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Microsoft Tutorials

How To Start your own Git Server in less than 30 Minutes

It’s official GitHub sold us out, so what are the alternatives? You could switch to GitLab or BitBucket and wait till Microsoft or others buying them and get in an infinite loop, or you create your own Server! A small group of members started already an own Repo, sadly it was already too late because MS is already in discussion with GitHub since 2007, but the idea was really funny.

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The next feature update for Xbox One is available for everyone now

It was just over a month ago that Microsoft announced the next feature update for the Xbox ONe family of consoles, version 1805. It’s been in testing with Insiders since then, but today, the update is available for everyone, according to Microsoft’s Brad Rossetti.

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April 2018 Updates for Office 2010, 2013 & 2016

The first patchday for April 2018 is here, several Office versions getting non-security-relevant updates in order to fix reported problems. These updates are as always more or less optional and you can wait to install them until they got reviewed or spring in the cold water and report what happened.

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Intel Microsoft Security

KB4100480 third attempt at a fix for the Meltdown security vulnerability

The out-of-band emergency update, KB4100480, was released by Microsoft last week to supplement a patch released in early March to address severe vulnerabilities accidentally introduced by Redmond’s engineers in their January and February security updates for Meltdown on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems. It seems that this patch is far away from being ‘finished’.

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Microsoft can ban you from their services if you use too much ‘offensive language’

Microsoft has updated its Microsoft Services Agreement yesterday with one of the new policies banning “offensive language” on it’s services. The new changes go into effect May 1st  and cover all Microsoft services including, Skype & Xbox Live. Or in other words, every service which requires you to login with an Microsoft Account in order to use MS own online services.

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Microsoft vs. U.S. Justice Department in the question about your private data

This might change everything, if people really believe that Microsoft worked with the Government together then they aren’t aware of the current fight – this supreme court wrestles with Microsoft data privacy fight to answer the question if or how many data the government gets.

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The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas.

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Tutorials Windows 10

How to backup Windows or Office Activation

You need to backup and restore an activation because every time you format and reinstall Windows you need to activate Windows again. My tutorial explains how to backup and restore an activation license of Windows, Office & Server. For activation you look for a valid MAK-Retail key, calling Microsoft or waiting for a KMS server to go online etc. Sometimes when you activate Windows with a previous key then you have a problem with activation and get the error message “This key has a limit of activation or is blocked. But if you want to reinstall Windows or if you switch Office and don’t want to lose the activation then you can create a backup of the activation and then reinstall Windows then restore the activation.

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This activation method backs up and restores the Windows 10, Server 2016 activation as well as Microsoft Office activation.

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Google Exposes Security Flaw in Microsoft Edge

The bitch fight between Google and Microsoft is real, it’s not the first time Google exposed flaws in Microsoft products (from what I know Microsoft never exposed a Google Flaw but I could be wrong on this). However, Google’s Project Zero has exposed a security flaw in Microsoft Edge according to a report from Neowin. Project Zero was last year often in the media to reveal bigger security issue, so like this one, the Edge hole is very difficult to patch.

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Xbox One X and Xbox One S getting 1440p support

The secret is out! The Xbox models One X and even the weaker One S getting 1440p support “soon”. It’s unclear at this time of writing if the S gets only 1440p for video playback or also for games, in my opinion, it’s not possible to get stable framerates with the hardware but we will see. According to Kevin Gammill which is the program manager for Microsoft’s Xbox Platform Partner Group, Xbox One X 1440p support is just around the corner for those in the early preview ring.

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