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Microsoft confirms Cortana integration, message translation coming to Teams later this year
3/12/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 3
Microsoft is going public with some of the coming new features for its Teams service, and says there are now 200,000 organizations using the product.

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Get started with the Azure SDK for Go
3/15/2018 | Azure Fridays | 20
The Azure SDK for Go provides Go packages for managing and using Azure services using the Go language. Deploy your Go app to Azure Web Apps and take advantage of managed services, such as PostgreSQL, Storage, Identity, and more.For more information, see:Azure SDK for GoVanpool Manager sample applicationAzure

Microsoft open sources its Service Fabric microservices platform
3/15/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 24
Microsoft is opening Service Fabric under an MIT license and moving its development to GitHub, while still maintaining control of the product (for now, at least).

The Intune Managed Browser now supports Azure AD SSO and Conditional Access!
3/15/2018 | Windows Intune Team | 22
Howdy folks, If you follow the blog, you know that Azure AD Conditional Access (CA) lets you easily secure access to Office 365 and all the other apps you use with Azure AD. It is our fastest growing feature ever and more than 23M users are now protected by conditional access policies! As it’s taken

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 23 is now available
3/15/2018 | Microsoft secure | 22
As security incidents and events keep making headlines, Microsoft is committed to helping our customers and the rest of the security community to make sense of the risks and offer recommendations. Old and new malware continues to get propagated through massive botnets, attackers are increasing focus

New hire empowers Microsoft to ‘do right’ by visa-dependent employees
3/15/2018 | Microsoft IT showcase | 17
Often foreign workers struggle to keep up with the many legal steps they must take to keep their work visas up to date, creating a simmering worry that never seems to go away. When Jessica Lee was offered the chance to ease that stress, the IT engineering program manager in Microsoft Core Services Engineering

Speculative Execution Bounty Launch
3/15/2018 | Microsoft Security Response center | 25
Today, Microsoft is announcing the launch of a limited-time bounty program for speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities. This new class of vulnerabilities was disclosed in January 2018 and represented a major advancement in the research in this field.  In recognition of that threat environment

Sharing research and discoveries at PWN2OWN
3/14/2018 | Microsoft secure | 25
The annual PWN2OWN exploit contest at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, brings together some of the top security talent from across the globe in a friendly competition. For the participants, these events are a platform to demonstrate world-class skills and vie for significant

Join us March 21: Intersection of AI and Analytics in Government
3/14/2018 | Microsoft Azure Government | 13
Many believe AI will advance government; changing the speed, reliability, and ability for agencies to make more informed decisions and better deliver on their missions. Integral to leveraging the power of AI is data which floods many agencies yet is often underutilized or even locked up due to lack of

Microsoft to roll out new 'over the next few weeks'
3/14/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 24
Microsoft is ready to roll out its updated web mail, plus the related Calendar and contacts features, over the next few weeks.

Bringing cloud innovation to US state and local government
3/14/2018 | Microsoft Azure Government | 23
This blog was contributed by Stuart McKee, Chief Technology Officer, US State and Local Government, Microsoft Corporation A primary challenge for US state and local government agencies is to drive IT innovation while maintaining regulatory compliance. As citizens expectations rise, agencies must work

Microsoft releases preview of Power BI for Mixed Reality
3/14/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 22
Microsoft is lighting up new features in its Power BI app for use with the HoloLens, in another example of the company reemphasizing business-use cases for the devices.

Microsoft researchers match human levels in translating news from Chinese to English
3/14/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 21
Microsoft researchers are making progress in translating text using deep neural networks AI training techniques.

Microsoft to add new Azure regions in Germany, Switzerland, UAE
3/14/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 25
Microsoft is continuing to add more regions to its Azure datacenter list and has announced 50 regions in total, as of its latest unveilings.

New offers in Azure Marketplace – February 2018
3/14/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 18
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In February 2018, 81 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live.

Microsoft and 21Vianet reinforce long-term cooperation on cloud services in China
3/14/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 18
Microsoft and 21Vianet have agreed to extend their partnership to provide world-class public cloud services to Chinese customers.

Azure unleashed: automating incident and change management through optimized architecture
3/14/2018 | Microsoft IT showcase | 19
The journey to the cloud at Microsoft has certainly been an adventure. New technology has enabled us to transform many of our IT processes and in some cases, make them entirely disappear. It’s also compelled us to reevaluate our operational health and ability to stay on pace with evolving operational

Poisoned peer-to-peer app kicked off Dofoil coin miner outbreak
3/13/2018 | Microsoft secure | 22
On March 7, we reported that a massive Dofoil campaign attempted to install malicious cryptocurrency miners on hundreds of thousands of computers. Windows Defender Antivirus, with its behavior monitoring, machine learning technologies, and layered approach to security detected and blocked the attack

Announcing Microsoft Jenkins Solution Template for Azure Government Cloud
3/13/2018 | Microsoft Azure Government | 22
Since the launch of Microsoft Jenkins offer in Azure Marketplace in mid-2017, it’s exciting to see the growing number of customers using our solution template to run Jenkins on Azure. Jenkins is a popular open source CI/CD server. With our solution template, you can stand a Jenkins master running on

Windows 10 'Redstone 4' test build adds some Windows Defender security tweaks
3/13/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 21
Microsoft is continuing to polish its coming Windows 10 release with Fast Ring Insider Build 17120 as it heads toward the finish line.

March 2018 security update release
3/13/2018 | Microsoft Security Response center | 20
Today, we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. By default, Windows 10 receives these updates automatically, and for customers running previous versions, we recommend they turn on automatic updates as a best practice. More information about this month's

Microsoft starts testing voice dictation in latest Office apps
3/13/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 21
Microsoft is testing the ability to use voice to write documents,notes, emails and presentations with Office Insider testers with Windows PCs.

Microsoft gets ready to roll out its 'Tenerife' cloud ERP service for SMBs
3/13/2018 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 21
Microsoft's Dynamics 365 Business Central service will be generally available as of April 2 via the company's Cloud Solution Provider channel.

Heuristic DNS detections in Azure Security Center
3/13/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 22
We have heard from many customers about their challenges with detecting highly evasive threats. Today, we are discussing some of our more complex, heuristic techniques to detect malicious use of this vital protocol and how these detect key components of common real-world attacks.

Invisible resource thieves: The increasing threat of cryptocurrency miners
3/13/2018 | Microsoft secure | 23
The surge in Bitcoin prices has driven widescale interest in cryptocurrencies. While the future of digital currencies is uncertain, they are shaking up the cybersecurity landscape as they continue to influence the intent and nature of attacks. Cybercriminals gave cryptocurrencies a bad name when ransomware

Four IT skills with sky-high prospects
3/13/2018 | Microsoft Azure | 16
Staying on top of new technologies is always important, but what skills will help an IT professional become more influential in the workplace? And what role does certification play?