For years the Internet intelligentsia has warned that the Internet sky is falling -- as we run out of IPv4 addresses, we'll lose the ability to expand. IPv6 was the answer, but after a decade of promoting the address scheme, IPv6 is still barely out of the gate. During this time various kludges have squeaked more life out of IPv4.
Microsoft, hoping to help, just cooked up a deal with Nortel to take seven million old or unused IPv4 addresses that can now be put back into circulation.
More of this type of thing may be coming. That's because the American Registry for Internet Numbers is acting a little more liberal about allowing these transfers.
Microsoft ponied up $7.5 million for the set of numbers and got what is likely a bargain due to the fact that Nortel was forced to file for bankruptcy.
Posted by Doug Barney on 05/04/2011 at 1:18 PM
IT professionals overseeing operations in organizations increasingly will need developer expertise associated with cloud services as well, according to an IDC study, announced on Monday.
Microsoft was ordered to pay $20 million and take measures to assure child privacy under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), per a Monday U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement.
Microsoft 365 services, including Exchange Online and the Outlook on the Web App, were disrupted on Monday, June 5 due to a problematic Microsoft service update.
Microsoft is ending support for Cortana -- the company's voice-activated virtual assistant -- in Windows 10 and 11.
Here's how to set up your own developer account (no, you don't need to be a developer to take advantage of it).
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