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Microsoft Loop Now Lets Users Export Tables to Excel Spreadsheets

Microsoft has released a new update for its Loop app, allowing users to export Loop tables directly to Excel spreadsheets. The new feature is currently available in preview for all Microsoft 365 E3/E5 commercial customers. Based on the Fluid Framework, Microsoft Loop provides tools that allow users to co-create and share content in real-time with…

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First Ring Daily Thanksgiving Edition: Full of AI

In this special Thanksgiving edition of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss everything that happened at OpenAI this week, why Nvidia remains a key player in the current AI boom, and they also imagine a world where Apple would sell its M-Series chips to PC manufacturers.

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Here’s How Researchers Bypassed Windows Hello Fingerprint Authentication on Dell, Lenovo, and Surface Laptops

Cybersecurity researchers from Blackwing HQ have managed to bypass Windows Hello fingerprint authentication on three different laptops from Dell, Lenovo, and Microsoft. The penetration tests were carried out at the request of Microsoft to assess the security of the fingerprint sensors used in these devices. Windows Hello is a biometric authentication feature that allows users…

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New Microsoft Defender Bounty Program Offers up to 20K Rewards

Microsoft announced yesterday the launch of its new Defender Bounty Program. The new program is aimed at enticing security researchers to unearth new vulnerabilities in the security solution in exchange for rewards between $500 and $20,000. The submissions must specify the severity (Critical or Important) and step-by-step instructions to reproduce the issue in the fully…

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Cloud Computing and Security

Microsoft Defender XDR Now Lets IT Admins Get Email Notifications for Response Actions

Microsoft has introduced email notifications support for its Microsoft Defender XDR service. The feature allows IT admins to configure the security solution to receive notifications through email for both manual and automated response actions. Microsoft Defender XDR (formerly Microsoft 365 Defender) is a managed extended detection and response service designed to help customers prevent, detect,…

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Windows 10

[Updated] Microsoft’s Copilot Assistant is Coming to Windows 10 PCs

Update November 21, 2023 – 9:10 AM PT: Microsoft has started rolling out the new Copilot AI assistant to Windows 10 Insiders in the Release Preview Channel. Insiders on non-managed devices will need to head over to Windows Update, turn on the ”Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle and check for…

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Office 365

Microsoft Releases Fix for Office 365 ‘Something Went Wrong’ Sign in Errors

Microsoft has released a fix for ‘Something Went Wrong [1001]’ errors plaguing users attempting to sign into Office 365 desktop apps. The bug was previously affecting Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and the Office mobile apps. Microsoft acknowledged the issue in a support article published on November 17. The company explained that the problem is caused…

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Microsoft Defender for APIs is Now Generally Available

Microsoft has announced the general availability of its Defender for APIs security solution. This new offering has been in preview as part of the Microsoft Defender for Cloud service since April, allowing organizations to safeguard their business-critical APIs and sensitive data from evolving cyber threats. Microsoft Defender for Cloud is designed to offer security and…

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Windows Admin Center 2311 Public Preview: A Deep Dive into Azure Hybrid Services and Tool Advancements

Microsoft has announced that Windows Admin Center version 2311 is available in public preview for commercial customers. The latest update brings new experiences for Azure Arc and Azure Migrate, coupled with enhancements to widely-used tools. “Windows Admin Center provides an Azure Arc for servers onboarding experience through our Azure hybrid center. New in this release,…

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Microsoft’s AI-Infused SharePoint Premium Solution Redefines Content Management

Microsoft has announced SharePoint Premium, a new AI-powered solution designed to transform content management for Microsoft 365 customers. SharePoint Premium is currently in public preview and will become generally available for commercial customers in early 2024. “SharePoint Premium brings AI, automation, and added security to your content experiences, processing, and governance. With SharePoint Premium we’ll…

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