‘Russia ratchets up hacking campaign against Ukraine and allies’
Microsoft says the Russian government is coordinating cyberattacks on Ukrainian critical infrastructure along with missiles and other physical strikes.
A Microsoft report issued on December 3 warns that Moscow has intensified its approach to pressure Kiev’s military and political support -- bo... Read more
Microsoft increases compute power cores for Azure SQL databases
Microsoft released new Azure SQL database configurations with more compute power cores and higher processing rates. The cores are based on the latest Intel and AMD processor generations.
The tech giant recently released a preview of its new Azure SQL database configurations and elastic pools. D... Read more
Microsoft strengthens default protection in Defender for Endpoint
The new security offering automatically turns on tamper protection and other features.
This week Microsoft announced new built-in protection features for all devices onboarded to Defender for Endpoint, its security platform for endpoint devices. Once applied, the new default set of settings prov... Read more
EU banks face stricter regulations on cloud computing usage
Financial firms in the European Union will have to demonstrate how quickly they can recover from a cyberattack as dependence increases on cloud giants like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM, the EU said on Monday.
Regulators are concerned about the extent to which banks, insurers, and financial... Read more
German privacy watchdogs take aim at Microsoft 365
A working group of German data protection regulators has determined that Microsoft 365 cannot comply with the GDPR without additional technical measures.
The Microsoft 365 package cannot be used by companies, authorities and schools in a legally compliant manner, at least not without additional... Read more
EU antitrust regulators are looking at Microsoft closely, with a possible probe on the way
People familiar with the situation said on Thursday that Microsoft is likely to be the subject of an EU antitrust inquiry as authorities increase their examination of its business practices in a case brought on by Salesforce's Slack.
Slack filed a complaint with the European Commission last ye... Read more
Microsoft Azure offers DDoS protection for SMBs
Microsoft released a public preview of DDoS IP Protection. The Azure service was designed to protect SMBs from DDoS attacks.
According to Microsoft, DDoS attacks are a growing threat to SMEs. Research by Cloudflare suggests that the number of application layer DDoS attacks increased as much as 1... Read more
Microsoft introduces SQL Server 2022
Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is now generally available. The update includes new Azure-based cloud functionality and various integrations with existing solutions.
SQL Server 2022 runs in both on-premises and cloud environments. The cloud variant (Azure SQL Managed Instance) is managed by Microsoft ... Read more
Microsoft predicts supply chain issues with Supply Chain Center
Microsoft launched the preview of Supply Chain Center, a new solution for predicting and solving supply chain issues.
Microsoft develops several solutions for logistics, including product procurement and inventory management. Most solutions are housed in Microsoft Dynamics 365, its ERP and CRM ... Read more
.NET 7 is generally available
Microsoft has officially launched .NET 7. The new version introduces various product updates under one umbrella.
.NET 7 brings a range of new features for various development tools and platforms, including C# 11, F# 7, .NET MAUI, ASP.NET Core/Blazor, Web APIs, WinForms and WPF.
In addition, ... Read more