By - Sharky

But hey, she sure interviewed well!

Project manager and IT director interview this contract programmer, and based on the contract shop’s recommendation and a brief technical interview she’s hired, reports a pilot fish on the scene. “She interviewed well, but unfortunately that’s where her skills largely ended,” fish says. “Basic skills required for this job were C, SQL and Oracle’s PL/SQL and Pro*C — that’s like

By - Preston Gralla

Windows 10: A guide to the updates

The launch of a big Windows 10 update like the October 2018 Update isn’t the end of a process — it’s really just the beginning. As soon as a major update is released, Microsoft quickly gets to work on improving it by fixing bugs, releasing security patches, and occasionally adding new features. Here we’ve summarized what you need to know

By - Rob Enderle

IDG Contributor Network: Hell froze over: Microsoft moves Edge to Chromium

I’m reading a great book named The Darkest Eyes by Mick Brady. In it the female protagonist goes through a rift to enter an alternate reality to Atlantis and fight little green aliens. Pretty out there, I know…but yesterday when Microsoft told me they were moving to Chromium with Edge I thought I’d hit my head with the Crystal Skull

By - Gregg Keizer

What’s in the latest Chrome update?

Google this week boosted Chrome to version 71, the last refresh of 2018 and one that includes punitive measures against sites spewing what the search giant described as “abusive experiences.” Chrome 71 also patched 43 security vulnerabilities reported by outside researchers, who were paid $59,000 in finders’ fees. Chrome updates in the background, so users can typically just relaunch the

By - Woody Leonhard

Nine weeks later, Microsoft resumes its ill-fated Win10 1809 rollout — but only for seekers

Microsoft released Win10 version 1809 — the Windows 10 September-October-November-December 2018 Update — to the unwashed masses back on Oct. 2. Four days later, in a flurry of major bugs including permanently deleted files, Microsoft yanked the bits. Then version 1809 reappeared five and a half weeks later, in build 17763.107, on Nov. 13. A few hours later, Microsoft released

By - Gregg Keizer

Microsoft trash talks Windows 10 LTSC – again

Microsoft has again disparaged Windows 10 Long-term Servicing Channel (LTSC), the OS feature-fixed version that most resembles the now-discarded traditional Windows maintenance model. “All too often, I have seen strategic decisions about Windows 10 servicing options and the use of the Long-Term Servicing Channel driven by the wrong criteria, for example, IT professional familiarity prevailing over end user value and

By - Huawei

BrandPost: BYD Auto Becoming a Leader in New Energy with the Best Data Storage System

On October 11, 2017, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) announced the 2017 Low Carbon Champions Awards. BYD UK – the London branch of BYD Auto – won the “Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle of the Year Award” and jointly won the “Grand Prix” – the top award – with Transport for London (TfL) and Go-Ahead London for their partnership

By - Huawei

BrandPost: Huawei Constructs a Best-in-Class Optical Transport Network for ÖBB

Huawei deployed an Optical Transport Network (OTN) using Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). DWDM technology enables 100Gbit/s performance and the ability to expand broadband network systems efficiently. Customized for ÖBB, Huawei’s DWDM OTN products are now deployed at multiple sites across Austria and Germany. One of the Most Reliable Railway Operators in Europe One of

By - Huawei

BrandPost: Huawei Empowers Japan’s CyberAgent to Build an IDN-Capable Cloud Data Center Network with All-Fixed Switches

Pioneer of Japanese Pan Entertainment CyberAgent, Inc. is a well-known Internet company in Japan. It provides services in multiple fields, such as online communities, video on demand (VOD), gaming, advertising, and Internet venture capital. In 2018, revenue is expected to exceed US$3.8 billion. Gaming is an important growth engine. CyberAgent has seven major game titles and other several tens of