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Microsoft reportedly blocks Russian Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads
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Microsoft reportedly blocks Russian Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads

Local media report issues from inside Russia but the company has yet to confirm if it was a deliberate move or merely an error
20 Jun 2022
IT Pro News in Review: UK tech raises $16bn, Microsoft acquires Miburo, largest DDoS attack mitigated
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IT Pro News in Review: UK tech raises $16bn, Microsoft acquires Miburo, largest DDoS attack mitigated

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
17 Jun 2022
Proofpoint details 'dangerous' ransomware flaw in SharePoint and OneDrive
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ransomware

Proofpoint details 'dangerous' ransomware flaw in SharePoint and OneDrive

Functionality allows ransomware to encrypt files stored on SharePoint and OneDrive to make them potentially unrecoverable, vendor says
17 Jun 2022
Microsoft silent patches called “a grossly irresponsible policy”
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cyber security

Microsoft silent patches called “a grossly irresponsible policy”

Cyber security company Tenable said that the tech giant is putting customers at risk after it found two bugs in Microsoft Azure analytics software, on…
15 Jun 2022
Microsoft overhauls staff contracts, abandons 'non-compete clauses' to comply with state laws
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Business strategy

Microsoft overhauls staff contracts, abandons 'non-compete clauses' to comply with state laws

The tech giant will also no longer invoke non-disclosure agreements and will publish salary ranges on all job listings
9 Jun 2022
State-sponsored hackers delay new Microsoft Exchange Server by four years
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State-sponsored hackers delay new Microsoft Exchange Server by four years

Hafnium's devastating zero-day exploit chain in 2021 forced Microsoft to improve the security of current versions instead of releasing the new one on …
6 Jun 2022
Microsoft launches low-code Power Pages for 'intuitive' web development
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Microsoft launches low-code Power Pages for 'intuitive' web development

The new platform builds on Power Apps, introduces new features, and has already been used by a Five Eyes government for a large-scale visa project
24 May 2022
Windows 11's nifty new search feature has one major downside
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Windows 11's nifty new search feature has one major downside

Bringing inspiration from Android, the new search feature has divided onlookers
23 May 2022
Microsoft says it's provided over $100 million in tech support to Ukrainian government
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cyber attacks

Microsoft says it's provided over $100 million in tech support to Ukrainian government

The company says its tech platforms will be instrumental to creating Nuremberg-style trials after the war
20 May 2022
Microsoft to double salary budget to retain workers
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Careers & training

Microsoft to double salary budget to retain workers

The salary raise will affect early to mid-career employees around the world who work for the tech giant
17 May 2022
Microsoft warns of new botnet variant targeting Windows and Linux systems
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Security

Microsoft warns of new botnet variant targeting Windows and Linux systems

The Sysrv botnet is back and equipped with more exploits though the primary goal of installing cryptominers remains the same
16 May 2022
Windows Server admins say latest Patch Tuesday broke authentication policies
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Server & storage

Windows Server admins say latest Patch Tuesday broke authentication policies

Microsoft has issued a workaround for the certificate-mapping issue, but many have already rolled back the updates to avoid operational disruption
12 May 2022
Actively exploited Windows vulnerability reaches peak severity when paired with popular attack
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Actively exploited Windows vulnerability reaches peak severity when paired with popular attack

May 2022's routine Patch Tuesday fixes seven 'critical' issues, including a familiar headache for IT administrators
11 May 2022
Microsoft announces new business security services led by in-house experts
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Microsoft announces new business security services led by in-house experts

The new services will see Microsoft's security experts providing hands-on, proactive threat hunting for businesses unable to fully build out a SOC due…
9 May 2022
Apple, Google, Microsoft expand their support for password-less sign-ins
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cyber security

Apple, Google, Microsoft expand their support for password-less sign-ins

New approach promises to offer “simpler, stronger authentication” across leading platforms to help protect users from malicious activity
6 May 2022
Microsoft makes Defender for Business generally available
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cyber security

Microsoft makes Defender for Business generally available

Small businesses can look forward to enterprise-grade endpoint security as well as automated investigation and remediation capabilities
3 May 2022
Microsoft's latest VPN-like feature brings added network privacy to Edge users
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Microsoft's latest VPN-like feature brings added network privacy to Edge users

The Microsoft Edge Secure Network feature is currently available in preview and offers similar data privacy protections to Apple's Private Relay tool
29 Apr 2022
Kraft Heinz taps Microsoft to digitise supply chains and create 34 digital twins
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Kraft Heinz taps Microsoft to digitise supply chains and create 34 digital twins

The food giant is set to digitise its operations after experiencing extreme pressures on its supply chains over the past two years
22 Apr 2022
Microsoft launches free consultation service for UK small businesses
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Microsoft launches free consultation service for UK small businesses

Small organisations can book a one-on-one appointment to connect online with a company expert
20 Apr 2022
Microsoft announces lucrative new bug bounty awards for M365 products and services
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Security

Microsoft announces lucrative new bug bounty awards for M365 products and services

The new awards will focus on scenario-based weaknesses and offer bonuses of up to 30% for the most severe bugs
19 Apr 2022
Microsoft's massive 145-vulnerability Patch Tuesday fixes ten critical exploits
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Security

Microsoft's massive 145-vulnerability Patch Tuesday fixes ten critical exploits

This month's round of patches is now available with some exploits proving to be particularly dangerous
13 Apr 2022
Boeing inks massive cloud deals with AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft
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cloud computing

Boeing inks massive cloud deals with AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft

The aerospace company said the new partnerships will allow it to test aircrafts using digital twin technology before they’re deployed
7 Apr 2022
How to install Windows 11
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How to install Windows 11

You'll need to check your system requirements before you upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft's OS
6 Apr 2022