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 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.

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 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).

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.

Microsoft Outlook Service Goes Down Worldwide on Feb. 6

Microsoft Outlook had service issues overnight on Feb. 6, lasting about 12 hours until the problem was said to have been addressed.

Dell Cutting 5 Percent of Workforce

Dell announced on Monday that it was cutting five percent of its workforce, which amounts to about 6,650 jobs.

Microsoft Assures on HoloLens 2 and Mixed Reality

Microsoft this week gave assurances regarding its commitments toward continuing some of its mixed-reality products, including Microsoft Mesh and the HoloLens 2 headset.

Microsoft Launches AI Powered Teams Premium

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that Teams Premium – which comes with OpenAI hooks – is now generally available.

Microsoft Viva Sales Adds ChatGPT Preview for Generating Sales Replies

Microsoft Viva Sales now has access to the ChatGPT 3.5 artificial intelligence (AI) model, which is available at the preview stage, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Azure Load Testing Service Commercially Released

The Microsoft Azure Load Testing service is now commercially released, according to a Wednesday Microsoft announcement.

Consent-Phishing Attack Passed Microsoft's 'Verified Publisher' Checks

Cybersecurity company Proofpoint on Tuesday described attacks that lulled users into authorizing permissions for malicious cloud apps because they may have trusted Microsoft's "Verified Publisher" screening.

Office 365 Government Secret Now Available

Microsoft announced earlier this month that its Office 365 Government Secret service offering is now at the "general availability" release stage.

Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management Adds 'Authenticated Scan for Windows' Capability

Microsoft this week announced that its Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management solution can now scan Windows devices that are lacking certain agent support.

Government Agencies 'Dismantle' Hive Ransomware Operations

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that the Hive ransomware group's international network has been "dismantled."

Configuration Glitch Caused Microsoft's Jan. 25 Exchange Online Disruption

Microsoft this week described a five-hour service incident that occurred on Wednesday Jan. 25, which was said to have affected its Exchange Online service, as well as other Microsoft 365 services.

Microsoft 365 and Power BI Services Hit Snag Worldwide

Some Microsoft customers experienced service delays or timeouts on Tuesday, lasting about two hours and 40 minutes, according to a Jan. 25 "Azure Status History" page entry.

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