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.

Microsoft Lists 'Known Issues' with Intune and New Microsoft Store Integration

Microsoft this week published troubleshooting tips and "known issues" for organizations attempting to use the Microsoft Intune integration with the "new Microsoft Store" to distribute applications.

Microsoft Syntex To Get Pay-As-You-Go Licensing Option for Document Processing Next Month

Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to release a Microsoft Syntex pay-as-you-go licensing option in March, although it just will apply to document processing.

Azure Active Directory B2B Collaborations Now Work Across Microsoft Clouds

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it now permits organizations using different Microsoft hosted cloud services products to collaborate, if that's mutually agreed, after performing some setup steps.

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New AI-Powered Bing Preview Available in Mobile Apps and Skype

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its new Bing search preview, enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, is becoming available as Bing and Edge mobile apps, and also as part of the Skype consumer telephony and messaging service.

SharePoint Server Users Advised to Adopt New Workflow Engine

Microsoft last week advised organizations using SharePoint Server that it'll be replacing Microsoft Workflow Manager 1.0 and Service Bus 1.1 for Windows Server.

Microsoft Wrenching Internet Explorer 11 From Most Users

The venerable Internet Explorer 11 browser for desktops is mostly getting automatically disabled and replaced with the Microsoft Edge browser through a Feb. 14 Microsoft Edge update.

Microsoft To Bundle .NET Framework Updates with Windows 11 Feature Updates

Microsoft this week promised one less reboot with Windows 11 version 22H2 client feature updates because of a coming change to how .NET Framework updates will be delivered.

Windows Update for Business Deployment Service Getting Driver and Firmware Controls

Microsoft on Tuesday announced some progress in enabling organizations to have better control over Windows client driver and firmware installations.

3 Zero Day Flaw Fixes for Microsoft's February Security Patch

Microsoft's February security update comes packed for three important fixes aimed at addressing currently exploitable vulnerabilities across the company's product and services.

Microsoft's LinkedIn Reportedly Cuts Recruiting Staff

LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft, has reportedly cut some of its recruiting department staff, according to a report by The Information (paywalled).

Microsoft Ditching Yammer Brand for Viva Engage

Microsoft announced on Monday that it's Yammer chat collaboration app brand is going away, and getting supplanted by the Viva Engage brand.

Microsoft To Activate On-Premises UUP for Windows 11 Cumulative Updates Next Month

Microsoft is planning to turn on its Unified Update Platform (UUP) for organizations that use on-premises tools to update Windows 11 clients, which will be happening as early as next month, according to a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Reportedly Cuts Industrial Metaverse Team

Microsoft has laid off its Industrial Metaverse Core team, amounting to about 100 people, according to a Thursday report by The Information (paywalled).

GitHub Cutting 10 Percent of Workforce, Vacating Offices and Adopting Remote Work

GitHub, the open source developer repository owned by Microsoft, indicated on Thursday that it was cutting up to 10 percent of its workforce.

Microsoft Previews Organizational Controls over New Windows Features

Microsoft on Thursday described a new approach that will be applying the brakes a bit on its "continuous innovation" delivery of new Windows features to organizations.

New Adobe Acrobat PDF Engine Coming to Microsoft Edge Browser in March

Microsoft and Adobe have collaborated on "natively embedding" new Adobe Acrobat PDF technology into the Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems, according to a Wednesday Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Previews Automatic Blocking of Sensitive Info Leak Attempts

Microsoft this week announced a preview of an automated way to block employees from spilling sensitive company information.

Microsoft Launches ChatGPT-Powered Bing and Edge Browser

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has launched a new version of its Bing search engine, powered by OpenAI's ChatGPT-4 AI.

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