Lenovo launches edge, hyperconverged systems integrated with Microsoft Azure

Lenovo is expanding its data center portfolio to better connect into Microsoft Azure for cloud computing as well as edge applications. The company launched its Lenovo ThinkAgile MX1021 and ThinkSystem DM7100, two systems designed to connect Azure to the edge as well as enable integrated data tiering. Kamran Amini, Vice…

Stack Overflow users finally get a dark theme

Developer knowledge-sharing site Stack Overflow has rolled out a dark-mode theme, finally delivering the site’s most sought-after feature. Apparently it was quite a technical and design feat to bring dark mode, which is the 12th most upvoted question on the Stack Overflow Meta community – which still doesn’t support dark…

Microsoft to enable new 5G edge computing scenarios with Azure Edge Zones, now in private preview

Both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft see big potential in connecting edge devices using 5G wireless technology to the cloud. Last year, AWS took the wraps off its Wavelength platform for ultra-low latency apps for 5G devices. On March 31, Microsoft’s Azure team is doing something similar with its Azure…

Microsoft rebrands Office 365 consumer subscriptions to M365; adds more new features for same price

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft announced its expected Microsoft 365-branded consumer service subscriptions. The two offerings, Microsoft 365 Personal and Microsoft 365 Family, are the replacements for Office 365 Home and Personal. They will be priced identically with the O365 consumer bundles and include a few additional new features. Microsoft’s M365 bundles…

Microsoft to rebrand some Office 365 commercial plans as ‘Microsoft 365’

Credit: Microsoft When Microsoft first introduced “Microsoft 365” a few years ago, the term meant something very specific. Microsoft 365 (M365) was a subscription bundle of Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. As of today, that specific definition no longer holds, as some Office 365 subscriptions…

Microsoft outlines more new features coming to its Chromium-based Edge browser

Credit: Microsoft Simultaneously with the launch of its Microsoft 365 consumer plans today, March 30, Microsoft also is highlighting some “coming soon” consumer-centric features of its Chromium-based Edge browser. The new features include capabilities for Chromium-based Edge on Windows 10 PCs, as well as Edge features for Mac, iOS, and…

Hacker hijacks YouTube accounts to broadcast Bill Gates-themed crypto Ponzi scam

Image: ZDNet A hacker has hijacked tens of YouTube accounts, renamed them to various Microsoft brands, and is currently broadcasting a cryptocurrency Ponzi scam to tens of thousands of users, posing as a message from the company’s former CEO Bill Gates. The hacks are part of a growing issue on…

Microsoft and Google update the look of form controls in Chromium browsers

Chromium’s old look (left) and restyled controls (right) Image: Google Microsoft’s contributions to the Chromium browser it uses for its newest Edge releases are already having a visible impact on the Google-controlled browser. The two tech giants have been working for the past year on a new theme for form…

Remote work optimization: Jabra announces new Evolve2 headsets certified for Microsoft Teams

My engineering firm is working remotely and most of our collaboration is powered by Microsoft Teams. Jabra just announced new Evolve2 headsets that look to be perfect for my needs with Microsoft Teams certification and numerous microphones to help maintain clear, focused communications. As the world moves to working from…

Microsoft: Here’s why we’re withdrawing our stake in facial-recognition startup AnyVision

Microsoft’s venture group M12 has divested its minority stake in AnyVision, an Israeli facial-recognition startup, and says it won’t make any further minority investments in companies that sell the technology. AnyVision hit headlines last year over an NBC report in October and earlier Haaretz coverage alleging its technology was being…