Girls Who Code

There’s no question that women are underrepresented in science and technology fields. According to the organization Girls Who Code, 74 percent of girls in middle school express interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), yet only .3 percent of high school girls choose STEM as a college major. Girls Who Code is a nonprofit…

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Upgrade Now or Upgrade Tonight: How Microsoft Is Aggressively Pushing Windows 10 to Everyone

This week, Microsoft made Windows 10 a “recommended update” that will automatically download for many Windows 7 and 8.1 users. This is just Microsoft’s latest move in aggressively pushing Windows 10–here’s how we got to this point. Windows 10 is better than Windows 8, and probably a good upgrade for most Windows users at this point. But there…

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Using Software Restriction Policies to Protect Against Unauthorized Software

Software restriction policies are a new feature in Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows Server 2003. This important feature provides administrators with a policy-driven mechanism for identifying software programs running on computers in a domain, and controls the ability of those programs to execute. Software restriction policies can improve system integrity and manageability—which ultimately lowers the…

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