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Microsoft says Israeli group sold tools to hack Windows

FILE PHOTO: Microsoft logo on an office building in New York Christopher Bing July 15, 2021, 5:23 PM·2 min read By Christopher Bing (Reuters) - An Israeli group sold a tool to hack into Microsoft Windows, Microsoft and technology human rights group Citizen Lab said on Thursday, shedding light on the growing business of finding [...]

Pentagon Scraps $10 Bn Cloud Contract Amid Amazon-Microsoft Dispute

The Pentagon said Tuesday it was scrapping a $10 billion cloud computing contract which sparked a heated dispute between Amazon and Microsoft. A Defense Department statement said the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract would be canceled because it no longer meets current needs and that it would start a process for a "multi-cloud/multi-vendor" computing [...]

Windows 11: Microsoft reaffirms the importance of PCs

Practically speaking, as with virtually every other Windows OS update, Windows 11 provides a good reason for people to look at upgrading...

Windows 11 is being launched today:What to expect

Microsoft is about to unveil Windows 11 today, the company’s next major operating system. A new Start menu, rounded corners, and a general...

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 [...]

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