Microsoft’s final Windows 7 update kills desktop wallpaper

Microsoft has thrown a curveball at Windows 7 PCs after delivering its final patch this Patch Tuesday. Not only will be there no more free security updates, but the company’s last update has reportedly blacked out the Windows 7 screen’s background, meaning unsupported PCs no longer have wallpapers. Windows 7…

Microsoft discloses security breach of customer support database

Microsoft disclosed today a security breach that took place last month in December 2019. In a blog post today, the OS maker said that an internal customer support database that was storing anonymized user analytics was accidentally exposed online without proper protections between Dec.r 5 and Dec. 31. The database…

Microsoft attacks Slack by trying to be really, really boring

I was sitting there wondering whether Ivanka Trump would be a good replacement for Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook when Microsoft attempted to infiltrate. Well, what do you think about during the ad breaks of NFL playoff games? Can she be saved by Teams? Screenshot by ZDNet This particular ad break…