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Microsoft takes aim at critical RCE flaws with "massive" Patch Tuesday update
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cyber security

Microsoft takes aim at critical RCE flaws with "massive" Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has kicked off 2022 with a score of security fixes for critical-rated vulnerabilities in some of the most widely used products used by busin…
12 Jan 2022
Windows 11 problems and how to fix them
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 problems and how to fix them

A handful of the most common problems plaguing Microsoft's latest operating system
7 Jan 2022
How to speed up Windows 11
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Microsoft Windows

How to speed up Windows 11

Is Windows 11 feeling a bit sluggish? Here are some handy tips for tweaking the OS to fit your system
7 Jan 2022
Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for Windows Server sign-in bug
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Microsoft Windows Server

Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for Windows Server sign-in bug

The flaw, which causes a slow down in the user verification process, needs to be installed manually by IT admins
6 Jan 2022
Microsoft and Qualcomm to develop custom AR chips for the metaverse
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augmented reality (AR)

Microsoft and Qualcomm to develop custom AR chips for the metaverse

The two companies are looking to expand and accelerate the adoption of AR and Microsoft Mesh
5 Jan 2022
Microsoft Exchange servers break thanks to 'Y2K22' bug
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email delivery

Microsoft Exchange servers break thanks to 'Y2K22' bug

On-premises Exchange servers are failing to deliver mail because they can't handle 2022 as a date format
4 Jan 2022
Microsoft Outlook displays full contact details for spoofed senders
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phishing

Microsoft Outlook displays full contact details for spoofed senders

Product harvests details from Active Directory without checking, say researchers
9 Dec 2021
Android bug prevents users from calling emergency services
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Google Android

Android bug prevents users from calling emergency services

Google has confirmed that the glitch is affecting devices that have Microsoft Teams installed
9 Dec 2021
NSW to pilot digital tech institute with Microsoft
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Careers & training

NSW to pilot digital tech institute with Microsoft

Australia continues to invest in initiatives that aim to counteract its skill shortage
9 Dec 2021
Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge
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Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge

We put the web's three most popular browsers head-to-head
8 Dec 2021
Microsoft launches Secured-core servers to combat ransomware
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cyber security

Microsoft launches Secured-core servers to combat ransomware

Previously debuting on Windows PCs in 2019, the Secured-core initiative has reached servers in a bid to better protect infrastructure from cyber attac…
8 Dec 2021
Microsoft to overhaul hiring practises following DoJ settlement
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Careers & training

Microsoft to overhaul hiring practises following DoJ settlement

An investigation found that the tech giant asked lawful residents for more information than was legally necessary
8 Dec 2021
Microsoft 365 prices to soar by 20% for pay monthly subscribers
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Managed service provider (MSP)

Microsoft 365 prices to soar by 20% for pay monthly subscribers

The move has sparked anger in the partner community with many feeling the decision benefits only the largest resellers
7 Dec 2021
Microsoft seizes domains used by Chinese hacking group
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cyber attacks

Microsoft seizes domains used by Chinese hacking group

The tech giant claimed that there’s often correlation between the group’s targets and China’s geopolitical interests
7 Dec 2021
Microsoft will make it easier to change default browser in Windows 11
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web browser

Microsoft will make it easier to change default browser in Windows 11

U-turn means setting an alternative default to Edge will be easier after all
6 Dec 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
6 Dec 2021
The true story behind the IBM Personal Computer
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Hardware

The true story behind the IBM Personal Computer

The industry-creating IBM Personal Computer 5150 turned 40 this year. To mark the occasion, we reveal the story of its birth – and destroy one long-ru…
3 Dec 2021
Microsoft hit with formal complaint over "monopolistic" software bundling
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collaboration

Microsoft hit with formal complaint over "monopolistic" software bundling

Nearly 30 tech firms have contacted the EU to voice their concerns about Microsoft's bundling of OneDrive and Teams with Windows
29 Nov 2021
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 the two biggest email services head-to-head to find out
26 Nov 2021
Business customers can get 30% off the Surface Laptop Go for Black Friday 2021
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Laptops

Business customers can get 30% off the Surface Laptop Go for Black Friday 2021

Microsoft has lowered prices across a range of devices and accessories
26 Nov 2021
Hackers use SquirrelWaffle malware to hack Exchange servers in new campaign
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malware

Hackers use SquirrelWaffle malware to hack Exchange servers in new campaign

Researchers discovered malicious emails being sent as replies to existing email chains
22 Nov 2021
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Policy & legislation

Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
19 Nov 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?
Policy & legislation

The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?

We take a look at the multiple anti-monopoly bills being aimed a Silicon Valley giants
19 Nov 2021