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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.

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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.

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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 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.

Azure Firewall Basic Commercially Released

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

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.

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 March 2023 Patch Tuesday: 2 Zero-Day Flaws Fixed

Microsoft on Tuesday released 80 targeted fixes for its monthly security update, including fixes for two flaws that are currently being exploited.

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.

Microsoft 365 Defender Real-Time Custom Detection Rules Previewed

Microsoft 365 Defender users are getting a public preview of the ability to set custom detection rules for near real-time security events, according to a Monday announcement.

Microsoft Previews ChatGPT in Azure OpenAI Service

Microsoft announced on Thursday that its Azure OpenAI service now offers a preview of ChatGPT, the OpenAI-based chat engine.

Windows Update for Business Reports Can Now Show Software Update Bandwidth Details

Microsoft's Windows Update for Business Reports now has the ability to show bandwidth savings from Microsoft's Delivery Optimization software delivery feature, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft To Block Remote PowerShell Next Month for New Exchange Online Tenancies

Microsoft has accelerated its Remote PowerShell for Exchange Online deprecation plans a bit for new tenancies, with plans to block its use on April 1, 2023, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Previewing 'Copilot' AI Solutions in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Viva Sales

Microsoft on Monday introduced new Microsoft Dynamics 365 "Copilot" artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to help sales teams.

Microsoft and Mitre Collaborating on AI and Machine Learning Security Tools

Microsoft and Mitre Corp. last week outlined their collaborative efforts to shore up the security of machine learning models and artificial intelligence (AI) platforms.

Microsoft Introduces Intune Suite of Add-On Products

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the launch of a new product called "Microsoft Intune Suite," which is a bundle of "add-on" IT tool capabilities for use with the Microsoft Intune endpoint management solution.

Windows 11 Version 22H2 New Features Arriving This Month

Microsoft this month released a Windows 11 version 22H2 quality "optional update" that is kicking off a relatively new features delivery approach via the Windows Update service.

Microsoft Expands Azure Services for 5G Wireless Operators

Microsoft described multiple Azure for Operators additions and improvements for 5G communications service providers (CSPs) as part of this week's Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.

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