Is Microsoft killing off Azure IoT Central?
Microsoft sowed confusion last week by seemingly announcing the end of Azure IoT Central. However, the supposed confirmation, sent as a system message in the Azure console, turns out to be incorrect. Instead, Microsoft emphasizes that it sees IoT as crucial within its own portfolio.
The system m... Read more
28,500 Microsoft Exchange servers vulnerable
Update 20/02/2024 - 28,500 Microsoft Exchange servers have now been confirmed to be vulnerable to elevation of privilege. This puts affected organisations worldwide at significant risk, as many users are connected to Exchange for their work.
The attack surface may be even larger. Indeed, threat ... Read more
AWS, Microsoft, Meta and Tom Tom work on more detailed maps
Under the Linux Foundation, the tech companies Meta, AWS, Microsoft and Tom Tom are working together to create more detailed and up-to-date maps. The project has been running since late 2022 and now shares new information.
Maps are not always up-to-date, not even with GPS-based map information.... Read more
State hackers actively misuse AI for debugging and malware creation
State-sponsored hackers from several countries actively use AI and LLMs to support their attack campaigns. Microsoft and OpenAI share how they are leveraging their research results to improve the security of AI tools.
According to Microsoft and OpenAI, state-sponsored hackers increasingly use AI... Read more
6 challenges software engineers face with building a copilot
Software engineers experience challenges when building a copilot. This is partly due to the relatively new aspect of the technology, but concerns around security and privacy are also surfacing. What six challenges do software engineers face, and what are the solutions?
A copilot must assist in p... Read more
Subsea cable between America and Europe completes 800Gbps test
The successful trial of the 6,236-kilometer Internet cable should lay a foundation for supporting cloud and AI services.
At issue is the Amitié cable, on which Microsoft and Cisco are collaborating. This cable runs from Boston in the U.S. to Bordeaux in France. To complete the trial, the cable ... Read more
Outlook continues to have synchronization problems
Outlook for Microsoft 365 has a new synchronization problem. This time, it concerns Outlook for Microsoft 365 clients' connection to e-mail servers via Exchange ActiveSync after a version update in January this year.
According to Microsoft, Outlook for Microsoft 365 users may be experiencing pro... Read more
Microsoft hides voice cloning feature in Windows 11
Microsoft has added a hidden feature in preview build 26052 for Windows 11, allowing users to clone their own voice. This will enable them to customize a text-to-speech feature to their voice.
On X, user 'PhantomOfEarth' shared a hidden settings page within the new build. This page includes the ... Read more
No Windows 12 in 2024, but Windows 11 24H2: these are the main features
Microsoft has casually announced that it's releasing Windows 11 24H2 this year. With it, the company will bring AI to the forefront more than ever before, although even more features will be added.
Central to the 24H2 release is enhanced AI functionality. Earlier versions of Windows 11 already i... Read more