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Microsoft will shut down Windows App Studio on December 1 - VentureBeat

Microsoft today announced it is killing off its Windows App Studio service. The free web-based tool, which is designed to let anyone build Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, will be shut down on December 1, 2017. For those who want to keep building ...and more »

Everything you need to know about EternalBlue – the NSA exploit linked to Petya - Wired.co.uk

Tens of thousands of computers have been hit by two major ransomware attacks in recent months — WannaCry, which took down large parts of the NHS, and Petya/NonPetya, a suspected worm that's still wreaking havoc across the globe. Advertisement. What is ...and more »

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16232 set to fight ransomware - Tech Xplore (press release) (blog)

(Tech Xplore)—Something called the Windows 10 Insider Build is offering a peek at what is in store, and the message is clear that Microsoft is fighting the good fight against malware havoc. The new Windows 10 Inside Preview was released to some ...and more »

Indian government wants Microsoft to sell Windows 10 at discounted prices to counter ransomware - TWCN Tech News (blog)

The recent ransomware attacks have shown that India is one of the most affected countries. While most of the west upgraded to Windows 10, the Asian country with more than 50 million Windows users still lags behind. Windows 10. Source: microsoft.com ...and more »

After Ransomware Attack, Windows XP Is Not Back From the Dead - New York Times

Q. With the recent ransomware attacks, I was wondering if Microsoft will once again have security updates for Windows XP. There are millions of people who are still using XP, and it is one way hackers can use to infect newer computers, especially if XP ...and more »

Windows App Studio to be replaced by Windows Template Studio - TWCN Tech News (blog)

The Windows App Studio team announced that their product would be replaced by Windows Template Studio by 1st December 2017. Windows Template Studio is available as an open source product at Github as of present. The team thanked all its users for ...and more »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Feature Built-in Ransomware Protection - eWeek

The new Controlled Folder Access feature in the upcoming OS update will prevent malware and untrusted software from making changes to files. Microsoft Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. In light of recent ransomware outbreaks, concerned IT ...and more »

Ransomware could cost Microsoft billions in Windows 10 discounts for India - TNW

You could blame it on old copies of Windows that don't have the latest security patches installed. But because it affected Microsoft's products, the company has been urged by India's government to offer deep discounts to users if they choose to upgrade ...and more »

Microsoft Puts Windows PC Deployments on AutoPilot - eWeek

Microsoft wants to make the often-laborious task of fully configuring and deploying Windows PCs for business users a thing of the past for businesses. The Redmond, Wash. software giant announced a new set of features called Windows AutoPilot, currently ...and more »

India wants a discount on Windows to reduce its cyberattack risk - Engadget

In light of the recent WannaCry and "NotPetya" global ransomware attacks, India is looking to strike a deal with Microsoft that would reduce the cost of its Windows 10 operating system by more than 75 percent. The country's cyber security coordinator ...and more »