Microsoft 365 Defender Real-Time Custom Detection Rules Previewed

Microsoft 365 Defender users are getting a public preview of the ability to set custom detection rules for near real-time security events, according to a Monday announcement.

Microsoft Previews ChatGPT in Azure OpenAI Service

Microsoft announced on Thursday that its Azure OpenAI service now offers a preview of ChatGPT, the OpenAI-based chat engine.

Windows Update for Business Reports Can Now Show Software Update Bandwidth Details

Microsoft's Windows Update for Business Reports now has the ability to show bandwidth savings from Microsoft's Delivery Optimization software delivery feature, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft To Block Remote PowerShell Next Month for New Exchange Online Tenancies

Microsoft has accelerated its Remote PowerShell for Exchange Online deprecation plans a bit for new tenancies, with plans to block its use on April 1, 2023, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Previewing 'Copilot' AI Solutions in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Viva Sales

Microsoft on Monday introduced new Microsoft Dynamics 365 "Copilot" artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to help sales teams.

Microsoft and Mitre Collaborating on AI and Machine Learning Security Tools

Microsoft and Mitre Corp. last week outlined their collaborative efforts to shore up the security of machine learning models and artificial intelligence (AI) platforms.

Microsoft Introduces Intune Suite of Add-On Products

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the launch of a new product called "Microsoft Intune Suite," which is a bundle of "add-on" IT tool capabilities for use with the Microsoft Intune endpoint management solution.

Windows 11 Version 22H2 New Features Arriving This Month

Microsoft this month released a Windows 11 version 22H2 quality "optional update" that is kicking off a relatively new features delivery approach via the Windows Update service.

Microsoft Expands Azure Services for 5G Wireless Operators

Microsoft described multiple Azure for Operators additions and improvements for 5G communications service providers (CSPs) as part of this week's Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.

Microsoft Lists 'Known Issues' with Intune and New Microsoft Store Integration

Microsoft this week published troubleshooting tips and "known issues" for organizations attempting to use the Microsoft Intune integration with the "new Microsoft Store" to distribute applications.

Microsoft Syntex To Get Pay-As-You-Go Licensing Option for Document Processing Next Month

Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to release a Microsoft Syntex pay-as-you-go licensing option in March, although it just will apply to document processing.

Azure Active Directory B2B Collaborations Now Work Across Microsoft Clouds

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it now permits organizations using different Microsoft hosted cloud services products to collaborate, if that's mutually agreed, after performing some setup steps.

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New AI-Powered Bing Preview Available in Mobile Apps and Skype

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that its new Bing search preview, enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, is becoming available as Bing and Edge mobile apps, and also as part of the Skype consumer telephony and messaging service.

SharePoint Server Users Advised to Adopt New Workflow Engine

Microsoft last week advised organizations using SharePoint Server that it'll be replacing Microsoft Workflow Manager 1.0 and Service Bus 1.1 for Windows Server.

Microsoft Wrenching Internet Explorer 11 From Most Users

The venerable Internet Explorer 11 browser for desktops is mostly getting automatically disabled and replaced with the Microsoft Edge browser through a Feb. 14 Microsoft Edge update.

Microsoft To Bundle .NET Framework Updates with Windows 11 Feature Updates

Microsoft this week promised one less reboot with Windows 11 version 22H2 client feature updates because of a coming change to how .NET Framework updates will be delivered.

Windows Update for Business Deployment Service Getting Driver and Firmware Controls

Microsoft on Tuesday announced some progress in enabling organizations to have better control over Windows client driver and firmware installations.

3 Zero Day Flaw Fixes for Microsoft's February Security Patch

Microsoft's February security update comes packed for three important fixes aimed at addressing currently exploitable vulnerabilities across the company's product and services.

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 Ditching Yammer Brand for Viva Engage

Microsoft announced on Monday that it's Yammer chat collaboration app brand is going away, and getting supplanted by the Viva Engage brand.

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