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Contrary to conventional wisdom, it's not older consumers who are most easily duped by technical support scams, a survey released today claimed.
According to the poll's results, people between 25 and 34 were more than three times as likely to fall for the fake-out as those aged 55 to 64. And the youngest age group -- between 18 and 24 -- were little better than their slightly-older cohort; they were tricked by the scams more than two and a half times the rate of the group aged 66 and older.[ Also from InfoWorld: The 10 Windows group policy settings you need to get right. | Survive and thrive with the new OS: The ultimate Windows 10 survivor kit. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows newsletter. ]
The survey, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs this summer and paid for by Microsoft, queried 1,000 adults ages 18 and up in each of several countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, and India.
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Microsoft is cutting Unified Modeling Language (UML), the legacy modeling platform for visualizing software models, from Visual Studio 15.
In explaining the decision, Microsoft's Jean-Marc Prieur, senior program manager for Visual Studio, said the UML designer tools were being used by very few customers -- a fact that was confirmed by consultation with sales and technical support teams. The company also was faced with investing significant engineering resources to react to changes happening in Visual Studio core for this release.