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Computing, Software & Applications

A cure for complexity in software development

December 6, 2021

Via: Info World

I recently read Scott Carey’s great InfoWorld article that focuses on application complexity as an agent for reducing developer productivity and livelihood. The article has some great ideas, including focusing on reining in complexity by using standardized third-party services and […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft 365 is seriously late to the party with this important hybrid working feature

December 6, 2021

Via: Techradar

Avoiding embarrassing meeting snafus could soon be a lot easier thanks to a long-awaited new update from Microsoft 365. The software suite has revealed that users will finally be able to specify where and how they will be attending meetings […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft to stop forcing Edge on Windows 11 users

December 3, 2021

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has changed the way Windows 11 handles switching default web browsers, thankfully, reversing an unpopular decision it made when the OS was still in pre-release testing (back in August). A fresh preview (testing) version of Windows 11 (build 22509) […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft’s new Windows prompts try to stop people downloading Chrome

December 2, 2021

Via: The Verge

Microsoft has never been a fan of Windows users downloading Chrome instead of using Edge, but the company has now stepped up its campaign to keep people using its built-in browser. Windows 10 and Windows 11 have both started displaying […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft vs Google browser fight gets ugly with Edge pop-up Chrome diss

December 2, 2021

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has fired more flak at the Chrome browser, trying to persuade those who are attempting to download Google’s web browser that Edge is a superior piece of software. As Neowin spotted, in the scenario that you are using Microsoft […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Are your Microsoft Office files refusing to open? This could be why

December 1, 2021

Via: Techradar

A new version of Microsoft’s endpoint security platform is preventing users from opening some Office files and launching various applications, Microsoft has confirmed. The company says Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (version 1.353.1874.0) is triggering false positive security alerts relating to […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Scaling telemetry monitoring with InfluxDB

November 30, 2021

Via: Info World

User expectations for software applications keep rising. Nowadays, services are expected to be highly reliable and perform well 24/7. Any kind of downtime is going to result in frustrated users and hurt your business long-term. A key component in improving […]


Computing, Software & Applications

How software development will change in 2022

November 23, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

Over the past year, I have studied in detail how the software development productivity space is changing. Over this time, I have spoken to engineering leaders from dozens of organisations, reviewed the latest literature and even conducted representative opinion polling […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Windows Forms advances in .NET 6 but still needs work

November 23, 2021

Via: Info World

The runtime for Windows Forms, Microsoft’s UI framework for building Windows desktop applications, was spruced up with the recent release of .NET 6.0, although high-DPI and scaling issues remain to be resolved for the application. In a bulletin on Windows […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft Teams update will make your life harder, but for good reason

November 22, 2021

Via: Techradar

Microsoft is set to roll out an update for collaboration platform Teams that will add a layer of friction to using third-party app integrations, but for good reason. According to a new entry in the company’s product roadmap, Microsoft Teams […]