The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
MICROSOFT-OWNED Skype has lost its appeal against a 2016 fine for failing hand over customer data in relation to a criminal investigation in Belgium. Last year, Microsoft was handed a €30,000 fine because it denied Belgian authorities access to data from calls and messages. It appealed the ruling, arguing that it is not a telecoms company and is not therefore bound by the country’s Telecom Act.
Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for $26 billion last year, promising to closely link the service with its Office suite of applications. While we’ve seen a new Windows 10 app for LinkedIn, Microsoft is unveiling an even more useful addition for its service: Resume Assistant. Office 365 subscribers will now get direct LinkedIn integration when they’re building a resume in Word. The assistant works by picking out job descriptions in an existing resume and finding similar public examples on LinkedIn to help job seekers curate a better description.
Many businesses are clinging to older, pre-cloud and even unsupported versions of Office, going as far back as Office 2007, Office 2003 and Office XP, the latter of which was released way back in 2001. The majority of organizations (68 percent), mostly midsize companies, are still running Office 2007.