FTC Blocks Microsoft Activision Acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday issued a temporary halt to the proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft on Monday.

Exoprise Adds Real-Time Alarms, Active Tests and macOS Device Support

Exoprise has bolstered its Service Watch product with three enhancements for IT departments that need to support workforces using software-as-a-service apps.

Microsoft June Security Update Targets 6 'Critical' Holes

Microsoft's monthly cumulative security update arrived on Tuesday with 69 bulletins to address vulnerabilities across the company's product and service line.

Windows 11 To Get Multi-App Kiosk Mode and Updated Windows Subsystem for Android

Microsoft on Monday announced that organizations using Windows 11 with a "Windows Configuration Update" now have access to two new features.

Azure Portal Goes Down on June 9

Microsoft acknowledged an "issue impacting the Azure Portal" in a June 9 Twitter post.

Microsoft Floats AI Customer Commitments

Microsoft on Thursday announced three "customer commitments" toward organizations that may use its budding artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Microsoft Planning To Hobble Classic Exchange Admin Center This Month

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it'll deprecate the "classic" Exchange Admin Center management portal on June 20, 2023.

Microsoft Releases ID Governance Service plus SLA Performance Preview

Microsoft described a few of additions to its Microsoft Entra identity and access management products this week.

OpenAI Services Released for Government Users

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that Azure Government users now have access to the AI-based Azure OpenAI Service.

Traditional IT Operational Roles To Decline in 5 Years, Says IDC

IT professionals overseeing operations in organizations increasingly will need developer expertise associated with cloud services as well, according to an IDC study, announced on Monday.

Microsoft Ordered To Pay $20M for Child Privacy Infractions

Microsoft was ordered to pay $20 million and take measures to assure child privacy under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), per a Monday U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement.

Microsoft Outlook Service Down After Bad Software Update

Microsoft 365 services, including Exchange Online and the Outlook on the Web App, were disrupted on Monday, June 5 due to a problematic Microsoft service update.

Microsoft To Kill Cortana in Windows

Microsoft is ending support for Cortana -- the company's voice-activated virtual assistant -- in Windows 10 and 11.

Microsoft Teams Gets AI Powered Designer and Expanded Communities Support

Microsoft on Thursday announced new and updated features coming to its free version of Teams, including integration with its AI Designer tool.

Microsoft Discovers macOS System Vulnerability 'Migraine'

A new vulnerability in macOS, dubbed "Migraine," has been discovered by the Microsoft Threat Intelligence team.

Microsoft's Smith Expects Generative AI Regulation Soon

Microsoft President Brad Smith says that regulation of generative AI technology, like ChatGPT, is inevitable and should be rolling out by nations in the year ahead.

Microsoft Outlines New Features Coming Soon to Windows 11

Microsoft this week included some Windows 11 client news amid its many Build announcements for developers, promising to soon deliver new features to Windows 11 version 22H2 users.

Microsoft Announces External ID Preview plus Other Entra Identity Perks

Microsoft this week announced a few product additions to Microsoft Entra, which is Microsoft's branded suite of identity and access management solutions.

Microsoft Unveils Edge for Business plus Copilot AI Integration

Microsoft this week described a bunch of Microsoft Edge browser enhancements as part of its Build developer event announcements.

Microsoft Announces Mesh Platform Preview, Teams Updates

Microsoft Mesh, the company's mixed reality communication and collaboration platform, will be hitting private preview this week.

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