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Cloud Platform Release Announcements for September 25, 2017

<i>This is a blog post for a new, ongoing series of consolidated updates from the Cloud Platform team.</i><p>We’re here to help you embrace the cloud. Realize …

A new Planned Maintenance experience for your virtual machines

We’re excited to announce the availability of a new planned maintenance experience in Azure, providing you more control, better communication, and …

CCleaner supply chain malware targeted tech giants

Malware that piggybacked on CCleaner, a popular free software tool for optimizing system performance on PCs, appears to have specifically targeted high profile technology companies and may have been an attempt to harvest IP — perhaps for commercial or state-level espionage.<p>In an update on its …

New ransomware attack sweeping around the world

In the past 24 hours there have been 20 million attempted ransomware attacks, according to analysis from Barracuda Networks. Most of the attacks have …

Analysts Answer: What do CIOs need to Consider for Cloud Strategy?

When it comes to cloud, strategy is key. But developing that strategy can be easier said than done. In exploring cloud as a theme for Gartner …

Artificial intelligence pioneer says we need to start over

In 1986, Geoffrey Hinton co-authored a paper that, three decades later, is central to the explosion of artificial intelligence. But Hinton says his …

Microsoft Teams opens conversations to outsiders with new guest access feature

Microsoft today announced that it’s rolling out guest access for Teams so companies using the collaboration software can now invite guests from outside their companies to join their conversations. Teams, which requires an Office 365 account and debuted last November to compete with Slack, HipChat, …

Announcing Default Encryption for Azure Blobs, Files, Table and Queue Storage

For most customers, security is not only of the utmost importance but also a deciding factor in choosing a public cloud provider. Customers require …

Amazon Route 53 Traffic Flow Announces Support For Geoproximity Routing With Traffic Biasing

When you create a traffic flow policy, you can specify either an AWS region (if you're using AWS resources) or the latitude and longitude for each …

Cloud Computing

Are You Really Ready for Intelligent Automation?

AI and automation are being combined in different ways to complete tasks more efficiently than humans. Every business will be impacted by intelligent …

Business Technology

Abbott Laboratories securing vulnerable pacemakers with firmware and software updates

Healthcare product manufacturer Abbott Laboratories is working with regulatory authorities to update the firmware and software in its implantable …

Cybersecurity

KFC Just Started Letting Customers Pay In a Way That Could Change Everything

What has happened to fast food lately?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek</i><p>Many traditional fast food restaurants are slowly being left behind.<p>It's not that customers don't crave their greasy goodness.<p>It's that many fast food …

Office 365: A Vehicle for Internal Phishing Attacks

A new threat uses internal accounts to spread phishing attacks, making fraudulent emails even harder to detect.<p>Cybercriminals go where the users are. …

VMware Cloud is now live on AWS — and IT pros just did a little happy dance

When VMware announced it was partnering with AWS last fall, it turned more than a few enterprise heads. After all, we’re talking about one company that dominates virtual machines on-prem, and the other in the public cloud. Together, the two companies make a powerful combination — and VMware made …

Google made a tiny error and it broke half the internet in Japan

When an ISP makes a tiny mistake, the outcome could have immense repercussions – and this is precisely what happened in Japan last week.<p>Last Friday, half the internet in the country suddenly shut down after the Big G accidentally botched a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) around noon local time. The …

Google, Walmart team up to take on Amazon Prime

Google and Walmart both just got a valuable partner in their fight against Amazon: each other.<p>The companies said Wednesday that Walmart in late September will start selling hundreds of thousands of items on the Google Express app and website, as well as the Google Home through voice …

eCommerce

Spyware Found In Over 500 Android Apps, Together Downloaded More Than 100M Times

Official storefronts that sell apps — Google Play and Apple’s App Store — do their best to make sure everything they’re distributing to you isn’t …

Trump Says Sun Equally to Blame for Blocking Moon

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Attacking the media for its “very unfair” coverage of Monday’s solar eclipse, Donald J. Trump said on Saturday that the sun was equally to blame for blocking the moon.<p>“The fake news is covering the eclipse from the sun’s side instead of the moon’s side, but if you …

According to a New Study Early Life Stress Can Change Genes in Brain

According to a new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, stress experienced early in the critical development of a …

Microsoft Upgrades Office 365's Compliance Controls

Microsoft adds new features that help compliance officers in highly-regulated industries keep a tighter lid on sensitive information.

Digital Forensics

Inside Microsoft's AI Comeback

<b>Yoshua Bengio has never been one</b> to take sides. As one of the three intellects who shaped the deep learning that now dominates artificial …

FAQ: Microsoft drafts new Windows Server upgrade blueprint

Last week, Microsoft declared changes to how it will deal out upgrades for Windows Server, a move prompted, one analyst said, by customers' calls for …

7 Reasons People With Impostor Syndrome Struggle to Succeed

You won't reach your greatest potential until you feel worthy of your success.<p>Studies estimate that 70 percent of the population experiences <i>impostor syndrome</i> at one time or another. And for some people, it can be debilitating.<p>Impostor syndrome is the term used to describe high-achieving individuals …

Five Life Lessons People Often Learn Too Late

<i>What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

Information and exploit protection across your Office Apps and Windows 10 on your PCs

4 Unconventional Ways to Bring Traffic to Your Site

Following "the road less travelled" by "re-marketing" and turning to micro-influencers can bring more visitors to your site.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millions of businesses join Facebook, Twitter and Instagram every day for the sole purpose of generating traffic. …

Marketing

Microsoft Could Surpass Amazon in Cloud Computing This Year (AMZN, MSFT) | Investopedia

Amazon (AMZN) may have long been the leader in cloud computing with its Amazon Web Services, but that may change later this year as Microsoft Corp. …

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

10 Must

There are plenty of great books out there. But most people have one incredible book that completely changed their perspective and the trajectory of …