Microsoft Authenticator for iOS Now Notifies Users of Suspicious Sign-Ins

Microsoft Authenticator for iOS appears to be getting renewed attention, with two major updates in recent months. The latest update signals a move to a general account security app.

Microsoft Launcher for Android Beta Gets UI Improvements, Cortana Features, and More

Microsoft Launcher for Android has received a number of improvements aimed at families, article readers and Cortana uses, as well as some visual customizations.
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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Traffic Analytics for Azure

Traffic Analytics for Azure has debuted with several new features, including a summary view, capacity planning tools, automatic deployment, and more.

EY and Microsoft Release Blockchain Copyright Solution for Trial by Ubisoft

Microsoft and EY's blockchain solution looks to greatly speed up the rights management process while also providing greater transparency and data insights surrounding royalty payments. It's already being tested by key gaming partners.

Microsoft Acquires AI Company Bonsai as Spending Spree Continues

Microsoft has announced it is buying AI specialist Bonsai, which represents the company’s sixth acquisition this month.

Microsoft Moves Azure SQL Data Sync to General Availability

Now that Azure SQL Data Sync is generally available, all users can enjoy the data syncing service with some extra new abilities added on top.

Microsoft Abandons Xbox One Mixed Reality Plans

Microsoft has confirmed there will be no meaningful mixed reality integrations on Xbox One. However, could this decision point to the next generation in the Xbox family?

Bing Visual Search Brings Web Search to iOS and Android Images

Users of Bing on iOS and Android can now use Visual Search directly in the camera or from selected images within the gallery.

Microsoft’s New WinAppDriver UI Recorder Makes UI Automation Simpler for Developers

The newly launched WinAppDriver UI Recorder is an open-source solution that furthers UI automation within applications.

Windows 10 Control Center Shows Up Again in Screen Sketch

A screenshot of Microsoft’s new Screen Sketch app shows the company’s long-planned Control Center for Windows 10.

Microsoft News Lands as Replacement for MSN News

Microsoft News is replacing MSN News on iOS and Android, while MSN.com will now be “powered by Microsoft news”.
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Microsoft Edge on Android Receives AdBlock Plus Integration

In the beta service of Edge on Android, users can now enable a built-in content blocker that is powered by AdBlock Plus.

Microsoft Teams Scores Evernote integration for Note Sharing

Evernote has announced a new application for Microsoft Teams, allowing users to share and manage notes directly within the service.

Windows Server 2019 Build 17692 Introduced Hyper-V Server 2019

The latest preview build for Windows Server 2019 debuts Hyper-V Server 2019 and launches a new feature called System Insights.

GitHub Education Now Completely Free for Schools

Albeit with some caveats. Microsoft says GitHub Education will be a free service for schools, provided they pass some requirements first.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Covers Company’s Tracks Over ICE Contract

In an open letter to staff, Satya Nadella expresses disgust over Trump administration immigration policies, but fails to properly address Microsoft involvement with the Immigrations and Customers Enforcement (ICE).

Microsoft 365 FastTrack Now Supports Co-management Deployment Guidance

Microsoft 365 and the FastTrack team now offers guidance for the deployment of Co-management, an integration between Intune and Configuration Manager.

Microsoft’s Bing Team Reveals Solution for Solving Machine Learning Data Accuracy

The Bing team has created an AI model that works independently to find inaccurate results in the training of machine learning models.

Amazon Alexa System Will Debut in Hotels to Aid Guests

Amazon Alexa will let users order food, towels, and cleaning, as well as check information like opening times and control various smart devices. It will debut in Marriott hotels this summer.

BitTorrent to be Acquired by Decentralized Computing Specialist Tron

In a deal believed to be worth $140 million, Tron will take control of the BitTorrent peer-to-peer sharing protocol.

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