Category: <span>Microsoft</span>

Word adding predictive text similar to Gmail This month, Microsoft will be adding text predictions to Word. Some business users have already reported seeing the new feature crop up in their compositions. This new feature will work similarly to Google Docs’ Smart Compose option and their Gmail predictive text counterpart. By using machine learning, the […]

Update now! Emergency zero-day patch released There’s a new update out that addresses four previously unknown or ‘zero-day’ vulnerabilities in Exchange Server. Microsoft is encouraging their customers to apply the updates as soon as possible because the flaws are rated critical. Exchange Server 2013, 2016, and 2019 are affected. Exchange Online is not affected. The […]

Edge using adaptive notification request to filter based on others Microsoft is trying out a new solution for notification requests that are frequently seen when users browse the internet. By using a feature being called ‘adaptive notification requests,’ Edge looks at whether other users block or allow requests on that particular website, then chooses the […]

SolarWinds hack gives hackers access to thousands of companies Hackers were able to access emails and other secure information from the U.S. Treasury, Justice, Commerce, and other departments and agencies due to what Microsoft is calling the largest and most sophisticated attack that the world has ever seen. The hacking campaign targeted the SolarWinds Corporation, […]

Bye bye Adobe Flash. Windows 10 update removes Flash Player. Adobe will no longer be supporting their Flash Player as of December 31, 2020. In anticipation of this event, Microsoft has released a Windows update that removes Adobe’s Flash Player. Microsoft stated, “We are releasing this removal update in advance of end of support to […]

Internet Explorer users will be pushed to Edge forcibly Starting in November 2020, Microsoft users will find that Internet Explorer will refuse to load the URL of the site they are trying to load. Instead, they will be redirected to Edge and see a message explaining why the site is no longer available through IE. […]

Sneaky password spray attacks are quite effective at being bad It’s not uncommon to have several different email addresses. Nor is it uncommon to not check every email address every day for security notifications. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what hackers using Password Spray Attacks are hoping for. Typically, when users think about the hacking of their […]

TrickBot and Microsoft Face-off Once Again Microsoft recently led a coalition of cyber-security firms on a global takedown against one of the world’s largest malware botnet and cybercrime operators, TrickBot. While initial efforts brought down the botnet, TrickBot operators brought new servers online in an effort to continue their criminal activities, leading Microsoft to go […]

Users are reporting access issues for Office 365. Users may be unable to access multiple Microsoft 365 services. Existing sessions do not appear to be affected. Affected users are encouraged to keep existing sessions going and to avoid re-authenticating to Microsoft 365 services. Any Microsoft 365 service that leverages Azure Active Directory (AAD) authentication may […]

Windows 10 has a bug that defrags SSD drives too often The Windows 10 May 2020 Update has not been without issues. One of the issues that has plagued the release is a bug that negatively affects the Drive Optimizer tool. This defragmentation tool is supposed to record the last time a drive has been […]