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Seattle’s new venture firm, Flying Fish, holds a first close on its targeted $80 million fund

The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate headquarters. “We’ve underperformed relative to the talent pool,” is how Heather Redman, one of the firm’s three founding partners, describes the region. Well, now Flying Fish has held a first close of $23 million ... Read More »

New Windows Server 2019 test build adds more clustering features

Microsoft has released another Windows Server test build to Insiders in the Fast Ring. The latest “Redstone 5″build — Number 17650 — is for both Windows Server 2019 and the associated Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel release, known as 1809. There are a couple of new features in this build. One of the witness options for failover clustering, File Share Witness, ... Read More »

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem?

Outrage that Facebook made the private data of over 87 million of its U.S. users available to the Trump campaign has stoked fears of big US-based technology companies are tracking our every move and misusing our personal data to manipulate us without adequate transparency, oversight, or regulation. These legitimate concerns about the privacy threat these companies potentially pose must be ... Read More »

16 Cortana shortcuts, secrets, and power tips

Windows 10 What’s new in Windows 10 version 1803, the Spring Creators Update Read More »

Skype targets podcasters and live streamers with a new feature for recording video calls

Microsoft is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of podcasts and videos to make Skype more appealing to content creators. The company is now testing a new “Skype for Content Creators” mode for its desktop app that will allow creators to place and record calls using Skype software, which can either be streamed live or imported into other apps for ... Read More »

Skype targets podcasters and live streamers with a new feature for recording video calls

Microsoft is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of podcasts and videos to make Skype more appealing to content creators. The company is now testing a new “Skype for Content Creators” mode for its desktop app that will allow creators to place and record calls using Skype software, which can either be streamed live or imported into other apps for ... Read More »

Windows security: Microsoft patch for Outlook password leak bug ‘not a full fix’

Video: When it comes to malware, Windows 10 is twice as secure as Windows 7 Microsoft has fixed an important Outlook bug it’s known about for over a year, capable of leaking password hashes when users preview a Rich Text Format (RTF) email with remotely hosted OLE objects. The bug, reported by CERT/CC vulnerability analyst Will Dormann in November 2016, ... Read More »

Windows security: Microsoft patch for Outlook password leak bug ‘not a full fix’

Video: When it comes to malware, Windows 10 is twice as secure as Windows 7 Microsoft has fixed an important Outlook bug it’s known about for over a year, capable of leaking password hashes when users preview a Rich Text Format (RTF) email with remotely hosted OLE objects. The bug, reported by CERT/CC vulnerability analyst Will Dormann in November 2016, ... Read More »

’90s kids rejoice! Microsoft releases the original Windows 3.0 File Manager source code

Microsoft has released the source code for the original, 1990s-era File Manager that is so familiar to all of us who were dragging and dropping on Windows 3.0. The code, which is available on Github under the MIT OSS license, will compile under Windows 10. File Manager uses the multiple-document interface or MDI to display multiple folders inside one window. ... Read More »

Avoid Windows 10 crapware: How to get rid of Candy Crush and all the rest

Windows 10: New app lets you see what data Microsoft is collecting These apps appear when you sign in to Windows 10 Home or Pro with a local or Microsoft account. When you install Windows 10 Pro on a new PC and sign in with a local account or a Microsoft account, you get access to all the professional features ... Read More »

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