Don’t Pay the Bad Guys say Rubrik & Microsoft
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Don’t Pay the Bad Guys say Rubrik & Microsoft

There is good news for companies who wish to keep their data safe, and who are opposed to paying hackers ransom money in order to have critical data returned in the event of a hack. This input comes in the recent announcement that global giant Microsoft, the American multinational technology corporation, is investing in cloud…

Microsoft begins learners’ clinic in West Africa

Microsoft begins learners’ clinic in West Africa

Microsoft Africa Development Centre (Microsoft ADC), the premier Engineering Center for Microsoft, has announced the commencement of its Game of Learners Clinic, a 3-month intensive programme for students in the university and beginner developers across West Africa. The programme is scheduled to commence in October 2021 and will allow participants to level up on .Net,…

How Microsoft Was Able to Thwart the Largest DDoS Attack Ever
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How Microsoft Was Able to Thwart the Largest DDoS Attack Ever

A massive 2.4 terabytes per second (Tbps) Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack has been mitigated by Microsoft, the company says. The attack targeted an Azure customer in Europe and was 140% higher than the highest attack bandwidth volume Microsoft previously recorded in 2020. This attack occurred in early August of this year and is currently believed to have…

Nedbank & Microsoft Launch Free Online Digital Skills Training Platform
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Nedbank & Microsoft Launch Free Online Digital Skills Training Platform

Nedbank, one of South Africa’s largest lenders, has announced the launch of the Nedbank DigiSkills online platform, in partnership with Microsoft and Afrika Tikkun. The DigiSkills Online platform seeks to help South Africans acquire the in-demand skills needed in a more digital post-COVID-19 economy. The initiative initially aims to upskill and create sustainable income opportunities…

How to delete your password for Microsoft online services like Outlook.com and Xbox Live
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How to delete your password for Microsoft online services like Outlook.com and Xbox Live

Now that Microsoft lets you ditch your passwords for Outlook.com, Xbox Live and other online accounts, you might want to consider taking the jump. Dumping your logins can improve security and convenience. Ditching your password can improve security, if only because it means you don’t have to rely on your memory to get into your accounts. We…

Microsoft now lets you sign in without a password

Microsoft now lets you sign in without a password

Written by Carly Page Microsoft is further nudging users away from passwords by rolling out passwordless sign-in options to all consumer Microsoft accounts. The tech giant, like many others in the industry, has waged a war against traditional password-based authentication for some time. This is because passwords are a prime target for cyberattacks, since weak or reused passwords…

Nigerian-led legal tech startup Definely raises £2.2m seed fund led by Microsoft

Nigerian-led legal tech startup Definely raises £2.2m seed fund led by Microsoft

Written by Ejike Kanife Nigerian-led legal technology startup, Definely has announced a £2.2 million funding round. The funding round was led by Microsoft’s venture fund, M12, and supported by CRE Venture Capital. This funding brings the startup’s total funding to £3.4m following a seed round in September 2020. Founded in 2017 by the Nigerian-born Nnamdi Emelifeonwu who…

38 Million Records Exposed from Microsoft Power Apps
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38 Million Records Exposed from Microsoft Power Apps

Written By George Dascalu Microsoft Power Apps Suite’s default permissions are flawed In an unexpected data leak, more than 38 million records from 47 organizations using Microsoft’s gateway platform Power Apps were accidentally published online, according to The Hacker News.  The unfortunate incident resulted in the leakage of sensitive information on servers of corporations such as Microsoft,…

Windows 11 Release Date Set for October 5, No Android Apps Support at Launch
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Windows 11 Release Date Set for October 5, No Android Apps Support at Launch

Windows 11 Release Date Set for October 5, No Android Apps Support at Launch By Jagmeet Singh New eligible devices will receive Windows 11 free upgrade first. Windows 11 release date is set for October 5, Microsoft on Tuesday announced — a couple of months after unveiling the new operating system. The software giant said that…

Default settings in Microsoft tool exposes 38 million user records online
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Default settings in Microsoft tool exposes 38 million user records online

Check your permissions: default settings in Microsoft tool exposes 38 million user records online By James Vincent Thankfully, there’s no evidence the data has been exploited Default permissions settings in an app-building tool from Microsoft have been blamed for exposing the data of 38 million people online. Information including names, email addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers, and…

Microsoft Promotes Public Cloud for Public Good Pledges $1 billion in Cloud Computing Resources

Microsoft Promotes Public Cloud for Public Good Pledges $1 billion in Cloud Computing Resources

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a recent blog post said that Microsoft Philanthropies, in its commitment to global giving, will donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources over the next 3 years to 70,000 non-profits and NGOs worldwide. According to Nadella,The “public cloud” refers to massive, privacy-protected data and storage services rendered over a network for…

Connecting the next 1 billion:Microsoft Launches Fund to improve Internet Access in Developing Countries.
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Connecting the next 1 billion:Microsoft Launches Fund to improve Internet Access in Developing Countries.

The need to connect the next 1 billion people to the internet is growing as many organisations like Facebook and now Microsoft are developing initiatives and strategies to connect under served and developing countries around the world. Recently,Microsoft launched a fund to improve access to affordable Internet in under-served markets as a part of the company’s Affordable…

Introducing TECNO WinPad 10 Powered by Intel and Microsoft
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Introducing TECNO WinPad 10 Powered by Intel and Microsoft

                              The  Tecno WinPad 10 is the newest from Tecno to offer all the comfort you desire from your smart device. It easily transitions from a tablet to a PC whenever you require, giving you the best functionality a tablet can give.The…

Microsoft appoints Amrote Abdella as Regional Director for Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative

Microsoft appoints Amrote Abdella as Regional Director for Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative

Amrote Abdella has been announced as the new regional director for Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative, effective October 2015. Previously the director of Startup Engagement and Partnerships at 4Afrika, she takes over from Fernando de Sousa and affirms Microsoft Corp.’s commitment to Africa across the 54 countries. In her new role, Abdella will oversee Microsoft’s investments in…