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Microsoft’s January Patch Tuesday Updates Fix 98 Windows Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has released yesterday the January Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. Yesterday also marked the end of support for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1. Microsoft had already ended support for Windows 7 back in January 2020, but the company is now sunsetting its Extended Security Updates program for the OS released back in 2009.  This month’s Patch Tuesday updates include fixes for 98...

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M365 Changelog: Teams admin center – Teams Devices: Update Phases for Firmware auto-updates

MC495884 – Microsoft is making some changes to the way firmware auto-updates are managed for Android-based Teams devices. You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates one or more users in your organization are using Teams devices. Administrators using Teams admin center to manage these devices will see some changes for Phones, panels, displays, and Teams Rooms on Android devices. When this will happen: These updates...

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Microsoft Discontinues Support for Windows 7 ESUs and Windows 8.1

Microsoft is finally ending support for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) and Windows 8.1. This means that the company will no longer provide software updates and technical assistance to PCs running legacy versions of Windows operating systems. Microsoft announced the end of mainstream support of Windows 7 in January 2020. However, the company introduced an extended security update (ESU) program for businesses that were not...

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Microsoft Acquires Fungible to Bolster Azure Networking and Storage

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Fungible, a start-up selling composable disaggregated infrastructure solutions for data centers. The company plans to use the Fungible technology and team to boost the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure. Fungible launched its data processing unit (DPU) back in 2016 to enhance the efficiency of data-centric computations within server nodes in scaled-out data centers. DPUs are programmable...