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Microsoft blocking Tutanota users from Teams registration, claims fix unfeasible
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Business operations

Microsoft blocking Tutanota users from Teams registration, claims fix unfeasible

Tutanota claim this is an antitrust issue, as the company shares the problem with the public
8 Aug 2022
Microsoft wins five-year digital transformation deal with Australia’s largest telco
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digital transformation

Microsoft wins five-year digital transformation deal with Australia’s largest telco

Telstra is aiming to have around 90% of its applications on public cloud infrastructure by 2025, with Microsoft Azure as a preferred cloud partner
26 Jul 2022
Slack Connect vs Microsoft Teams Connect: Better than email?
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collaboration

Slack Connect vs Microsoft Teams Connect: Better than email?

Slack Connect and its rival Microsoft Teams Connect both want to take internal business communications beyond the office
20 Jul 2022
Microsoft announces simulator for autonomous aircraft development
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Cloud

Microsoft announces simulator for autonomous aircraft development

Project AirSim will use Azure to train AI models in a realistic 3D environment
20 Jul 2022
Microsoft Surface Pro review: Still worth buying?
Surface Pro
Laptops

Microsoft Surface Pro review: Still worth buying?

Microsoft's hybrid maybe five years old, but it still manages to pack a punch
20 Jul 2022
Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge
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web browser

Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge

Firefox vs Edge vs Chrome - discover which comes out on top in the ultimate battle to crown the very best browser
19 Jul 2022
Microsoft confirms Exchange outage that affected users globally is now fixed
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Network & Internet

Microsoft confirms Exchange outage that affected users globally is now fixed

There is also a quick fix for users still experiencing issues
19 Jul 2022
Gmail vs Outlook.com: Which one is better?
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email providers

Gmail vs Outlook.com: Which one is better?

Which is the best for business and productivity? We put Gmail vs Outlook, the two biggest email services, head-to-head to find out
13 Jul 2022
Microsoft unveils wide-scale phishing campaign that circumvents MFA
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phishing

Microsoft unveils wide-scale phishing campaign that circumvents MFA

More than 10,000 organisations have been targeted using the convincing adversary-in-the-middle attack method
13 Jul 2022
Actively exploited zero-day and four 'critical' vulnerabilities fixed in Microsoft's July Patch Tuesday
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vulnerability

Actively exploited zero-day and four 'critical' vulnerabilities fixed in Microsoft's July Patch Tuesday

The month's list of 84 bug fixes has been branded "boring" by some experts but should be welcome news to security personnel
13 Jul 2022
Microsoft makes Windows Autopatch generally available to enterprise users
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Security

Microsoft makes Windows Autopatch generally available to enterprise users

First announced in April, the feature has been met with confusion from the industry
12 Jul 2022
Microsoft confirms VBA macro backtrack is only "temporary"
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cyber security

Microsoft confirms VBA macro backtrack is only "temporary"

More details on the project's timeline will be revealed but there is still no details on the feedback that prompted Microsoft to reverse the change in…
12 Jul 2022
Experts bemoan Microsoft’s 'terrible' backtrack on blocking VBA macros
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Security

Experts bemoan Microsoft’s 'terrible' backtrack on blocking VBA macros

Experts express bewilderment over the decision to reverse the long-overdue macro block, as fears mount that cyber criminals can take advantage
8 Jul 2022
CMA probe into Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard merger might derail company strategy
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mergers and acquisitions

CMA probe into Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard merger might derail company strategy

With the FTC also looking into the deal, the tech giant is at a crucial crossroads for how it handles the next decade of expansion across the tech sec…
7 Jul 2022
Microsoft identifies sophisticated Hive ransomware variant written in Rust
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Security

Microsoft identifies sophisticated Hive ransomware variant written in Rust

The move away from Go and an encryption redesign makes the new strain even more of a threat to business targets
6 Jul 2022
Microsoft reportedly blocks Russian Windows 10 and Windows 11 downloads
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Microsoft Windows

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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mail servers

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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web development

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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Microsoft Windows

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