Microsoft Power Virtual Agents: Now you can build no-code chatbots without developers

Microsoft uses its low-code Power Platform to help you quickly author and deploy chatbots on websites or in applications like Teams. Modern chatbots have quickly become an important part of building a support service. Whether for customers or internal staff, chatbots are key to reducing the load on support and call-centre staff, giving callers a […]

Microsoft Teams: This new feature aims to save you from video-conferencing burnout

Together Mode whisks participants into a virtual auditorium and aims to make video meetings more interesting, engaging and social affairs. If there’s one thing remote working is crying out for less of, it’s video conferencing. With interactions with our colleagues still taking place almost exclusively online, the daily ritual of having to log into a […]

Microsoft warns organizations of consent phishing attacks

In this type of phishing campaign, attackers trick people into giving a malicious app consent to access sensitive data, says Microsoft. Image: weerapatkiatdumrong, Getty Images/iStockphoto Phishing campaigns are a common tactic in which cybercriminals impersonate a well-known company, product, or brand to steal account credentials, financial information, or other data from unsuspecting victims. A typical […]

Microsoft Cloud App Security: This software can help you to manage shadow IT and boost productivity

How to use shadow IT discovery in Microsoft Cloud App Security to help remote workers stay secure and save bandwidth. With so many people working from home due to COVID-19, cloud applications have become the way to stay connected and get work done, whether that’s with Teams, Office 365, Salesforce, Zoom, virtual desktops – or […]

Microsoft announces new Azure AI capabilities for apps, healthcare, and more

The latest announcements will help companies enhance their voice-enabled application experiences and provide critical data management across healthcare industries. Image: Sompong Rattanakunchon / Getty Images In the era of digital transformation, more organizations across industries are looking to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance day-to-day operations. In recent weeks, a number of organizations have tapped […]

Credit card skimmers target e-commerce websites running Microsoft IIS and ASP.NET

Attackers are looking for credit card numbers on Microsoft IIS servers running an older and vulnerable version of ASP.NET, says Malwarebytes. Image: iStockphoto/weerapatkiatdumrong Online credit card skimming is a common attack method whereby cybercriminals hack into websites and servers to scan for credit card numbers used in e-commerce transactions. In targeting e-commerce sites, attackers typically […]

Where to find the best virtual backgrounds for Microsoft Teams

A host of websites offer creative and clever background images for your Teams meetings. Image: Microsoft Microsoft Teams now lets you use your own custom images as your virtual background. Microsoft offers a few built-in images, or you can upload your own from your photo library. But maybe you can’t find the right type of […]

Microsoft Windows Server 2004: This update will help you make the most of containers

The latest SAC release of Windows Server continues Microsoft’s drive to reduce server container sizes, especially for .NET, without losing application performance. The solution to ‘my version of Windows Server is about to lose support’ used to be ‘upgrade to a newer version’. But if you’ve carried on running an old version, such as Windows […]

Microsoft Word: How to use AutoCorrect to handle unwanted words

Deleting unwanted words can be tedious, even if you use Word’s Find feature. Instead, consider using one of these AutoCorrect methods. Image: photo5963, Getty Images/iStockphoto Whether you’re an editor, writer, or you work in an organization that frowns on the use of certain words, you probably run a Find function so you can remove offending […]

Microsoft and LinkedIn partner to help 25M workers gain digital skills

Along with free access to learning content, Microsoft also announced the addition of a learning app to Teams. LinkedIn CEO speaking during Microsoft digital event.  Image: Screenshot Microsoft introduced its new global skills initiative to provide digital skills to more than 25 million people worldwide who have been displaced by the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement […]