Windows Server 2012 no longer fully supported
Microsoft no longer supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. However, users can still get updates through a paid Extended Security Update (ESU) program.
Now that support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 has been discontinued, it is becoming more difficult for us... Read more
Microsoft discontinues Visual Studio for Mac
Microsoft has decided to discontinue Visual Studio for Mac. Support for the latest IDE version is guaranteed only through August 2024.
According to Microsoft, the decision to discontinue this Visual Studio version was prompted by its shifted focus to developing cross-platform solutions. The avai... Read more
Microsoft ends support for PostScript fonts as well
PostScript Type 1 fonts are no longer directly supported. Microsoft was just about the last party still supporting this font. It is now changing that, having already done so for Adobe earlier this year. However, there are still workarounds.
The PostScript Type 1 fonts dating back to the 1980s an... Read more
End of Microsoft Surface Duo appears to be in sight
Microsoft has been very quiet around the future of the Surface Duo. It is unknown if the foldable device will get any updates and if the tech giant will add any new features. The end seems to be in sight.
According to Windows Central, it has become uncertain whether Microsoft still sees a future... Read more
Back-office bliss: the dream of ‘ticketless’ IT
Companies need front ends; every business needs an upper-tier operational layer including sales, customer support and all the elements of working functionality that enable it to create a go-to-market proposition for its core products and services. Equally though, every firm needs a back end; the ba... Read more
Lenovo increases focus on hybrid work environments
Lenovo is putting more effort into providing support and devices for hybrid work environments. This includes the new 24/7 hardware support service Lenovo Premier Support Plus, AI insights and new ThinkPad laptops.
According to the tech giant, employees benefit from using the right IT tools to ma... Read more
Pegasystems introduces AI-based voice and messaging tools
Pegasystems is introducing two AI-based tools for call centers. Pega Voice AI and Messaging AI analyze real-time customer calls to automate service and support operations.
Both solutions were designed to improve up call efficiency and service. According to Pegasystems, the AI-based solutions fun... Read more
Google to change its infamous Web And App Activity from march
Google is modifying its famed Web & App Activity settings to cater to Google Workspace customers from March 29. This function is now divided into two settings, one labeled Search History, and the other Web & App Activity.
Google has begun alerting Workspace admins about the modification... Read more
CentOS counterpart AlmaLinux gets support from CloudLinux
CloudLinux has built a support model around the AlmaLinux distribution. This allows companies that were dependent on CentOS to continue using Linux on a comparable basis.
AlmaLinux fulfils a similar role as CentOS did until recently. It is a binary compatible fork of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RH... Read more
VMware extends support for vSphere 6.5
VMware has announced that it is extending support for version 6.5 of vSphere by one year. In doing so, offers its customers more stability in the turmoil caused by the corona pandemic.
The support extension was announced in a blog post. In it, VMware talks about the year that has passed since th... Read more