Internet Explorer 10 Perfect for Touch Video - AWS Management Pack for System Center

Behind-the-scenes video, how IE10 designed to be a touch-first browser. Launches Operations Manager Management Pack for Amazon Web Services, Nokia Lumia 928 with PureView. May 2013 Security Bulletin to address 33 vulnerabilities.

Nokia Lumia 928 will be available on May 16th at and at local Verizon Wireless Store for a price of $99 after a $50 mail in rebate.

As a sweet bonus - for a limited time - buyers of the Nokia Lumia 928 will get a $25 credit for Windows Phone apps and games with the purchase of the phone. Also, a new 2-year service agreement is required.

The Lumia 928 features Nokia's PureView imaging technology, featuring Optical Image Stabilization and Carl Zeiss lens.

The device lets you capture amazing pictures and videos even in low light situations. And, it features a 4.5-inch OLED display covered by Gorilla Glass with wireless charging capabilities and a 8.7-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optic lens.

The device also comes packed with Nokia's HERE Suite of apps, such as HERE Maps, HERE Drive+ and HERE City Lens.

Oh, this device runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system.

Nokia Lumia 928 PureView

Watch this Lumia 928 with PureView takes on "The Hurricane":

Microsoft just posted a new Internet Explorer 10 video that shows why it is the perfect browser when it comes to touch. In the video, Microsoft highlights the work that was put into making IE10 touch friendly.

The team talks about "how pages immediately 'react' to your finger when using Internet Explorer 10, as well as how the browser would undergo performance monitoring to ensure efficiency."

"Browsing on tablets has often been a bit of a let-down, especially compared with using apps. The Internet Explorer team tackled that situation head-on in developing IE10, building it from the ground up to be the best browser for tablets, and most importantly, the best browser for touch," Microsoft stated.

Check out the video below:

In another video, Microsoft thanks web developers "for everything you've done." Basically, developers are playing a key role for Microsoft right now, not only because of the new Windows 8, but also following the launch of Internet Explorer 10.

Microsoft has also recently announced four new specialty stores coming up in the United States: Westfield Galleria at Roseville (Roseville, Calif.), The Parks at Arlington (Arlington, Texas), Twelve Oaks (Novi, Mich.), and Pacific Place (Seattle).

These specialty stores supposed to bring its key products, including Windows 8 and Surface tablets, closer to potential buyers.

"Microsoft aims to provide a premium retail experience that is entertaining, educational and as easy as possible with these new locations," the company stated.

Also, the company has launched a new System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) Management Pack for Amazon Web Services (AWS), that allows organizations running their Microsoft-based workloads at AWS to monitor their AWS resources directly in the Operations Manager console, essentially from a "single pane of glass".

AWS Management Pack for Microsoft System Center

System Center Operations Manager MP for Amazon AWS

"Microsoft customers who have existing Microsoft and Linux based workloads can view and monitor their on-premises and AWS resources together in a SCOM management console. The management pack can monitor EC2 instances (Windows and Linux), Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes, Elastic Load Balancing, CloudFormation stacks, Auto Scaling groups, and Elastic Beanstalk applications. Through a public .NET API at AWS and the SCOM "Watcher Node," the MP can reach into the AWS infrastructure and capture AWS "CloudWatch" metrics to gain insight into the health of the managed AWS resource," Microsoft explained.

You can download the Management Pack here.

Finally, an Advance Notification for the May 2013 Security Bulletin will be releasing 10 bulletins on Tuesday, May 14, 2013-comprising "two critical and eight important-class bulletins," which address 33 unique vulnerabilities.

"Critical-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. Of note, we are working to have the Internet Explorer Security Update address the issue described in Security Advisory 2847140, supplementing the currently available Fix it," wrote MSRC.

"Important-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Server and Tools, and .NET Framework," adds MSRC.