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Microsoft seeks U-Boot Linux firmware Engineer

Senior Software Engineer, Linux Firmware – CSI / Azure – Cloud Server Infrastructure
The Cloud Server Infrastructure Firmware Development (CSI-FW) team is responsible for server hardware definition, design and development of Server and Rack Infrastructure engineering for Microsoft’s online services. […] This role will be for a highly-motivated Firmware Engineer with a solid background in embedded system design using embedded Linux. […] Required Qualifications:
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* Extensive knowledge of u-boot customization, Linux kernel internals and adding new hardware drivers
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https://careers.microsoft.com/jobdetails.aspx?jid=282596

 

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Microsoft MDT: moving from BIOS to UEFI

If you have a Windows box and are trying to convert MBR/BIOS installs to GPT/UEFI installs on ‘class 2’ systems, you might want to read this:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2017/04/14/moving-from-bios-to-uefi-with-mdt-8443/

 

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Microsoft updates ACPI web page

Microsoft just updated an ACPI doc of theirs:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/drivers/bringup/acpi-system-description-tables

It still refers to ACPI 5.0, while current ACPI version is at 6.1, though… No changelog, you’ll have to compare this against your archive of the old version of this web page. 🙂

Different results from reading the 3 URLs:
http://www.uefi.org/acpi_id_list
http://www.uefi.org/acpi
http://www.uefi.org/uefi-acpi-export (exports a spreadsheet)
http://www.uefi.org/specifications

If you use the search ability of the uefi.org site, eg:

http://www.uefi.org/ACPI_ID_List?search=microsoft

it only lists 3 tables. I’d expect it list WSMT, but it does not. Strange. Note that the ACPI search page says it was last updated 2016, so may not have current data to search?

I’d really like to see the ACPI site map the various registries to all of their specs, not have a few separate lists of company registeries, and a separate list of specs, not tied to companies.

 

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MBR2GPT

“MBR2GPT.EXE converts a disk from Master Boot Record (MBR) to GUID Partition Table (GPT) partition style without modifying or deleting data on the disk. The tool is designed to be run from a Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) command prompt, but can also be run from the full Windows 10 operating system (OS).[…]”

https://technet.microsoft.com/itpro/windows/deploy/mbr-to-gpt

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2017/04/05/whats-new-for-it-pros-in-the-windows-10-creators-update/

https://redmondmag.com/articles/2017/04/07/windows-10-creators-update-tools-and-documentation-released.aspx

 

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Intel updates Minnowboard firmware, and Firmware Engine for Windows

Intel has updated their UEFI firmware for the Minnowboard, and has updated Intel Firmware Engine for Windows.

 

 

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