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Mobile World Congress 2023: Microsoft Expands Wireless Azure Services

A handful of Azure for Operators improvements and additions for 5G communications service providers (CSPs) were unveiled by Microsoft this week atthe Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona, Spain.

Additional Licensing Options Coming to Microsoft Syntex Document Processing

A Microsoft Syntex pay-as-you-go licensing option will be comin in March for document processing.

Deeper Control Support Coming to Windows Update for Business Deployment Service

Microsoft has increased the control users have when installing Windows client drivers and firmware.

Layoffs Hit Microsoft's LinkedIn

Just days after reports that it has gutted its core metaverse staff, Microsoft is said to be laying off employees within the LinkedIn professional networking site.


Microsoft Lays Off Core Metaverse Team

According to a Thursday report by The Information (paywalled), those working on Microsoft's Industrial Metavers Core team has been cut.

GitHub Announces Widespread Layoffs

Open source developer repository GitHub (which is owned by Microsoft) announced this week that it would be reducing its workforce by 10 percent.

Microsoft Edge To Get New Adobe Acrobat PDF Engine

Microsoft and Adobe have collaborated on "natively embedding" new Adobe Acrobat PDF technology into the Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems, according to a Wednesday Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Brings AI Enhancements to Bing and Edge

Microsoft has launched a new version of its Bing search engine, powered by OpenAI's ChatGPT-4 AI.

Microsoft Outlook Hit with Worldwide Outage

Microsoft's Outlook service went down for about 12 hours on Feb. 6, according to the company.

Dell Slashes 6650 Jobs

Dell is cutting five percent of its workforce (6,650 jobs), the company announced on Monday.

Microsoft Committed to Mixed Reality and HoloLens 2

Microsoft is reassuring the public that it still is focused on mixed-reality products, including Microsoft Mesh and the HoloLens 2 headset.

ChatGPT Integration Added to Microsoft Viva Sales

Microsoft announced on Thursday that ChatGPT 3.5 AI model is now available in Microsoft Viva Sales.

Microsoft's AI-Driven Teams Premium Now Live

Microsoft Teams Premium, which features OpenAI technology, is now available.

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Exchange Online Suffers Outage

Microsoft's Exchange Online service, as well as other Microsoft 365 services, were hit with a a five-hour service incident that occurred on Wednesday Jan. 25.

Microsoft Makes Drastic Cuts to Mixed Reality and VR Teams

Microsoft has eliminated some of its mixed reality and augmented reality development teams.

Microsoft Strengthens OpenAI Partnership with Further Investment

Microsoft announced a "multibillion" dollar increase in funding to OpenAI, maker of the AI-based ChatGPT and image generating tool DALL-E.

Microsoft Halting Windows 10 Download Sales This Month

Jan. 31, 2023 will be the last day to buy a Windows 10 download license, according to the company.

Microsoft Renames Office Insider Program to Microsoft 365 Insider Program

Microsoft's Office Insider program will now be called "Microsoft 365 Insider," the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft To Lay Off 10,000 Employees

Microsoft will be cutting its workforce by 10,000 jobs, the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Launches Azure OpenAI

Microsoft's Azure OpenAI service has reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage, the company announced this week.