* Posts by J J Carter

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First 'issue-free' build of Windows 10 October 2018 Update arrives

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Re: No, I will not switch out the lights.

Using my 950XL for personal use and will do so for as long as I can. Business has provided a Galaxy 8+ which is just about tolerable once Microsoft Launcher is used and running the MSFT apps for Office 365

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Early bird access to .NET Framework 4.8? Microsoft, you spoil us

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Lets get real

Say what you like about .NET at least devs don't need to prat about choosing GTK+, Qt, Spring Boot, Django, Pyramid, Ionic, Titanium, ... and hope that the single coder who maintains their chosen framework doesn't clear off leaving them high and dry.

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Microsoft: Like the Borg, we want to absorb all the world's biz computers

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Obviously...

FAO BOFHs. GTF. That is all.

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Microsoft reveals train of mistakes that killed Azure in the South Central US 'incident'

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Sorted.

That's why I'm happy to rely on MSFT's engineering resources, our on-premises BHOFs can't even get the firewall working properly.

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Dust off that old Pentium, Linux fans: It's Elive

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Just imagine...

The same amount of intellectual effort, coding and testing and he'd could have made big coin from iOS apps.

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Microsoft gives Windows 10 a name, throws folks a bone

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Obviously...

I making a point of immediately binning any CVs submitted as a .odt file, the last thing we need are hippy's and Linux fanbois!

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UK.gov flings £95m at public sector superfast broadband rollouts

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Boffin

Shome mishtake surely?

BEEELIONS!

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Windows 0-day pops up out of nowhere Twitter

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Windows

However, in a well run shop...

Exchange online protection safe attachment will drop this from an incoming email.

Applocker will prevent unsigned code being run by the user from USB

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You want how much?! Israel opts not to renew its Office 365 vows

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M'kay....

Oy vey! US military funding alone to Israel is $3.3B a year but Jewish blowhards quibble over O365 license costs...not sure they've thought this one through.

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UK.gov agencies told to drop fancy tech or risk 'reinventing the wheel'

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IR35?

Flipping 'eck, it's reinventing the IT wheel in the public sector that paid for my cottage in Provence. Can't see how it can be a bad thing to enjoy wine from your own vineyards!

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How's that encryption coming, buddy? DNS requests routinely spied on, boffins claim

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Big Brother

Lets get real

Every DNS lookup in the EU is proxied via GCHQ

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It's official: TLS 1.3 approved as standard while spies weep

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Lets get real

Looking forward to MSFT's slightly broken, 'extended' implementation of the protocol for Edge and IIS only

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Microsoft to hackers: Finding Hyper-V bugs is hard. Change my mind. PS: Here's a head start...

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FYI

NSA requested back doors are a feature, not a bug!

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Almost 1 in 3 Brits think they lack computer skills to do their jobs well

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Let's face facts

The BOFHs at my employer certainly don't, that's why we're moving all the workloads to SaaS

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UK govt's top tech heavyweight Maxwell quits for Amazon job

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FAIL

Forgotten, but not gone...

GDS - Bringing you yesterday's technology, tomorrow!

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Microsoft's cheapo Surface: Like a netbook you can't upgrade

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MSFT Baaad

I’ve never seen a Surface Go but I know I won’t like it.

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Amazon meets the incredible SHRINKING UK taxman

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Not seeing a problem, TBH

Tax paid the Treasury is just wasted on foreign aid, allowing African despots to buy gold-plated Lear jets

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Web doc iCliniq plugs leaky S3 bucket stuffed full of medical records

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FAIL

Goodness, gracious me!

I blame 'Steve' in Mumbai

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Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

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Obviously...

Wow, peeps have been hating for 25 long years.

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I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

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Linux

On the plus side

Britain would be so poor we would be obliged to use Linux, Gimp and Libre Office

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Bonkers Azure bookings give Microsoft a record-breaking $110bn year

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Lets get real

It's perfectly possible for a start-up company to get Office, Teams, Skype, CRM, Intune managed laptops and phones, AI, big-data etc. etc. all with many nines reliability with zero on-prem footprint after just a long weekend of work on the Office 365 and Azure portals. No BOFHs needed, ever!

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Code of conduct claims new Texas Instruments CEO after just six weeks

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In reality

All he said was "that fish is good enough for Jehovah!"

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Microsoft to pay new bounties for identity services holes

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One AD to rule them all!

We're about to abandon on-prem ADFS for 1,000s users in favour of syncing password hashes to Azure AD and re-associating the SSaS trust relationships from ADFS to Azure AD.

Far simpler to let MSFT handle all this than run on-prem ADFS and try to achieve all the nines up-time.

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Farewell then, Slack: The grown-ups have arrived

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Slack was the future once

Teams is already replacing Slack in my organisation.

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Microsoft Teams goes free, as free as the wind blows... up to a point

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Goodbye BOFHs!

BOFHs hate Teams, nothing to install on one of their oh so precious servers and it'll work on ports 80/443 so it'll sail through firewalls and deliver video and voice conferencing to desktop and mobiles. It's even replacing WhatsApp in my organisation.

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Do you know who is top of the hit parade?

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Microsoft bids adieu to inky fingers with whiteboard app

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We expect a lot of use of this app on the Surface Hubs and peeps at home able to join

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Every step you take: We track you for your own safety, you know?

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Pint

Is it beer o'clock?

It's a bit early to be drinking so heavily, surely?

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Windows 10's defences are pretty robust these days, so of course folk are trying to break them

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MSFT baaad.

Thankyou El Reg for another 2-minute hate on MSFT

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'Toxic' Whitehall power culture fingered for GDS's fall from grace

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All that's left is a Slack channel

If it hadn't been for the quasi-religious faith in everything in open-source they may have achieved something.

I kicked the can down the road of flipping 1,000s of MS Office seats to use ODF 'standard' files knowing it would all blow over once Mad Frankie Maude went. Who wanted their staff up on arms that Word mark-up had gone or Excel couldn't have macros?

Still, the contractors on the gravy train made out like gang-busters!

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Hoping for Microsoft's mythical Andromeda in your Xmas stocking? Don't hold your breath

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Maybe not so niche?

We've been rolling out a range of mobis across the organisation and the Samsung Note 8 with stylus is proving surprisingly popular despite the outsize form-factor. Of course they'll all running MSFT apps for Android and Skype for Business, managed by Intune.

A foldable device that doesn't suffer from the shitfest that is Android could well appeal to 20% of end-users

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IBM fired me because I'm not a millennial, says axed cloud sales star in age discrim court row

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A video tape recorder?

The old boy was rumbled when he pitched the benefits of adding 8" floppy drives and a 300baud dial-up modem to the system spec. out of habit.

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A fine vintage: Wine has run Microsoft Solitaire on Linux for 25 years

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You know it’s true

What a shame that for 25 years peeps have wasted so many, many hours on a dead end project, just because of a blind hatred of MSFT.

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Micro Focus offloads Linux-wrangler SUSE for a cool $2.5bn

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Boffin

Going short

You invest in SUSE, you lose.

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UK Home Office sheds 70 staff on delayed 4G upgrade to Emergency Services Network

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Let's look at the facts

The obvious solution, and one that was discussed 5 years ago when I was at the HO, was to use the public 4G network with -

1) Emergency Services had handsets that signalled to the base stations to give priority/exclusive use - this is part of the 4G spec.

2) Public money was used to build masts in areas that weren't commercially viable but were needed to give coverage for emergency services

3) Public money was used to build masts in very high demand areas such as football stadiums.

The last 2 meant tax-payers would benefit from the £M spent.

I recall this option was rejected due to 'securidee' concerns in favour of splurging £B on a dedicated 4G network.

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Sophos SafeGuard anything but – thanks to 7 serious security bugs

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Big Brother

Really,,,,

Guess GCHQ has no further use for these backdoors.

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GitLab's move off Azure to Google cloud totally unrelated to Microsoft's GitHub acquisition. Yep

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Paris Hilton

Whoor!

Paris pics are all over TitHub

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Qualcomm still serious about Windows 10 on Arm: Engineers work on '12W' Snapdragon 1000

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Top of the shop?

I'd expect C-level and Veeps to go for these in a big-way, the battery will easily cope with an international flight plus a roaming SIP will means they're not faffing about looking for wi-fi hot-spots to join video conferences. And 99% of the software they use is already compiled for Arm.

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Buttonless and port-free: Expect the next iPhone to be as smooth as a baby's bum

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A fanboi writes

OMG, Apple have invented electro-magnetism! Magical and game changing! I wuv you Mr Apple...

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Amazon tweaks its word processor for easier online Office edits

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Aye, right!

Today, on "Things that never happened!"...

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Amazon staffers protest giant's 'support of the surveillance state'

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FAIL

FAO Amazon workers

Where's my stuff?

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Microsoft open-sources UI Recorder tool for Windows 10 developers

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Let's get real

I expect M$FT will monetize Github and require a subscription for N and N-1 check-ins. Old cr4p remains free.

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Microsoft Edge bug odyssey shows why we can't have nice things

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Ker-ching?

How much did he cadge off M$FT for the bug bounty?

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Now Microsoft ports Windows 10, Linux to homegrown CPU design

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Re: GIGO

<chip in...>

I see what you did there!

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GIGO

A conveyor belt of garbage into the CPU - the perfect analogy for M$FT's Windoze and Orifice software!

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Meet the Frenchman masterminding a Google-free Android

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Hmm

This is going to be as successful as Linux replacing Windows on the desktop.

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Office 365 celebrates National Beer Day by popping out for a pint

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Obviously...

I blame the Virtual BOFH

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Russia appears to be 'live testing' cyber attacks – Former UK spy boss Robert Hannigan

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Alert

Hell, yeah!

Mr President, we must not allow a firewall gap to develop!

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Have to use SMB 1.0? Windows 10 April 2018 Update says NO

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Arf, arf, arf!

Must be some real BOFH bellends about if business system are still on SMB1

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Oddly enough, when a Tesla accelerates at a barrier, someone dies: Autopilot report lands

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Nothing is right first time

Jet aircraft had to go through teething problems such as the Comet design, I'm willing to cut Tesla some lack here.

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