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Amid calls for a Windows bug status dashboard, Microsoft belatedly agrees to build one

The move, expected to roll out in 2019, comes in the aftermath of the company's botched rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Microsoft launches blockchain development kit

Microsoft's new software development kit aims to allow businesses to create distributed ledger technology for specific use cases and to aid integration of the technology with existing data and legacy systems.

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Blockchain 2019: How crypto will convert cash, property into digital assets

While they're still nascent, new start-ups are launching that allow users to convert cash, property and digital assets into cryptocurrency that can be tracked and kept in a blockchain immutable record. But there are also some tall...

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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With Windows 10 1809 re-release, Microsoft decides not to cheat on promised support

By acting as if the Windows 10 rollout delay had not happened, Microsoft ensured that users will generally get the support timeline they expect.

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Cisco’s Webex Teams gets BroadCloud Calling integration

The move delivers an 'enterprise-grade' cloud-based PBX phone system for companies and was one of several announcements at this week's Cisco BroadSoft Connections event.

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Cisco links wireless, wired worlds with new Catalyst 9000 switches

With its new Catalyst 9000 switches, Cisco makes it possible to run, manage, automate, and secure wired and wireless networks all on top of a single operating system.

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Cisco fuses SD-WAN, security and cloud services

Cisco secures SD-WAN software, bolsters cloud-based Office 365 application access, and offers DevNet SD-WAN development options.

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FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 10 was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

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Intel accelerates 5G modem rollout, but it won't make the 5G iPhone come any sooner

The first 5G iPhone is almost certainly still going to appear near the end of 2020.

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Windows 10 rollout snafu: Day 37

Microsoft's fall feature upgrade, released on Oct. 2, was pulled from distribution four days later. The company has yet to restart the release.

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HTC Vive unveils standalone VR headset, collaboration app for the enterprise

The company's Vive Focus head-mounted display is now available in the U.S.; its Vive Sync app will arrive after beta testing gets under way in December.

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Cylance researchers discover powerful new nation-state APT

A new APT, dubbed White Company, is flexing its muscle on the world stage, and it has security researchers worried.

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Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant now available on Windows 10 PCs as a standalone app

Alexa, which debuted on select Windows 10 laptops earlier this year is now available for download on all compatible devices, building Amazon's push into the enterprise.

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Cisco-AWS marriage simplifies hybrid-cloud app development

Amazon Web Services and Cisco have teamed to help customers build apps in the cloud or data centers and move easily between the two.

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A Samsung-like folding screen is just what the iPhone needs, but don’t expect it anytime soon

Samsung just changed the game with its first folding smartphone. Will a folding iPhone follow?

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Doctored Jim Acosta video shows why fakes don’t need to be deep to be dangerous

White House promotion of an allegedly doctored press conference video shows how "shallow fakes" can manipulate opinion.

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Seagate is testing a blockchain ledger to track hard drives

Seagate and IBM have partnered to build a blockchain distributed ledger to track tens of millions of hard drives as they move through the supply chain from array manufacturers to technology integrators.

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