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Microsoft, Honor expand partnership to develop new AI, devices

Microsoft and Honor have announced the expansion of their ongoing partnership, under which they will focus on Microsoft’s cloud adoption, and other tech. Honor will use AI speech and translation services based on Microsoft’s Azure cloud for a variety of uses, including its new assistant YOYO. Microsoft will also help Honor improve user experiences for Honor mobiles, laptops, and other devices. The companies will jointly explore innovative mobile experiences.

Source: Microsoft

Microsoft issues warning for cloud customers of exposed databases

Microsoft warned its cloud customers, including many IT firms, about a vulnerability in the Azure Cosmos DB database. The flaw, dubbed “ChaosDB” was found by security company Wiz. Microsoft paid Wiz $40,000, for finding it, stating there was no evidence it had been exploited and that no data had been stolen. After patching the flaw, Microsoft has emailed customers to change their security keys and secure their data.

Source: Live Mint

Microsoft, Tech Mahindra collaboration expands to strengthen hybrid cloud

The collaboration between Tech Mahindra and Microsoft will involve the new Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, to accelerate hybrid cloud transformation. The Azure integration will allow Tech M to maximize profits and value from on-premise investments while securing resources and unlocking new business scenarios for the enterprise. The move comes after Tech Mahindra launched its “Microsoft Business Unit”, aimed at developing enterprise cloud solutions.

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New Ransomware detection features announced for Microsoft Azure

A new ransomware detection software was unveiled by Microsoft. The software will be able to alert security teams, upon observing action “potentially associated with ransomware activity”. Using “Fusion” technology, the software was developed by Azure working with Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre. The development comes amidst increasing ransomware attacks on schools and organisations, using Microsoft machines.

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Microsoft to acquire cybersecurity company RiskIQ : Reports

Microsoft, according to media reports, will pay $500 mn in cash for the acquisition of the security software company RiskIQ. The deal will be made public in the coming days. Microsoft has been steadily improving the security of its products, such as Windows and Azure. RiskIQ develops cloud-based security threat detection software, assisting businesses such as Facebook, BMW, and American Express in determining where, when, and how they can be attacked.

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Core ops of AT&T 5G to be run on Microsoft’s cloud

Core parts of AT&T’s 5G will be functioning on Microsoft’s cloud. The new generation of networks of AT&T is more software and data center based rather than telecommunication specific gear. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed and it follows the $2bn agreement of 2019. Microsoft will be looking to hire several hundreds of AT&T employees to build Azure for Operators, from its newly acquired tech of AT&T.

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Microsoft launches new Teams Toolkit, cloud tools at developer event 2021

Virtual annual developer event of Microsoft marked the release of new features in its productivity apps, Azure Cloud and Developer Tooling. Microsoft also announced that 95% of the world’s biggest companies are operating on Microsoft Cloud. It also brought out the latest VS-19 update while releasing the roadmap to VS-22. New meeting features such as shared stage, Together mode extensibility were also revealed. Tech giant also launched a new cloud service – Azure Applied AI services.

Microsoft to let EU clients process, store data locally 

Microsoft will allow clients — private and public sector — of the EU to process and store data in their region. The tech giant has scheduled to complete the work by end of next year for all of its cloud services — azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365. Microsoft, at present, owns and operates 15 data centers in 13 EU countries. This is a step back from its previous stand where it plans to challenge local govt regulation of not allowing their data to move out of their border.

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Accenture help Mankind Pharma’s in digital transformation journey

Accenture has helped Mankind Pharma to accelerate its digital transformation journey by redesigning its finance, supply chain, sales, and procurement processes. SAP S/4HANA, a Microsoft Azure cloud-based data lake and Tableau dashboards was implemented to build a cloud-based platform that integrates data in real-time to provide a consolidated view to make informed decisions. The project was completed remotely with no impact on business continuity.

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