Microsoft: we’ve got your back, Linux, here are 60,000 patents to protect you (Neowin)

Neowin: Microsoft: we’ve got your back, Linux, here are 60,000 patents to protect you . “Microsoft loves Linux. And it really wants to prove it. In lieu of a wedding ring, the company has decided to show its dedication to open-source software by joining the Open Innovation Network (OIN), a community designed to protect Linux and other open-source software from legal liability. As part of its grand gesture, the company is also planning on making 60,000 of its patents public, and making them available to the OIN.”

The Verge: Microsoft begins re-releasing Windows 10 October update after fixing file deletion bug

The Verge: Microsoft begins re-releasing Windows 10 October update after fixing file deletion bug. “Microsoft is re-releasing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update today, following the company pulling it offline due to data deletion issues over the weekend. The software giant says there were only a few reports of data loss, at a rate of one one-hundredth of one percent. ‘We have fully investigated all reports of data loss, identified and fixed all known issues in the update, and conducted internal validation,’ says Microsoft’s John Cable, director of program management for Windows Servicing and Delivery.”

Neowin: Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquires Glint to improve employee engagement

Neowin: Microsoft’s LinkedIn acquires Glint to improve employee engagement . “Microsoft has been on a shopping spree for a while, and it looks like it has no plans to stop. LinkedIn – a company which was itself acquired by the Redmond giant in 2016 – today announced plans to acquire Glint, a business specializing in employee engagement. Glint provides tools which allow business leaders to get feedback from their employees to know how the company is doing and what areas need improvement.”

ZDNet: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October Update (version 1809)

ZDNet: Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October Update (version 1809). “Microsoft has paused the rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system, which Microsoft released this week, on Tuesday, October 2. In a support document updated today, October 6, the Redmond-based OS maker said it took this decision after users complained that v1809 had deleted files after the update.”

The Register: Microsoft open-sources Infer.NET AI code just in time for the weekend

The Register: Microsoft open-sources Infer.NET AI code just in time for the weekend . “The sharing of Microsoft’s toys continued today with the open-sourcing of its model-based machine-learning framework, Infer.NET. A team at Microsoft’s research centre in Cambridge, UK, kicked off development of the framework in 2004, and it was released for academic use in 2008. In Microsoft’s brave new world of AI, the technology has found itself evolving into a machine-learning engine and creeping into Office and Azure as well as gaming applications on Xbox.”