Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Microsoft CEO wades into ICE outcry: Cool it, we only do legacy mail

Ethics! Principles! But no talk of scrapping federal contract either

Microsoft's continued frantic efforts to distance itself from a clumsily worded blog post continued today with the publishing of an email from CEO Satya Nadella.…



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http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/20/microsoft_ceo_nadella_we_only_do_legacy_emails_for_ice/

Priceless: The cost to BT for bothering you with spam? 1.5 UK pence per email

Incumbent telco fined £77k for sending 5 million of the things

Brit telco BT has been ordered to pay £77,000 for sending almost 5 million nuisance emails - equivalent to about 1.5p a mail.…


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http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/20/ico_fine_bt_spam_emails_77k/

Azure admins free to sync their teeth into database-spreader tool

Harmonise with on-premises SQL for when, you know, the cloud falls out of the sky

Microsoft announced general availability of its Azure Data Sync tool this week, which allows data to be synchronised between cloudy Azure SQL databases and on-premises servers.…



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http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/20/microsoft_azure_data_sync/

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Cisco snags potential customer-sniffing biz for an undisclosed sum

OEM partner July Systems' tech tracks in-store punters by Wi-Fi

Cisco is to slurp up cloudy indoor location services biz July Systems to add to its Wi-Fi platform and boost customer experience capabilities.…


via The Register - Data Centre: Networks
http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/19/cisco_snags_inbuilding_location_tracking_biz_for_undisclosed_sum/

UK footie fans furious as Sky Broadband goes TITSUP: Total inability to stream unfair penalties

Midlands users report service sucking on a half-time orange

The Sky Broadband service took an unscheduled half-time break last night, leaving residents of the UK Midlands unable to stream sporting action from Russia.…


via The Register - Data Centre: Networks
http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/19/sky_broadband_world_cup_outage/

Adobe’s e-signature service to go bi-cloud: adds Azure to AWS

Why? Well Adobe's just revealed deeper hooks into Office and Dynamics

Adobe’s taking its “Sign” electronic signature service into Microsoft’s Azure cloud, in addition to its current arrangement that sees the service run in Amazon’s cloud.…



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http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/19/adobes_esignature_service_to_add_azure_instances_on_top_of_aws/