Microsoft PowerToys Receives PowerLauncher Tool

PowerLauncher for PowerToys allow users to quick launch applications and search on Windows. The tool is currently on GitHub.

Microsoft Database Security Leak Confirmed by Redmond

Microsoft says a database was leaked online, including information from 250 million entries. The company has since issued a fix.

German Government to Pay $887,000 for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates

The German Federal Ministry did not upgrade from Windows 7 before end of support and must now pay Microsoft for extended updates.
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Telnet Attacks Results in Major User Credentials Leak

A bad actor has confirmed an attack on IoT service Telnet that resulted in the credentials from 515,000 devices being published.

Project XCloud Gets 15 New Titles, Including Civ VI, Destiny 2, and the Master...

xCloud has received 15 new titles, including Wasteland 2, The Wolf Among Us, and Superhot. The strong start to the year will be complemented by expanded region support and a PC client in due course.
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Co-Founder of DDoS Mitigation Firm BackConnect Pleads Guilty to Performing a DDoS Attack

BackConnect Security LLC co-founder Tucker Preston has pleaded guilty to a count of damage against a protected computer after standing accused of performing DDoS attacks.

Apple Says FBI Shut Down Plans To Encrypt iCloud Backups

Apple says it had plans to allow users to encrypt iPhone backups on iCloud but the FBI objected and the project was closed.

Microsoft Starts Office Online Ads On Windows 10

Microsoft is once again experimenting with ads in Windows 10, using ad banners for Office Online applications and services.

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 720G, 662, and 640 Chipsets for Updated 4G Options

The three new Qualcomm chips will provide even better value for money, with increased performance, networking, gaming, AI, and camera capabilities.

Microsoft and Lloyds Banking Group Lay out Their Digital Transformation Strategy

Microsoft's strategic partnership with Lloyds Banking Group will include the provision of Microsoft Managed Desktop, Office 365, and more.
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Microsoft’s Applied Cloud Stories Asks Customers to Share Their Technical Azure Experiences

Microsoft is encouraging the community to share stories about scenarios and workloads they ran on Azure, with winners receiving a title, blog publication, and a non-monetary prize.

Microsoft President Calls EU Plan to Ban Facial Recognition a ‘Meat Cleaver’ Solution

Microsoft's stance on facial recognition regulation remains half-hearted as the EU mulls a five-year ban on the tech in public places.
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LinkedIn Embraces AI to Thwart Fake Profiles

LinkedIn now uses a new machine learning model to find fake or inappropriate profiles following the previous model that was not scalable.

Microsoft Ignite 2020 Returns to September in New Orleans

Ignite 2020 will see the conference move back to September and land in the city of New Orleans following three years in Orlando.

Microsoft Your Phone Receives Copy/Paste Ability

Insider builds of Your Phone are showing a Copy and Paste ability that will allow users to more efficiently pick up where they left off.

Microsoft Teams Ad Pressure Slack with NFL Playoff Spot

Microsoft Teams run an ad before the NFL Playoffs on Sunday and will also air in major European markets next month.

Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center Receives ARM64 Support

Microsoft has released Mouse and Keyboard Center 12, which has brought ARM64 support for peripherals like the Surface Precision Mouse.
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Microsoft Details Internet Explorer Flaw That Has Been Exploited

Microsoft has confirmed there is a vulnerability in Internet Explorer that gives bad actors full access to a victim’s PC.

Microsoft Teams on iOS Receives Version 2.0.1 Update

Version 2.0.1 of Microsoft Teams is now available on iOS, with two new functionality tweaks made to the application.
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Microsoft Begins Its 2020 Reshuffles with a New Chief Strategy Officer and More

Microsoft has hired a new CSO and CDO, while Danish Diplomat Casper Klynge will become its new vice president of European government affairs.

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