Microsoft Set to Disable Outdated TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Protocols in Upcoming Windows Releases

Microsoft has officially stated that it will soon disable the TLS 1.0 and 1.1 protocols by default in future releases of the Windows operating system. These decisions align with the company’s initiative to ensure the safety and security of data exchanges over the Internet. The Role of TLS Protocols Think of Transport Layer Security (TLS) … Read more

Microsoft Axes Game Pass $1 Trial Ahead of Starfield Launch

As the gaming community eagerly anticipates the release of Starfield next month, Microsoft’s decision to remove the $1 trial from its Xbox Game Pass subscription service has raised eyebrows. Starfield, Xbox’s flagship title for 2023, is set to be available to Game Pass subscribers on day one, making it even more compelling for gamers to … Read more

Windows 11 Update Clashes with MSI Motherboards, Causing BSOD Issues

Microsoft’s recent update for Windows 11 seems to have unintentionally disrupted a subset of its users. As per a report from PCMag, users, especially those with specific MSI motherboards, have begun encountering the infamous blue screens of death (BSOD) subsequent to the installation of this update. Details of the Issue Compatibility Issues with MSI Motherboards … Read more

Microsoft Unveils Xbox Game Pass Lineup for Late July to Early August 2023

Microsoft has pulled back the curtain on the lineup of games coming to and leaving Xbox Game Pass in late July to early August 2023. Notably, the acclaimed platforming game, Celeste, will be joining the service, while Marvel’s Avengers will be departing. New Additions to Xbox Game Pass Microsoft announced on their Xbox Wire website … Read more

Microsoft and Sony Ink 10-Year Deal for “Call of Duty” Amid Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Microsoft (MSFT) and Sony (SNE) have reached a resolution over their contentious negotiations around the future availability of the highly popular video game franchise “Call of Duty” on PlayStation. The deal follows Microsoft’s impending $69 billion Activision Blizzard (ATVI) merger, marking a potential resolution to Sony’s long-standing complaints about the merger’s potential threat to competition. … Read more

Microsoft Admits Losing Console Wars, Defends $69 Billion Activision Acquisition Amid FTC Scrutiny

In a court document viewed by Kotaku and submitted during its legal battle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft has openly admitted its defeat in the perennial “console wars.” The term refers to the ongoing competition among hardware manufacturers like Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo to gain … Read more

Microsoft Confirms DDoS Attacks By Anonymous Sudan Led to Major Service Outages

Microsoft, one of the world’s leading software giants, recently confirmed that a series of outages affecting its major services in early June were a result of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. The group behind these attacks, self-identified as Anonymous Sudan, is believed by some security researchers to be Russian. Confirmed Outages and Attacks Microsoft acknowledged that … Read more

Microsoft Enhances Bing Chat Capabilities with New Features and Multilingual Support

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, Microsoft has demonstrated continuous dedication toward integrating Bing Search with OpenAI‚Äôs ChatGPT. The tech giant recently announced a significant update to the Bing iOS app, expanding its capabilities by introducing new widgets, voice recognition, and text-to-speech support for multiple languages. Improved Accessibility with Home Screen Widgets In … Read more