New Windows 11 Pro Edition Installs May Require Microsoft Accounts

Microsoft this week offered a hint that it plans to impose a Microsoft account requirement on new installations of the Windows 11 Pro edition.

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Microsoft Cautions of Growing 'Ice Phishing' Threat on the Blockchain

This week Microsoft released a warning that it's seeing an increased number of phishing attempts aimed at web3 -- a term used to describe the decentralized environment created on the blockchain.

LinkedIn's Glint Coming to the Microsoft Viva Suite Next Year

Microsoft and LinkedIn (owned by Microsoft) announced on Thursday that LinkedIn's Glint employee feedback and assessment solution will become a part of Microsoft's Viva "employee experience platform" sometime in 2023.

Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows Gets Continuous Release Update Branch

Microsoft this week announced a preview of a "continuous release" software update branch for its Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows solution.

Hotpatch Released for Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Azure Edition

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" commercial release of its Hotpatch capability for virtual machines, which just works with the Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Azure Edition product.

Windows 11 Users Getting Android App Previews

Microsoft on Tuesday announced previews of Android-based apps for U.S. users of Windows 11, among other enhancements.

Intel To Buy Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 Billion

Chip maker Intel announced on Tuesday its plans to acquire Israel-based Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion.

Microsoft To Open Redmond and Silicon Valley Campuses on Feb. 28

Microsoft announced on Monday that it now plans to open its Washington state campus on Feb. 28, since pandemic conditions have improved.

Microsoft Eliminates Need for ADFS with Azure Active Directory Certificate-Based Authentication Preview

Microsoft on Monday announced the availability of Azure Active Directory certificate-based authentication at the public preview stage.

Microsoft 365 Business Promo Targets Legacy Google G Suite Users

Looking to target small business "Google G Suite legacy free edition" users, Microsoft announced a Microsoft 365 Business productivity suite limited-time promotional offer this week.

Intel Entering Blockchain Mining Market with New GPUs

Intel announced on Friday that it is kicking off a new initiative to develop technologies for the blockchain ecosystem.

Cross-Tenant Access Settings Come to Azure Active Directory

Microsoft this week announced that cross-tenant access settings for external collaboration are now available in public preview for Azure Active Directory users.

Defender Portal Gets Microsoft Defender for Identity Capabilities

The Microsoft 365 Defender portal now supports some lagging Microsoft Defender for Identity capabilities that have reached the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage, Microsoft announced this week.

Windows 365 Getting Preview of Azure Active Directory Join Capability

Organizations using the Windows 365 service's Enterprise edition soon will be getting the ability to create Azure Active Directory joins for Cloud PCs, according to a Wednesday Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Addresses 50 Vulnerabilities in February Security Patch Release

Microsoft released February security patches on Tuesday, addressing perhaps around 50 or so common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).

Microsoft Clarifies MSIX App Installer December Security Issue

Microsoft reiterated on Friday that a flaw in an application installer component used with its MSIX app packager has been abused by malware, and temporary measures should be followed until there's a fix.

Nvidia's $40B Proposed Acquisition of Arm Shuts Down

The proposed $40 billion sale of chip-designer Arm to Nvidia was shut down by the two parties, citing regulatory objections.

Office Macro Blocking by Default Coming This Year for Some Windows Users

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will be bringing a new default for Windows Office users that is said to "block Internet macros by default."

Microsoft Viva Gains Ground After 1 Year

Microsoft Viva hit its one-year anniversary since its debut, and now is used by "more than 10 million monthly active users," according to a Friday Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Credits Multifactor Authentication in Blocking Second-Stage Phishing Attacks

Microsoft explained last week that it is seeing multiphase phishing attacks getting tried that could be successful against organizations that haven't implemented multifactor authentication (MFA).

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