Microsoft Mostly Fixes Azure Active Directory 'BingBang' App Misconfigurations

Microsoft on Wednesday confirmed that it has addressed a so-called "BingBang" security issue that affected "small number of our internal applications" due to Azure Active Directory authorization misconfigurations.

Microsoft Assures Content Publishers on AI-Based Search

Microsoft acknowledged that its emerging AI-based Bing search could affect content publisher revenue models, but also suggested that it is willing to talk terms.

Microsoft Reminds Office 2016 and 2019 Users About Possible Microsoft 365 Service Connection Issues

Microsoft gave notice to organizations using perpetual-license Office versions about a coming 2023 milestone that could result in iffy Microsoft 365 services connections in this Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Previews New Teams App for Windows

Microsoft announced on Monday that it has rebuilt and improved the performance of its Microsoft Teams application, and released a preview of this "new" app for commercial Windows users.

AI-Powered Microsoft Security Copilot Revealed

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new predictive language chat tool for security experts called Microsoft Security Copilot.

Microsoft To Cut 1,248 Jobs in Redmond Area

Microsoft's ongoing layoffs are hitting its home turf, with new notices affecting 1,248 people in the Redmond, Bellevue and Issaquah, Wash. areas in May.

Microsoft Teams Rooms Users Get Tool To Help Comply with July Licensing Deadline

Microsoft this week reminded organizations using Microsoft Teams Rooms devices of a coming July 1 deadline to get their licenses compliant with its relatively new Basic and Pro plans.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Custom Claims Providers

Microsoft this week announced a preview of custom claims providers for Azure Active Directory users.

CISA Releases Untitled Goose Tool for Tracking Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 Security Incidents

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week announced the release of a publicly available and free post-incident hunting tool for organizations using Microsoft Azure, Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365 applications.

Microsoft Outlines New Schedule for Optional Nonsecurity Windows Updates

Microsoft this week announced plans to shift the schedule for when it releases its optional nonsecurity patch previews for Windows systems.

Microsoft Releases Loop App Preview, Including Copilot in Loop

The Microsoft Loop App for collaboration across Microsoft 365 applications is now available as a public preview, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

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Microsoft Previews GPT 4 AI Model on Azure OpenAI Service

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of OpenAI's GPT-4 artificial intelligence (AI) model for users of the Azure OpenAI service.


Microsoft Previews AI-Powered Bing Image Creator

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of the artificial intelligence (AI)-generated Bing Image Creator in the Microsoft Edge browser, along with new Stories and Knowledge Card 2.0 Bing search capabilities.

Microsoft To Instigate On-Prem UUP for Windows 11 22H2 on March 28

Organizations using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Configuration Manager will be getting a 10GB download next week that will kick off Microsoft's Windows 11 version 22H2 Unified Update Platform (UUP) servicing scheme for those premises-based management tools, Microsoft warned on Monday.

Microsoft Previews Semantic Kernel SDK for Adding AI to Apps

Microsoft this week announced Semantic Kernel, a new open source framework on GitHub at the early preview stage that aims to help developers tap artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models in their applications.

Azure Firewall Basic Commercially Released

Microsoft this week announced that Azure Firewall Basic is now at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

AI Everywhere, All at Once: Microsoft Unveils Microsoft 365 Copilot

Microsoft on Thursday gave a public demonstration of Microsoft 365 Copilot, which brings natural language AI capabilities into virtually every corner of its productivity stack.

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Update 23H1 Released

Microsoft this week announced update 23H1 for the SharePoint Server Subscription Edition (SE) product, plus multiple servicing changes and other plans.

IT Pros Get Assurances on Coming Microsoft 365 Copilot AI Capabilities

Microsoft on Thursday offered assurances to IT pros that security and privacy issues will be respected with coming Microsoft 365 Copilot artificial intelligence (AI)-based enhancements.

Microsoft Cuts AI Ethics Team

Microsoft this month laid off its whole initial team that oversaw the ethics associated with the company's artificial intelligence (AI) software development efforts.

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