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Amazon to Spend $150 Billion on Datacenters in the Next 15 Years, Getting Creative on Powering Them

Amazon is planning to spend $150 billion on datacenters over the next 15 years. Finding electricity to power them is getting increasingly difficult, so the online giant is getting increasingly creative in finding juice to power all those VMs.

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Amazon to Spend $150 Billion on Datacenters in the Next 15 Years, Getting Creative on Powering Them

Microsoft to Go All-Wireless in Datacenters? They're Testing It

Wifi inside the datacenter? Looks promising. Microsoft is giving it a try.

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Microsoft to Go All-Wireless in Datacenters?  They're Testing It

The Windows 12 Preview is Here

Windows 10 was a hit, Windows 11 less so. Let's take a look at Windows 12.

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The Windows 12 Preview is Here

Microsoft Hits an All Time High: Will the 20-Year Dog Now Be a 20-Year Bull?

Microsoft shareholders wallowed in pain for nearly 20 years. Now they're walking in tall cotton, as the stock has hit an all-time high.

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Microsoft Hits an All Time High: Will the 20-Year Dog Now Be a 20-Year Bull?

Microsoft Goes Nuclear: Planning to Build its Own Reactors to Power its Datacenters

Microsoft is planning to build its own nuclear reactors and has a job posting to hire a leader for this project. Is nuclear power the future of the datacenter industry?

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Microsoft Goes Nuclear: Planning to Build its Own Reactors to Power its Datacenters

How to Sell Out to Microsoft and Make Easy Money - $450 and Counting for Me

I've sold out to Microsoft...at least for search. For over a decade, Microsoft has dropped a steady drip of Amazon gift cards to me. Here's how you can get on the gravy train.

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How to Sell Out to Microsoft and Make Easy Money - $450 and Counting for Me

August is International "Providers Drop Unlimited Storage" Month. The Latest? Microsoft's OneDrive

All those unlimited cloud storage plans you've been stuffing full of Linux ISOs are coming to an end. The latest? Microsoft.

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August is International

A New Mysterious Streaming Platform, Kick, Is Poised To Overtake Amazon-Backed Twitch

Twitch was originally founded back in 2011 by Justin Kan and Emmett Shear. A couple of y...

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A New Mysterious Streaming Platform, Kick, Is Poised To Overtake Amazon-Backed Twitch

Windows XP Activation Algorithm Cracked After 21 Years

Windows XP was Microsoft's first OS that required software activation. For most users, it was a nonevent because their OS came preloaded when they bought their new desktop or laptop.  But hobbyists wh...

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Windows XP Activation Algorithm Cracked After 21 Years

Looking Back on the GitHub Acquisition: Are You Still on GitHub?

Five years ago, in June 2018, Microsoft announced it was buying GitHub. At the time, there was a tremendous amount of screeching in the developer communities.  Although the site was moving from propri...

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Looking Back on the GitHub Acquisition: Are You Still on GitHub?

Microsoft Injecting Ads on Google.com Pages Disparaging Chrome

If you're using Microsoft Edge, you can't trust what it's showing you because Microsoft is injecting ads into competitor sites, suggesting that you can't trust other browsers and companies.

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Microsoft Injecting Ads on Google.com Pages Disparaging Chrome

Google: Let's Use Our Hiring Process For Our Firing Process

Google has turned its hiring process into its firing process. Why? It's bizarre but Google always wants to show that it's different and better. Unfortunately, those interviewing (again) for their jobs and then losing them are not likely to be impressed.

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Google: Let's Use Our Hiring Process For Our Firing Process

When Akamai is Bought, What Happens to Linode?

A mysterious private equity buyer has been stalking Akamai (Linode's owner) for months.

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When Akamai is Bought, What Happens to Linode?

You Can Now License Windows Server on a Per-Virtual-Core Basis

One of the headaches in cloud environments is licensing for proprietary software, and no one is more of a headache on this point than Microsoft. If you want to offer Windows as a provider, you need to...

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You Can Now License Windows Server on a Per-Virtual-Core Basis

"Creepy" Isn't What You Want in an Emoji, Microsoft

Earlier this summer, Microsoft released new emojis for their platforms.  If you're a corporate slave staring at Teams all day, there is a palette of these smiling faces to inject some humanity into yo...

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Microsoft Paid Me $400 to Use Bing. They'll Pay You, Too!

Microsoft's Bing search engine launched in 2009 and has been a distant number two to mighty Google.  One might say that Google is the Microsoft of search engines and Microsoft is the Apple...well, if...

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Microsoft Paid Me $400 to Use Bing.  They'll Pay You, Too!

Cloud Providers Prepare to Pull the Plug on Putin

Major cloud services companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle may cut off Russia's access to cloud services in days to come.  Already, Amazon has suspended new service signups. This is...

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Cloud Providers Prepare to Pull the Plug on Putin

Github Entertains During Its Outage

By the time you read this, the issue my be fixed, but today when I went to install Joplin, I was greeted by this amusing picture. Apparently, Joplin is hosted on GitHub and they're having an issue tod...

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Github Entertains During Its Outage

Microsoft Acquires Activision

News broke after market close yesterday that Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard. The acquisition puts many gaming franchises into Microsoft's hands, including Call of Duty, Warcraft/StarCraft,...

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Microsoft Acquires Activision

DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

DigitalOcean (NYSE:DOCN) shares dropped 9% today.  Volume was more than double normal. It's been a rough season for DO.  Shares today traded for as cheap as $59/share - well off the stock's highs abov...

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DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

Microsoft Shrugged Off 2.4Tbps DDoS Attack

Microsoft reported recently that it had fended off a 2.4Tbps DDoS attack in August.  The attack - launched from 70,000 sources in Asia and the US - was the second biggest attack on record, eclipsed on...

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Microsoft Shrugged Off 2.4Tbps DDoS Attack

AMD's Server Market Share Hits New High at 16%

According to market research group Omdia, AMD has surged to a historically high server market share of 16%. "In the server CPU market, AMD scored its best-ever quarter from a market share and sales pe...

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AMD's Server Market Share Hits New High at 16%

Microsoft Says Passwords are Passé

Are passwords a dying breed? In a blog post published September 15, Microsoft Vice President of Security, Compliance, and Identity Vasu Jakkal entitled "The passwordless future is here for your Micros...

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Microsoft Says Passwords are Passé

Microsoft Azure's CosmosDB Accidentally Left Wide Open

Microsoft revealed Thursday that some customers' CosmosDB databases in Azure were accidentally left wide open. A security researcher named Wiz discovered that it could access keys that unlocked thousa...

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Microsoft Azure's CosmosDB Accidentally Left Wide Open

Microsoft Raising Fees for Office 365

Microsoft announced that they are raising prices for Office 365 subscriptions. The price increase is between 10% and 16%, depending on product.  This is the first price increase since Office 365 launc...

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Microsoft Raising Fees for Office 365

SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Spamhaus's 2021 Q2 Botnet Threat Update has been released and it's interesting reading. Overall, there has been a reduction in observed command and control (C&C) systems.  However, at regional and...

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SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Microsoft Azure is the World's Largest Cloud

According to recent data, Microsoft Azure is the world's largest public cloud with $17.7 billion in quarterly revenue.  Amazon AWS trails not far behind at $13.3 billion.  The top five (which also inc...

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Microsoft Azure is the World's Largest Cloud

SecureBit: Quality Hosting in Switzerland (1GB/1Gbps Unmetered from $5.11/mo!)

I love a good logo.  The best ones are memorable, incorporate the company name, and cleverly brand their companies with the owner's desired image.  Check out that cool Securebit logo!  It evokes preci...

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SecureBit: Quality Hosting in Switzerland (1GB/1Gbps Unmetered from $5.11/mo!)

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