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Microsoft declares war on dumb passwords

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
Microsoft is creating a dynamic list of stupid passwords that you're forbidden to use with your online accounts, in an effort to protect people from their own laziness.
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Microsoft and Facebook Will Lay 4000 Mile Undersea Cable

TIME - ‎5 hours ago‎
Microsoft and Facebook announced Thursday that they will lay a 4,000 mile undersea cable from Virginia to Spain. The cable will be called “Marea,” which means “tide” in Spanish, and will be able to transmit 160 terabytes of data per second, USA Today ...

Fixing Microsoft Office for Mac Update Errors

New York Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Q. When there is an update to my Office for Mac, the installer is never able to close Sync Services and Microsoft Office Daemon.
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Microsoft vs Amazon: Who will win the cloud clash in Europe?

TechRadar - ‎3 hours ago‎
The fight between Amazon and Microsoft is well documented in the US. According to one analyst, it amounts to something of a "street battle," in which only one side can win and the spoils of which will make either company rich and powerful.
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Microsoft, Facebook Build Undersea Cable for Faster Internet

Bloomberg - ‎9 hours ago‎
Microsoft is seeing increased demand for speedy and reliable access to services like Skype and its cloud-based Office programs while Facebook needs faster speeds as video plays a bigger role in social media.

Microsoft Positioned for Sustained Success - ‎7 hours ago‎
Microsoft (MSFT) has announced yet another strategic decision that will diminish its exposure to phone hardware. It is laying off roughly 1,850 employees in the smartphone business, including 1,350 at the former Nokia command center in Finland.
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Microsoft launches Remote Desktop for Windows 10 out of preview

VentureBeat - ‎18 hours ago‎
Microsoft today released its Microsoft Remote Desktop client for Windows 10 out of preview. You can download the new Remote Desktop app now from the Windows Store.

Dedupe, dedupe, dedupe dedupe dedupe... Who snuck in to attack Microsoft Edge?

The Register - ‎6 hours ago‎
Security researchers have discovered a means to use previously unknown vulnerabilities found in in-memory deduplication to attack otherwise well-defended systems.
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Microsoft reportedly launching 'Xbox TV' devices next month

The Verge - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Microsoft is said to be planning to unveil new Xbox streaming devices at E3 next month. The software giant has been considering an "Xbox TV" device for at least three years, and it appears a variant of it will be unveiled in June.

Microsoft Protects You From Yourself, Outright Bans Worst Passwords

The Consumerist - ‎5 hours ago‎
In the blog post, a Microsoft expert explains that across all their properties (Outlook, Xbox Live, OneDrive, and so on) Microsoft sees hostile attempts made on 10 million accounts per day, so they have a lot of internal data to draw on about bad ...

Updategate: Microsoft reinstalls piss-U-off-qwik Windows 10 virus, again

Inquirer - ‎7 hours ago‎
AS REGULAR as a series of squitty bowel movements after a jalfrezi from a 'restaurant' you found on the internet that could deliver at 3am but you'd never actually heard of before, GWX is back.
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Google is making the same mistake now that Microsoft did in the 90s

Macworld - ‎May 26, 2016‎
In so many ways, Google is the modern equivalent of Microsoft. It makes a operating system used by the majority of the market, running on an array of hardware from many vendors.
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Microsoft's HoloLens To Dominate Enterprise

Seeking Alpha - ‎1 hour ago‎
With the drastic difference in price, it's clear that Microsoft isn't looking to get its device into the hands of every person, at least initially.
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The World's Largest Tech Companies 2016: Apple Bests Samsung, Microsoft And Alphabet

Forbes - ‎May 26, 2016‎
When in April Apple AAPL +1.97% announced the first ever decline in iPhone sales, some observers questioned if the company's best days are behind it.

Building Extensions for Microsoft Edge

SitePoint - ‎22 hours ago‎
This article is part of a web development series from Microsoft. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible.
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ACLU moves to join Microsoft lawsuit against Justice Department

TechCrunch - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to help Microsoft challenge government gag orders that prevent it from telling its customers when it receives warrants for their information.

Speaking in Tech: Microsoft's 'Bing concierge bot' appears in the job ads

The Register - ‎21 hours ago‎
Podcast. speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise. It's our weekly tech-cast - hosted by Sarah Vela, Ed Saipetch and Ben Kepes.
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PayPal to Microsoft, BlackBerry, Amazon Kindle Fire: Buh-Bye

CNET - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The online payments company said Wednesday in a blog post that it is ditching its apps made for Microsoft Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Kindle Fire.

Hewlett Packard and Microsoft: Why Focus Is In, Scale Is Out

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Microsoft will stem its losses in mobile devices, but still needs to keep its lucrative software offerings competitive against cheaper options while building up its own cloud business.