Microsoft Unveils New Chips to Power AI and Cloud at Ignite

Microsoft will soon be deploying its own custom chips to power the company's AI and cloud services.

Microsoft Goes Big with Multiple Copilots at Ignite Event

Microsoft's Ignite event happening this week elicited the declaration that "Microsoft is the Copilot company" now, and there were lots of product announcements attesting to it.

Microsoft Targets 5 Zero-Day Flaws in November Security Patch

The second Tuesday of the month is here, and with that comes the arrival of Microsoft's cumulative security update for November, packed with fixes for a modest 63 flaws.

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GitHub Announces Copilot Chat Availability, Unveils Copilot Enterprise

Github, the Microsoft-owned open source code repository, made a handful of generative AI-based announcements on Wednesday, including the upcoming general availability of Github Copilot Chat and Github Copilot Enterprise.

Microsoft To Use Oracle Cloud for Bing AI Search

In an attempt to meet the demand of Microsoft's AI services, the company has signed a multi-year deal to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for compute resources

Microsoft Says Prep Now for Quantum Computing Enabled Attacks

Organizations can prepare today for future attacks that could be enabled by breakthroughs in quantum computing, Microsoft suggested, in a Nov. 1 post.


Microsoft Secure Future Initiative Aims To Address Cybersecurity Problems

Microsoft on Thursday announced a Secure Future Initiative (SFI) approach to dealing with cybersecurity threats.

Microsoft 365 Copilot Commercially Released

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Microsoft 365 Copilot for certain business subscribers.

40 Countries Vow Not to Pay Ransomware Hackers

In a gathering of 48 countries for the third annual International Counter Ransomware Initiative summit, the U.S. and allies are pledging to not pay ransomware attacks leveraged against their individual countries.

Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Version 23H2 with a Copilot Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of Windows 11 version 23H2, its fall feature update release, including a preview of Windows Copilot.

SEC Sues SolarWinds for Misleading Investors on Product Risks

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a lawsuit on Monday against SolarWinds Corp. for alleged "fraud and internal control failures" regarding its software security practices, which misled investors.

Windows Insider MVP Designations Ending This Year

The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional designation for Windows Insider Program participants will end on Dec. 31, 2023.

Biden Administration Issues AI Safety Executive Order

On Monday the Biden-Harris Administration released an executive order to establish secure and safe practices for the use of AI-based technology.

CISA Offers Free 'Logging Made Easy' Tool for Diagnosing Threats

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency this week introduced Logging Made Easy version 1.0.

Microsoft Partners with iFixit on Surface Device Repairs

Microsoft announced on Thursday that iFixit is now offering replacement parts for Microsoft Surface devices.

Microsoft Rolls Out Passwordless Policy for Entra ID-Joined Windows 11 Devices

Microsoft suggested this week that organizations with Entra ID-joined Windows 11 devices can now switch them over to passwordless authentications using a new policy option.

Microsoft Purview Audit Standard Perks May Not Arrive Until 2024

Microsoft offered a few more details about its plans to expand audit logging and data retention periods for Microsoft Purview Audit Standard users.

Microsoft's Q1 Earnings Lifted by Cloud Returns

Microsoft's fiscal-year 2024 first-quarter earnings beat analyst expectations, highlighted by cloud services returns.

Microsoft 365 Interop Now Iffy for Office 2016 and 2019

Users of the Microsoft Office 2016 and Microsoft Office 2019 productivity suites now face uncertainties when interacting with Microsoft 365 services, per a Friday announcement.

Windows LAPS Bolstered with Entra ID and Intune Support

Microsoft has updated its Windows Local Administrator Password solution by adding support for Microsoft Entra ID and Microsoft Intune.

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