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Comment Re:This is obvious even to AV vendors (Score 1) 352

I always thought UAC was a mechanism to start to make developers follow better security practices in the applications they develop.

For instance, It alerted the user when applications tried to store data/config files in the Program Files or C:\ folder, instead of %APPDATA% and the like. Lots of software back in the day simply stored data by default in C:\xxx or even their installers defaulted to folders other than the program data folder. I think UAC made some developers ask why was their application causing a UAC notice, and if it was something they could fix (like writing data to the appropriate folder) they did.

Comment Re:VM's (Score 1) 333

Of course it doesn't. A license can only be used once unless you're on a very expensive corporate free-for-all scheme. Obviously I'm assuming you're not running pirated version.

As a developer, why are you creating new VMs? Do you not know you can save a clean VM, and duplicate it / trash it with no effort. You must be horribly inefficient.

Because experience has taught me to replicate what users do. Users reinstall from scratch, and don't restore a previously saved VM. You must be horribly inexperienced.

Comment VM's (Score 4, Interesting) 333

About once a month I install Windows 7 on a VM to test out my application on that OS. I wonder if such activity taints the analysis. My application has "online help" which uses a web browser to deliver help when the user presses "F1" - stats from visitors to that webserver that shows unique Windows 7 declined from 31% in Oct 2015 to 10% in Oct 2016, compared to unique Windows 10 users growing from 38% to 53% in the same period.

Submission + - Microsoft abandons Azure RemoteApp, yields to Citrix

Mike Sheen writes: An email sent to Azure RemoteApp subscribers today alerts customers to the discontinuation of the RemoteApp service.
Azure RemoteApp is an offering on the Microsoft Azure platform to deliver Windows applications using a thin client. Any Windows application installed on an Azure VM image could be delivered for a monthly fee to Windows, Mac, iOS and Android platforms. The number of VM's provisioned was automatically managed on-demand.
Today, Microsoft announced that it had decided to "wind down" the Azure RemoteApp offering and touted an alternative product by Citrix — XenApp "Express" which is still in development. An email to existing subscribers stated the following:
"New trials and purchases of Azure RemoteApp are no longer available as of now. Existing paid customers actively using Azure RemoteApp can use the service one year past our announcement date, so that they can migrate with minimal business disruption".
No pricing, or expected availablity of the Citrix XenApp "Express" were provided. Seems like adopters of RemoteApp are now in for a period of uncertainty.

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