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New security features and limits on what you can load and customize promise to make Microsoft Windows 10 S the more secure version ever. It might not be for everyone, though. Windows 10 S mode is Microsoft’s new secure platform. Its goal is to provide the familiar Windows 10 interface with a much more restricted software deployment process. Consider Windows 10 S similar to the Apple iPhone and iPad ecosystem: All applications must be deployed through a vetted deployment process. Windows 10 S can also be used to deploy systems in kiosk mode and in limited-use needs. You purchase Windows 10 S for new machines, or you can image and use it in deployment on Pro and Enterprise versions. You can change from Windows 10 S to Pro or Enterprise versions with appropriate licensing. Currently, you can’t flip back and forth between Windows 10 S and the more traditional Pro or Enterprise versions. Note I said “currently,” as I think the future of Windows is heading toward a version of the software that can be opened up for purposes of deployment and then locked down into a restricted version that malware and malicious software can’t easily exploit. read more on our Forum.

Sales of smartphones made in Russia and based on the mobile operating system Sailfish OS will begin in 2019. INNOPOLIS, May 21. /TASS/. Sales of smartphones made in Russia and based on the mobile operating system Sailfish OS will begin in 2019, President of the Russian communications services provider Rostelecom Mikhail Oseevsky told TASS on Monday. In March, Rostelecom took control of the developers of the mobile operating system Sailfish OS and Sailfish Mobile OS Rus. The company signed the purchase and sale agreements on the acquisition of 75% of the shares in Open Mobile Platform LLC and 75% in Votron LLC. When asked by TASS when the smartphone sales will start Oseevsky said: "In 2019. They are in production already, now they are being tested in a number of ministries and departments. They already exist. This solution is primarily aimed at ensuring the country’s information sovereignty and data protection." Sailfish Mobile OS Rus is the first domestic mobile operating system. It is based on the open platform Sailfish (developed by Finland’s Jolla, which is set up by former Nokia employees).

Enforcement of the GDPR Regulation will begin this May 25. Are you ready? If not, Microsoft offers some information-protection solutions to help your organization identify, classify, and protect your data. The tools track your adherence to the regulations, ensure you’re able to identify sensitive data, and can prevent that data from escaping your organization via email, etc. While this article focuses on GDPR policy management, the info also applies to other regulations (e.g. HIPAA). The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) regulation designed to protect the personally identifiable information of a citizen of the EU. This data includes name, home address, e-mail, even things like IP addresses and photos. The regulation gives members of the EU the right "to be forgotten" which means their data must be purged from your system. However, this regulation is not only limited to companies in the EU. U.S. businesses with customers in the EU are also required to comply. Failure to do so may result in a penalty of twenty million Euros, or 4 percent of your worldwide annual revenue for the prior fiscal year, whichever is higher. Find out more on OUR FORUM.

It seems that the latest Windows 10 update broke the option to “Disable full screen optimizations” that was supposed to fix stuttering and FPS drops. Thankfully, a user posted on Reddit the solution on how to enable it back. The user says that it’s not very clear why Microsoft keeps doing this, but the conclusion is that such actions make Windows 10 less likable. Here are the instructions as posted on Reddit to fix the issue: Find your league executable. Quickest way is to open task manager with a custom match open, right click the League of Legends with the old logo, and open file location. Right click and go to Properties. Tab to the Compatibility tab, and “enable” disable full screen optimizations. Exit the game, you will see the effect of the change next time you load into a match. Another Reddit user notes an interesting thing, saying that by “Unchecking Windows Settings > Gaming > Game Bar > show game bar when I play full-screen games Microsoft has verified and record clips, screenshots…disables this effect globally (all games and apps that run on exclusive fullscreen).” The user notes two essential things. For starters, it looks like this effect only works with verified Windows games, probably games, and apps purchased from the Microsoft Store; therefore League might not be affected at all.

Microsoft recently announced that the company has started testing SameSite cookies in Windows 10 for web browsers. The latest preview build released for Windows Insiders comes with SameSite cookies support. The SameSite cookies support for Windows 10 basically adds an additional layer of security to the operating system. Microsoft explains that SameSite cookies would protect users against cross-site request forgery (CSRF) attacks on Windows 10. Microsoft is bringing this feature to both Edge browser and Internet Explorer with the future updates. The SameSite cookies is apparently the best way to protect systems against cross-site timing and cross-site information-leakage attacks. “Historically, sites such as example.com that make “cross-origin” requests to other domains such as microsoft.com have generally caused the browser to send microsoft.com’s cookies as part of the request,” Microsoft said in a blog post. Interestingly, if you’re running an older version of Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft has got you covered as well. Microsoft will be rolling out the feature to the browsers soon and it will be backported to older versions of Windows 10... read more on our Forum

 

We reported recently on a leak which suggested Microsoft will soon release a Surface tablet in the $400 range. Now more information has come to light regarding the tablet, via WindowsUnited.de.  They report the low-cost tablet will be aimed at education and will feature an Intel processor. The first bit is of course not surprising – we know Microsoft has been focusing increasingly on the education market as a growth area. With its similarities to the enterprise market, Microsoft’s solutions are easily transferable, and Microsoft has the benefit of inducting students into Microsoft services while they are still young, rather than losing them early to Apple and Google. The second bit of news is more surprising. The benefits of a Snapdragon ARM processor would seem ideal for the education market – those being low cost, long battery life, instant-on devices and more.  WindowsUnited reports that the decision to go with Intel over ARM was based on feedback from existing Snapdragon devices which have just entered the market. While they work perfectly with UWP apps, they still struggle with win32 x86 apps, with inexplicable crashes and poor performance. Ultimately Microsoft did not want to tarnish the Surface brand with the poor Windows on ARM experience. More on this can be found on OUR FORUM.
 
 

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