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Microsoft reveals plans for massive cloud expansion in China
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data centres

Microsoft reveals plans for massive cloud expansion in China

The company is planning four new data centres in China to meet surging demand for its services
18 Jun 2021
Microsoft's Nadella now holds dual role of CEO and chairman
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Careers & training

Microsoft's Nadella now holds dual role of CEO and chairman

It's the first time the same executive has held both roles since co-founder Bill Gates stepped down in 2014
17 Jun 2021
Windows 11 leaks in full after early build shows up online
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Windows 11 leaks in full after early build shows up online

Surface-level changes including a macOS-like user interface with rounded corners and a default light skin
16 Jun 2021
FCC commissioner calls for big tech to help bridge digital divide
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digital divide

FCC commissioner calls for big tech to help bridge digital divide

FCC’s senior Republican wants the likes of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google to help pay for broadband expansion
2 Jun 2021
Microsoft Teams gets more collaborative in bid to fight Zoom
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video conferencing

Microsoft Teams gets more collaborative in bid to fight Zoom

Microsoft looks to distance Teams from its roots as a corporate chat app
25 May 2021
Microsoft Exchange admin portal taken offline due to expired certificate
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web development

Microsoft Exchange admin portal taken offline due to expired certificate

This isn't the first time an expired SSL/TLS cert has downed a service
24 May 2021
Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer 11 in 2022
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web browser

Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer 11 in 2022

The iconic web browser will be absorbed into the Chromium-powered Edge from next June
20 May 2021
Microsoft rolls out Windows 10X-inspired May 2021 Update
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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10X-inspired May 2021 Update

Features such as containerising threats and a better voice typing experience make their way into the flagship OS
19 May 2021
Microsoft Teams moves beyond the workplace
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video conferencing

Microsoft Teams moves beyond the workplace

A personal version of the video conferencing platform offers free all-day video calls
17 May 2021
Microsoft Surface Pro review: Still worth buying?
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Laptops

Microsoft Surface Pro review: Still worth buying?

Microsoft's hybrid may be four years old, but it still manages to pack a punch
17 May 2021
Slack Connect vs Microsoft Teams Connect: Is this better than email?
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collaboration

Slack Connect vs Microsoft Teams Connect: Is this better than email?

The two rival platforms want to take internal company communications beyond the office
17 May 2021
What is Microsoft Edge? Everything you need to know
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web browser

What is Microsoft Edge? Everything you need to know

Microsoft's replacement for Internet Explorer now functions as a genuine alternative to Chrome
14 May 2021
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