Principal Design Director Kat Holmes Leaving Microsoft to ‘Start a New Adventure’

Holmes was instrumental in the design of Cortana and pioneered Microsoft's inclusive design strategy that is present in many of its newer products. She leaves the company with 'a full heart'.
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Microsoft Is Aligning Releases of Windows and Office Feature Updates

The company has announced that it will be releasing two aligned major updates for each software per year, planned for March and September. Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager will also support the new update model.
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Thousands of Unpatched Windows PCs Infected with NSA Malware following Shadow Brokers Leak

Hundreds of hackers appear to be exploiting vulnerabilities found from the Shadow Brokers leak of the NSA's hacking tools. Despite the MS17-010 patch in March, researchers suggest at least 15,000 devices have been infected due to bad update practices.
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Qualcomm CEO: Microsoft’s Windows 10 ARM PCs Will Launch Late This Year

Qualcomm has confirmed Windows 10 ARM devices by the end of the year, but the exact details remain a mystery. The releases will be "celluar PCs," capable of running traditional Windows apps while retaining long battery lives.
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Injury Report Leak May Hint at Apple’s Plans for Augmented Reality Glasses

The Apple injury reports detail laser-based injuries that an inside source says could be from augmented reality goggles. It also suggests upcoming ski and snowboard tracking for the Apple Watch.
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Microsoft and Google Considering Built-in Block of Annoying Ads in Chrome and Edge

The Coalition for Better Ads system to would remove auto-playing videos and flashing pop-ups from Edge and Chrome. The system would launch with oversight from other parties and would be implemented by the end of the year.
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Microsoft Changes System Requirements in Office 365 ProPlus

The company is giving IT managers three years notice regarding new Office 365 ProPlus system requirements. Microsoft has also announced new app compatibility tools and semi-annual updates.
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Skype Is the Leading Messaging Platform Amongst Cybercriminals

A new study from Flashpoint shows that Skype is the communication platform of choice for the world’s cyber underworld. It is particularly popular amongst Russian and English communities.
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Microsoft Set to Acquire Israel-Based Cloudyn

In an effort to boost Azure functionality, Microsoft is reportedly in talks to acquire Cloudyn for over $50 million. The start-up provides a SaaS for automating monitoring services for customers.

Microsoft Reminds Developers to Prepare for Build 2017

Build 2017 will get under way in three weeks’ time, and Microsoft is highlighting what developers can expect to see at its big annual conference.