Software

Ubuntu flings 14.04 LTS users a security lifeline, chats some more about Hyper-V

1 hour 59 min ago
Extended Security Maintenance is here to save the day again (for a price)

Ubuntu-slinger Canonical has assured us that 14.04 LTS users need not fear the impending end of life of the OS next year, and confirmed it will keep security fixes flowing a little while longer.…

Upgrade without tears: Download the Windows 10 crash course eBook

12 hours 25 min ago
Learn everything you need to know about company deployment

Promo  Although Windows 10 has been on the scene since 2015, users were at first reluctant to abandon their familiar and usable Windows 7 for the attractions of the bigger and better operating system.…

A spot of Python in your Azure automation? Step right this way, sir

Wed, 2018-09-19 16:46
Python 2 support for runbooks slithers out of preview

Microsoft this week announced something that may have surprised a few devs who'd seen it lurking in Azure for a while – Python 2 support has finally moved out of preview for Azure runbooks.…

Microsoft tries a thinking cap on its cloud – voila, Dynamics 365 gets AI!

Tue, 2018-09-18 22:06
Also in news that will shock no one: HoloLens headgear a must, says Redmond

Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 got a tickling by AI on Tuesday as the software giant announced new applications aimed at sales and those at the pointy end of customer service, as well as mixed reality demoware creeping closer to reality.…

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

Tue, 2018-09-18 15:18
Old dog still has life in it yet

Not to be outdone by its upstart open-source sibling, .NET Core, the team behind the venerable .NET Framework has put out an Early Access version of version 4.8 with toys aplenty for developers.…

Flatpak (kind of) works on Windows Subsystem for Linux

Mon, 2018-09-17 17:31
Pain-free packager promises app joy for the brave

Windows Subsystem for Linux fans, rejoice! Flatpak can now ease your dependency blues. Sort of.…

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

Mon, 2018-09-17 12:36
Plus: Machine Learning for .NET, banks call time on Windows Phone, and more

While a certain fruit-based company hogged much of the limelight last week by seeing just how much cash could be wrung from fanbois, Microsoft found itself in the spotlight of shame. But Edge-pleading and build-encrypting weren't the only things that happened in the world of Windows.…

Git it girl! Academy tries to tempt women into coding with free course

Mon, 2018-09-17 09:01
School in Blighty's capital warns diversity can't be afterthought for digital economy

The Makers Academy has opened a free coding course and apprenticeship scheme that it hopes will convince women to consider a career change as the tech sector's gender gap widens.…

Git it girl! Academy tries to tempt women into coding with free course

Mon, 2018-09-17 09:01
School warns diversity can't be afterthought for digital economy

The Makers Academy has opened a free coding course and apprenticeship scheme that it hopes will convince women to consider a career change as the tech sector's gender gap widens.…

Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help

Mon, 2018-09-17 04:39
Project chief vows to learn to 'understand people’s emotions' after F-bomb explosions

Linux kernel firebrand Linus Torvalds has apologized for his explosive rants, and vowed to take a break from the open-source project and seek help.…

Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help

Mon, 2018-09-17 04:39
Project chief vows to learn to 'understand people’s emotions' after F-bomb explosions

Linux kernel firebrand Linus Torvalds has apologized for his explosive rants, and vowed to take a break from the open-source project and seek help.…

Google Chrome learns shape sensing, forgets subdomain hiding

Fri, 2018-09-14 21:30
Chrome 70 Beta rolls out dev and security goodies

Google Chrome 70 arrived as a beta release on Thursday, bringing with it a handful of meaningful improvements and some more esoteric features of interest to developers.…

Microsoft tickles devs with a Release Candidate for TypeScript 3.1

Fri, 2018-09-14 12:28
Type declarations? What wizardry is this?

As Ignite gets ever closer, Microsoft has unleashed a Release Candidate of the latest version of its jumped-up JavaScript, TypeScript.…

Redis does a Python, crushes 'offensive' master, slave code terms

Thu, 2018-09-13 21:52
Campaign to rid programming of hurtful words finds a sequel in noSQL database project

The open-source Redis database, like the Python programming language, is moving away from using the technical terms "master" and "slave" in its documentation and API – to the extent that's possible without breaking things.…

SAP faces further South African corruption probe

Thu, 2018-09-13 16:40
Reports of $2m kickback for deal with water ministry

SAP faces further investigations as part of the corruption scandal that has tainted its South African operation, amid reports of a $2m kickback paid for a state contract with the firm.…

Microsoft lights a fire under .NET Core teams, just in time for Ignite

Thu, 2018-09-13 14:41
Devs left bored to Tiers while Entity Framework flies out into the Cosmos

Microsoft flung out updates to more of its development tech last night. It's almost as though there's a big conference coming up.…

Microsoft accidentally let encrypted Windows 10 out into the world

Thu, 2018-09-13 12:18
Insider builds sometimes just don't work. Who knew?

Windows Insiders eager to get their hands on next year's Microsoft OS were reminded last night that living on the bleeding edge can have its downsides, as the update consumed RAM at a prodigious rate for some before falling over.…

C++ devs take a Step Back, let the UWP guy play with Visual Studio

Wed, 2018-09-12 17:20
Preview 2 of 15.9 promises speed, stability and new APIs

Microsoft has served up a second preview of the next version of its Visual Studio 2017 product with new toys for UWP and C++ devs.…

Microsoft: You don't want to use Edge? Are you sure? Really sure?

Wed, 2018-09-12 16:12
Windows 10 preview build app suggestions attract internet's ire

Microsoft really wants you to use Edge in the latest Windows Insider builds, and the software giant is not afraid to let you know it.…

Chromebooks gain faff-free access to Windows file shares sans Samba

Wed, 2018-09-12 11:36
SMB built in from ChromeOS 70. At its best without passwords. Oops

Google’s Chrome OS tanks crept a little further along Microsoft’s manicured Enterprise lawns with hints that Windows file share support will arrive out-of-the-box in an upcoming version of Chrome OS.…