No-code software: Microsoft’s Power Apps gets better Teams links and mixed reality

Users of Microsoft’s ‘low-code’ Power Apps development tool will soon be able to use augmented-reality capabilities on smartphones to generate 3D models and integrate them into real-world workflows in warehouses, manufacturing business, construction, and retail. Microsoft is touting the new mixed-reality capabilities in Power Apps as a cheaper way for…

Zoom vs Skype: Microsoft pushes its Meet Now feature for ‘hassle-free’ video calls

Microsoft’s Skype has seen a spike in usage as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has forced social distancing, but the go-to app for most people has been Zoom, whose user numbers have exploded in the past month. As spotted by The Verge, Skype has now used Twitter to promote a recently…

Microsoft: How one Emotet infection took out this organization’s entire network

Microsoft has detailed the plight of a customer whose entire IT network was brought down after one employee opened a phishing email that delivered the notorious Emotet banking trojan and credential-stealing malware. Details in Microsoft’s account of incident response work for a company it calls ‘Fabrikam‘ line up with a…

Working from home? Stay connected using Microsoft Teams, for free

If your entire team has suddenly been forced into remote work, it’s hard to get everyone on the same page. Management tasks that used to be simple are now a challenge without your familiar physical meeting spaces and tools like whiteboards and shared printers. Even if you’re a sole proprietor…

Microsoft is working on mitigating an entire Windows bug class

Microsoft is working on developing comprehensive mitigation for a class of Windows bugs that have plagued the operating system for more than two decades. Israeli security researcher Gil Dabah told ZDNet that a fix is currently in the works. Earlier today, Dabah published proof-of-concept code and a report detailing 25…

Coronavirus: Microsoft directly warns hospitals, ‘Fix your vulnerable VPN appliances’

Microsoft says it has issued its first-ever targeted warning to several dozen hospitals, alerting them to vulnerabilities in their virtual private network (VPN) appliances after spotting a ransomware gang targeting them. The warning follows the recent discovery that Iranian hackers have been targeting vulnerabilities in VPN servers from Pulse Secure,…

Slack delivers a beta of its Microsoft Teams Calls app

Credit: Slack A week ago, Slack’s CEO Stewart Butterfield said Slack intended to provide a way to integrate directly with Microsoft Teams calling. Today, April 1, Slack is rolling out a beta of the Microsoft Teams Calls app for Slack. Slack also is unveiling additional VOIP phone integrations in addition…

Windows 10 Microsoft PowerToys reboot brings you these four new apps

The developers of the open-source Microsoft PowerToys tool for Windows 10 have released a new update with four new utilities and multi-monitor support for the FancyZone layout utility. PowerToys version 0.16 has been released on GitHub and brings the latest improvements to the Windows 10 version of the Windows 95-era…

Windows 10 alert: Zoom client can leak your network login credentials

On the heels of Zoom’s iPhone privacy blunder, a security researcher has found that attackers can use the Zoom Windows client’s group chat feature to share links that will leak the Windows network credentials of anyone who clicks on them. Zoom is under extra scrutiny as usage of the video…

Microsoft announces Microsoft 365, a service to replace personal Office 365

Teams will offer features for families. Microsoft Here’s a screenshot (or mockup) of the ScreenTime-like Family Safety app. Microsoft Microsoft Editor is the company’s answer to Grammarly. Microsoft Users will be able to connect their personal and work calendars in Outlook. Microsoft New templates and other features are coming to…