You’ve got to hand it to Bloomberg. You’d think they might back off of anonymously-sourced stories involving server chips. But no, the publication is diving right in with a new report on the FPGA’s used on Microsoft’s Azure servers.
Microsoft finalized their acquisition of GitHub today, paying a cool $7.5 billion in cash for the ubiquitous Git repository. It seems like the European Commission approval was the last step to get this deal done. We’ll see how the platform fares under Microsoft stewardship.
Over the weekend, the European Commission approved with Microsoft acquisition of GitHub. Notably, the regulator imposed no conditions on the deal.
Microsoft will reportedly acquire GitHub. Many developers are not exactly thrilled by the news. Is this a case of knee-jerk Microsoft hate, or are concerns over the platform’s future well founded? Spoiler: It’s complicated.
Ned Bellavance broke down the three types of Microsoft hates. The company has changed substantially under their new leadership, so question is now whether the company deserves their reputation.
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, we’re reviewing some of the big announcements coming out of Microsoft Build, Google IO and a NetApp Analyst Day.
Ben Thompson put together a great piece looking at the transition of Microsoft over the last five years. While the company’s embrace of services is no secret, what Ben shows is that this wasn’t a 360-degree shift. Under Steve Ballmer, Microsoft had many of the same assets, but applied them as a way to promote Windows. It shows that their shift is as much a cultural one if anything else.
This week in Gestalt News:
– Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the Panera data breach
– Max Mortillaro looks at InfiniSync, a zero RPO over any distance solution from INFINIDAT
– We consider the merits of an Apple VPN
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss exploits against Drupal and Panera, Microsoft reorganizing Windows, and Cloudflare’s DNS.
The Surface Book 2 is an interesting device. Microsoft boldly moved from making tablets that can kind of by laptops into laptops that can also be really big tablets. But with the 15-inch model, I have to question if the device category really makes sense anymore. After reading impressions from Thomas Maurer on the device, the performance certainly seems up to par. But the form factor is less certain.