Sat.Nov 18, 2017 - Fri.Nov 24, 2017

#OpenEdMOOC – Final thoughts

Jenny Connected

(Source of Image – [link] – 0.56). Like Rebecca Heiser, I have been reflecting on the EdX Introduction to Open Education MOOC.

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Weekend Video 25.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

An overview of the new business apps in Office 365 – for small business clients. Microsoft Connections, Microsoft Listings, Microsoft Invoicing, and the Office 365 Business center are now generally available as part of Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium.

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Calling the Cage Freedom

How to Save the World

This is the second of a series of three new short stories. Image below from wikimedia , CC-SA 3.0. “I never want to have a job,” Sevi lamented, walking into the kitchen while staring at her tablet screen and almost bumping into me.

Weekend Reading 25.11

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are lots of other people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the stop-and-pay-attention ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring.

Hyperfish – Beyond Active Directory

Michael Sampson - Currents

Yesterday I outlined the original idea of Hyperfish: ensuring that directory and profile information is up-to-date and complete in Active Directory (including on-premises and Azure AD, and a hybrid of both).

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Data Breach Alert In Mozilla Firefox

Michael Sampson - Currents

Mozilla is looking at how it can alert users of a data breach when visiting a site that has been breached: Firefox operator Mozilla is looking at adding a feature into the browser that would alert users if their credentials have been involved in a data breach, by integrating with Troy Hunt’s haveibeenpwned.com breach database.

Here We Go Again

Michael Sampson - Currents

Four years, one month, 11 days ago I was here. Waiting late one Saturday night in the midst of a quiet corridor outside the theatres at the hospital, sitting in an otherwise empty waiting room as one of my sons had his appendix removed. That operation took two hours, as the appendix had burst and it was a bit of a mess to clean up. And the aftermath saw me camped out at the hospital for 6 days while he recovered.

Data Breaches

Michael Sampson - Currents

We are at a time in history when data breaches are becoming more prevalent and more frequent. Equifax was compromised for 143 million people. Uber has been in the news this week for hiding knowledge of a data breach of 57 million customers for over a year (the rotters; if only the fines in GDPR were based on market value not annual revenue), and of course the 500 million odd user Yahoo breach (added to the earlier one billion user data breach).

The Project

How to Save the World

This is the first of three short stories featuring two new characters. The others in the series should be coming up later this month. Image below from skeeze at the wonderful pixabay CC0. Daddy… I need to ask you about something.