Store. The app […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Windows 10 support ending could be an environmental disaster that puts 240 million PCs on the scrapheap

December 21, 2023

Via: TechRadar

Windows 10 running out of road for support is going to be something of an environmental disaster in terms of old PCs going into landfills, an analyst firm has warned. Canalys wrote an article on the state of the PC […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Windows 10 updates won’t be free after 2025 — here’s why

December 6, 2023

Via: Mashable

Windows 10 is unfortunately coming to the end of its life cycle. In 2025, Microsoft’s OS will no longer receive free updates and support as the company transitions its efforts to Windows 11 and potentially Windows 12. Why is Microsoft […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Windows 11 23H2 update is affecting gaming performance, but Microsoft says there’s a workaround

December 4, 2023

Via: TechSpot

An affected user, Anant Acharya, complained about the reduced performance on the official Microsoft forums. He says the problem cropped up on his 2020 HP Pavilion laptop, which was a high-performance device before the recent update and could clock high […]


Cybersecurity, Security

Alert: Microsoft Releases Patch Updates for 5 New Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

November 15, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Microsoft has released fixes to address 63 security bugs in its software for the month of November 2023, including three vulnerabilities that have come under active exploitation in the wild. Of the 63 flaws, three are rated Critical, 56 are […]