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Microsoft: Here’s how we’re trying to manage increased cloud demand

Microsoft prioritized the needs of first responders, healthcare workers, and others on the front line, as they've noted previously. And they've throttled some less-essential services to try to keep things humming. On April 23, officials...

Microsoft: Our AI can spot security flaws from just the titles of developers’ bug reports

Microsoft has revealed how it's applying machine learning to the challenge of correctly identifying which bug reports are actually security-related. Its goal is to correctly identify security bugs at scale using a machine-learning model to analyze just the label of bug reports. According to Microsoft, its 47,000 developers generate about 30,000 bugs a month, but [...]

Windows 10 turns five: Don’t get too comfortable, the rules will change again

Last week, Microsoft made a Release Preview of Windows 10 version 2004 available through the Windows Insider Program, marking what should be a very brief stopover on the way to releasing the latest Windows 10 feature update to the general public. This version will be in the market just in time for the fifth anniversary [...]

Microsoft 365: If your writing’s clunky, Word Rewrite now suggests whole new sentences

Microsoft has rolled out a new AI-powered feature for Word on the web that suggests improvements to whole sentences. The updated Rewrite Suggestions in Word aims to help users rephrase clumsy sentences with clearer expressions that still reflect what the author intended to say. Microsoft announced the feature at its 2019 Build conference last May [...]

Microsoft April 2020 Patch Tuesday comes with fixes for three zero-days

Microsoft has published its monthly roll-up of security updates known as Patch Tuesday. This month's updates are a bulky release. The OS maker has made available patches today for 113 vulnerabilities across 11 products, including three zero-day bugs that were being actively exploited in the wild. As always, details remain scant [...]

Microsoft pushes back end of support date for Windows 10 1809

Less than a month after it postponed the end of support for some Windows 10 1709 versions, Microsoft is doing the same for Windows 10 1809, the feature update to Windows 10 released in the fall of 2018. In the case of Windows 10 1809, however, the delay affects more of the available SKUs. Microsoft [...]

New Microsoft Teams features: Video to show 9 people on screen with more coming soon

With Teams video usage exploding across the world because of the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown, Microsoft has decided to accelerate the rollout of some much-needed features to help remote workers and schools hold better video calls. Microsoft has responded to calls from Microsoft Teams users who want to see more than just four participants on the [...]

End of an Era: Microsoft Word Now Flagging Two Spaces After Period as an Error

Microsoft makes controversial change in Word Adding two spaces after a period is something that so many people seem to do, despite others obviously going for what they believe to be the correct choice and using just one space. While the two-space rule actually made sense in the era of typewriters, it does’t anymore, so [...]

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