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Microsoft

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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Security

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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enterprise security

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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web browser

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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digital transformation

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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SMB

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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Microsoft Windows

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
Microsoft launches Windows 365 Boot and Switch apps
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft launches Windows 365 Boot and Switch apps

Cloud PC service gets additional security and productivity features that include an offline mode
5 Apr 2022
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: The multi-function notebook comes of age
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Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: The multi-function notebook comes of age

A notebook, a presentation system and a tablet, all rolled into one
5 Apr 2022
Windows 11 growth slows in March
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 growth slows in March

Windows 10 21H2 experienced the main growth this month, increasing its share of the market by 7.5%
30 Mar 2022
Microsoft partners protest upcoming Partner Network changes
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channel

Microsoft partners protest upcoming Partner Network changes

Change.org petition suggests the revamped and renamed Microsoft Cloud Partner Program does not have the best interests of partners at heart
29 Mar 2022
Microsoft presses ahead with plans to watermark Windows 11 on older PCs
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft presses ahead with plans to watermark Windows 11 on older PCs

Windows Insiders noticed the watermark, first tested in February, in the latest build that will roll out to the wider Windows user base
22 Mar 2022
Microsoft's new data centre will heat homes and businesses in Finland
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data centres

Microsoft's new data centre will heat homes and businesses in Finland

Utility provider Fortum will use its district heating infrastructure to transfer waste heat from the site
18 Mar 2022
Microsoft Defender drops "downpour" of false ransomware alerts on customers
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Defender drops "downpour" of false ransomware alerts on customers

System administrators made numerous reports of false-positive results being flagged for seemingly innocuous files and behaviours on Wednesday
17 Mar 2022
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for Business review: Surprisingly snappy
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Laptops

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for Business review: Surprisingly snappy

A substantial upgrade over the Surface Pro 7 and 7+, but quality like this doesn’t come cheap
17 Mar 2022
Microsoft: Business leaders' flawed approach to hybrid work is alienating employees
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business management

Microsoft: Business leaders' flawed approach to hybrid work is alienating employees

Report reveals that business leaders no longer understand their employees who plan to flee the nest for better and more flexible workplaces
16 Mar 2022