Linux Gains Ascendance in Cloud Infrastructures: Report


Linux is now the dominant operating system on Amazon’s AWS cloud service and is growing rapidly on Microsoft’s Azure platform this year, according to a report on public cloud adoption trends Sumo Logic released on Tuesday. The company’s second annual State of Modern Apps report reveals usage trends on AWS, Azure and Google clouds, and how they impact the use of modern apps in the enterprise. The report gives organizations a set of frameworks, best practices and hard stats to guide their migration to the cloud.

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New Surface device rumored for Microsoft Future Decoded event in London

Panos Panay has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference, prompting speculation that the event might see the reveal of a new addition to the Surface family.

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Intel Kills the Atom SoC Powering Microsoft’s HoloLens

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Intel has announced it’s killing the semi-custom chip that powers Microsoft’s HoloLens. It’s a good bet that they’ve done so with MS’ agreement, but what does that mean for the future of Microsoft’s augmented reality platform?

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Consumer Reports slams Microsoft's Surface line, cites 25-percent failure rate

Microsoft’s Surface family suffered a major blow Thursday, as Consumer Reports not only pulled its recommendation forallSurface-branded products, but moves them into the dreaded “not recommended” category.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/10/consumer-reports-slams-microsofts-surface-line-cites-25-percent-failure-rate.html

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Microsoft’s Next HoloLens Will Contain an AI Coprocessor

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Microsoft’s next-generation HPU is going to pack an AI coprocessor for creating deep neural networks, all while remaining a discrete, battery-powered device.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/252998-microsoft-second-generation-hololens-ai-coprocessor?source=Computing

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Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

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After Microsoft’s announcement of new GPU monitoring tools last week, we had some questions about the finer points of the implementation. The company has since responded.

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Microsoft Windows 10 S Isn’t as Secure as the Company Claims

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 S may be more secure than other versions of the OS, but no operating system is perfectly locked down.

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Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) Review Roundup: Not Bad, Still Expensive

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Reviews of the new Surface Pro are surprisingly weak — weaker than we’ve seen for Microsoft’s flagship tablet in the past. This minor point update takes a few steps forward, but it wasn’t what reviewers were collectively looking for.

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Intel Quietly Threatens Microsoft, Qualcomm Over x86 Emulation

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Intel isn’t taking news of Qualcomm and Microsoft’s intent to emulate x86 lying down. The CPU manufacturer has made it clear that it intends to take legal action to stop unauthorized emulation practices.

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Microsoft Edge Prints PDFs Incorrectly, Substitutes Numbers

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Microsoft’s Edge browser is having a problem with PDF files. They show up properly on-screen, but the browser sometimes changes numbers and letters when a file is printed.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/internet/249060-psa-microsoft-edge-prints-pdfs-incorrectly-substitutes-numbers?source=Computing

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Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5

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Microsoft’s VP of devices recently said there’s ‘no such thing’ as Surface Pro 5, but the remarks are being taken somewhat out of context.

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Can Microsoft's Surface Laptop put some hurt on the Chromebook and MacBook?

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop is aimed at Google’s education-centric Chromebook and a longstanding student favorite, the MacBook. But the Surface Laptop may be a tough sell considering its design.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/04/can-microsofts-surface-laptop-put-some-hurt-on-chromebook-and-macbook.html

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Microsoft’s $999 Surface Laptop Is a Blatant Windows 10 Store Push

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Microsoft’s previous hardware efforts have always made good sense if you were in a niche whose needs they were designed to meet. The new Surface Laptop takes everything good about previous Surface products and flushes it.

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Windows Phone Is Dead and Surface Sales are Slipping

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s overall quarterly results were excellent, but the company’s hardware divisions were a different story. Decline in the Xbox market is expected, but a huge drop in Surface sales doesn’t look good. Meanwhile, Windows 10 Mobile is barely on life support.

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Raspberry Pi enthusiasts can use Cortana in the Creators Update for Windows 10 IoT Core

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Microsoft’s embedded Windows 10 operating system, Windows 10 IoT Core, is being updated to support Cortana with full voice functionality as well.

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Microsoft’s new Project Scorpio Xbox could blow the PS4 Pro out of the water, challenge high-end PCs

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio isn’t just a huge leap ahead for the Xbox One. Microsoft is showing game demos that could put its newest console on par with some high-end PCs, for a fraction of the price.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/247266-microsofts-new-project-scorpio-xbox-blow-ps4-water-challenge-high-end-pcs?source=Computing

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Google’s Jamboard digital whiteboard ships in May, will cost $4,999

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The Jamboard undercuts Microsoft’s Surface Hub on price by several thousand dollars.

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Future Windows 10 updates will require 35-65% less space, offer better Windows Update controls

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Microsoft’s Creators Update will introduce better update controls and install new software that will drastically reduce the size of future updates. Those of you on a metered connection can breathe a bit easier.

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Early Windows 10 Game Mode testing shows performance regressions, minimal improvement

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Microsoft’s Game Mode gets put to the test — what kind of improvements, if any, can users expect?

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