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Tag: Microsoft

Microsoft Paying Hundreds Of Millions In Bribes, Claims Whistleblower

The whistleblower escalated the issue to the senior management and the legal and HR teams put a stop to the $40,000 spend, "but to my surprise, did not look deeper into the Microsoft employees who were orchestrating the fake deal".

Microsoft To Reveal 'Future Of Hybrid Work' With Windows 11 On April 5
Microsoft To Reveal 'Future Of Hybrid Work' With Windows 11 On April 5

Last year CEO Satya Nadella wrote that "Hybrid work represents the biggest shift to how we work in our generation. And it will require a new operating model, spanning people, places, and processes".

Microsoft Says CEO Satya Nadella's Son Passes Away
Microsoft Says CEO Satya Nadella's Son Passes Away

The CEO mentioned that Zain was born at 11:29 p.m. on August 13, 1996, all of three pounds and he did not cry.

Linkedin Global Initiative To Nurture 200 Creators In India

Leading LinkedIn creators Ankur Warikoo, Radhika Gupta, Pooja Dhingra, and Nuseir Yassin have come on board as mentors on the programme.

Bill Gates on Omicron
Bill Gates On OMICRON & COVID Vaccines

Bill Gates On OMICRON & COVID Vaccines

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio India Availability Announced
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio India Availability Announced

The Surface Laptop Studio features a 14.4-inch PixelSense display with touch support that is attached to a Dynamic Woven Hinge, allowing the display to move in multiple angles.

Microsoft Stops Biggest Ever DDoS Cyber Attack In History

Microsoft Azure Cloud has stopped the biggest-ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack at a massive 3.47 terabytes (Tbps) per second.

Microsoft Launches Skilling Initiative For SMBs In India

The company said that SMBs are the backbone of the country's economy, contributing to 30 per cent of India's GDP and providing employment to over 114 million people.

Microsoft Lets Teams Users Chat Across Personal, Business Accounts

The feature is rolling out for Teams on the web, desktop and mobile.

Microsoft To Skill 1 Lakh Indians In Cybersecurity By 2022
Microsoft To Skill 1 Lakh Indians In Cybersecurity By 2022

Microsoft has introduced four new security, compliance and identity certifications, of which the accredited certification for Fundamentals will be offered at zero-cost for any individual who attends the associated training through this initiative.

Boon Or Bane!
Rise Of India-Born CEOs In Silicon Valley: Opportunity Or Lack Thereof?

It’s indeed a proud moment that some of the biggest and best Technology companies in the world are run by persons of India origin.

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Windows Insider
Microsoft Rolls Out Updated Mail, Calendar Apps To Windows Insiders

The apps, including, Mail, Calendar and Calculator app updates are rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel at first.

Microsoft To Invest In OYO Before Its Potential IPO

The Ritesh Agarwal-run hospitality chain has Airbnb, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing and ride-hailing firm Grab as strategic investors.

India's Software Market Sales To Reach $7.6B By 2021 End
India's Software Market Sales To Reach $7.6B By 2021 End

India accounted for 17.5 per cent share of the overall Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan and China) (APEJC) region software market in 2020.

Job Seekers' CHOICE
For Employees & Job Seekers, Google India, Amazon, Microsoft, Infosys, Tata Steel Are Topmost Attractive Employer Brands As Per REBR Survey

Which of the companies in India are most sought-after by the job seekers? A latest survey reveals that Google India is the most 'attractive employer brand', followed by Amazon India and Microsoft India.

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Microsoft To End Windows 10 Support In Oct 2025

The end-of-support timeline puts the Windows 10 lifecycle at a hair over 10 years, similar to previous iterations of the OS.

Microsoft Announces Retirement Of Iconic Internet Explorer On June 15
End Of An Era! Microsoft Announces Retirement Of Iconic Internet Explorer On June 15

"With Microsoft Edge capable of assuming this responsibility and more, the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10."

Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams Available For Personal Use With Free Video Calls 24/7

Microsoft has launched the personal version of its communication app Teams for use among friends and families that offers all-day free video calling.

Chinese Attack
Microsoft Warns Customers Against New China Cyber Attack

New Delhi: Microsoft has warned its customers against a new sophisticated nation-state cyber attack that has its origin in China and is primarily targeting on-premises ‘Exchange Server’ software of the tech giant. Called “Hafnium,” it operates from China and is attacking infectious disease researchers, law firms, higher education institutions, defence contractors, policy think tanks and […]

Microsoft Warns Customers Against New China Cyber Attack

New Delhi: Microsoft has warned its customers against a new sophisticated nation-state cyber attack origin from China and is primarily targeting on-premises ‘Exchange Server’ software of the tech giant called “Hafnium,”. It operates from China and is attacking infectious disease researchers, law firms, higher education institutions, defence contractors, policy think tanks and NGOs in the […]

Flipkart, Amazon To Pay 2% Extra Tax Now
Flipkart, Amazon To Pay 2% Extra Tax Now

New Delhi: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has welcomed the Budget proposal to impose 2 per cent extra tax on foreign e-commerce companies whether engaged in business of sale of goods or providing services, acceptance of offer for sale, placing of purchase order, acceptance of purchase order, payment of consideration or supply of […]

Cybercriminals Lure Indians With Microsoft Letter Promising Rs 3.3 Cr

New Delhi: Just when Hackers are busy duping people through sophisticated hacking techniques in the pandemic, some users in India have reported receiving a letter in their emails, promising $450,000 (nearly Rs 3.3 crore) from “Microsoft” for being winner of the “Microsoft Relief Grant and Support Initiative”. This letter, which bears the name of Microsoft […]

Hackers Attack 100 Influential People To Collect Intelligence, Reveals Microsoft

New Delhi: Microsoft has detected and worked to stop a series of cyber-attacks from hackers masquerading as conference organisers to target more than 100 high-profile individuals, including former ambassadors and other senior policy experts, for intelligence collection purposes. Phosphorus, an Iranian threat actor, targeted potential attendees of the upcoming Munich Security Conference and the Think […]

Microsoft, NSDC To Empower Over 1L Women With Digital Skills

New Delhi: Microsoft on Wednesday announced a collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to skill more than one lakh underserved women in India over the next 10 months. This initiative is an extension of Microsoft’s partnership with NSDC to provide digital skills to over one lakh youth in the country. The partnership is […]

Microsoft Begins Journey To Discontinue Internet Explorer

New Delhi: Microsoft has taken further steps to end the support for its Internet Explorer as it pushes users to install the revamped Chromium-based Edge browser. Now, when you visit an incompatible site in Internet Explorer which still has 5 per cent market share globally, the browsing session will automatically be directed to Microsoft Edge. […]

Microsoft India Unveils Solution To Help Automate Repetitive Tasks

New Delhi: Microsoft India on Monday announced the public preview of its Power Automate Desktop, a new desktop-based solution that helps businesses automate repetitive, manual tasks. Part of Microsoft Power Automate service, this Robotic Process Automate (RPA) solution is designed to expand low-code automation capabilities for organisations, Microsoft said. From simple data transfers to complex […]

Microsoft Discovers Sophisticated, Most Dangerous Mobile Android Ransomware

New Delhi: Microsoft has discovered a sophisticated mobile Android ransomware with novel techniques and behaviour, evading many available protections and registering a low detection rate against security solutions. Called AndroidOS/MalLocker.B, the mobile ransomware is the latest variant of a ransomware family that’s been in the wild for a while but has been evolving non-stop. “This […]

Microsoft Blocked 13 Billion Malicious Emails In 2019

New Delhi: Microsoft blocked over 13 billion malicious and suspicious mails in 2019, of which more than 1 billion were phishing credential attacks. In 2020, the tech giant is busy tackling misinformation around Covid-19 as cybercriminals pivoted lures to imitate trusted sources like the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other national health organisations, to get […]

Samsung Partners Microsoft To Scale Enterprise 5G Deployment

New Delhi: Samsung on Tuesday announced a collaboration with Microsoft on an end-to-end, Cloud-based private 5G network solution to drive innovation that lowers the barrier to entry for deployment of private 5G networks in enterprises. Through a Cloud-based approach to the market, the companies said they aim to achieve greater cost efficiencies in 5G deployments. […]

Oracle Wins Deal For TikTok US Business, Microsoft's Bid Rejected 

San Francisco: Bytedance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, has chosen Cloud major Oracle over Microsoft to run its US operations as a ‘trusted tech partner’, multiple media reports revealed on Monday while an official announcement was still awaited. According to The New York Times, it was unclear whether TikTok’s choice of Oracle as a technology partner […]

50% Indian Workforce May Be AI Ready In Next 6-10 Years: Microsoft Survey

New Delhi: The organisations that have deployed Artificial Intelligence (AI) with skilling initiatives in India are generating most value from this new-age technology, and senior executives predict that half of all employees will be equipped with AI skills in the next 6-10 years, a new Microsoft survey said on Monday. In India, all AI-leading companies […]

Microsoft Aims To Acquire Entire TikTok, Including India Ops

New Delhi: Not just the US operations, Microsoft is aiming to acquire the global business of Chinese short-video making app TikTok, including in India where the app is banned, The Financial Times reported on Thursday. Microsoft is officially seeking to buy the TikTok operations in North America, Australia and New Zealand for a “reported figure […]

Microsoft Confirms Talks To Acquire TikTok By September 15

San Francisco: Microsoft has officially confirmed it is in talks to acquire the operations of video-sharing platform TikTok in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand markets following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Donald Trump. “Microsoft is prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States,” […]

Microsoft In Talks To Acquire TikTok's US Operation

Washington: Technology giant Microsoft is in advance talks to acquire TikTok’s US operations, according to a media report Friday, even as President Donald Trump said his administration is considering to ban the popular Chinese-owned video app. “We’re looking at TikTok. We may be banning TikTok,” Trump told reporters at the White House. India has banned […]

Skype Adds Background Blur Feature In iOS App

San Francisco: Global communication platform Skype’s mobile app for iPhones and iPads has been updated with a new screen-blurring feature similar to the background blur in Microsoft Teams. While Skype now supports background blurring on PC, iOS and iPadOS, there is no word yet on Android support. However, the feature has been available on the […]

Microsoft Introduces New Security Technology To Prevent Data Corruption

San Francisco: Microsoft has introduced a new platform security technology to prevent data corruption techniques being adopted by cybercriminals to target system security policy and tamper with data structures on Windows 10 devices. Called Kernel Data Protection (KDP), the technology prevents data corruption attacks by protecting parts of the Windows kernel and drivers through virtualization-based […]

Navtez Bal To Lead Microsoft's Public Sector Business In India

New Delhi: Microsoft has appointed former McKinsey & Company executive Navtez Bal to lead its public sector business in India. In his new role as Executive Director, Public Sector, Microsoft India, Bal will focus on driving digital transformation and innovation across public sector organisations, empowering them to serve citizens better, the company said on Wednesday. […]

Microsoft, UnitedHealth launches COVID-19 app to screen employees for coronavirus

San Francisco: Microsoft has joined forces with healthcare company UnitedHealth Group to launch an innovative return-to-workplace protocol supported by the “ProtectWell” smartphone app that screens for COVID-19 symptoms and clears employees for daily work, the two organisations said on Friday. ProtectWell COVID-19 screening app helps employees determine they are safe to go to work, co-workers […]

US companies express interest for investment in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Several US companies have expressed their interest for investment in Odisha, said an official on Wednesday. The perspective investors interacted with chief secretary Asit Tripathy and other senior officers of the state under the leadership of Dr Mukesh Aghi, president and CEO of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF). Tripathy chaired the interactive session through […]

Intel-Microsoft Joint Project Turns Malware Into Images

San Francisco: Researchers from Intel and Microsoft have joined forces to study the use of deep learning for malware threat detection in a project that first converts malware into images. The basis for this study is the observation that if malware samples are turned into grayscale images, the textural and structural patterns can be used […]