Tag: Microsoft

Tech Time Warp: The hidden surprises of technology Easter eggs

Tech Time Warp: The hidden surprises of technology Easter eggs

Have you ever typed “answer to life, the universe, and everything” into Google? In a nod to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Google returns “42” as a calculator result. Or perhaps you’ve noticed a white X in front of...

/ April 19, 2019
AWS follows Microsoft’s lead in raising the partner bar for MSPs

AWS follows Microsoft’s lead in raising the partner bar for MSPs

Whenever any IT product or service starts to become widely accessible at too low of a price, it’s usually not long before IT vendors look to constrain the number of routes to market to ensure profitability. After nearly a decade...

/ February 19, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Windows Refund Day, 20 years later

Tech Time Warp: Windows Refund Day, 20 years later

It is a universally acknowledged truth that Linux users are not Microsoft fans. At no time was this more apparent than on Feb. 15, 1999, when approximately 100 Linux users stormed Microsoft’s Silicon Valley offices in Foster City, California to...

/ February 15, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Microsoft takes down the Waladec botnet

Tech Time Warp: Microsoft takes down the Waladec botnet

Waladec would be just another botnet that churned out spam if it weren’t for Microsoft’s groundbreaking approach to stop it. The botnet — which first began noticeably proliferating in January 2009 — was sending 1.5 billion spam messages daily. Microsoft’s...

/ January 25, 2019
Microsoft CTO sees managed services as the key to future partner success

Microsoft CTO sees managed services as the key to future partner success

Cloud computing is making IT so inexpensive and accessible that soon, there won’t be any real profit margins unless an IT solution is delivered as part of a new application or significantly transforms an existing business process. That’s the wake-up...

/ October 30, 2018
Cloud 5: Amazon Prime Day fiasco, Walmart cozies up with Microsoft

Cloud 5: Amazon Prime Day fiasco, Walmart cozies up with Microsoft

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ July 20, 2018
Cloud 5: 5G cloud impact, Amazon’s custom chip strategy

Cloud 5: 5G cloud impact, Amazon’s custom chip strategy

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. And without further delay, here we go with this week’s links:

/ July 13, 2018
Microsoft bolsters Azure AI toolset with Bonsai acquisition

Microsoft bolsters Azure AI toolset with Bonsai acquisition

Just a couple of weeks of ago, Microsoft put out $7.5 billion to buy Github in a move meant to convince developers to come to Azure and sit a spell. In a corresponding move this week, it bought Bonsai, a...

/ June 21, 2018
Cloud 5: Microsoft’s underwater data center, avoiding cloud lock-in

Cloud 5: Microsoft’s underwater data center, avoiding cloud lock-in

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ June 8, 2018
Microsoft makes a play for developers with GitHub acquisition

Microsoft makes a play for developers with GitHub acquisition

Microsoft spent a bushel of money this week to go out and buy GitHub. It cost them $7.5 billion in stock, quite a hefty price for the programming repository. In fact, it was 25 times revenue, according to a report...

/ June 7, 2018