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Laurent Giret

Editorial Manager

Laurent is the Editorial Manager of the Petri IT Knowledgebase. He's also the Senior News Editor of


Parallels Desktop for Mac 19

Windows VMs Get Improved Microsoft Intune Support in Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac

Parallels Desktop 19 for Mac is now available on macOS Mojave or newer, and it introduces more ways to manage Windows virtual machines (VMs) on Macs. Parallels Desktop for Mac is now an officially supported solution for running Windows 11 on Apple Silicon Macs (in addition to Windows 365 Cloud PCs), and for organizations interested…

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Microsoft Bing AI Satya Nadella

First Ring Daily: Bing Isn’t Growing, But AI Still Has a Place

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss Bing’s stagnating market share despite Microsoft investing over 10 billion dollars into OpenAI.

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Microsoft Loop

Microsoft Loop Now Lets Users Add Jira and Trello Boards

Microsoft Loop, the company’s new online collaboration app that launched in public preview earlier this year now integrates with two popular Atlassian products, Jira and Trello. Microsoft Loop users can now add Jira and Trello boards to Loop pages and update them right from the app.  Jira, which is Atlassian’s flagship product, is a popular…

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Intel CPU

First Ring Daily: Selling the Chips

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss the new ‘Downfall’ vulnerability affecting older Intel CPUs, Microsoft’s modernized File Explorer on Windows 11, and the company’s potential trick for selling more new PCs.

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Windows 365

August 2023 Patch Tuesday Updates are Now Available on Windows 11 and Windows 10

Microsoft has released today the August 2023 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. This month, Microsoft fixed 86 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, and other components, and you can also expect the usual bug fixes and quality improvements. After the July Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 version 22H2 enabled the new “Moment…

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Windows Copilot

First Ring Daily: AI on the Desktop

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss Microsoft killing off the Cortana app on Windows 11, what the new Windows Copilot brings to the table, and more.

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Microsoft Clipchamp

Microsoft’s Clipchamp Video Editor is Adding Support for Work Accounts

Clipchamp, the video editing app that Microsoft acquired back in 2021 will soon be available for Microsoft 365 commercial customers. The cloud-based video editor is adding support for work accounts, and it will also seamlessly integrate with OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, and other Microsoft productivity apps.  Microsoft believes that Clipchamp can become a great resource for…

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First Ring Daily: Microsoft Releases its FY23 Q4 Earnings

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss Microsoft’s financial results for the last quarter of its fiscal year 2023, and they take a closer look at the company’s Windows and Surface businesses.

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Microsoft 365 Copilot

First Ring Daily: Microsoft’s AI Now Has a Price

In this episode of First Ring Daily, Brad Sams and Paul Thurrott discuss Microsoft’s pricing model for the Microsoft 365 Copilot, as well as how Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard will impact the company financially.

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Meta Llama 2

Microsoft to Distribute Llama 2, Meta’s Open-Source Alternative to OpenAI LLM Models

Microsoft announced at its Inspire conference yesterday that it’s expanding its AI partnership with Meta to accelerate innovation in that field. Microsoft will be Meta’s preferred partner to distribute Llama 2, the company’s next-gen and open-source large language model (LLM) designed for commercial use.  Over the past couple of months, the AI conversation has mostly…

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