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100 Features, Things and Points Announced at Google I/O 2019

Google I / O 2019 Event was full of announcements and news for the whole ecosystem of the Mountain View group, with new features coming for the software, hardware, AI, Augmented Reality, home automation and much more.

100 Features, Things and Points Announced at Google I/O 2019

All described in the 100 points listed below:

Hardware

1. Hold the phone! Our new smartphones, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, go up the shelves this week, bringing together all the essential features of Google at a lower price ($399 for the 5.6-inch display and $479 for the 6-inch model).
2. Good things come to three, like the Pixel 3a colour options. Choose from Purple-ish, Clearly White and Just Black.
3. And next to your phone, it has the same fantastic Pixel camera. Capture shots in portrait mode and HDR +, or use Night Sight to take magical photos in low light conditions.
4. To add creativity, Time Lapse arrives on Pixel 3a. Soon you will be able to capture an entire sunset in a few seconds of video.
5. Battery all day, baby! Pixel 3a charges seven hours of battery life in 15 minutes and the battery can last up to 30 hours.
6. Squeeze Pixel 3a to allow the Google Assistant to send messages, find directions, set reminders and more, simply touch your voice.
7. Hi, who is it? The Call Assistant feature of Google Assistant (available in English in the US and Canada) offers more information about who is speaking before they even answer the phone. Better yet, it helps you save yourself from robots once and for all.
8. Pixel 3a is protected from new threats with years of operating system and security updates.
9. Comes with the customized Titan M chip to protect the most sensitive data.
10. All Pixel phones will receive a preview of the AR in Google Maps. So, I saw the forecasts walking on the same world, rather than looking at a blue dot on a map.
11. Say hello to Google Nest. Looking for home and the Nest brand together to create a useful home.
12. Nest Google Nest Hub Max. Hub Max has a 10-inch screen, premium stereo sound, a camera with integrated Nest Cam functionality and the power of Google Assistant.
13. Live albums on Nest Hub Max helps you choose photos of family and friends on Google Photos on the screen.
14. The Nest Cam is a watch of love at home. You can turn on the camera when you are away and check the right things from the Nest app on your phone.
15. The Hub Max video camera is also capable of making video calls and leaving personalized messages with Google’s video call app, Duo.
16. If you’re listening to music or watching a cooking tutorial, turn down the volume with a wave of your hand. With gestures, you simply have to look at the Nest Hub and raise your hand to pause the media.
17. The dashboard of the home overview of all devices connected by the dashboard and Google Assistant now controls over 30,000 smart devices from 3,500 brands.
18. Similar to Voice Match, you have the ability to enable the Nest Match Max Face Match feature that offers you the device and share the most important information, like their calendar and estimated time for commuting.
19. We shared our privacy commitments, explaining our security and privacy options for Google Nest products.
20. A green light is on the front of the Hub indicating when the camera is streaming. Also, like the Nest Cam and Face Match.
21. Hub Max will be available in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia this summer.
22. Google Nest Hub, formerly Google Home Hub, is now available in 12 other countries: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Spain and Sweden.
23. And our prices are lower: Google Nest Hub available in the United States for $ 129, and starting today Google Home is $ 99 and Google Home Max is $ 299.

Assistant

24. The assistant is now on more than a billion devices, available in more than 30 languages ??in 80 countries.
25. The next generation of Assistant will run on the device and respond to a query up to 10 times faster, with almost zero latency. It will arrive on Pixel phones by the end of the year.
26. Continue the conversation. Now with Continuous Conversation, you can make multiple requests in a row without having to say “Hey Google” every time.
27. Make two instalments on the site to help you complete tasks faster. Just ask the assistant, “Book a car for my next trip”, and you’ll see the rest.
28. Sound the alarm! Now you can take a picture or simple use of Google Home Smart Display simply by saying “stop”.
29. The assistance is coming! With a new feature called Personal References, the Assistant will understand you better and refer to the important things in your life. Di & # 39; that you said in the Assistant who is in contact with “Mamma”. You can then ask, “Hey Google, com & # 39; s the time at my mother’s house this weekend?” And get the answer without further details.
30. Choose your next recipe to try, the event to attend or the podcast to listen with Picks for You. This feature is based on past research and other contextual signals to give you more personalized results.
31. In weeks, you will be able to access a request from Waze direct assistant.
32. Take advantage of Google Assistant driving mode when you’re at the wheel. The new dashboard starts automatically when you are driving and displays the most important activities such as space, messaging, calls and multimedia content.
33. It is easier to use the assistant to control your car remotely, so you can adjust the temperature of your car, check the fuel level.
34. Check the Assistant data and make the privacy choices that are right for you from the “You” tab in the Assistant settings.
35. Have you ever looked for a “how to” question? We will give content creators easy-to-use development tools, so in the coming months when we ask “Hey Google, how do I install a dog door?” Get a useful step by step experience from a trusted source like a do-it-yourself network.
36. Help now can help you do specific things in some of your favourites. For example, you can say “Hey Google, start a run in Nike Run Club”.
37. Game creators can now fully watch the development of interactive Smart Display screens, so you’ll start to see more games that combine voice, graphics and touch.

AI and ML

38. And the winner is … we presented the 20 beneficiaries of the Google Impact Challenge which finances artificial intelligence to face societal challenges.
39. We have made progress on forecasting floods in India. Regarding the timing, location and severity of flooding across 90% of India and sharing that information with Google Public Alerts.
40. Two bands came on stage at I / O, with a little help from automatic learning. Both YACHT and The Flaming Lips worked with Google engineers to create music with Magenta, our artificial intelligence tool for artistic creativity
41. Check out our new PAIR guide, an external toolkit that helps professionals make a decision and centralize on the user when building with artificial intelligence.
42. We are taking the same artificial intelligence research that makes our products better and usable to improve user privacy. The federation learning to Google IA products is better for you and tasks better for everyone, without collecting raw data from your devices.

Google News and Research

43. It is now easier to stay aware. The technology that drives full coverage in Google News is in Search to better organize search by topic.
44. When it comes to a story, a sequence of events, a tweet and even a podcast.
45. In the coming months we will start a list of podcasts in search results or save an episode for later.

Augmented reality and Google Lens

46. ??Seeing is believing! Soon you will be able to look at 3D objects from the search and insert them into your space.
47. Now the goal is easier to see the AR to superimpose useful information and content to the things you see. For example, you see a dish you would like to cook in an upcoming issue of Bon Appetit magazine, you will be able to point your camera at a recipe and revive the page and show you exactly how to make it happen.
48. The goal can help you decide what to order. Just point the camera on the menu and Lens highlights which dishes are popular, directly in the menu. Tap on a plate to see photos and snippets of reviews from Google Maps.
49. Now you can point your camera at the text in Italian.
50. What? When you like your photo in the text, the lens can now read it aloud. You can also touch a specific word to search for its definition. This feature is launched for the first time in Google Go, our Search app for smartphone users for the first time.

Private life

51. You will begin to see the icon of your Google account profile in a more evident way on all Google products, so just one touch is enough to access privacy.
52. We are now looking at data management in Maps, Assistant and YouTube (coming soon). For example, you will be able to view your location information directly in Google Maps, and then quickly return to your directions.
53. New automatic deletion checks for Location History and Web Activity and Automatic Control Apps.
54. We are expanding the incognito mode, the option in Chrome that deletes the history of after each session, towards our other products, including maps.
55. Thanks to the federated learning, Gboard has improved predictive typing and emoji predictions on tens of millions of devices.
56. You have integrated security keys into your Android phone, giving you simpler and more affordable protection against phishing attacks. This is available for all devices running Android 7.0 and later.

Android

57. The latest features of Android Q are focused on innovation, security, privacy and digital well-being.
58. A new story on transportation.
59. Android offers developers tools to create fantastic apps for folding phones and 5G, opening up new possibilities for experiences like your games on your device.
60. Live Caption will automatically play the media content that can be played on your video podcasts similar to phones, audio messages and even recorded content on any app.
61. Smart Reply is getting even smarter! Your phone will not only show you the suggested answers, but it will also help you take action, like opening addresses from a text message in an app like Maps.
62. You asked, we listened! Android Q brings Dark Theme. You can activate in Settings or switch on Battery Saver.
63. We bring privacy to the highest level of settings so you can find all the important controls at a single location.
64. Android allows you to manage your position (or not) with the app according to your own terms.
65. Is it time to go out? With the new Focus mode, you can do things without distractions by selecting the apps you want to stay active and pause everything you don’t do.
66. And to help children and families find a better balance with technology, making sure that the links of all Digital Wellbeing content, starting with Android Q.
67. Signed, sealed, delivered! C & # 39; a new way to deliver important updates. With Project Mainline, you can update the main systems of the operating system.
68. All Android devices with Q-including phones, tablets, TVs and Android are required to encrypt personal data.
69. Some of these versions are available today on Android Q Beta, available on 15 devices from 12 manufacturers (in addition to all Pixel phones).
70. Android is a lot of new emojis, including 53 new non-binary emoji projects that Unicode offers “genderless”.
71. Fasten! The new Android design is able to make you travel faster, show you useful information at a glance.
72. Now multimedia content developers are able to create new entertainment experiences for infotainment systems on Android.
73. With Google’s Tiles on Wear OS you have more fluent access to things from your wrist such as your goals, next event, weather forecasts, heart rate and timer.
74. The Android TV platform now has more than 140 paid TV partners, 6 of the 10 best OEM TV programs that reach Android TV; and more than 5,000 apps and games in its ecosystem.

Chrome

75. It is now easier to share files between Linux, Android and Chrome OS for the file manager.
76. Android Studio on Chrome OS helps you make your own Chrome OS apps on the Chromebook.
77. All Chromebooks launched will be ready for Linux ready to use.
78. We have one of the best and safest fingerprints on the web.

Ads

79. With the option of bidding on TROAS, advertisers will soon be able to pay more for users who spend little less.
80. We collaborate with eight agencies
https://blog.google/products/ads/google-io-ads-announcements/
– Vidmob, Consumer Acquisition, Bamboo, Apptamin, Webpals, Creadits, Kaizen Ad and Kuaizi – to provide end-to-end creative development and consulting services to advertisers.
81. Starting this year, we will expand a new monetization program, entitled Open Bidding, for all publishers, so that investments are maximized automatically.
82. New browser transparency tools
https://blog.google/products/ads/transparency-choice-and-control-digital-advertising/
will offer people greater visibility of the data that Google uses to personalize ads.
83. We have also launched new tools for developers, controlling transactions and risk.

Accessibility

84. Project Euphonia is using artificial intelligence to improve the computer’s ability to understand and transcribe a diverse set of language patterns, including altered language.
85. Live Relay uses speech recognition per device and speaks on behalf of people as they type.
86. Project Diva is a research effort that makes Google help more accessible to people with disabilities.

More announcements for developers

87. We are preparing a preview of Local Home SDK
88. The next version of our Maps Android SDK is now available for public beta. It is based on a common platform with the Google Maps mobile app, which means better performance and feature support.
89. A new integration of the Google Maps platform with deck.gl will make it possible in high-quality data.
90. Progress by unifying our efforts on home gaming devices parts under a single platform for developers. We will now provide experience for consumers and developers through the Google Assistant Works program.
91. We have included arcs with lights and light forecasts: features that create more interactive and realistic experiences.
92. Scene Viewer is a new tool that allows users to view 3D objects in AR from your website.
93. The development of Android will become more and more Kotlin.
94. We have released 11 new Jetpack libraries and opened a first preview of Jetpack Compose, a new toolkit broken down by individual user.
95. Android Studio 3.5 Beta is available for download and includes improvements in three main areas: system integrity, functionality and bugs.
96. Flutter 1.5 includes many answers in response to errors, including updates for the new App Store iOS SDK requirements, updates to iOS widgets and materials, engine support for new device types and Dart 2.3 with new UI language -how-code Features.
97. We have released the first Flutter technical preview for the web.
98. Our API for in-app updates is out of beta. Now people can install updates without ever leaving the app.
99. New metrics and insights in the Google Play Console.
100. A new change is coming to Chrome Canarino to help heavy image websites load faster.

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How to Prevent Advertisers and SMM Specialist from Using Your Personal Data for Ads

Your search and browsing history is more valuable than you think. Advertisers and SMM specialists who have invested in Google AdSense will be very happy to use your personal data so that after you have searched the Internet, for example, “car tires” you will be flooded with relevant offers to buy tires or watch a new autoblogger video. But this can be avoided since you are able to automatically “clean the tails” after using Google services.

It should be understood that by disabling the tracking of Google activity, you will lose access to some very useful features, such as local search results, ads and recommendations adapted to your interests. Since removing activity tracking, in general, would violate the most profitable search engine functions, Google created an alternative for users who accept the service but don’t want to sacrifice their privacy.

What activity does Google track?

Google keeps track of a number of data that includes information about what you do on the Internet. This is your search history, videos viewed on YouTube, the time you spend on certain websites, and the ads you clicked on. Google then provides these data to affiliates like advertisers and they integrate into search engine advertising algorithms.

How to enable automatic deletion of activity in Google

But do not think that the search giant offers no alternative. Google finally introduced a new feature that automatically deletes data about user actions after a specified period of time. The company says that your data is used by them only for the time specified before clearing from their systems. True, at the moment the only options are the dates of 3 and 18 months.

Google web and app activity - Advertisers

At the same time, according to the company, a longer period of data collection has an additional bonus in the form of more accurate recommendations and suggestions. To access this new feature, go to the activity controls and log in to your Google account.

Here you will see the opportunity to set the data retention period for 3 or 18 months. After setting this option, the information after the expiration of the established period will be deleted and new information will be overwritten. This will create a kind of “circulation of data” within the specified parameters. After that, the data will be automatically deleted for a certain period of time.

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Microsoft Build 2019 Roundup: Windows Terminal, Microsoft Edge and more!

Microsoft held its annual developer conference called Build in 2019 from 6th – 8th May 2019 in Seattle, WA. We were there to personally attend all the major announcements and we treated them first on MSPoweruser.com.

Although this year, Build wasn’t very exciting as not many consumer-centric ads were made, but there were many ads that could be referred to as the foundation of something bigger that Microsoft is targeting in the future. This included a series of announcements that we will discuss in this article.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge was announced as a replacement for Internet Explorer in 2015. At that time, although Internet Explorer was mainly used in the company, in the consumer space, it was associated with terms that aimed to slow down or to perform poorly. This started with the ever-increasing dominance of Google Chrome. Initially, Microsoft Edge worked with the EdgeHTML engine but recently a public beta version was launched for the browser, where it was created from scratch and run on Google’s Chromium Engine. Being an open source engine, it was pretty easy for Microsoft engineers to work with Google engineers to build Edgium.

Microsoft Search

Microsoft announced Microsoft Search some time ago that it bought a single hub to allow a user to search the web and through their work domain through a single search. The company announced that Microsoft Search will hit GA starting May 28thth, 2019. It will act as an intelligent entity in society in which a user can simply type in his query and the search service will search all resources in the domain and find relevant information for the user. For example, if someone looks for an employee in their company, the search will return results that would give all its displayable information such as its name, contact details, location of the office and more.

Blockchain

Yes, Microsoft recently joined Blockchain and collaborated with JP Morgan. Together, the two companies will emphasize the development of the Quorum and the corporate version of Ethereum later.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a service that Microsoft has worked tirelessly to improve. Recently they announced that around 95% of Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Azure through various services within their organization. Microsoft has emphasized the use of privacy and responsible AI. So, they announced Artificial Intelligence 2.0. With this, Microsoft is committed to building infrastructure and tools for developers to build a responsible AI.

They also announced the Azure voice service which introduces an improved speech recognition algorithm that can now include local accents and can provide real-time speech to text conversion.

Dynamics 365

Microsoft continues its work to grow its community of business application developers who will make great use of their Dynamics 265 and Power platforms.

Microsoft 365

With the power of Microsoft Graph and IA responsible, Microsoft offers various intelligent features to its Microsoft 365 and Office 365. They announced a feature called Ideas for Microsoft Word. The ideas will help a user design and present polished documents and use Microsoft Search.

Word ideas for Word online, which can help you easily design and present polished documents and Microsoft Search, a new corporate search experience that applies Bing’s AI technology and in-depth in-depth customized analysis emerged from Microsoft Graph

Windows terminal

Yes, Microsoft has announced the brand new, modern, fast, efficient, powerful and productive terminal application that will contain all the tools and command line shells including PowerShell, Command Prompt and various types of WSL.

ElectionGuard

This should distinguish the solution most appreciated by Microsoft. ElectionGuard is a module that will make the vote safe and transparent while being open source. Like many controversies in the major democracies, Microsoft made this announcement in which the voting process will be made safer and more transparent and the user will have the task of verifying if his vote is not counterfeit or otherwise.

DOT NET 5

Microsoft has also announced .NET 5 what will be the next major release of the .NET family. It brings in a unified platform with which developers can target various platforms such as Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, tvOS, watchOS and more. It will also be supported by Visual Studio 2019, Visual Studio for Mac and Visual Studio Code.

Windows subsystem for Linux 2

Windows subsystem for Linux has been updated to version 2. This introduces new features such as call compatibility of the complete file system that also supports Docker.

This article covers all the major announcements that occurred at Build 2019.

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Google I / O 2019 | Live Streaming Starting Today

Live from the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, the opening keynote for Google’s annual developer magazine.

The highly anticipated annual press review opens today, enthusiasts and developers of the ecosystem Google, with three days of events with theoretical and demonstrative sessions that will illustrate development plans and news coming up during this calendar year.

Software/hardware updates for the smartphone of Pixel line, Q of Android, Android operating system for cars, Wear OS, Google Stadia, and Chrome OS, will be among the main topics of the three-day California, with surprises that, as usual, will not be missed and will be announced by managers and engineers of the American giant.

Do not miss the Keynote of opening speech from the CEO of the group, Sundar Pichai, which will cover all the most important topics that will be explored over the next 2 days.

The annual developer conference, which begins this evening of May 7, starting from 6:00 pm GMT+1 for the live streaming of Day 1 of Google I / O 2019.

Watch Google I / O 2019 | Live streaming below:

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5 Wonders of Dynamics 365. Number 3 is Absolutely Amazing

Customers are probably among the most key assets in an organization has. Despite the industry, it is important to have highly effective Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 to manage customers and growth. With the ideal CRM, organizations can easily collect, manage and also organize their customer data on a platform to increase loyalty. The best part of Dynamics 365 is that not only is it full of all the right features, but the platform can be easily customized, integrated and deployed to align with the scope of your business.

Applications of Dynamics 365

Dynamic 365 for Marketing: Dynamic’s marketing application is designed to maximize lead conversions. Contacts, opportunities, contacts and campaigns can be managed in one place. The reports and analysis between the sales and marketing department are available for a deeper vision, improving better planning and execution of campaigns.

Dynamics 365 for Sales: Dynamics trains salespeople with their digital intelligence and predictive analytics that maximize the conversions of potential customers. Sellers can now interact with their customers more effectively and understand their needs. With its predictive analysis, it allows the team not only to remain motivated but to close more offers by identifying opportunities.

Dynamic 365 for Customer Service: the customer service application is designed to provide a 360 view of a customer’s life cycle, facilitating the retention and management of cases. Dynamics allows customer service representatives to deliver quickly and customized by guiding them in the right direction with intelligent processes.

Dynamic 365 for Operations and Finances: the application unifies the operations and finances of a company for a better overview of the business in order to make quick informative decisions. Dynamics helps companies adapt much more quickly to changing market demands, improving business growth.

Dynamics 365 for Talent: Dynamics created its talent application to transform the human resources department of a company. Hiring the right people and preparing them for success has become easier with a personalized incorporation experience. Retention and growth within a business is another great advantage that the application creates, with continuous learning, personalized professional trajectory and development guidelines.

Top 5 Wonders of Dynamics 365

  • Security: Solution in the cloud hosted on Azure, a Microsoft platform that guarantees the total security.
  • Integration: Fully integrated with Office 365 and other Microsoft products such as Power BI
  • Multi-device: Mobility guaranteed. Possibility of connecting from any device regardless of the operating system
  • Unified: Enable people to do their best work by unifying relationships, processes, and data with comprehensive business applications connected through a common Microsoft cloud platform.
  • Adaptable: Thrive as your business changes by extending existing applications, building new solutions, and integrating with other technologies on a flexible, scalable, and secure platform.

 

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Google Adds Offline Mode Feature on Google Drive

A wide range of branded services and applications allows Google almost daily to please us with their updates. For example, over the past few months, the search giant has redesigned almost all of its digital products, bringing them in line with the style of Material design 2.0. In second place after the redesign was a night theme, which allows to ease the strain on the user’s eyes and save battery life. But is it be time to take up the functional updates?

Recently, Google began distributing the Google Drive cloud storage update with offline support. Activation allows you to work with some files uploaded to the cloud, even in the absence of an Internet connection. Unfortunately, for now, the mode only applies to text documents and spreadsheets, allowing you to edit and save them completely autonomously. Another thing is that, for obvious reasons, it will be possible to share the changes made only after connecting to the Network.

Offline Mode in Google Drive

How to work with documents offline

Initially, the innovation will be available only to users of the desktop version of Google Drive and only in the Chrome browser. To activate this feature you need a corresponding extension called “Google Docs offline” ( download ). Its installation will allow you to interact with all the documents that we opened recently, in Google Drive, without connecting to the Internet.

To activate the offline mode, go to Google Drive’s “Settings”“General” and check the box next to “Offline Access”.

You probably noticed that the extension that is required to work offline with Google Drive was available in Chrome and earlier. That is true. However, earlier this extension opened up the opportunity to interact with Google documents exclusively in the Web applications “Documents,” “Tables” and “Presentations” whereas now access to all of them is opened from Google Drive at once, regardless of format.

How Microsoft’s end of support for 2008/2008 R2 versions of SQL and Window Servers will affect your business

Takeshi Numoto (vice president of marketing for cloud and enterprise products at Microsoft) on his blog on July 12 announced the end of support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2, as well as Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on July 9, 2019. Extended support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end on January 14, 2020.

What does end support mean?

End of support means the end of regular security updates. Infrastructures and applications will no longer be protected as they will not receive standard security updates and new vulnerabilities discovered will remain unresolved.

Precisely for this reason, it is important to think of a solution today to be in line with the regulations in force, for example, the GDPR and avoid being exposed to cyber attacks.

Why do businesses run SQL Server 2008?

SQL Server 2008 was released ten years ago, and four subsequent SQL servers appeared with SQL Server 2008 R2, but it seemed to withstand its popularity.

This is due to four main reasons:

  • Application Compatibility – moving to a newer version can mean a much bigger update than just the Microsoft data platform.
  • SQL Server 2008 is good enough – companies believe that the server meets their needs and does not see the need to switch to a newer version.
  • The cost and complexity of the upgrade – until the end of life, the cost and complexity of the upgrade may outweigh the benefits.
  • Lack of knowledge or skills – some enterprises could not move platforms due to a lack of own knowledge.

What This Means to Your Business When Microsoft Shutdown Support for the Servers?

Choosing to launch applications on an unsupported servers carries several important risks that your organization must take into account:

  1. Security
    After shutting down Extended Support, SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 will no longer receive security updates. Without fixing vulnerabilities, your data will be at risk of a cyber attack. While physical security measures, such as a firewall or anti-virus software, can provide some protection, this is hardly enough for most organizations to be comfortable with confidential data.
  2. Conformity
    With increased security risks, there is a danger of becoming inconsistent. Many industry rules and standards, such as GDPR and PCI DSS, require organizations to use supported platforms. Retailers accepting card or online payments are required to comply with vendor support, and failure to demonstrate this can make them unable to process payments in accordance with their obligations. The discrepancy has real legal and financial implications for your business, as well as the risk of loss of reputation or deterioration of relations with your customers.
  3. Financial expenses
    Using unsupported servers is associated with a high price. Microsoft typically prevents customers from developing software for support by charging a premium for advanced security updates to distract customers from this approach. In the first year, the annual cost of this is expected to be 75% of the license value.
  4. Compatibility
    Organizations must maintain their software assets, and upgrading the underlying data platform is part of this process. Many organizations are already using database compatibility levels to mimic the behaviour of lower-level versions in order to avoid code corrections required by more modern servers.

The expiration of support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is also approaching: starting from 9 July 2019 the security updates for this service will no longer be released, with consequent repercussions on the IT Security of the system. Microsoft offers its users two main options: migrate data to Azure, a cloud computing service that conveys modern hardware with the efficiency of latest-generation software with free security updates, or upgrade SQL Server to the 2017 version, the latest, with the possibility of extending updates security for another three years.

We are here to help you with the best solution that guarantees you high levels of security, performance and innovation for your company.

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Google Unveils Scheduling Feature and More on Gmail

In honour of the fifteenth birthday of Gmail, Google released another update for it. The first and, perhaps, the most important innovation, which appeared in Gmail with the release of the April update, is the ability to schedule messages. Previously, this feature was only available to users of another Google email service called Inbox, which was officially closed yesterday, April 1. Obviously, for this reason, the developers of the company decided to transfer some of the functions in the Gmail Inbox, so as not to force users to go to competitors.
Google Unveils Scheduling Feature and More on Gmail

Write now, send later

We are aware of the fact that work can often pass to non-working hours, but it is important to consider everyone’s downtime. We want to make respect for everyone’s digital well being easier, so let’s add a new feature like Gmail. Just write your e-mail as you normally would, then schedule it to arrive in the inbox of the moment at a later time and time.

Google Unveils Scheduling Feature and More on Gmail

How to schedule a mail in Gmail

To schedule a message in Gmail, you must open the editing window, fill in the required fields (address, subject, text, attachments, etc.) and click on the arrow, which is now part of the “Send” button. It allows you to set the date and time of sending the message. After scheduling the mail, you can cancel it, view it and, if the need arises, make the necessary adjustments to the content of the letter.

And again, Gmail allows you to reply to a comment thread in Google Docs, hotel info and more, from new interactive e-mails.

Microsoft Will Redesign Windows 10 File Explorer This Year

Since Dona Sarkar became head of the Windows 10 Insider Program, Microsoft’s attention to one of the elements that have always been the protagonists of the majority of user and enthusiast feedback, File Explorer, has become constant and decidedly in the foreground. It could not have been otherwise, as the young engineer Sarkar, many years before he assumed the current office, actively participated in the development of the first version of the Windows file manager.

Windows 10 file explorer will finally be redesigned during this 2019, with previews that can be tested by Insider users who perform Build preview of the 20H1 development step and which will be included in the central compilations (May / June) of 19H2.

It will make its debut in File Explorer and, subsequently and gradually, on all areas of the Control Panel, the new stylistic language of Windows 10, Fluent Design, complete with transparencies and shadow effects (reinserted in Windows 10 19H1 ), together with elements redesigned and in line with the Modern part of the software.

 

File Explorer Menu 2020

We have already anticipated the integration of recent files and most used in the new Start menu without Live Tile (another return to a certain past required loudly). The new Windows 10 file manager will support new elements of apps and services integrated into Windows 10 connected to the Microsoft account associated with the host device, for quick direct access, also via the Sets feature, which will make its return in the Insider versions over the coming quarters.

Good news, therefore, coming for everyone (passionate and not) in Windows 10 with the two updates of the features of next autumn and the following spring, for a complete and homogeneous graphics experience and use in every area of the software.

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Windows Virtual Desktop Preview Now Available

We’ve known for a while that Microsoft was preparing a new virtual desktop enabled Windows 10 edition. Microsoft recently announced that its Windows Virtual Desktop service is now available as a public preview.
Today, we move to the next phase and announce the public preview of Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop. Now, all customers can access this service—the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes and enjoy built-in security.

What is Windows Virtual Desktop?

With Windows 7 nearing its end-of-support, Microsoft is touting the Windows Virtual Desktop service as an alternative measure when organizations can’t readily upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft will provide free Extended Security Updates for Windows 7 with the Windows Virtual Desktop service, allowing organizations to run Windows 7 till January 2023.

Moreover, Microsoft is timing the “general availability” of the Windows Virtual Desktop service for “the second half of calendar-year 2019.” General availability is an indication of product readiness, and so this new VDI service likely will be commercially available before Windows 7’s end-of-life date.

The Windows Virtual Desktop service, as demonstrated in this Microsoft Mechanics video, appears to allow fast access to applications and files. Things apparently get speeded up by technology that Microsoft acquired when it bought FSLogix last year. FSLogix is described as an app provisioning platform that enables “faster load times for user profiles” in Outlook, OneDrive and Office 365 ProPlus.

Windows Virtual Desktop will also be extended and enriched by leading partners in the following ways:

  • Citrix can extend Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities with their Citrix Cloud services.
  • Through our partnership with Samsung, Windows Virtual Desktop will provide highly mobile Firstline Workers access to a full Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus experience with Samsung DeX.
  • Software and service providers will extend Windows Virtual Desktop to offer targeted solutions in the Azure marketplace.
  • Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs) will deliver end-to-end desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offerings and value-added services to their customers.

For users accessing the Windows 10 and Windows 7 desktops and apps, there’s no additional cost if you’re an existing Microsoft 365F1/E3/E5, Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5, or Windows VDA customer. For Windows Server desktops and apps, there’s no additional cost if you’re an existing Microsoft RDS Client Access License (CAL) customer.

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