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Microsoft spends $19.7b to acquire AI software firm Nuance
The acquisition enables Microsoft to capitalise on Nuance’s ‘decades’ of experience in both enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) and healthcare.
Kiwi IT firm Theta brings contactless sign-ins to reception desks worldwide
The last year has brought about mass change like we’ve never seen before
New digital conference details best practices for Microsoft 365 optimisation
In this virtual conference, leading practitioners come together to share their real-world success (and failure) stories and share their tips and tricks on optimising their Microsoft 365 and SharePoint investments.
Ransomware and Microsoft Exchange attacks surging
There are global surges in ransomware attacks alongside increases in cyber attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities, according to Check Point Research.
Microsoft Exchange breach a wake-up call to ditch the server
"There are owners who still have in-house exchange servers because they are suspicious of the cloud or have concerns about their data sovereignty or don't want to contemplate the capital expenditure. But the warning is clear. Get rid of them."
EPOS launches collaborative speakerphone with automatic transcribing
Expand Capture 5 levels the playing field and empowers professionals whether they’re working remotely or from the office.
New Zealand agreement signed for PwC and Microsoft Global Alliance
PwC New Zealand has signed a local agreement with Microsoft to bring the PwC Microsoft Global Alliance to New Zealand organisations.
Hybrid working should not be business as usual - Microsoft study
A new report from Microsoft uncovers seven hybrid work trends every business leader must know as we enter a new era of work.
Enghouse Interactive: Why Teams is a 'game changer' for the channel
The company knew that there would be interest amongst channel partners and end users, but it turned out to be much stronger than expected.
ESET reveals APT groups exploiting Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities
A number of advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are exploiting the latest Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities, according to new ESET research.
Exploits on organisations doubling every two to three hours after news of Microsoft Exchange’s four zero-day vulnerabilities
The race has started between hackers and security professionals following the disclosure of vulnerabilities on Microsoft Exchange Servers, according to Check Point Research.
Security alert: Widespread exploitation on Microsoft Exchange
According to an advisory from CERT NZ, widespread exploitation activity has already occurred as a result of the vulnerabilities within the Microsoft Exchange.
Modern device management – enterprise-grade endpoint security for home workers
To support and empower employees, organisations need enterprise-grade security that reaches beyond the confines of the workplace.
IOTech collaborates with Microsoft to enable Edge XRT to support Microsoft Azure Sphere
IOTech has announced the launch and availability of Edge XRT, its time-critical edge platform for Microsoft Azure Sphere.
Microsoft commits to NZ's tech future with free Azure training
NZ's tech capabilities will only succeed if there are skilled people to help operate and manage them.
Microsoft to launch data center region in Indonesia
The region aims to bring Azure services and upskill an additional three million Indonesians.
Microsoft unveils new Azure Arc hybrid and multicloud capabilities
Across industries, companies are investing in hybrid and multicloud technologies to ensure they have the flexibility to innovate anywhere and meet evolving business needs.
Microsoft adds new ways to bring AI to the edge with Azure Percept
"The goal of the Azure Percept platform is to simplify the process of developing, training and deploying edge AI solutions."
Microsoft launches industry clouds for nonprofit, manufacturing & financial sectors
Microsoft aims to empower people, recognise the power of partnership, and it remains committed to security, compliance, and trust.
Fusion5 acquires Microsoft practice Topaz Solutions
The new acquisition cements Fusion5's dedication to the Microsoft stack, the company says.
RedEye Apps integrates with Microsoft to keep critical infrastructure running
RedEye chief technology officer Jenny Johnson says the Microsoft 365 integration will drive significant efficiencies across key industries for both national and international markets.
Microsoft endorses Australia’s proposal on technology and the news
"Google and Facebook's threat to tamp down their services or pull out of a country entirely creates a new vulnerability for democracies and underscores the need for new rules for digital markets."
Patrick Quesnel, a Microsoft NZ mainstay, is appointed as Azure infrastructure lead for APAC
Quesnel comes into the new role off the back of over three years as AI business group lead for Microsoft Azure New Zealand, where he was ‘instrumental’ in building Microsoft NZ’s business.
Microsoft, Facebook and PayPal most impersonated brands during phishing attacks
Microsoft has maintained its position as the brand most often found in phishing emails, followed by Facebook and PayPal.