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.
Microsoft has given us a first glimpse of their upcoming office tablet called the Surface Hub 2. The Surface Hub 2 is a 50.5", 4K+ Windows 10 tablet that offers a wall or stand mounted design that facilitates teleconferencing, remote meetings, and digital whiteboarding without sacrificing aesthetics.
Last year, Microsoft enabled digital gift giving for select Xbox titles and subscriptions using the Microsoft Store. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they have expanded this program to PC games and downloadable content such as skins and maps and have also enabled gift giving on all Xbox games and subscriptions.
Today Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17666 (Redstone 5) to insiders in the fast ring. This is a big build, with Sets improvements, a new Clipboard experience, a finished Dark Theme for File Explorer, Linux & Mac line ending support in Notepad, Notepad Search with Bing, Search Previews, & custom Tile Folder names.
In today Windows 10 Insider Build 17666, a new "Search with Bing" feature was added to Notepad. This feature allows a user to select text in and then "Search with Bing..." to open the default browser and search for the selected text.
Microsoft published earlier today the Patch Tuesday security bulletin for May 2018, containing fixes for 67 security issues. This month, Microsoft fixed security flaws in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, ChakraCore, .NET Framework, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Host Compute Service Shim, and Office.
A new email attack known as baseStriker allows miscreants to send malicious emails that bypass security systems on Office 365 accounts.
Microsoft has stated that they are no longer offering offline symbol packages as a downloadable MSI. For those who need to download symbols to debug their applications or Windows, you will now need to connect directly to their symbol server or use the symchk utility to download them.
Microsoft's patches for the Meltdown vulnerability have had a fatal flaw all these past months, according to Alex Ionescu, a security researcher with cyber-security firm Crowdstrike.
Microsoft engineers have started working on a new project codenamed TCPS —short for Trusted Cyber Physical Systems— that is intended to provide a hardened system for securing Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) devices.
The UK Department of Health and Social Care has announced that it will transition all National Health Service (NHS) computer systems to Windows 10.
A new phishing email scam is under way that pretends to be from a company's human resources (HR) department and requests that the recipient read and acknowledge an attached "Rules of Conduct" document. This document, though, prompts you to login at a fake Office 365 login prompt, which is used to steal your credentials.
Microsoft announced today that the next Windows 10 feature update will be called "April 2018 Update" and will be released this Monday. With this update Microsoft is focusing on helping people making the most of their time by introducing new features that make it easier and faster to finish tasks.
Microsoft released yesterday two new Windows Update packages meant to fix the Spectre v2 vulnerability.
Tech support scams are bigger than ever, according to Microsoft, the company revealing last week that it received over 153,000 reports from customers who were the victims of a tech support scam in 2017, a number that went up 24 percent compared to complaints the OS maker received in 2016.
With the release of Windows 10 Insider build 17650, Microsoft added a new stripped down version called "Windows Lean" that uses approximately 2GB less space on x64 systems. It achieves this by not installing many of the standard apps and features that are usually installed in Windows 10.
An advanced persistent threat (APT), a term sometimes used to describe nation-state-backed cyber-espionage units, is using a zero-day vulnerability in the Internet Explorer kernel code to infect victims with malware.
Microsoft has released a Chrome extension named "Windows Defender Browser Protection" that ports Windows Defender's —and inherently Edge's— anti-phishing technology to Google Chrome.
Microsoft admitted yesterday that the reason it did not launch the Spring Creators Update for Windows 10 last week was because of technical issues the company encountered with the supposed final release.