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Exchange Server zero-day among latest Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes
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vulnerability

Exchange Server zero-day among latest Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes

The firm has patched three zero-day vulnerabilities across its products that haven’t yet been exploited
12 May 2021
JEDI contract's future becomes murky after AWS court win
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Policy & legislation

JEDI contract's future becomes murky after AWS court win

Department of Defense must "determine best path forward"
11 May 2021
Tech giants lobby US to fund chip production
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Hardware

Tech giants lobby US to fund chip production

Industry heavyweights ask Congress for $50 billion in chip manufacturing subsidies
11 May 2021
The top five essential VSCode extensions for your 2021 setup
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programming

The top five essential VSCode extensions for your 2021 setup

Level up your programming with these handy plug-ins and utilities
6 May 2021
Microsoft launches open source tool Counterfeit to prevent AI hacking
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Microsoft launches open source tool Counterfeit to prevent AI hacking

Businesses can use preloaded attack algorithms to test their machine learning systems
4 May 2021
Sony inks integration deal with chat app Discord
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mergers and acquisitions

Sony inks integration deal with chat app Discord

The partnership follows rumours of a collapsed takeover deal with Microsoft
4 May 2021
Microsoft patents tech to combat employee stress
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Careers & training

Microsoft patents tech to combat employee stress

Based on biometric data, the patented technology computes an employee’s "anxiety score"
28 Apr 2021
Hackers could abuse legitimate Windows AD FS to steal data
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Microsoft Windows

Hackers could abuse legitimate Windows AD FS to steal data

The flaw in Microsoft authentication servers could enable threat actors to perform a Golden SAML attack
28 Apr 2021
Google and Microsoft profits surge as cloud demand continues
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Business operations

Google and Microsoft profits surge as cloud demand continues

Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure report impressive growth as digital adoption continues to accelerate
28 Apr 2021
Microsoft Teams suffers its second outage this month
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video conferencing

Microsoft Teams suffers its second outage this month

The global outage is preventing users from logging in and sending messages
27 Apr 2021
Botnet targets vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers
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botnets

Botnet targets vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers

Cryptocurrency-mining botnet Prometei targeting same flaws as Hafnium attacks
23 Apr 2021
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
Voice recognition software
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