IBM Cloud Advances

Two women entering data on IBM 026 keypunch

This just in from Information Week on the IBM approach to Cloud Services.

https://www.informationweek.com/cloud/infrastructure-as-a-service/koehler-ibm-cloud-advances-with-integration-new-services/d/d-id/1329353

IBM is breaking away from the pattern of cloud infrastructure established by Google, Amazon and Microsoft. IBM’s future cloud offering can be based on whatever form of virtualization and server hardware that IBM chooses, as opposed to following the model of all x86 Intel architecture that Amazon Web Services and most other providers do.

“Electricity that comes out of the socket gets produced by a mix of coal, solar, hydro and nuclear, but it’s still 120-volt electricity,” Koehler said. By implication, he was saying in the future, cloud compute power may likewise stem from a mix of x86, IBM Power, Z series and graphics processors.

Stay turned, and keep watching. Someone is telling us they are waking up and responding to real market demands instead of trying to shape market to fit the product they already have. And IBM is good at technology for longer than most companies have existed. But expect their offering to be aimed squarely at businesses, like a Selectric typewriter, not individuals, like off brands.




Windows 10 Delete Fingerprint Data

How to remove fingerprints from Windows 10

If you ever delete an account from Windows 10 BUT FORGET to FIRST delete all the fingerprint data belonging to that account, the fingerprint data stays forever in that specific device. The only way you can create another account and use your fingerprints to login again is to get new fingerprints. 8*)

But there is a fix! Following the threads all afternoon I eventually came across this thread on Microsoft’s support blog. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/93a122ff-3455-4b29-b3e8-2b72d49d19e3/windows-81-delete-all-fingerprint-data?forum=w81previtpro

DELETE C:\Windows\System32\WinBioDatabase\[GUID].DAT file and then restart the computer.

I had to boot into a Linux partition to get enough “administrator rights” to delete the files, but once deleted I could once more use the fingerprint functionality.

 


How to configure Windows 10 to allow sign ons using credentials from Office 365

In my lab I have several computers which are used by many different community members, from job trainees in formal training at my agency to students and business persons just stopping by for a cup ‘o joe and to check their email. It is impractical to give every person their own account on every computer. However I wanted each student to be able to have their own file space and community members to work on their resumes and such without a need for special treatment.

Now, thanks to changes Microsoft provided in Windows 10, people can Readmore..