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What is Windows Polaris? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:47

Polaris could be the most important version of Windows in years. Here's why. Since the release of Windows 10 in 2015, Microsoft has made it clear that it wants to move away from its past style of operating system releases and towards a new, more singular and unified approach. It’s already brought together its desktop Windows 10 OS with Windows 10 Mobile, and Xbox Live infrastructure — and Polaris could be the next step in that trend. But what is Windows Polaris? Although we don’t know for sure just yet, as Microsoft hasn’t made any sort of official announcements, the general line of thinking is that it’s the PC component in Microsoft’s future Windows strategy. Windows Core OS will act as a base for all future Windows iterations. We’ve had hints that Andromeda OS will be the version used in mobile, which could be used on a future Surface phone. Meanwhile, Polaris could be the one you run on your desktop or laptop. Windows Core OS The main element that’s needed to make Windows Polaris a reality is Windows Core OS.... read more on our Forum

 
Windows 10 S becoming a mode, not a version, as Microsoft shakes up its pricing PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 14:42

The Store-only version of Windows becomes an installation option instead. With the next big update to Windows 10, version 1803, Microsoft is making some big changes to how it sells the software to OEMs. The biggest casualty? Windows 10 S—the restricted version of Windows that can only run apps from the Store—is going away. Currently, Windows 10 S is a unique edition of Windows 10. It's based on Windows 10 Pro; Windows 10 Pro has various facilities that enable system administrators to restrict which software can be run, and Windows 10 S is essentially a preconfigured version of those facilities. In addition to locking out arbitrary downloaded programs, it also prevents the use of certain built-in Windows features such as the command-line, PowerShell, and Windows Subsystem for Linux. For those who can't abide by the constraints that S imposes, you can upgrade 10 S to the full 10 Pro. This upgrade is a one-shot deal: there's no way of re-enabling the S limitations after upgrading to Pro. It's also a paid upgrade: while Microsoft offered it as a free upgrade for a limited time for its Surface Laptop, the regular price is $49.

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Microsoft to focus on Always Connected Windows 10 PCs in 2018 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 04 February 2018 18:24
Always Connected Windows 10 PCsBuilding quality hardware in order to make an excellent software or vice versa is of utmost importance for any technology company to survive the cut-throat competition. Microsoft is trying to make a name for itself when it comes to quality hardware. The result so far is kinda mixed, Surface is a Success and Lumia, a failure. Although Microsoft’s phone business was a hell lot of complicated and the reason behind its failure is not so very clear to anyone, except Microsoft. Well, Windows phone is passed, and as far as Microsoft goes, they already made the move towards the next big thing – Always Connected PCs. After the demise of Windows phone, we all know how badly Microsoft is trying to re-enter the mobile market by making Windows 10 more flexible. Windows 10 S was a step towards that and from here things will be released that will complement the idea of a Mobile PC. Microsoft has recently shown some documentation of their future plan with Windows 10 and it looks like they are making baby steps towards ‘Windows everywhere goal.’ Microsoft recent documentation is full of promises and perhaps the time is right to finally talk about something that is not a phone. Check out the rest on OUR FORUM.
 
New Windows 10 Consumer SKU Roadmap Revealed PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Saturday, 03 February 2018 17:50

windows 10 sku'sIn the next month or two, Microsoft will be releasing Redstone 4 and with it will come a significant amount of changes to how the company is positioning its software as well as pricing it for its partners. Recently, I was able to view some content being shared with select partners that details the company’s plans and changes coming to Windows 10. When it comes to SKUs, the story is quite interesting in how Microsoft sells licensing to partners. In fact, there are a total of five SKUs available for partners to utilize for consumers but they all have a defined set of parameters based on the hardware specifications. On the surface, you might be thinking that Microsoft is about to go nuts with new SKUs of Windows 10 and keep in mind this is pricing for partners; further, it would not surprise me to learn that pricing is reduced as well for larger OEMs or bulk orders. What Microsoft is doing here, which isn’t too different from what they have done in the past, is that they charge more money for a Windows 10 license based on the hardware that is included. If you are buying a rig that is more powerful, the license costs more but for an entry-level device, the prices drop significantly. Starting on April 2nd, these new SKUs and pricing will go into effect with the new pricing for Home Advanced going into effect on May 1st. We have the SKU's and pricing posted on OUR FORUM.

 
Leak Reveals that Andromeda Foldable Device From Microsoft Will Make Phone Calls PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Friday, 02 February 2018 20:29
possible surface phoneAndromeda is a name that we’ve heard in connection with both Microsoft and Google. One is a software platform, the other a new format of the device, but today’s leak has to do with Microsoft’s Andromeda. This project has been leaked again, this time with hints that it may serve as a phone. The device is expected to be a foldable one, that’s both a dual display smartphone and tablet. The fresh leak comes courtesy of a trusted Microsoft Insider, Walking Cat, who came across the Windows Composable Shell (CShell) when digging into the code from the latest version of Windows 10 Redstone 4. There’s also proof that Andromeda supports a call dialer. Walking Cat tweeted as well about the fact that Andromeda doesn’t fit in any existing device category, being a foldable machine or as the source calls it “HingedDualScreenDevice”. My guess is that the device will be unveiled at BUILD 2018, or maybe in the fall, in the same time frame with the previous Surface Book/ Lumia unveilings from a few years ago. I’m finding it a bit hard to imagine what Windows will look like on this device format, with two displays in lieu of one. We could get a hybrid OS between Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10, with a touch of Fluent Design. Also, this may well end up as the Surface Phone, although many have lost hope about that.
 
Meltdown-Spectre: Malware is already being tested by attackers PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 February 2018 18:15
Meltdown-Spectre: Malware ChartGerman antivirus testing firm AV-Test has identified 139 samples of malware that seem to be early attempts at exploiting the Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs. "So far, the AV-Test Institute discovered 139 samples that appear to be related to recently reported CPU vulnerabilities. CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754," the company wrote on Twitter. The company has posted SHA-256 hashes of several samples that a check on Google's VirusTotal indicates is being detected by some antivirus engines. Since Google disclosed the Meltdown and Spectre attacks on January 3, operating system vendors, chip makers, and browser makers have released patches to mitigate the three types of speculative side-channel attacks. Google's Chromium developers assessed that the attacks could impact browsers that support JavaScript and WebAssembly when executing externally code from a website. As Apple noted after issuing its patches, the Spectre attacks are extremely difficult to exploit, even if a malicious app is running locally on a macOS or iOS device. However, the attacks can be exploited in JavaScript running in the browser. A successful attack could expose passwords and other secrets. For the complete details of this important story, visit OUR FORUM.
 
Microsoft announces a one-year AI Residency Program for university graduates PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 09:30
Microsoft Residency ProgramMicrosoft Research today announced a one-year AI Residency Program for university graduates in the US and the UK that will prepare them to innovate in multiple areas of AI, including machine learning, planning, and decision making. It will offer opportunities for new graduates to build skills and experience in AI, and to work on real-world projects that take advantage of AI technologies. The Residency Program will give participants hands-on experience working alongside Microsoft researchers, engineers, and product teams, learning how to develop and deploy AI techniques and solutions at scale across a range of areas, such as healthcare, scientific discovery, productivity, and gaming. By the end of the Program, residents will have gained significant applied experience in AI and will be encouraged to apply for a regular position at Microsoft. If you are a student with above requirements, you can apply for it at 2018 Microsoft AI Residency Program website. The residency program will start in September 2018 and it will go on for one year. Microsoft will stop taking applications March 30, conduct interviews in March and April and they will notify successful candidates from April through May. For the eligibility criteria to apply for this Microsoft Position, visit OUR FORUM.
 
Microsoft just made an official Xbox ring PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 19:15
xbox ringThe winning Super Bowl team gets championship rings to celebrate their tremendous achievement, but if you’re good enough at playing Madden NFL 18, you can get a special ring of your own. Microsoft and Xbox have created an official 10 carat white gold Xbox Ring with 188 diamonds, and you try to win it by entering a sweepstakes on Mixer. The sweepstakes runs from now until February 5th, and all it takes to enter is to enter is to play online in a head-to-head matchup in Madden NFL 18 on Xbox, while broadcasting on Mixer. A random winner will be selected on February 7th, so be sure to keep streaming for your chance to land the ring valued at over $10,000. Microsoft is also holding an Xbox Live Sessions with Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. This will be held today on the Mixer Xbox channel starting at 5:30 p.m. PT, and fans can also watch in person at the Microsoft Store at Mall of America. NFL fans are also invited to check out special Super Bowl themed events happening in Microsoft Stores across the US on Sunday, February 4th.
 
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