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Another German state plans switch back from Linux to Windows

Lower Saxony says 'auf wiedersehen, pinguin'

Yakety-yak app HipChat whacked in Slack chat chaps' tech snatch pact

Slack swallows Atlassian's blueprints for biz apps – which now face the axe

Oracle puts release of new freebie mini-database on ice to work out kinks

Issues 'too severe' to launch this summer

Windows 10 Insiders see double as new builds hit the deck – with promises to end Update Rage

Farewell Redstone. Hello, er, 19H1?

Oracle Database 18: Now in downloadable Linux flavour

Oh, and Windows, but cool kids don't use that

Enterprise Windows 10 users, Microsoft has some 'quality' patches coming your way

Third bunch of fixes aimed at pleasing business types

ReactOS 0.4.9 release metes out stability and self-hosting, still looks like a '90s fever dream

Last century called. They want their UI back, please

Quantum, Linux and Dynamics: That's the week at Microsoft, not a '70s prog rock band

Roundup Sorry to disappoint

If Brussels wants Android forks, phone makers aren't helping

Huawei to slam the door after today

Microsoft Visual Studio Code replumbed for better Python taming

Python Language Server an option for those that code

Microsoft still longs to be a 'lifestyle' brand, but the cupboard looks bare

Comment It's make-your-mind-up time

Why Google won't break a sweat about EU ruling

Comment If you're expecting Tizens, Fires or alt-droids to flower, don't hold your breath

Get rich with Firefox or *(int *)NULL = 0 trying: Automated bug-bounty hunter build touted

Earn $$$s reporting flaws even if you're too busy or bored

British Airways' latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage

Exclusive Stuck on the ground awaiting a load sheet? Here's why

Oldest swinger in town, Slackware, notches up a quarter of a century

Venerable Linux distro still keeping it clean, after all these years

Windows Server 2019 tweaked to stop it getting clock-blocked

Leap seconds issue solved, but without segmented smearing

ME! ME! ME! – Intel's management tech gets a quartet of security fixes

Check your computer makers for patches

IBM attempts to graft virtual machine security onto container flexibility

Nabla Containers promises reduced attack surface through fewer system calls

Capita strikes again: Bug in UK-wide school info management system risks huge data breach

Updated Techies told to patch: ICO probes error that let pupils link to the wrong parents

Skype Classic headed for the chopping block on September 1

You will learn to love version 8, whether you like it or not

Exec-transcribing AI so you can click Like on their brainfarts. Oh Microsoft, you spoil us

Cloud strategy pays off for investors. Hardware fanboys, not so much

Microsoft's TextWorld gives AI a Zork-like challenge

Dungeon generator also excellent at training agents in procrastination

It walks, it talks, it falls over a bit. Windows 10 is three years old

Microsoft's apology for Windows 8 is maturing nicely

Apache Cassandra at 10: Making a community believe in NoSQL

A decade of technical promise and open-source fall-outs

Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent

Analytical email, modern web dev tools and more, for both of you who still care

Farewell then, Slack: The grown-ups have arrived

Comment Rumours of email's death have been greatly exaggerated

Microsoft: For God's sake, people, cut down on the meetings!

With a nudge and a wink, a spy in the mailbox will tell you stuff you probably already know

Microsoft bids adieu to inky fingers with whiteboard app

Didn't we have one of those already? Yes, but this empowers ideation!

Microsoft Teams goes free, as free as the wind blows... up to a point

Redmond broadsides Slack with unlimited message history and more storage

Softcat scores big in Scotland: Many a mickle makes a muckle

A cool £160m on the table for software and services

Forking hell. It's summer, and Windows 10 is already thinking about autumn

But Insiders will skip no more. Not for a while at least

Happy 10th birthday, Evernote: You have survived Google and Microsoft. For your next challenge...

225 million jotters can't be wrong

Salesforce ‘Einstein’ now smart enough for customer service

Your software pal who makes call centres less stabby

Put WhatsApp, Slack, admin privileges in a blender and what do you get? Wickr

But are enterprises willing to pay for this suite smoothie?

Micro Focus belches as it struggles to digest HPE Software

Integration a year behind schedule – IT system switch and culture clash blamed

Azure Dev Spaces has hit public preview, so El Reg took it for a spin

Or, if you will, an arthritic stagger around the park

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