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May, 2017

  • 22 May

    Bing Launchs Free Chat Bots For Restaurants 

    Bots are set to be the next big thing in marketing as more and more companies begin to incorporate chat bots into their campaigns. Bing is capitalizing on this growing trend by introducing a bot-powered chat system – enabled for most restaurant businesses across the United States. This lets users ask questions straight from Bing search results – and get immediate ...

  • 16 May

    WannaCry Attacks: What Happened & How To Stay Protected

    Last Friday the National Health Service in the United Kingdom reported outages as a massive malware attack brought down various computers and systems. As news of this broke, other organizations realized they were being hit by the same malware virus. Government bodies and individual users reported experiencing similar attacks. It quickly became obvious that the attacks, which were carried out ...

March, 2016

  • 17 March

    Google, Mozilla & Microsoft Roll Out Support for WebAssembly File Format

    WebAssembly, announced last year in June, is a phenomenal effort put together by the W3C, and backed by Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari browsers, to develop a binary format for web-based applications. According to the WebAssembly design guidelines, the new file format would allow developers to compile their “code” to a binary, which will then be executed inside ...

  • 12 March

    Microsoft SQL Server is Coming To Linux!

    Want to utilize Microsoft’s SQL server for you’re next project? In the past this meant that you would be forced to use a Microsoft based hosting platform – however this is all scheduled to change throughout 2016/2017 as Microsoft announces plans to port SQL Server to Linux! Today I’m excited to announce our plans to bring SQL Server to Linux ...

January, 2016

  • 21 January

    Microsoft Stops Support For Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10

    I am ridiculously happy to make this post – and I just wanted to get that out of the way immediately. Now then, 2016 marks the official end of life for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. Official end of life. Microsoft will no longer offer security updates, non-security updates, or any assistance regarding IE versions 8 through 10. As ...

November, 2015

  • 3 November

    Time To Move Your Files – No More Unlimited Storage For Microsoft OneDrive

    Microsoft OneDrive has offered tons of free-space promotions over the past few years – and many of us have taken full advantage of that – racking up 300, 400, 500GB of completely free backup space courtesy of Microsoft. Then Microsoft took it one step further and began offering unlimited storage for Office 365 users. Guess what happened then. A “small ...

October, 2015

  • 28 October

    Bing Is No Longer Microsoft’s Money Pit – Finally Becomes Profitable

    Bing has been looking like a money pit for Microsoft for years now with massive investments being made towards datacenter infrastructure. However something awesome has finally happened. This past week Microsoft held it’s first quarter earnings call for fiscal 2016 and announced that Bing is finally profitable! In all Bing contributed a cool $1 billion to Microsoft’s first quarter for fiscal 2016. This ...

September, 2015

  • 1 September

    Free Lumia 640 LTE / Microsoft Band for New Office 365 Customers From Easyspace

    Office 365 is geared to offer you everything you’re business needs on the devices you’re employees use the most. Your documents, email, calendars, contacts, and team sites all come with you. Your settings come too, so you can pick up right where you left off when you change devices. Easyspace has been one of the UK’s leading partners for Office ...

August, 2015

  • 12 August

    Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter & Yahoo Join Together To Fight Child Pornography

    Earlier this week Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter & Yahoo officially joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation to help fight child pornography online. Utilizing a hash-based platform the companies hope to prevent the ability to upload and share any child pornography online. Microsoft already utilizes this technology within PhotoDNA – a standalone tool which has long been utilized by law ...

July, 2015

  • 23 July

    Microsoft Joins In On The Fight Against Revenge Porn

    Microsoft seems to be on the attack this week against all sorts of illegal online media. First with their release of PhotoDNA to all webmasters yesterday; and now with their announcement to join the fight against revenge porn. Microsoft will honor requests to remove revenge porn photos and videos taken out of Bing search results, OneDrive and Xbox Live. You can ...

  • 22 July

    Microsoft Releases PhotoDNA To All Website Owners

    Child pornography and sexual abuse images have always plagued the Internet and Microsoft has been working hard to help fix that. 6 years ago Microsoft started working on PhotoDNA – a cloud-based tool that utilizes a hash reference system to compare attributes of any given image with those of illegal ones. Law enforcement agencies have been using PhotoDNA for quiet ...

  • 1 July

    Bing Taking Over Google’s Job at AOL

    In a rather surprising move Microsoft has decided to jump out of the digital ad sales market, signing a deal with AOL to take over Microsoft’s responsibility for sales of display, mobile and video ads across Microsoft properties in the markets of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. Over the past 10 years or so ...

June, 2015

  • 6 June

    SSH Support Is Coming to Windows

    As a webmaster SSH is extremely important, and while Linux and Mac users get SSH support straight out the box Windows users are forced to rely on third-party tools such as my personal favorite – PuTTY. However in a new post on the Windows PowerShell Blog – the Microsoft PowerShell team revealed that they have began working on integrating SSH ...

May, 2015

  • 13 May

    Windows 10 Will Launch With 7 Versions

    Windows 10 is coming this summer – and plenty of us are patiently waiting for that to come out – especially since the upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 will be completely free. In a blog post today Microsoft announced some more information regarding the various versions that Windows 10 will be released with. These are: Home Mobile Pro Enterprise ...

April, 2015

  • 30 April

    Adobe & Microsoft Team Up For An Integrated Marketing Solution

    I feel like we’re talking about new partnerships here all day today. Google & Twitter, Google & Apple, and now Adobe & Microsoft who announced the integration of Adobe’s Marketing Cloud Solutions with Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM. The partnership will offer businesses an integrated CRM-marketing solution across a range of industry segments including financial services, travel and leisure. It’s aimed at helping ...

  • 29 April

    Introducing Visual Studio Code – A Free, Cross-Platform Code Editor from Microsoft

    Continuing right along with Microsoft announcements from the Build 2015 conference we bring to you Microsoft Visual Studio Code – a new, free, cross-platform code editor. That’s right, cross-platform. This baby works on not only Windows systems, but Linux and Apple’s Mac OS X platforms. Visual Studio Code’s big brother, Visual Studio, is still Windows only – but this is ...

  • 29 April

    Microsoft Finally Gives Their New Browser An Official Name

    Earlier on this month Microsoft rolled out their Windows 10 preview which included Project Spartan – Microsoft’s replacement for Internet Explorer in Windows 10. Project Spartan however was never intended to be the official name for the browser – and so today at the Build 2015 conference Microsoft announced the new, official, name for their next generation browser. Everyone please ...

  • 14 April

    Skype For Business Has Launched

    Skype is currently used by more than 300 million people these days and it many rely on it for more than just personal use. I can think of a few people, cough Illicit cough, who practically refuse all other sorts of communication methods especially for business use. Well, Illicit and everyone using Office 365 and Office 2013 will be happy to ...

  • 1 April

    April Fools Jokes From Our Favorite Tech Companies

    If you’re anything like me you’ve probably missed the fact that today is April Fools Day and probably didn’t even realize it was April already. This is THE day for practical jokes – and today’s tech giants have quiet the sense of humor. Let’s take a look at today’s practical jokes from our favorite tech companies: Google: Smartbox by Inbox ...

  • 1 April

    Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview With New Spartan Browser

    Earlier on in the week Microsoft rolled out their latest Windows 10 preview to Windows Insiders which includes the new Project Spartan browser. Now considering this is a preview Project Spartan isn’t complete yet and as such doesn’t have all the features yet – however there’s still plenty of awesome things to play around with. First off the integration between Spartan ...

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