Microsoft has announced a monster single-instance Azure VM that supports up to 12 Terabytes of memory being made available in the near future. This is the largest memory configuration for a single VM in the public cloud and is part of their M-Series of virtual machines.
Microsoft has recently published an interesting open source project called "PQCrypto-VPN" that implements post-quantum cryptography (PQC) with OpenVPN. This project is being developed by the Microsoft Research Security and Cryptography group as part of their research into post-quantum cryptography.
Microsoft announced this morning that they are purchasing the source-code repository site GitHub for $7.5 billion USD in Microsoft stock. While rumors have been circulating since Friday, today is the first official confirmation that the acquisition is taking place.
Windows 10 v1803 —also known as the April 2018 Update— is the fastest spreading Windows 10 update of all time, according to third-party telemetry data released last week.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17682 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast and skip ahead rings. This build introduces improvements to Sets, updates to the wireless projection experience, Microsoft Edge improvements, adds RSAT to the optional features, and displays a new post-upgrade screen.
Microsoft has now officially become the third most valuable company in the world as it pushes Google's parent company Alphabet into fourth place. With Microsoft's current market cap at 766 billion compared to Alphabet's 766.5 billion, Microsoft is able to retain the third place spot at today's market prices.
A vulnerability exists in the Windows operating system's JScript component that can allow an attacker to execute malicious code on a user's computer.
With the release of the April 2018 Update, this has all changed as Microsoft finally introduced an address bar to the Registry Editor that you can paste a Registry key into and automatically open it.
The Windows 10 "Start" command is getting a /newwindow argument that opens applications in a dedicated window rather than as a tab in Sets.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17677 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast and skip ahead rings. This build introduces new features to Microsoft Edge, Narrator improvements, Kernel debugging, Mobile Broadband (LTE) driver improvements, and changes to how Task Manager lists memory for suspended UWP apps.
Statistics gathered from over 11 million enterprise users reveal that Windows 10 market share is growing, Windows 7 has been slowly phased out, and, unfortunately, a large number of users are still using outdated operating systems.
Earlier today, Microsoft released cumulative update KB4100403 that fixes several bugs, including the issues some users reported with Intel and Toshiba solid-state drives (SSDs).
Microsoft said this week it plans to extend and enforce the new GDPR privacy protections to all of its customers, not just those based in EU countries.
Microsoft announced plans last week to block Flash, Shockwave, and Silverlight content from activating in Office 365. The block will only apply to Office 365 subscription clients, but not to Office 2016, Office 2013, or Office 2010 distributions, the company said.
Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which was developed entirely for players with disabilities. As everyone is unique and so are their individual requirements, this controller was developed so that its use would be tailored around a particular person's needs rather than a general group of consumers.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast and skip ahead rings. This is mostly a bug fix build, but does have the new feature of requiring antivirus products to run as a protected process or they will not be registered with Windows Security.
Microsoft has halted the deployment of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update for computers using certain types of Intel and Toshiba solid state drives (SSDs).
Microsoft released today three additional Windows update packages —Microsoft Releases KB4100347, KB4134660, and KB4134661.
With the release of the April 2018 Update, the OpenSSH Client is now officially out of beta and is also installed by default in Windows 10. The OpenSSH Server for Windows is also out of beta, but still needs to be manually installed.
Microsoft announced today the schedule for their worldwide Insider Dev Tour. With the tour stopping off at 41 locations throughout the world, Windows developers from all over the world will get the opportunity to learn how to applications for Office 365, Artificial Intelligence, Mixed Reality, and the Microsoft Graph.