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21 May 2017 Microsoft To Add Support For Suse, Fedora Bash Shells To Windows 10 [63412]
ZDNet, May 11th 2017

"Microsoft is continuing to bring more Linux shell options to Windows 10, Windows Server and its Azure Portal," reports Mary Jo Foley in ZDNet.

Microsoft already offers Ubuntu Linux via its Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10.

Now the company is set to add support for more Linux distributions in the coming months, officials said on May 11 during Microsoft's Build 2017 Day 2 keynote.

The SuSE and Fedora Bash shells -- as well as the existing Ubuntu shell -- are all going to be available for download from the Windows Store, said Microsoft Executive Vice President of Windows and Devices Terry Myerson..."
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21 May 2017 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [63403]
Vol 231 Issues 1 and 2 ; Vol 230 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 229 Issues 4 and 5

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • 15 Of The Highest Paying Jobs In IT
  • Is Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Dead?
  • Ten Project Management Myths
  • Microsoft To Add Support For Suse, Fedora Bash Shells To Windows 10
  • 3 Simple Steps For Expanding Your Knowledge Of Cloud Security
  • Netbeans vs. Eclipse: Comparing Two Java IDEs
  • Vendors Approve Of NIST Password Draft
  • Email, Email, In The Cloud
  • 5 Choices You Will Regret Forever
  • Your Instance Management Tool Checklist

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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16 May 2017 VMware to Deliver VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure [63587]
VMWare, May 16th 2017

VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced it will deliver VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. The integration helps customers accelerate the move to Windows 10 and brings VMware virtual desktops and applications to the increasing global presence of Azure in the enterprise -- available in 38 regions globally.

"The addition of VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure puts VMware in a unique position to offer customers several infrastructure options for virtual desktops and applications with the flexibility to move between different platforms," said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. "This is an example of VMware executing against its cross-cloud strategy and bringing innovation to the desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) category it pioneered in 2009."
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16 May 2017 Threat Brief: WanaCrypt0r- What We Know [63573]
Palo Alto, May 16th 2017

Rick Howard blog, "This Unit 42 blog provides an update on the threat situation surrounding the WanaCrypt0r ransomware attacks and how the attack propagates.

Initial reports said that the WanaCrypt0r attack began as part of a spam/phishing campaign. Unit 42 and other researchers have concluded that these reports are not substantiated. While the initial attack vector for these attacks is unknown, it is certain that the spread of the ransomware occurs through active exploitation of the ETERNALBLUE vulnerability (CVE-2017-0144) in Microsoft Windows. Patches for this vulnerability for all supported versions of Windows have been available since March 2017. On Friday May 12, 2017, Microsoft took the extraordinary step of releasing patches for out-of-support versions of Windows to help protect against these attacks..."
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16 May 2017 Statement On Wannacry Ransomware From Aerohive [63534]
Aerohive Networks, May 16th 2017

Recently "the 'WannaCry' ransomware worm began infecting Microsoft Windows based platforms worldwide. Partners, resellers, and customers have asked us whether Aerohive was affected by this and whether any Aerohive products are vulnerable.

No Aerohive commercial products are vulnerable. Partners, resellers and customers using Aerohive access points, switches, branch routers, or management solutions do not need to do anything to these products in response to WannaCry..."
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