I received an email from Microsoft today outlining some upcoming changes to Cortana and more specifically Cortana on the Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker. The changes and timeline are as follows: September 7, 2020 – Support for third-party Cortana skills ends. Early 2021 – Support Cortana app for mobile (iOS and Android) ends. January 2021
Most conferences have gone virtual this year thanks to the pandemic, and the Microsoft HiEd conference is no exception. According to an announcement today on the Microsoft-HiEd mailing list, the 2020 conference will be a free online event. If you work in IT in Higher Education, be sure to put this one on your calendar.
On June 3, 2008, a longhaired dachshund named Shaggy came into our home and into our hearts. On June 6, 2020, we said goodbye. Shaggy turned sixteen in May, no small feat for a dachshund. He had slowed down considerably in the last year, and we knew that the odds were against him making it
The Folding@home client for Windows works well for per user installs on small numbers of machines, but it leaves something to be desired when used for mass deployments. After working recently to deploy the client at my university, I took the lessons learned in that effort and created a new deployment package using the PowerShell
I work at a major research university here in the Midwest, and like many institutions, we started working from home mid-March when stay-at-home orders were issued in St. Louis. That shift left hundreds (if not thousands) of idle machines back on campus in labs, classrooms, and offices. It didn’t take long for folks to start