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Microsoft Patch Alert: October’s been a nightmare
This month’s bad patches made headlines. Lots of headlines. For good reason.You have my sympathy if you clicked “Check for updates” and got all of the files in your Documents and Photos folders deleted. Even if you didn’t become a “seeker” (didn’t manually check for updates) your month may have been filled with blue screens, odd chicken-and-egg errors, and destroyed audio drivers — and Edge and your UWP (“Metro” Store) apps might have been kicked off the internet.You didn’t need to lift a finger.[ Further reading: Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates ]

Worst Windows 10 rollout ever

Hard to believe that Windows 10 version rollouts could get any worse, but this month hit the bottom of a nearly bottomless barrel. Some folks who clicked “Check for updates” wound up with a brand spanking new copy of Win10 version 1809 — and all of the files in their \Documents, \Pictures, \Music, \Videos and other folders disappeared. I have a series of articles on that topic, arranged chronologically:

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Structure Your Analytics Team for Success in the Age of AI
The data team structure that your company has used for a few years needs to turn its focus to results and putting analytics tools in the hands of business units.

What will OpenStack "S" Be Named?
With the Queens release coming next week and Rocky set to follow later this year, it's now time to choose the name for the "S" release.

Microsoft’s Project Brainwave accelerates deep learning in Azure
Earlier this year, Google unveiled its Tensor Processing Unit, custom hardware for speeding up prediction-making with machine learning models.Now Microsoft is trying something similar, with its Project Brainwave hardware, which supports many major deep learning systems in wide use. Project Brainwave covers many of the same goals as Google’s TPU: Speed up how predictions are served from machine learning models (in Brainwave case, those hosted in Azure, using custom hardware deployed in Microsoft’s cloud at scale). 

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ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 First Impressions
ASUS has announced their latest budget smartphone below the Rs 15,000 price segment in India, the Zenfone Max Pro M1. ASUS has not had any launches in India in the first quarter of 2018 and this is one of the major announcements for the company in 2018. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 has some unique […] The post ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 First Impressions appeared first on .