LinkedIn Cutting 668 Jobs Despite Positive Q4 Earnings

The LinkedIn careers site, owned by Microsoft, announced personnel cuts of "approximately 668 roles" on Monday.

Microsoft Viva Suite Adding Amplify and Skills Apps

Microsoft this week announced Viva product enhancements, including the general availability of Viva Amplify, the debut of a new Skills product, plus Copilot artificial intelligence perks.

Microsoft Finalizes $69 Billion Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

The deal was able to be closed after concerns by U.K. regulators were addressed.

AI Displacing Entry-Level IT Jobs, per Report

IT consulting firm Janco Associates suggested that the 2023 IT jobs market remains rocky.

Microsoft Declares Death to NTLM with Coming Windows 11 Features

Microsoft this week indicated that it plans to eliminate the need to use the New Technology LAN Manager protocol in Windows 11, with Kerberos taking its place.

Microsoft October 2023 Patch Incudes Fix for Widespread DDoS Flaw

This month's security update addresses the widespread HTTP/2 issue and two other zero-day vulnerabilities.

Windows Server 2012 Loses Patch Support, but Orgs Could Pay for ESUs

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are no longer supported products as of Oct. 10, 2023, meaning no more patches will be arriving.

AvePoint's New Opus Product Bringing Automation and AI to Data Governance

AvePoint on Tuesday announced Opus, its new artificial intelligence (Al)-based "information lifecycle management" solution, which works with Microsoft Office 365 and other services.

Winners of the Redmond 'Product of the Year' Awards Announced

The winners span 10 critical categories, from Microsoft Teams optimization, to Windows Server monitoring, to Active Directory data protection and more.

Azure Arc-Enabled System Center Virtual Machine Manager Adds Management Perks

Microsoft has added Azure management capabilities to Azure Arc-enabled System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), per a Friday announcement.

Microsoft Outlines Intune Mobile Application Management for Windows 11

Microsoft explained a little more this week about mobile application management for Windows 11 devices using Microsoft Intune in a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Begins Rollout of New Teams App

Desktop users should see an increase in performance with the updated app.

Microsoft's Partners Now Selling ESUs for SQL Server 2014

Microsoft's partners are now selling Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2014 as of this month, per this announcement.

Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management Gets Two New Features

Microsoft announced this week that it has added two new capabilities to Microsoft Entra Privileged Identity Management at the "general availability" release stage.

Microsoft Unveils New OneDrive with Coming Copilot AI

Microsoft described "the third generation of OneDrive" on Tuesday in an online presentation featuring Jeff Teper, president of collaboration apps and platform, plus other Microsoft luminaries.

Silver Pins

Business Connectivity Services for Microsoft 365 Ending in 2024

Microsoft on Monday gave a one-year advance notice that it plans to block the Business Connectivity Services that Microsoft 365 customers may be using.

Remote PowerShell for Exchange Online Ending This Month

Microsoft on Monday announced that it will turn off Remote PowerShell Protocol for Exchange Online, starting as early as Oct. 3, 2023 for its worldwide service customers.

Microsoft Entra ID Protection Eases Password Change Remediations

Microsoft has improved the remediation process when users authenticating via on-premises methods are deemed to be at risk by the Microsoft Entra ID Protection service, per a Thursday announcement.

Exchange Online Tamper Protections Arriving in 2024

Microsoft on Wednesday gave notice that its Exchange Online e-mail tamper protections are planned for completion in 2024, which may entail some backend changes by IT departments.

Microsoft Releases Windows 11 23H2 Preview

The new update, rolling out for some, includes a preview of Microsoft's AI-powered Windows Copilot.

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