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Microsoft Teams and Outlook suffer global outages

Users across the globe were struggling to access multiple Microsoft products after the company implemented a network change.

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Microsoft says cloud demand waning, plans to infuse AI into products

Cloud revenue growth has been slowing quarter-on-quarter for the Windows maker, which expects the growth to continue to decline through the year.

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How Microsoft is helping Ukraine’s cyberwar against Russia

Microsoft's efforts to aid Ukraine aren't just altruistic; by fending off Russian cyberattacks, the company is helping its customers, too.

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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 KB5019275, released on Jan. 19, 2023.

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Microsoft exec: AI will reinvent Windows user experience, define ‘our time’

At least one Microsoft executive has made it clear artificial intelligence will continue to play a big role in future Windows features.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirms plan to lay off 10,000 workers

The chief executive chalked up the massive layoff to efforts to align Microsoft's cost and revenue structure while investing in areas that the company predicts will show long-term growth.

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Good-bye, Windows 7

Microsoft's popular operating system aged out of support this month. And while it still has many fans, it's time to move on.

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Microsoft cheat sheets: Dive into Windows and Office apps

These guides will help you find your way around several generations of Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows — and Windows itself.

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Microsoft Visio cheat sheet: How to get started

Visio in Microsoft 365 is an excellent tool for creating custom diagrams to illustrate concepts that are difficult to explain through text. Here’s how to use it.

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Patch now to address critical Windows zero-day flaw

January’s Patch Tuesday update fixes 98 flaws, including a critical zero-day vulnerability in Windows. Be prepared for a significant testing and engineering effort.

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Microsoft in talks to invest $10 billion in OpenAI: Report

OpenAI has been in the spotlight since November last year when it unveiled its artificial intelligence based chatbot ChatGPT that showcases a new way to search the internet.

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This lawsuit against Microsoft could change the future of AI

With ChatGPT, artificial intelligence and what it can do is suddenly all the rage. But an intellectual property lawsuit against Microsoft could undermine the future of AI before it gets off the ground.

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Microsoft’s bid for Activision-Blizzard faces new regulatory delays in UK

Authorities in the US, the EU and the UK are all now investigating how the deal will affect competition in the games market.

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Did Microsoft make a bad $69B bet on Activision Blizzard?

The company's plans to buy the gaming rival have already generated US government pushback. Could that unwelcome distraction slow Microsoft's recent progress?

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Handy PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac

Whether you’re creating a presentation or giving one, you can do it more efficiently with the help of keyboard shortcuts in the Microsoft PowerPoint desktop app for Windows or macOS.

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The trials and tribulations of Microsoft’s KB5012170 patch

Earlier this year, Microsoft rolled out an update to Secure Boot in Windows systems. It's at best a mixed blessing that can do more harm than good for many users.

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Patch Tuesday: Two zero-day flaws in Windows need immediate attention

The December Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft fixes 59 flaws, including two zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows that need to be addressed right away.

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Microsoft calls time out on Apple Watch Authenticator

If you use your Apple Watch to authenticate access to enterprise sites and services with Microsoft Authenticator, we have bad news: this feature will stop working in January.

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