Tl;dr- Week ending 22nd March

Microsoft is committed to compliance

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the DOJ and SEC are investigating Microsoft relationships with business partners over bribery. The allegations were reportedly made in China and Romania and Italy.

Microsoft has released a statement saying “We take all allegations brought to our attention seriously, and we cooperate fully in any government inquiries. Like other large companies with operations around the world, we sometimes receive allegations about potential misconduct by employees or business partners, and we investigate them fully, regardless of the source. We also invest heavily in proactive training, compliance systems, monitoring and audits to ensure our business operations around the world meet the highest legal and ethical standards,” Microsoft’s Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, John Frank stated.

Source: Microsoft on the Issues

Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7 now available

Microsoft released Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7 bringing Kinect Fusion and Kinect Interactions to Windows. Microsoft described it as “ our most significant update to the SDK since we released the first version”

Kinect Fusion opens up a wide range of scenarios for business and developers, not possible before by allowing them to utilise augmented reality, 3D printing, interior design and body scanning.

On the other hand, Kinect Interaction lets users use their hands to interact with the screen such as pushing a button, or “gripping and panning”, Hit the download link below to grab the SDK.

Source: Kinect for Windows

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 now rolling out automatically.

From 19th March, Microsoft will be rolling out Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to all users via automatic Windows Updates. What was once a choice to install when it was released 2 years ago, the update is now mandatory as support for Windows 7 RTM ends on 9th April 2013.

The installation will be fully automated and no action will be needed on the user’s part.

However, exceptions apply as if Windows 7 systems are being managed by Systems Centre Configuration Manager, WSUS, or similar, Windows 7 SP1 will not roll out automatically

Source: Blogging Windows

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