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Windows File Manager by Microsoft Now Runs on All Windows 10 Devices

The original Windows File Manager first debuted as part of Windows 3.0

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Microsoft has released its original Windows File Manager as a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app in the Microsoft Store and has made it available for all devices running Windows 10.

Windows File Manager is Microsoft’s graphical user interface (GUI) through which end users could see and manipulate files and folders on Windows computers allowing end users to move, copy, rename, print, delete and search files and folders.

The UWP version of Windows File Manager is available to be installed on PC, mobile, Surface Hub and HoloLens, the Microsoft Store listing reads, which is only partially true, Softmedia News reported on Saturday.

“According to the official system requirements, you need to be running at least Windows 10 build 16299, which isn’t available on mobile devices, so listing phones as a supported platform doesn’t make much sense,” the report said.

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A man walks past a Microsoft sign set up for the Microsoft BUILD conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 28, 2015. VOA

The project, maintained on Microsoft’s web-based hosting service – GitHub – has been made available for download and compiled by anybody on Windows 10.

Microsoft is also allowing users to contribute with ideas and suggestions using the GitHub page.

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“The Windows File Manager lives again and runs as a native x86 and x64 desktop app on all currently supported version of Windows, including Windows 10. I welcome your thoughts, comments and suggestions,” the GitHub page reads.

The original Windows File Manager first debuted as part of Windows 3.0. (IANS)

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CERN Ditching Microsoft as Licensing Costs Shoot up

The multi-year project will begin with a pilot mail service for the IT department and volunteers this summer

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

CERN — the famous scientific lab where the web was born — is ditching Microsoft as the latter has revoked CERN’s academic status, thus, increasing the licensing costs by over tenfold.

A prime example is that CERN has enjoyed special conditions for the use of Microsoft products for the last 20 years, by virtue of its status as an “academic institution”. Although CERN has negotiated a ramp-up profile over ten years to give the necessary time to adapt, such costs are not sustainable, read a recent CERN blog post.

The multi-year project will begin with a pilot mail service for the IT department and volunteers this summer.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the keynote address at Build, the company’s annual conference for software developers. VOA

If that goes well, CERN will migrate all of its staff to the new mail service. It also plans to move Skype for Business clients and analogue phones to a softphone pilot.

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Many other products and services are being worked on: evaluations of alternative solutions for various software packages used for IT core services, prototypes and pilots will emerge along the course of the next few years, the blog post added. (IANS)