Your IT News for the Week of March 25, 2019 Solving the Unstructured Data Problem The existence of large amounts of unstructured data not only continues every day in IT, but the volume of data itself has exploded. Despite IT’s efforts to corral this data, a need to understand and protect this data has grown […]
Microsoft announced that support for Windows 10 Mobile ends in December. It’s a quiet end for an OS that always seemed resigned to playing for third.
News came out today in The Marker that Microsoft is looking into an acquisition of Mellanox. This would likely mark a major shift to in-house hardware development for Azure, and could form the basis of a composable cloud offering in Microsoft’s cloud. But it would also take a major (if un-heralded) player out of the market for everyone else.
Mozilla CEO Chris Beard wrote an interesting blog post in response to Microsoft adopting Chromium as the engine for their Edge browser. He makes the point that reducing the number of stakeholders among browser makes gives Google an even bigger influence with web standards bodies.
Slack can often be seen as the de facto collaborative chat app. But a recent survey by Spiceworks shows that Microsoft Teams is a formidable competitor.
Microsoft Edge is dead, long live Microsoft Edge! Microsoft has announced their browser will be rebuilt to run on the open source Chromium engine. This will lead to seeing the browser in more places, and could have major implications for Microsoft’s future OS plans.
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.