Cloud Jobs Report: Azure Gains on AWS, Google

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform has been making inroads against competitors Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in terms of job availability and interest.

Microsoft Unveils Plan To Push Bing to Office 365 ProPlus Users

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled plans to deliver an extension that will change the default search engine to Bing in both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers.

Microsoft Security Misconfiguration Exposed 250 Million Technical Support Accounts

Microsoft on Wednesday disclosed that some of its customer support case information was exposed last month due to misconfigured security settings in an Azure-hosted database.

Industrial Control System Honeypot Illustrates Bad Security Practices

Security solutions provider Trend Micro has published results (PDF) from running an industrial control system (ICS) "honeypot."

Microsoft Offers More Help on Windows Server 2008 Upgrades

Microsoft this week published additional help resources for organizations stuck on Windows Server 2008, which fell out of support on Jan. 14.

Microsoft Ups Its Carbon Reduction Goals

Microsoft on Thursday announced a corporatewide carbon reduction effort that aims to make the company "carbon negative" by 2030.

Microsoft's January Security Updates Come with NSA Help

Microsoft released its January security updates with a partial assist from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

First Stable Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge Browser Released

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the first release of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser at the "stable" commercial-release stage.

What To Expect with Windows 7's End of Support

It's the end of an era, as Windows 7 fell out of support on Jan. 14, 2020.

Google Promises 18 Months of Chrome Support on Windows 7

Google announced on Friday that it will continue to support its Chrome browser on Windows 7 until "at least July 15, 2021."

Microsoft Store for Business Reportedly To Get Scrapped

The Microsoft Store for Business, formerly known as the "Windows Store for Business," is reportedly on the software deprecation chopping block, according to a Friday media report.

Microsoft Teams Arriving for Semiannual Channel Users of Office 365 ProPlus or Office 365 Business

Microsoft offered a reminder on Friday that it's planning to turn on Microsoft Teams for Office 365 ProPlus or Office 365 Business tenancies that follow the semiannual channel update model starting on Jan. 14, 2020.

Teams Walkie Talkie and More Coming to Office 365 Users

Microsoft, as part of the NRF 2020 event for retailers, this week announced a bunch of coming Office 365 enhancements, most of which will support so-called "firstline workers."

Microsoft Expands Office 365 Tool for Keeping End Users in the Dark

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a couple of enhancements to an emerging Office 365 management capability that lets IT pros hide certain software features from end users or employees.

Office 365 Users Starting To Get Fluid Framework Preview

Microsoft is starting to deliver an "early preview" of its Fluid Framework to some Office 365 tenancies that have opted to get early update releases, according to a Wednesday announcement.

2020 End-of-Support Milestones for Microsoft's Business Products

The new year is bringing all sorts of end-of-support deadlines for IT pros working with Microsoft's business software.

AI, IoT and Machine Learning To Challenge Traditional Networking

The next phase of networking will depend on IT learning to wrangle modern technologies in ways that simplify operations and help humans make decisions, according to a new report by Cisco.

Coming in 2020: .NET 5, The Next Phase of Microsoft's .NET Framework

.NET 5 (no "Core" and no "Framework") will mark the transition from the aging, proprietary, Windows-only .NET Framework to a modern, open source, cross-platform .NET.

IT Transformation Foreseen in Employment Report

IDC's latest guide on full-time employment for the information and communications technology (ICT) sector has its sights set on IT organizational transformation.

PowerShell 7 Reaches Release Candidate Stage

Microsoft announced earlier this week that PowerShell 7 is now available as a "release candidate" version.