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Microsoft To Cut 10,000 Jobs Citing Recessionary Pressures

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a coming workforce reduction by 10,000 jobs, representing a "less than five percent" cut of its total employee count.

Azure OpenAI Service Commercially Launched

Microsoft this week announced that its Azure OpenAI service has reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Windows App Shortcuts Deleted on January 13

Microsoft indicated in a Friday Twitter post that it working to address a problem that's caused application shortcut links to be dysfunctional or disappear on the Start Menu and Task Bar on Windows systems.

Microsoft Outlines Migration Deadlines for 'Classic' Stream Video-Sharing Service

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it plans to end its "classic" Stream video-sharing service for most customers early next year.

Microsoft Releasing New Microsoft 365 Basic Product and Apps This Month

Microsoft this week announced Microsoft 365 product news, including a new consumer Basic product offering.

Azure Active Directory To Get IPv6 Support This Year

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it will start bringing Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) support to its Azure Active Directory services.

Microsoft Kicks off 2023 with a 98 Flaw Security Patch

The first Patch Tuesday arrived this week, featuring 98 fixes for security issues across Microsoft's wide line of products and services.

0Patch Promises Two More Years of Patch Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft this week ended its patch support for Windows 7 and other venerable Windows products, but one company, 0patch, is saying that it'll provide fixes for "Critical" security issues for another two years.

Microsoft Highlights Perks for Retailers using Teams and Dynamics 365

Microsoft this week announced Microsoft Teams and Dynamics 365 improvements designed to help retailers.

Microsoft Buys Fungible To Bolster Scaled-Out Datacenter Capabilities

Microsoft on Monday announced the acquisition of Fungible Inc., a maker of composable disaggregated infrastructure solutions for datacenters.

Microsoft's Security Update Guide To Report on CBL-Mariner Linux Vulnerabilities

Microsoft's Security Update Guide, which chronicles Microsoft's patch releases each month, is getting two relatively new additions.

Microsoft Adds More User Phishing Details to Attack Simulation Training Service

Microsoft's Attack Simulation Training product now shows more information about how users interacted with simulated phishing attacks, per a Tuesday announcement.

Exchange Online TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Support Ending for POP 3 and IMAP 4 Clients

Microsoft gave notice this week that it's planning to disable the use of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and TLS 1.1 security protocols for Exchange Online customers that use Post Office Protocol 3 (POP 3) and/or Internet Message Access Protocol 4 (IMAP 4) clients, starting next month.

Microsoft Aims To Improve Bing Search Results with OpenAI Integration

Microsoft is reportedly integrating the artificial intelligence-powered ChatGPT chatbot into its Bing search engine to provide more human-like answers to user questions.

Microsoft Working To Bolster Viva Help for IT Pros

Microsoft on Wednesday described its recent efforts to help IT pros with various Microsoft Viva problems, including the dreaded "Native Mode" migrations that may have affected some organizations.

Dead and Unsupported Microsoft Product Milestones Coming in 2023

Some notable Microsoft products will be "retiring" or falling out of support in 2023.

Microsoft Intune Adds New Windows Update for Business Controls

Microsoft Intune now has some update controls for Windows clients that are enabled by the Windows Update for Business service.

Microsoft Adds Collaboration Capabilities to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides for HoloLens 2

Microsoft this week described enhancements to its Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides add-on to HoloLens 2, which is its mixed-reality headset.

Microsoft To Block Remote PowerShell for Exchange Online in 2023

Microsoft is phasing out the use of Remote PowerShell for Exchange Online, and will block its use next year.

Report Predicts Rise of AI Based Cyberattacks in Next 5 Years

Artificial intelligence (AI)-based cyberattacks on organizations could start to ramp up over the next five years, according to a recently published report.