Microsoft thinks bundles are great and customers love them
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by Paul Kunert
1w ago
Rivals and regulators might disagree, so might users that are paying for software they don't need It's always interesting to see how technology executives crop their marketing messages to suit the audience ..read more
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Microsoft slammed for lax security that led to China's cyber-raid on Exchange Online
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by Simon Sharwood
1w ago
CISA calls for 'fundamental, security-focused reforms' to happen ASAP, delaying work on other software A review of the June 2023 attack on Microsoft's Exchange Online hosted email service – which saw accounts used by senior US officials compromised by a China-linked group called "Storm-0558" – has found that the incident would have been preventable save for Microsoft's lax infosec culture and sub-par cloud security precautions ..read more
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Microsoft Teams decouples from Office 365 suite globally
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by Iain Thomson
1w ago
Licenses everywhere can omit collaboration app thanks to EU regulators For those not keen on Microsoft Teams, help is in hand – European Union requirements to unbundle the software from Office 365 will be implemented globally ..read more
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'Thousands' of businesses at mercy of miscreants thanks to unpatched Ray AI flaw
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by Jessica Lyons
2w ago
Anyscale claims issue is 'long-standing design decision' – as users are raided by intruders Thousands of companies remain vulnerable to a remote-code-execution bug in Ray, an open-source AI framework used by Amazon, OpenAI, and others, that is being abused by miscreants in the wild to steal sensitive data and illicitly mine for cryptocurrency ..read more
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Windows Format dialog waited decades for UI revamp that never came
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by Richard Speed
2w ago
'Temporary' isn't always Windows has a built-in reminder of the perils of temporary solutions thanks to the 30-year-old porting efforts of former Microsoft engineer Dave Plummer ..read more
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When life gives you Lemon, sack him
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by Richard Currie
3w ago
Comment CNN veteran publishes Musk interview that got his X show canceled Last year, two high-profile American news anchors lost their jobs. This year, CNN's Don Lemon joined Fox News's Tucker Carlson with a new show on Elon Musk's X ..read more
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The end of classic Outlook for Windows is coming. Are you ready?
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by Richard Speed
1M ago
Microsoft prepares to replace an old faithful with something shiny, new, and lacking key features. Sound familiar? Analysts have warned that some enterprises have a mountain to climb ahead of Microsoft's planned phase-out of the classic Outlook for Windows. 2029 is the earliest cut-off date for support, but some key functionality is still missing from the veteran app's replacement ..read more
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Microsoft calls AI privacy complaint 'doomsday hyperbole'
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by Thomas Claburn
1M ago
Plaintiffs seek termination of permissionless and unpaid AI data harvesting In early February, Microsoft accused the plaintiffs suing the software maker and its partner OpenAI over alleged AI privacy violations of evoking "doomsday hyperbole about AI as a threat to civilization ..read more
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PlanetScale ends free tier bid, sheds staff in profitability bid
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by Lindsay Clark
1M ago
CEO defends decision in difficult tech market Distributed database vender PlanetScale has made work-force lay-offs and ended its free-tier services in an effort to achieve sustainable profitability ..read more
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UK tax agency's digital services not good enough to take strain off phone lines
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by Lindsay Clark
1M ago
Watchdog says taxpayer assistance is getting worse Phone services for the UK tax authority continue to deteriorate, and the digital systems that were supposed to take up the slack aren't good enough ..read more
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