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Microsoft is making Azure even more resilient to outages

Outages can be extremely detrimental to business operations which is why Microsoft has announced that it will extend its “outage mode” in Azure to cover both web-based and desktop applications. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is the software giant's cloud directory responsible for handling authentication for Office 365 though it...
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Microsoft Improves Azure’s Resilience to Outages

Outages can have a significant impact on company activities, therefore Microsoft has stated that it will extend its “outage mode” in Azure to include both web-based and desktop applications. The cloud directory that houses Microsoft’s Office 365 is Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), which is the software company’s cloud directory...
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Beware: Microsoft is One of the Most Impersonated Brands in Phishing Attacks

Check Point Research for the second quarter of 2021 found that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) was the most popular brand used to lure unsuspecting individuals and employees. This isn’t hard to believe because Microsoft’s Active Directory, continues to dominate the market share globally in 2021 and as a result is still the most popular target for phishing. The weight of this risk is emphasised by the fact that in 2021, phishing attacks increased by 47% in just the first quarter alone.
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Deal Alert: Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021 available for $99

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021 is now available for $99.99 from Amazon US. Office Home and Student 2021 includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps. You can find the deal here at Amazon. With real-time co-authoring in Office 2021, you can work with others in the same document at the...
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IoT Revolution and The Microsoft Ecosystem

With the continuous and rapid development of technology, more and more companies today hope to complete digital transformation and provide customers with the greatest value. With this in mind, Microsoft has been developing a comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) product portfolio for many years. At Build2020, Microsoft outlined its Internet of Things roadmap, which proposes a transition from connecting resources and devices to connecting smart manufacturing environments, ultimately leading to a connected ecosystem—connecting different environments around the world in real-time.
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Microsoft's Wide Applications Strength May Be Surpassed In Investment Appeal By Five9 Say Market Makers

The ability to act instantly on and in a broad arena is the most important information technology advance of this 21st century. One forwarded by “cloud” internet supported from networks. Fittingly, comparative evaluations among investment alternatives locates Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVN) at the top of today's best-buy risk-reward list. Investment Thesis.
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Start managing with these Microsoft Graph API features | #firefox | #chrome | #microsoftedge

It’s a headache to manage Microsoft’s multiple cloud services due to the many management options, but a relatively new technology delivers a unified approach to bring administrative relief. Microsoft 365 as a core service is a connected series of components, controls and services. Each service — including Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft...
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Microsoft Edge 95 Stable now available (changelog) | #firefox | #chrome | #microsoftedge

Today Microsoft released Microsoft Edge Build 95.0.1020.30 as part of their regular 4-weekly update cycle. The update brings improvements to battery life, collections improvements, improvements to the download experience and more. See the full changelog below:. Feature updates. View in File Explorer support for SharePoint Online libraries in Microsoft Edge....
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5 open source alternatives to Microsoft Exchange

For decades, Microsoft Exchange has ruled the market for email and groupware services. This top dog dominates the corporate world, and the omnipresent Outlook mail client has become the de facto standard for groupware. Since Exchange is closely integrated with Microsoft's Office products, users have access to a wide variety of productivity software and features, whether they're using a desktop or a mobile client.
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Microsoft extends 'outage mode' for Azure Active Directory to bake more resilience into cloudy services

Microsoft hopes to improve the resilience of its cloud services by extending an "outage mode" for Azure Active Directory to cover web as well as desktop applications. Azure Active Directory (AAD) is Microsoft's cloud directory which handles authentication for Office 365 and can be linked to on-premises Active Directory. Further, developers can write applications that use the service. However, if it goes wrong, customers experience multiple failures, including the inability to access the Azure Portal in order to manage other cloud services.
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Tech Talk with SeaBits: Working Remotely from the Boat

This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of 48° North. Working remotely from a boat has been around for a long time, but in the last few years has become very popular. Technology has continued to advance and provide new ways to enable this nomadic worklife more than ever before. There are a few key things I’ve found that will help make your remote experience easier and more reliable.
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Preliminary strategies to address 2025 demographic cliff shared with UofL’s Staff Senate

UofL’s Staff Senate met Nov. 9 via Microsoft Teams. Staff senators received updates on student enrollment and graduation rates, the projected 2025 demographic cliff, university administration’s plans for addressing the future enrollment challenge and upcoming changes to multifactor authentication for Microsoft systems. Jim Begany, vice provost for Strategic Enrollment Management...
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Microsoft extends ‘outage mode’ for Azure Active Directory • The Register | #microsoft | #hacking | #cybersecurity

Microsoft hopes to improve the resilience of its cloud services by extending an “outage mode” for Azure Active Directory to cover web as well as desktop applications. Azure Active Directory (AAD) is Microsoft’s cloud directory which handles authentication for Office 365 and can be linked to on-premises Active Directory. Further, developers can write applications that use the service. However, if it goes wrong, customers experience multiple failures, including the inability to access the Azure Portal in order to manage other cloud services.
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How to send Outlook email, Teams messages and more from R

Microsoft’s Azure team has developed Microsoft365R, which makes it possible to send Outlook emails (and Teams messages!) with R. It's a package that interacts with Microsoft 365 APIs. Follow along to learn how to authenticate your account and send messages. Copyright © 2021 IDG Communications, Inc. Hi, I’m Sharon Machlis...
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Microsoft just secretly added this feature to its Edge browser

The stable version of Microsoft Edge recently received an update to version 96.0.154.29. The update includes a long list of features, including the ability to launch Progressive Web Apps directly via protocol links. Edge now supports Super Duper Secure Mode, which helps improve browser security. Microsoft recently rolled out an...
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Microsoft 365 vs. Google Workspace: Which Is Right for Your Organization?

Microsoft 365 (earlier known as Office 365) and Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) are arguably the most popular and commonly used suites of business productivity tools. Through these productivity solutions, Microsoft and Google aim to offer a complete package of cloud-based applications and services for easier communication and collaboration. Both...
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Send Outlook email and Teams messages with R

If you analyze data in R and share information via Microsoft 365, I have good news: There is an easy way to connect R with Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. The Microsoft365R R package, developed by the Microsoft Azure team, includes functions to work with Microsoft 365 APIs from R.
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Microsoft’s Modern Work Vision Removes Collaboration Woes And Enters The Metaverse

Every company faces significant decisions on how to build the workplace of the future. Digitizing the business moved from optional to essential for every industry over the past two years. But there are still many choices ahead of us. One critical issue focuses on attracting and retaining talent in the era of the Great Resignation. Suddenly, workplace technologies are at the forefront of IT purchases as companies seek to deliver simple yet powerful employee experiences. At Microsoft’s Ignite conference, Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Modern Work at Microsoft, shared a vision on the small and large ways workplaces will change over the next decade. Microsoft should know. Its software powers collaboration for 250 million Microsoft Teams users and the company has seen tremendous growth in its cloud computing and software services.
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