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Phoney Baloney Microsoft excuse for Delta Airlines change

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Phoney Baloney Microsoft excuse for Delta Airlines change. MICROSOFT has rebuffed reports that it has stopped working with Delta Airlines, following the decision to move flight crews over to iOS devices, claiming that the two have an excellent working relationship. Meanwhile, as GE talks of Mac being "preferred", it will do well to remember not all its customers are made of money and Windows, and indeed Android support is going to be crucial. Delta crews had been using Surface tablets and Windows Phones but will now move to Apple devices.

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Microsoft to drop lawsuit after U.S. government revises data request rules

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The new policy limits the use of secrecy orders and calls for such orders to be issued for defined periods, Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said in a blog post on Monday. Microsoft to drop lawsuit after U.S. government revises data request rules. Government lawyers argued the lower court ruling threatened national security and public safety. It is an unequivocal win for our customers, and we're pleased the DOJ (Department of Justice) has taken these steps to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans," the statement said.

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Microsoft ‘MakeCode for Minecraft’ uses gaming to trick kids into learning to code – BetaNews

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When I was a kid, one of my favorite meals was meatloaf -- yeah, I am a stereotypical red-blooded American. My mom would make this dinner regularly, but she had a secret ingredient -- carrots! MakeCode for Minecraft fits the coding experience into the game itself. Today, Microsoft showcases a new way to teach children coding by tricking them into thinking they are playing Minecraft.

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Pondera Uses Azure in Fraud-Detection-as-a-Service Solution

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Pondera’s FDaaS will integrate Azure Machine Learning to identify anomalies, trends, clusters and patterns that indicate fraudulent activities. “Pondera Solutions’ fraud detection software already offers an advanced combination of computing power and real-world fraud investigators,” said Andy Pitman, director of HHS Solutions for Microsoft Corp. “FDaaS’ integration with Microsoft Azure will result in an even more powerful fraud-fighting system. ” He’s also a professor of the Practice of Public Management at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Pondera Solutions, founded in 2011, aims to use the power of cloud computing and advanced analytics to combat fraud, waste and abuse in large government programs.

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How Microsoft Edge will beat Chrome as the best PDF reader with the Fall Creators Update

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How Microsoft Edge will beat Chrome as the best PDF reader with the Fall Creators Update. Right now, both Chrome and Opera boast fillable PDF fields, while the Creators Update version of Edge did not. As it does with its ebook capabilities, Microsoft’s Edge browser offers the ability to read the PDF aloud. While you can use Windows 10’s inking capabilities to sign a PDF via the Edge browser, it’s still a bit vague where such markings fit into the digital signature realm.

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3 ways Windows 10 connects to your Android and iOS phones to make a better PC

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Right now, if you own either an Android phone or an Apple iPhone, you can reply to texts right from your PC. Within it, you can send a reply, and Cortana will talk to your phone and send it on its way. ), entering it and using your phone’s Authenticator app as the additional factor is probably more secure. Normally, two-factor authentication works by asking you for your password (what you know), then texting a code to your phone, or using an app (what you have).

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Windows 10's My People: What it is and how it works

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My People has some real potential as a single point of contact for all of your friends. It’s possible that you might have to open the Windows 10 People app, add a new contact, then search for that person within My People. Once you open My People, the app will remember the last way in which you communicated. Right now, My People defaults to the last app you used with your friend as your “preferred app” for connecting with that person.

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11 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Dividends

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Consecutive years of dividend hikes: 6. Cisco Systems provides a wide variety of communications products and services to companies of all sizes. Let's look at 11 of the best tech stocks to buy for their dividends. The company's management is committed to returning all of Texas Instruments' free cash flow to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases, which has made TXN an appealing dividend growth stock over the years. When combined with the company's leading scale, Texas Instruments typically converts 20% to 30% of its revenue into free cash flow, which is used to pay dividends.

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Now we know why Xbox One backward compatibility took so long – Ars Technica

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The piece doesn't go into much detail on the decision to delay what was apparently a planned launch-day feature for the Xbox One, but it does mention that the project wasn't revived until after the departure of Xbox President Don Mattrick in 2013 and the installation of current head of Xbox Phil Spencer in early 2014. It's not all that shocking that the chaos surrounding Microsoft's Xbox One plans had a knock-on effect on the development of other planned features for the console. Now we know why Xbox One backward compatibility took so longAnyone who followed Microsoft's gaming plans in 2013 knows how much the company's confusing policies and public reversals regarding "always on" Internet connection and used game restrictions on the Xbox One damaged the company's image. But we can't help but wonder how the Xbox One's fate would be different had the system launched with support for Xbox 360 games out of the gate. " That's a kind of system-on-a-chip that would enable Xbox 360 games much like the "Emotion Engine" hardware that let early PS3 systems play PS2 games.

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Windows 10's TruePlay gaming tech starts sniffing out cheaters

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You can find TruePlay within the Windows 10 Settings > Gaming menu. Windows 10's TruePlay gaming tech starts sniffing out cheaters. A developer could choose to make TruePlay part of the core experience of actually playing the game, for that matter—it’s all up to the developer. "A game enrolled in TruePlay will run in a protected process, which mitigates a class of common attacks," the page explains.

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Microsoft explains gradual roll-out approach for the Fall Creators Update - Neowin

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Additionally, Microsoft claims that it has increased the number of Windows 10 devices tested before the roll-out process began for the Fall Creators Update. The roll-out for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update began around a week ago; The Complete Ethereum Blockchain Mastery Bundle. The Complete Raspberry Pi 3 Training Bundle.

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Weak Personal Computing Unit Could Hurt Microsoft's Q1 Earnings

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Earnings and revenues are just two of the many things analysts and investors will pay close attention to when Microsoft reports its first quarter 2018 results on Thursday. Now, only a few days before Microsoft is set to report, our current consensus estimates are calling for the company to post earnings of 73 cents per share and revenue of $23.53 billion. With battery prices plummeting and charging stations set to multiply, one company stands out as the #1 stock to buy according to Zacks research. This Microsoft business unit sunk 1.6% last quarter, and now our current consensus estimate calls for More Personal Computing to slip about 5.1% to $8.82 billion this quarter.

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CRN Exclusive: Veritas CEO Bill Coleman Discusses Why His Company's Partnership With Microsoft Azure Is So Different - Page: 1

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The company had release very few new products while with Symantec and its newer, more nimble competitors frequently namechecked its Veritas Backup Exec and NetBackup lines when comparing themselves to legacy gear. CRN Exclusive: Veritas CEO Bill Coleman Discusses Why His Company's Partnership With Microsoft Azure Is So Different - Page: 1. Veritas Wants To Be A Force In The Cloud. Just as important, it unveiled a tight strategic relationship with Microsoft Azure, and introduced its 360 Data Management platform for managing data in multi-cloud environments. Veritas CEO Bill Coleman sat down with CRN to discuss the big changes his company has seen in the last two years, and use the time to argue that Veritas is as nimble as any two-year-old startup despite its decades-old roots.

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Cray to Float Its Supercomputers on Microsoft's Cloud

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"Customers can get a dedicated Cray XC or CS series supercomputer in Azure to run HPC and AI applications alongside their other cloud workloads directly on the Azure network. "Dedicated Cray supercomputers in Azure not only give customers all of the breadth of features and services from the leader in enterprise cloud, but also the advantages of running a wide array of workloads on a true supercomputer, Ungaro said in his statement. GreenButton's on-demand service, called Cloud Fabric, allowed customers to tap a practically unlimited amount of cloud processing power for their big data and HPC workloads. In 2015, Microsoft snapped up New Zealand-based cloud HPC specialist GreenButton for an undisclosed amount.

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Microsoft: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update being offered to more users – BetaNews

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Microsoft: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update being offered to more users. In order to reduce the number of problems big updates like this can cause users, Microsoft staggers the rollout. The rollout rate will be based on how well the Fall Creators Update performs on those systems which get it. Two weeks after it began, Microsoft warned users not to manually install the Creators Update, and to instead wait until it was offered, because it was causing too many problems.

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