Microsoft Addresses Security Tool Sprawl with New Entra and Sentinel Releases

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of two new security solutions designed to help organizations achieve and manage zero trust environments.

Microsoft Dodges Antitrust Watchdogs by Exiting OpenAI Board

Microsoft is vacating its non-voting seat on OpenAI's board "effective immediately," reported Financial Times on Wednesday.

IT Security Pros Reckless with Unauthorized SaaS Use: Report

Despite knowing better, nearly one in four IT security pros admit to using SaaS applications that haven't been approved by their organization.

Microsoft Issues over 140 Patches, 5 of them 'Critical,' for July

Microsoft on Tuesday released a total of 143 security patches -- 139 for its own products, and four for third-party solutions.

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Microsoft Finds Multiple AI Models Susceptible to 'Skeleton Key' Attacks

Popular AI models like OpenAI's GPT and Google's Gemini are liable to forget their built-in safety training when fed malicious prompts using the "Skeleton Key" method.

IBM, Microsoft Shake on Cloud Security

Microsoft is extending the reach of its cloud security portfolio by inking yet another partnership with Big Blue's consulting arm.

EU Regulators Probe Azure-Only Clause in Microsoft-OpenAI Deal

Antitrust watchdogs are not letting up on the Microsoft-OpenAI mega-partnership.

Microsoft Entra PowerShell Module Hits Public Preview

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new PowerShell module to help administrators programmatically manage and automate Entra ID via the command line.

Microsoft Rearchitects Teams for VDI in New Preview Release

A public preview of Microsoft Teams for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments began rolling out this week.

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Microsoft, OpenAI Sued by Publishing Nonprofit over Content Use

In the latest escalation in the conflict between the news industry and generative AI vendors over what constitutes fair use, Microsoft and OpenAI have been sued by the publisher of Mother Jones.

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Microsoft: AI Like a Gullible Employee Prone to Manipulation

Organizations need to take precautions against AI "jailbreak" tactics, Microsoft warned in a detailed blog post this month.

Microsoft Teams Unbundling Not Enough, Says EU Antitrust Watchdog

The European Commission, which polices competition practices in the European Union, has issued a "Statement of Objections" to Microsoft over potential antitrust violations related to Microsoft Teams.

BI and Analytics Space Dominated by Microsoft (and Its Copilots)

Microsoft has a commanding lead in the analytics/business intelligence (ABI) space, buoyed by its hyperfocus on AI and the robust development of its Copilot brand.

'Project Natick' Dries Up: Microsoft Shutters Underwater Datacenter

Microsoft has shelved its experimental underwater datacenter despite "promising findings."

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White House Bans Kaspersky Sales, Citing 'Unacceptable' Security Risk

The U.S. government has ordered a ban on all sales of Kaspersky Lab software to businesses and private citizens due to concerns about cyber espionage.

Microsoft Killing SharePoint News Connector, Touts Viva as Replacement

Microsoft is preparing to retire SharePoint News connector, a capability that enabled admins to make SharePoint content accessible within Microsoft Teams.

PC and Chip Makers Are All-In on AI; Businesses Are Another Matter

Recent AI trend reports from research firm Gartner show that generative AI's impact on the enterprise IT landscape remains a mixed bag.

To Support OpenAI, Microsoft Taps Oracle for More Cloud Power

Frenemies Oracle and Microsoft are combining their respective cloud platforms to give generative AI wunderkind OpenAI more room to innovate.

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After Making Windows Recall Opt-In, Microsoft Yanks Feature from PCs Entirely

Microsoft is putting the brakes on its Windows Recall feature that was designed to "retrace users' steps."

Lax Credential Hygiene at Root of Snowflake Breach: Researchers

Security researchers at Google subsidiary Mandiant have traced the months-long Snowflake security breach to an attack group taking advantage of old credentials and weak authentication methods.

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