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 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 Launches AI Powered Teams Premium

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

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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Report Outlines Creation of a $2.6B U.S. National AI Research Capability

The Biden White House on Tuesday announced the release of a final report (PDF download) outlining a three-year plan to build a National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR).

Microsoft Cuts Mixed Reality Toolkit Team and Plans To End AltspaceVR

Some of Microsoft's developer teams involved with the company's mixed reality and augmented reality work have been eliminated.

Microsoft Extends OpenAI Partnership with 'Multibillion' Dollar Investment

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with OpenAI, maker of the AI-based ChatGPT and image generating tool DALL-E, with an influx of cash.

Microsoft Eases Exchange Online License Assignments

Microsoft has simplified the administration of Exchange Online licensing when used with Azure Active Directory, per a Friday announcement.

Windows 10 Download Sales Ending This Month

Microsoft is indicating that the last day to buy a download license of the Windows 10 operating system will be on Jan. 31, 2023.

Microsoft 365 Insider Program Drops the Office Name

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has switched its Office Insider program name to "Microsoft 365 Insider."

Microsoft To Cut 10,000 Jobs Citing Recessionary Pressures

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a coming workforce reduction by 10,000 jobs, representing a "less than five percent" cut of its total employee count.

Azure OpenAI Service Commercially Launched

Microsoft this week announced that its Azure OpenAI service has reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

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