Microsoft joins other major developers on road to Apple Silicon

Microsoft joins other major developers on road to Apple Silicon

Microsoft is building a native version of Office for Apple Silicon as other major developers transition to Apple’s new chips. Apple has now introduced new Macs based on the M1 Apple Silicon SoC. Most major developers are already climbing aboard, including Microsoft, which has published a beta of Office 2019 optimized for Big Sur that also runs on the new chips. […]

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Microsoft pulls SQL Server 2019 update due to snapshot issues

Microsoft pulls SQL Server 2019 update due to snapshot issues

Microsoft pulled the Cumulative Update package 7 (CU7) for SQL Server 2019 released on September 2 after confirming a known reliability issue impacting customers who used the database snapshot feature. KB4570012 was removed from the Microsoft Download Center, the Microsoft Update Catalog, and Linux repositories, with the download links now directing users to KB4563110, the previous cumulative update, released on […]

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Microsoft is purchasing ZeniMax Media/Bethesda for $7.5 billion

Microsoft is purchasing ZeniMax Media/Bethesda for $7.5 billion

Yesterday, Microsoft announced it’s plans to purchase Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Software, for $7.5 billion. Zenimax Media is one of the largest game developers and publishers, with instantly recognizable brands under their umbrella. including Bethesda Softworks, id Software, and Arkane Studios. With the gaming industry projected to earn over $200 billion in […]

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Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Office 365 now opens attachments in a sandbox to prevent infections

Microsoft today announced the launch of Application Guard for Office in public preview to protect enterprise users from threats using malicious attachments as an attack vector. Application Guard for Office (also known as Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office) is designed to help prevent block files downloaded from untrusted sources from gaining access trusted resources by opening them within an isolated sandbox. […]

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Office 365 will let you manage phishing simulation emails

Office 365 will let you manage phishing simulation emails

Microsoft is adding support for allowing emails containing malicious URLs or attachments to reach the mailboxes of end-users to make it easier to run phishing training sessions or simulations. This will be done via a self-remediation portal by enabling Office 365 security administrators to choose items that could contain threats and to allow them to reach the […]

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How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

How to restore Windows Photo Viewer in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10, when you open an image file, the image would no longer be viewed in the Windows Photo Viewer. Instead, you’ll be switched to the new Microsoft Photos, which is plagued with performance and reliability issues. While Windows Photo Viewer has been retired, it is still easy to use and lightweight program to […]

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Microsoft will disable insecure TLS in Office 365 on Oct 15

Microsoft will disable insecure TLS in Office 365 on Oct 15

Microsoft has set the official retirement date for the insecure Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols in Office 365 starting with October 15, 2020, after temporarily halting deprecation enforcement for commercial customers due to COVID-19. “As companies have pivoted their supply chains and countries have started to re-open we have re-established a retirement […]

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Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

Microsoft Outlook is crashing worldwide with 0xc0000005 errors, how to fix

Microsoft Outlook is immediately crashing worldwide when users start the application, with 0xc0000005 errors displayed in the Windows Event Viewer. These crashes started occurring last night, and reports are flooding in from users all over the world. Users who examined their Application event logs will see an error log stating that the OUTLOOK.EXE program has crashed […]

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Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Start Menu with theme-aware tiles

Say goodbye to the blocky Window 10 Start Menu tiles with colored backgrounds and hello to partially transparent theme-aware tiles that look so much nicer. Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed a sneak peek of the changes they were exploring with the Windows 10 Start Menu and the use of transparent tiles rather than ones with a solid background. With […]

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