About AnkitGupta@TWCN

Ankit Gupta is a writer by profession and has more than 7 years of global writing experience on technology and other areas. He follows technological developments and likes to write about Windows & IT security. He has a deep liking for wild life and has written a book on Top Tiger Parks of India.
Azure

Microsoft to open two new Azure regions in Australia

Microsoft has announced the opening of two new Azure regions in Australia for serving highly-secured government data. Partnering with the local datacenter firm Canberra Data Centres (CDC), Microsoft would be ready to support the requirements of Australian government starting the […]

Antivirus tool

Windows adapting AV ecosystem to better protect Windows 10 users

Last month, Microsoft had announced that they are partnering with AV vendors to adapt the AV ecosystem that will provide better protection to the Windows 10 users. Now, Microsoft has evolved the Windows approach to AV after considering partner feedback. […]

10 years of OneDrive

10 years of OneDrive: Microsoft OneDrive celebrates its 10th birthday

10 years back, Microsoft launched its sophisticated file-hosting cloud service that soon became one of the most popular online services. Yes, Microsoft OneDrive is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. The 10 years of OneDrive have been a great experience […]

Nanoscale computational circuit board with DNA

A nanoscale computational circuit board with DNA built by researchers

The researchers at Microsoft and University of Washington have recently built a nanoscale computational circuit board with DNA. It seems quite a mysterious name for this research. But, the nanoscale computational circuit board with DNA is nothing but a method […]

Avast acquired Piriform

Avast acquires Piriform, the developers of CCleaner

The security software major Avast has bought Piriform, the developers of CCleaner. Piriform is one of the largest providers of PC and mobile optimization software in the world. The company was founded and based in London, UK. Piriform is known […]

Microsoft Inspire

Microsoft Inspire 2017 Partner Event Highlights

Microsoft held its one of the greatest events of the year, Microsoft Inspire, from July 9th to 13th, 2017 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. This 5-day event saw several big names from Microsoft as well as from […]

Windows Phone 8.1 support

Microsoft officially kills Windows Phones

Those who are still using the Windows Phone 8.1 devices, this is a bad news. Microsoft has officially removed the Windows Phone 8.1 support starting from July 11th, 2017. The removal of support for mobiles running the old Windows OS […]

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft removes OneDrive support for FAT32 partitions

It seems Microsoft has suddenly decided to stop OneDrive support to older technologies such as FAT32. According to the reports submitted by the users on Reddit, OneDrive now requires NTFS for the storage systems. The new updates rolled out by […]

Software products requiring SMB1

Microsoft lists software products requiring SMB1

Server Message Block or SMB is the file protocol that is used by Windows. SMB1 is the first version of this Server Message Block protocol. Microsoft recently published a list of software products that require SMB1. For these software products […]

Ready for Windows

Ready for Windows site now features enterprise software solutions

Microsoft’s Ready for Windows website is the perfect place to find out which software solutions are supported on Windows 10. This is a great service for the IT professionals who are considering Windows 10 for their organization. Now the Ready […]

Google for Jobs

Google For Jobs starts rolling out

Job hunting has always been one tedious job for job seekers, but Google is here to make this easy. With a new feature called as Google for Jobs, Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine too. Google […]

Windows Defender

Security Is A Priority says Microsoft, and details its Security process

Without even taking the name of the Russian antivirus company in a blog post, Microsoft has indirectly responded to Kaspersky, detailing its security process. The company posted a defense of their Windows Defender practices which has been a cause of […]

Microsoft stream

Microsoft Stream launched; Successor to Office 365 Video?

More than a decade ago, Microsoft had launched Soapbox (video streaming service) which failed drastically and was discontinued.  Then they launched Office 365 Video in April 2015; this one targeted business users who needed to upload and share content. It […]

SOREBRECT

Fileless, Code-injecting Ransomware starts making the rounds

As if WannaCrypt was not bad enough! We now have another Ransomware threat to deal with in the form of SOREBRECT. Security software company, Trend Micro, discovered SOREBRECT couple of months ago where it was found to have infected systems […]

Windows Server Semi-annual Channel

Windows Server Semi-annual Channel Preview arriving soon

With the introduction of Windows 10, Windows Server will get more frequent feature updates. Due to this new model, users will be able to take advantage of the new features without any delay. This is highly useful for the users […]

Chrome browser

Chrome browser might be secretly recording you

It isn’t a secret anymore that browsers (or any application for that matter) record users’ information and even use it. Unfortunately, it seems Chrome browser too has joined this ‘league’. The latest privacy issues found in HTML 5 video and […]

Banking Trojan

Now simply hovering over the link will install this Banking Trojan

Malware embedded within malicious links are very common. In such malware, the user is prompted to click the link for the malware to do its job. But, researchers at Trend Micro have recently exposed a malware which only needs you […]

Xbox One X

Microsoft introduces Xbox One X, World’s most powerful gaming console

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft introduced its latest games console, the Gen-next and powerful version of the Xbox One, named as Xbox One X. The release comes after many months of speculation, and the company honored its promise of […]

malware

Zusy PowerPoint Malware does not need Macros to spread

Malware often comes in a package that looks harmless. As soon as the victim clicks on it, malware starts spreading like an open can of worms and takes control of the victim’s PC. Typically, in such attacks, when the user […]