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Microsoft

Microsoft Azure spending notifications unavailable until March
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Cloud

Microsoft Azure spending notifications unavailable until March

Customers have been advised to manually monitor Azure usage and costs until a fix is implemented
2 Feb 2023
Hackers target business cloud environments by abusing Microsoft’s ‘verified publisher’ status
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Security

Hackers target business cloud environments by abusing Microsoft’s ‘verified publisher’ status

Proofpoint research found that hackers deliberately abused verification procedures to dupe firms with malicious apps
1 Feb 2023
Google to cut global workforce by 12,000 roles
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Careers & training

Google to cut global workforce by 12,000 roles

This comes after Microsoft revealed earlier this week it’s set to let go of 10,000 workers
20 Jan 2023
Windows 11 System Restore bug preventing users from accessing apps
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 System Restore bug preventing users from accessing apps

Microsoft has issued a series of workarounds for the issue which is affecting a range of apps including Office and Terminal
19 Jan 2023
Microsoft releases scripts to restore shortcuts deleted in faulty Windows Defender update
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft releases scripts to restore shortcuts deleted in faulty Windows Defender update

However, some users have resorted to creating their own fixes as they’ve encountered Microsoft’s to be problematic
16 Jan 2023
Windows Defender update deletes Start Menu, Taskbar, Desktop shortcuts
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Microsoft Windows

Windows Defender update deletes Start Menu, Taskbar, Desktop shortcuts

For now, it appears that administrators will have to manually recreate their shortcuts once the issue has been fixed
13 Jan 2023
Microsoft’s $10 billion OpenAI investment could end AI competition before it starts
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Business strategy

Microsoft’s $10 billion OpenAI investment could end AI competition before it starts

Investment on this scale is likely to put Microsoft ahead of rival firms on text processing, but questions remain around its profitability
13 Jan 2023
Microsoft reportedly gives US workers unlimited time off
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Careers & training

Microsoft reportedly gives US workers unlimited time off

The change is set to begin on 16 January and follows other companies like Oracle and Salesforce
12 Jan 2023
Microsoft's VALL-E will usher in a new era of cyber crime
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Microsoft's VALL-E will usher in a new era of cyber crime

With its ability to synthesise speech from short audio clips, Microsoft's VALL-E poses a worrying development in the realm of deepfakes
12 Jan 2023
What you need to know about the new features coming to Microsoft Teams Premium
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Business operations

What you need to know about the new features coming to Microsoft Teams Premium

Teams Premium will see users granted a range of exclusive tools to improve workflow and collaboration
11 Jan 2023
Microsoft's 'unusually large' Patch Tuesday fixes actively exploited zero day, 11 critical vulnerabilities
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Security

Microsoft's 'unusually large' Patch Tuesday fixes actively exploited zero day, 11 critical vulnerabilities

The company has issued fixes for 98 total vulnerabilities - a total nearly double that of December
11 Jan 2023
Microsoft acquires Fungible in “fire sale” to integrate DPU technology
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mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft acquires Fungible in “fire sale” to integrate DPU technology

The tech giant needs to keep up with competitors like AWS which has made acquisitions of its own in this space and introduced new technology to its of…
11 Jan 2023
Security updates for Windows 7 finally end, users urged to upgrade
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Microsoft Windows

Security updates for Windows 7 finally end, users urged to upgrade

Users have been urged to update to more modern operating systems, such as Windows 10 or 11
9 Jan 2023
First Microsoft union formed by ZeniMax workers
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Careers & training

First Microsoft union formed by ZeniMax workers

300 QA testers have voted in favour of forming ZeniMax Workers United, as the tech sector faces increasing calls for transparency and equitable condit…
4 Jan 2023
Microsoft pins hopes on ChatGPT to supercharge Bing search engine
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Microsoft pins hopes on ChatGPT to supercharge Bing search engine

Microsoft hopes that ChatGPT could be a silver bullet for challenging Google's Search
4 Jan 2023
Gmail vs Outlook: Which one is better for business?
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email providers

Gmail vs Outlook: Which one is better for business?

Gmail vs Outlook - a long-running question over which is the best for business and productivity. We compared the two biggest email services to find ou…
23 Dec 2022
The scariest cyber security horror stories of 2022
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cyber security

The scariest cyber security horror stories of 2022

Lapsus$ group, Log4Shell, new Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities, and the Russia-Ukraine war dominated cyber security headlines in 2022
22 Dec 2022
Windows 10 users encounter ‘blue screen of death’ after latest Patch Tuesday update
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 10 users encounter ‘blue screen of death’ after latest Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft said it is working on a fix for the issue and has offered users a temporary workaround
20 Dec 2022
Apple issues patch for macOS security bypass vulnerability
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Security

Apple issues patch for macOS security bypass vulnerability

The Achilles vulnerability enabled malware to slip past Apple’s Gatekeeper security checks
20 Dec 2022
How to speed up Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

How to speed up Windows 10

Learn how to disable unnecessary services in Windows 10 and speed up the operating system if you're finding it to be sluggish
19 Dec 2022
“High severity” vulnerabilities uncovered in three-quarters of operational technology systems
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Security

“High severity” vulnerabilities uncovered in three-quarters of operational technology systems

OT vulnerabilities could be putting national infrastructure at risk, Microsoft warned
16 Dec 2022
Microsoft's EU Data Boundary will begin staggered rollout in January 2023
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cloud computing

Microsoft's EU Data Boundary will begin staggered rollout in January 2023

Public sector and commercial customers will be the first to benefit when the rollout begins on 1 January across all of Microsoft's core services
15 Dec 2022
Microsoft patches two zero-day vulnerabilities in last Patch Tuesday of 2022
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cyber security

Microsoft patches two zero-day vulnerabilities in last Patch Tuesday of 2022

Zero-days affecting Windows SmartScreen and DirectX were identified in the latest security update
14 Dec 2022