NIST Releases First Update of its Cybersecurity Framework

After releasing the first version of its Cybersecurity Framework in 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its first update to the guidance document.

GitHub Copilot Enterprise Released

Microsoft's GitHub Copilot Enterprise is now generally available, per an announcement on the GitHub blog.

Microsoft Partners with OpenAI Rival Mistral

Microsoft is teaming up with Mistral A in a multi-year partnership aimed at advancing the development and deployment of next-generation large language models (LLMs).

Microsoft Pledges Regulatory Respect with 11 AI Access Principles

Microsoft on Monday described its 11 corporate "AI access principles" for fostering an artificial intelligence-based economy.

Microsoft Unveils Open Source AI Security Tool PyRIT

In the realm of IT security, the practice known as red teaming -- where a company's security personnel play the attacker to test system defenses -- has always been a challenging and resource-intensive task. Microsoft aims to streamline and enhance this process for generative AI systems with its latest offering.

Microsoft Inks AI Chip Manufacturing Deal with Intel

Intel announced on Wednesday that it has reached a deal with Microsoft to manufacture semiconductors for the company in a deal that has an estimated value of $15 billion.

Survey Finds Active Directory Outages on the Rise

A recent survey found that 79 percent of organizations have experienced Active Directory outages recently -- up from 29 percent in 2021.

Microsoft, IBM, Meta and More Sign AI Election Pact

Tech giants are coming together to combat misinformation that may arise during this year's election season.

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Google Touts ChromeOS Flex as Free Windows and macOS Alternative

Google this week suggested that organizations can use its ChromeOS Flex operating system to stave off trashing their old hardware.

Microsoft Bolstering Windows Autopatch Management Controls

Windows Autopatch is getting some improvements this month, per a Wednesday Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft and OpenAI Collaborate on AI Security, Block State-Sponsored Attackers

Microsoft and OpenAI have shut down five state-sponsored hacking groups that were using OpenAI's large language models "in support of malicious cyber activities," per announcements this week.

Microsoft Patches Two Zero Day Holes for February

Microsoft's February patch arrived on Tuesday with fixes for two zero-day vulnerabilities and an additional 70 flaws.

Microsoft Updating Windows Secure Boot Keys in 2024

Microsoft, and its original equipment manufacturer partners, are planning to update Secure Boot on Windows Unified Extensible Firmware Interface PCs, starting this year, per a Tuesday Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Now Delivering 'New' Copilot in Teams App

Microsoft announced on Monday that it is currently rolling out a "new Copilot experience in Microsoft Teams."

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Report: AI-Generating PC Shipments To Hit 167 Million by 2027

PC systems with specific AI computing capabilities built into the hardware is expected to jump by 60 percent over the next three years.

Sudo for Windows Available in Windows 11 Preview

Microsoft this week announced Sudo for Windows, which can be set up in the Windows 11 Insider Program preview build 26052.

Microsoft Touts Continued DARPA Quantum Computing Funding

Microsoft on Thursday noted its continued funding from a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program that is investigating ways to jumpstart quantum computing.

FTC Files Microsoft Complaint over Activision Blizzard Layoffs

Despite Microsoft's $68.7 billion purchase of video game company Activision Blizzard closing last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is renewing its scrutiny of the biggest acquisition deal in U.S. history.

CISPE and Microsoft in Talks To Address European Cloud Competition Complaints

The Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe organization and Microsoft are in discussions to resolve "unfair software licensing for cloud infrastructure providers and their customers in Europe," according to a Wednesday CISPE announcement.

Microsoft Previews Face Check Verifications Using Entra Verified ID

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of Face Check in Microsoft Entra Verified ID, providing a means for organizations to verify the identities of individuals.

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