The Actuator – November 1st

I’m at PASS Summit this week in Seattle. If you are reading this and also at PASS Summit, stop by the SolarWinds booth and say hello.

 

As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!

 

Microsoft’s Sonar lets you check your website for performance and security issues

Microsoft continues to take steps to help users understand the importance of data security and privacy.

 

Amazon wants the keys to your home

Meanwhile, Amazon expects users to not understand the importance of security.

 

Microsoft finally kills off the Kinect, but the tech will live on in other devices

Proving that people are likely to get off the couch and move around just long enough to understand how much they prefer laying on the couch.

 

InfoSec Needs to Embrace New Tech Instead of Ridiculing It

A brilliant piece that tackles an issue that has frustrated me for a long time. I’m not an early-adopter of tech, but I don’t dismiss new things as quickly as they arise, and I don’t mock others for wanting to try new things.

 

Windows 10 tip: Turn on the new anti-ransomware features in the Fall Creators Update

I took the time to apply the update before taking my trip and was happy to come across this piece of information regarding an anti-ransomware feature in Windows 10. I enabled this and I think you should, too.

 

Does Apple Think We’re Clowns?

Yes. Next question.

 

Why Amazon and Microsoft Shouldn’t Lose Sleep Over Oracle’s New Cloud Database

Because (1) Oracle has only announced features, we still haven’t seen them; (2) Amazon and Microsoft actually have products with features and customers using them; and (3) they are a fraction of the cost that Oracle will charge. And yet, somehow, Larry will make money anyway.

 

How many minutes are in “several?” Asking for a friend.

 

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