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Software Security

Microsoft beefs up Edge’s security against zero-day attacks

January 20, 2022

Via: Computerworld

In the latest release of its Edge beta, Microsoft introduced a new way for IT admins to better secure the Chromium-based browser against web-based attacks. The release notes for Microsoft Edge Beta Channel describe the new security features as employing […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft is making another big change to Windows 11

January 20, 2022

Via: TechRadar

It appears Microsoft is making a big change to one of Windows 11’s most useful features, with a redesigned Task Manager appearing in a new preview build. Preview builds of Windows 11 are made available to select users who have […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft Releases Office for Mac Update With Full Apple Silicon Support in Excel

January 18, 2022

Via: MacRumors

Microsoft has released a new version of its Office for Mac productivity suite that includes an updated Excel app with 100% native support for Apple silicon machines. According to the release notes accompanying version 16.57, Excel will now run natively […]


Application Software, Software Category

The 10 best new Microsoft Teams meeting features

January 14, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Over the past year or so, Microsoft has added a host of new capabilities to Teams, its chat and videoconferencing hub, focused on improving video meetings with co-workers and other colleagues. Here’s a rundown of the key new features to […]


MAC OS, Operating systems, Software Category

Microsoft Discovered New ‘Powerdir’ macOS Vulnerability, Fixed in 12.1 Update

January 10, 2022

Via: MacRumors

Microsoft’s 365 Defender Research Team this morning published details on a new “Powerdir” macOS vulnerability that let an attacker bypass the Transparency, Consent, and Control technology to gain unauthorized access to protected data. Apple already addressed the CVE-2021-30970 vulnerability in […]


Development Software, Software Category

Visual Studio feedback upgrade snubs older versions

December 23, 2021

Via: InfoWorld

Microsoft is upgrading the feedback system for its Visual Studio IDE, but the changes mean that users of older versions of the application will no longer be able to submit feedback. The Send Feedback options in the Help menu and […]


Development Software, Software Category

Microsoft reveals plans for Entity Framework 7.0

December 17, 2021

Via: InfoWorld

Entity Framework Core 7.0, a planned update to Microsoft’s open source, cross-platform, object-relational mapper (ORM), will focus on themes such as JSON and SQL queries Also referred to as EF Core 7, or EF7, the update, due in November 2022, […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft may soon let Windows 11 users bypass Edge as the default browser

December 3, 2021

Via: Computerworld

Microsoft appears to have listened to users who were concerned about a Windows 11 build that thwarted a third-party workaround that allowed them to set their default browser to something other than Edge.The change has not yet been rolled out […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 11 adoption nears 9%, but businesses are waiting

December 2, 2021

Via: Computerworld

How fast is Windows 11 being adopted by users? The answer appears to be “hardly at all” to “slowly,” depending on which set of data you look at. New data from computer monitoring software provider AdDuplex indicates that Windows 11 […]


Software Category, System Software

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of NDm A100 v4 Series Virtual Machines

December 1, 2021

Via: InfoQ

Recently, Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of a brand-new virtual machine (VM) series in Azure, the NDm A100 v4 Series – featuring NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core 80 GB GPUs. This high-performance computing (HPC) VM is designed to deliver high […]