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Azure Monitor Gets Log Analytics Data Export Capability

Microsoft this week announced that a data export capability for Log Analytics in Azure Monitor is now commercially released, having reached at the "general availability" (GA) stage.

Report: 76% of Orgs Faced Ransomware Attacks in 2021

More than two thirds of enterprises experienced at least one ransomware incident last year, according to security vender Veeam.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud adds Google Cloud Protection

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a bunch of security product enhancements at the preview stage.

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Nerdio Manager for MSP Product Now Integrated with Microsoft Endpoint Manager

The Nerdio Manager for MSP (Managed Service Provider) 3.0 solution is now integrated with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM), supporting the central management of customers' virtual and physical desktops by MSPs, according to a Tuesday Nerdio announcement.

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Microsoft Cautions of Growing 'Ice Phishing' Threat on the Blockchain

This week Microsoft released a warning that it's seeing an increased number of phishing attempts aimed at web3 -- a term used to describe the decentralized environment created on the blockchain.

New Windows 11 Pro Edition Installs May Require Microsoft Accounts

Microsoft this week offered a hint that it plans to impose a Microsoft account requirement on new installations of the Windows 11 Pro edition.

Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows Gets Continuous Release Update Branch

Microsoft this week announced a preview of a "continuous release" software update branch for its Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows solution.

LinkedIn's Glint Coming to the Microsoft Viva Suite Next Year

Microsoft and LinkedIn (owned by Microsoft) announced on Thursday that LinkedIn's Glint employee feedback and assessment solution will become a part of Microsoft's Viva "employee experience platform" sometime in 2023.

Hotpatch Released for Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Azure Edition

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" commercial release of its Hotpatch capability for virtual machines, which just works with the Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Azure Edition product.

Intel To Buy Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 Billion

Chip maker Intel announced on Tuesday its plans to acquire Israel-based Tower Semiconductor for $5.4 billion.

Windows 11 Users Getting Android App Previews

Microsoft on Tuesday announced previews of Android-based apps for U.S. users of Windows 11, among other enhancements.

Microsoft To Open Redmond and Silicon Valley Campuses on Feb. 28

Microsoft announced on Monday that it now plans to open its Washington state campus on Feb. 28, since pandemic conditions have improved.

Microsoft Eliminates Need for ADFS with Azure Active Directory Certificate-Based Authentication Preview

Microsoft on Monday announced the availability of Azure Active Directory certificate-based authentication at the public preview stage.

Intel Entering Blockchain Mining Market with New GPUs

Intel announced on Friday that it is kicking off a new initiative to develop technologies for the blockchain ecosystem.

Microsoft 365 Business Promo Targets Legacy Google G Suite Users

Looking to target small business "Google G Suite legacy free edition" users, Microsoft announced a Microsoft 365 Business productivity suite limited-time promotional offer this week.

Cross-Tenant Access Settings Come to Azure Active Directory

Microsoft this week announced that cross-tenant access settings for external collaboration are now available in public preview for Azure Active Directory users.

Defender Portal Gets Microsoft Defender for Identity Capabilities

The Microsoft 365 Defender portal now supports some lagging Microsoft Defender for Identity capabilities that have reached the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage, Microsoft announced this week.

Windows 365 Getting Preview of Azure Active Directory Join Capability

Organizations using the Windows 365 service's Enterprise edition soon will be getting the ability to create Azure Active Directory joins for Cloud PCs, according to a Wednesday Microsoft announcement.

Nvidia's $40B Proposed Acquisition of Arm Shuts Down

The proposed $40 billion sale of chip-designer Arm to Nvidia was shut down by the two parties, citing regulatory objections.

Microsoft Clarifies MSIX App Installer December Security Issue

Microsoft reiterated on Friday that a flaw in an application installer component used with its MSIX app packager has been abused by malware, and temporary measures should be followed until there's a fix.