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Security vendors push intrusion-detection, professional services

Established vendors and startups last week announced products and services for network intrusion-detection and outsourced security management.

Report: Google Ditches Windows Over Security Issues

Google employees are slamming Microsoft's Windows operating system, claiming security vulnerabilities in the OS left the company open to Chinese hackers in January 2010, a new report says. According to the Financial Times, Google will...


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Generative AI comes to Office: What it means (and who’s at risk)

Microsoft's AI efforts took a big step forward this week with the unveiling of Microsoft 365 Copilot. It promises to be a big productivity boost, if users know what they're doing.

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REFRESH TEST STORY: Understanding the Windows Unified Update Platform

The platform that drives Windows Update, UUP enables client devices to find, download, install, and roll back Windows updates. Here’s how it works and how to use the UUP Dump website to create custom Windows images for enterprise...

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Microsoft: 365 Copilot chatbot is the AI-based future of work

Microsoft today demonstrated the many uses of its new 365 Copilot chatbot based on GPT-4, and the company introduced a new generative AI-based feature called Business Chat.

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Feds to Microsoft: Clean up your security act — or else

The US government, worried about the increasing role of rival nations in cyberattacks and cybercrime, looks poised to force tech companies to do more about security.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5023696, released on March 14, 2023.

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The ever-evolving software subscription model

Microsoft has been moving to a subscription model for its software for years, and other companies are following suit. Here’s what to keep in mind if you’re making a move from perpetual software to an online version.

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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 11 as they roll out to Windows Insiders. Now updated for Build 25314 for the Canary Channel and Build 23403 for the Dev Channel, both released on March 8, 2023.

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Generative AI will change PCs and smartphones, making one (or both) obsolete

Since generative AI is likely to change how we interact with our devices, how could it not also change the devices themselves?

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Microsoft Intune Suite consolidates endpoint management and protection

Intune Suite will streamline endpoint management with added features for controlled and secure access.

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Bing’s AI chatbot came to work for me. I had to fire it.

When used for business, the chatbot embedded in Microsoft's Bing search engine is a bit sycophantic and fails to complete most tasks. Still, it shows real promise.

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New Windows 11 update puts Bing Chat front and center

Weeks after it was first launched, users of Bing preview will be able to access the new AI-powered Windows 11 search tool, directly from the search bar.

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Software bugs that bug me – and how to swat them down

Sometimes when things go awry in Windows, the easiest fix is to undo the last thing you did. Here’s how to do some sleuthing to (hopefully) find and fix the problem.

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Q&A: ChatGPT isn't sentient, it’s a next-word prediction engine

Consulting firm Ernst & Young is already educating clients on how to create business models around generative AI engines like ChatGPT. But the heavy hype is creating unrealistic expectations, says Dan Diasio, EY's global artificial...

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As Microsoft embraces AI, it says sayonara to the metaverse

Just two years ago, Microsoft execs were hailing the metaverse as a game-changer — just as they’re talking up AI now. Well, how did that turn out?

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Microsoft more than triples Bing Search API prices to recoup investments

A comparison of the prices reflects a 3x to 10x increase across different tiers for Bing Search and Bing Image Search APIs.

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Microsoft officially unleashes Windows 11 on Apple Silicon Macs

Macs that use Apple Silicon chips can now officially run Windows 11 via Parallels Desktop now that Microsoft has officially authorized such use.

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Three zero-days require urgent attention for Windows, Exchange

This month's Patch Tuesday update addresses 76 vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Exchange, Office, and Microsoft development tools — including three zero-day flaws already in the wild.

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Q&A: What happened when a customer support company upgraded some features to ChatGPT?

Fergal Reid, director of machine learning at Intercom, whose customer support software is used by 25,000 enterprises, just rolled out some new features for clients powered by ChatGPT. It turns out that there are still some things to...

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