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Pentagon Scraps $10 Billion Contract With Microsoft, Bitterly Contested By Amazon : NPR

The Defense Department is canceling its mammoth cloud contract won by Microsoft and long litigated by Amazon.

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The Defense Department is canceling its mammoth cloud contract won by Microsoft and long litigated by Amazon.

Richard Drew, Ted S. Warren/AP

The Defense Department is scrapping its $10 billion cloud-computing contract with Microsoft, ending the award process that’s been mired in a legal battle with Amazon.

The Pentagon’s announcement on Tuesday ends what has been a complicated and highly politicized saga of one of the most lucrative military tech contracts in U.S. history.

Amazon has been litigating the contract — known as JEDI — since 2019 when the company was stunned by its loss of the lucrative 10-year award to Microsoft. Amazon’s legal strategy has included a call for testimony from former President Donald Trump, arguing his disdain

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Download Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0 for Microsoft .NET from Official Microsoft Download Center


About WSE 3.0

WSE 3.0 simplifies the development and deployment of secure Web services. It enables developers and administrators to apply security policies to Web services running on the .NET Framework 2.0. Using WSE 3.0, Web services communication can be signed and encrypted using Kerberos tickets, X.509 certificates and other custom binary and XML-based security tokens. In addition username/password credentials can be used for authentication purposes. An enhanced security model provides a policy-driven foundation for securing Web services. WSE also supports the ability to establish a trust-issuing service for retrieval and validation of security tokens, as well as the ability to establish more efficient long-running secure communication via secure conversations.

Simplified Security
WSE 3.0 has significantly simplified the securing of common SOAP message exchange patterns by providing built-in turnkey security profiles to easily secure SOAP messages between a client and a service. With WSE 3.0 the security policy format

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Microsoft Publisher Free Download for Windows 10, 8, 7


Microsoft Publisher 365 is one of the most popular content creation and editing platforms available. There are a few key features that users should note.

Software details


mac / Windows 10

Software description


Microsoft Publisher is a platform that is used to produce professional print publications. This is an application that provides its users with an affordable array of desktop publishing features that are easy for everyone to use. Therefore, a Microsoft Publisher download is a popular option for everyday recreational Microsoft users, teachers, parents, businesses, consultants, and freelancers. With a short learning curve, everyone is able to use this platform to design publications without requiring a background in graphic design. Publisher is commonly used to create sales and branding materials with a professional look.

How Is Microsoft Publisher Commonly Used?

Microsoft Publisher is similar to Microsoft Word; however, instead of using Microsoft’s tools for text editing, this

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App Service Pricing | Microsoft Azure

Azure App Service brings together everything you need to create websites, mobile backends, and web APIs for any platform or device. Free and Shared (preview) plans provide different options to test your apps within your budget. Basic, Standard and Premium plans are for production workloads and run on dedicated Virtual Machine instances. Each instance can support multiple application and domains. The Isolated plan hosts your apps in a private, dedicated Azure environment and is ideal for apps that require secure connections with your on-premises network, or additional performance and scale. App Service plans are billed on a per second basis.





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Microsoft Office default installation folders (all versions)

Hoping to be useful, I’m setting up a public list of all the installation paths of the various versions of Office (from XP to 2016) for all Windows systems.

Installation Paths

All the applications provided by the Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Powerpoint), if installed, can be found within the given folder(s). The executable files have kept the same names since Office XP, which are the following:

  • Word:
    WINWORD.EXE
  • Excel:
    EXCEL.EXE
  • PowerPoint:
    POWERPNT.EXE
  • Access:
    MSACCESS.EXE
  • Outlook:
    OUTLOOK.EXE
  • Visio:
    VISIO.EXE
  • Project:
    WINPROJ.EXE

Office XP

  • Windows 64-bit:
    C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice10
  • Windows 32-bit:
    C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft OfficeOffice10

Office 2003

  • Windows 64-bit:
    C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice11
  • Windows 32-bit:
    C
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