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UK gov agrees new three-year cloud deal with Microsoft
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public cloud

UK gov agrees new three-year cloud deal with Microsoft

The agreement will enable public sector organisations to benefit from discounts and beneficial terms for Microsoft’s services
21 Apr 2021
What is MTA certification?
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Careers & training

What is MTA certification?

The Microsoft credential could give your IT career a boost
20 Apr 2021
FBI shuts down web shells in hacked Exchange servers
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cyber security

FBI shuts down web shells in hacked Exchange servers

Court approves FBI operation to remove web shells from vulnerable Exchange servers
14 Apr 2021
NSA uncovers new "critical" flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server
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servers

NSA uncovers new "critical" flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server

Federal government orders all agencies to install fixes as the FBI scrambles to remove backdoors
14 Apr 2021
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 official with AMD and Intel CPU options
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Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 official with AMD and Intel CPU options

The firm claims the machine, which has been designed for hybrid working, is up to 70% faster than the Surface Laptop 3
13 Apr 2021
Microsoft buys AI firm Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion
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voice recognition

Microsoft buys AI firm Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion

The tech giant's biggest acquisition since buying LinkedIn is aimed at accelerating the growth of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
12 Apr 2021
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ review: More minus than plus
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Hardware

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ review: More minus than plus

This mid-generation upgrade takes two steps forward and one step back
9 Apr 2021
Microsoft is submerging servers in boiling liquid to prevent Teams outages
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data centres

Microsoft is submerging servers in boiling liquid to prevent Teams outages

The tech giant is said to be the first cloud provider running two-phase immersion cooling in a production environment
7 Apr 2021
Acuant joins Microsoft to enable seamless identity verification on Azure AD
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Microsoft Azure

Acuant joins Microsoft to enable seamless identity verification on Azure AD

Acuant’s My Digital ID relieves users from repeatedly sharing sensitive information
6 Apr 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Microsoft to buy Discord, Intel plays catch-up and the end of LG smartphones
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Business strategy

IT Pro News in Review: Microsoft to buy Discord, Intel plays catch-up and the end of LG smartphones

Catch up on the top stories of the week in just two minutes
26 Mar 2021
Microsoft will put hybrid work into practice with HQ reopening
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flexible working

Microsoft will put hybrid work into practice with HQ reopening

Employees will be given the choice to return to the office, to continue working remotely, or to do a mixture of both
23 Mar 2021
Microsoft acquires rapid prototyping firm The Marsden Group
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft acquires rapid prototyping firm The Marsden Group

The tech giant says the deal will enable it to create new customer value through experimentation and deep industry solutions
17 Mar 2021
Restricting admin rights heavily mitigates impact of Microsoft flaws
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vulnerability

Restricting admin rights heavily mitigates impact of Microsoft flaws

Businesses may have dampened the effects of a 48% year-on-year rise in vulnerabilities by simply restricting privileges
17 Mar 2021
Tech employees think big tech is too powerful
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Technology

Tech employees think big tech is too powerful

A new survey of tech workers finds eye-opening results
16 Mar 2021
Microsoft releases one-click patch for Exchange vulnerability
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cyber attacks

Microsoft releases one-click patch for Exchange vulnerability

The quick fix is aimed at small organisations that do not have dedicated IT teams
16 Mar 2021
Exchange Server attacks increase 10 times in a week
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Security

Exchange Server attacks increase 10 times in a week

US most attacked by hackers exploiting four zero-day vulnerabilities
15 Mar 2021
How to speed up Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

How to speed up Windows 10

Does Windows 10 feel a bit sluggish for you? Read on for tips and tricks to speed up the OS
12 Mar 2021
How to get help in Windows 10
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operating systems

How to get help in Windows 10

Find out how to get expert help and support for Windows 10 from Microsoft and others
12 Mar 2021
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 might offer both AMD and Intel chips
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Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 might offer both AMD and Intel chips

The next-generation Surface Laptop will reportedly offer more processor options
9 Mar 2021
Microsoft-led scientists retract quantum "breakthrough" research
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high-performance computing (HPC)

Microsoft-led scientists retract quantum "breakthrough" research

The team have retracted their findings after problems found with the original data
9 Mar 2021
Microsoft was warned about Exchange Server flaws two months ago
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cyber attacks

Microsoft was warned about Exchange Server flaws two months ago

The European Banking Authority is the latest major public body to be compromised by the mass hack
9 Mar 2021
Microsoft's Apprenticeship Connector will help SMBs find digital apprentices
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Careers & training

Microsoft's Apprenticeship Connector will help SMBs find digital apprentices

The partnership with GetMyFirstJob aims to stem a widening crisis, with new apprenticeship starts collapsing between 2019 and 2020
8 Mar 2021
‘Hundreds of thousands’ of victims in Microsoft Exchange Server attacks
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hacking

‘Hundreds of thousands’ of victims in Microsoft Exchange Server attacks

Even if you patched the same day Microsoft released fixes, there’s every chance a web shell is on your server
8 Mar 2021