Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is testing its Notepad app after improving features such as undoing, replacing, finding, and searching interface and adding a dark mode. The new undo feature will let you go back many times compared to the current one that only lets you go back once. Window 11 users in the Dev channel will access the new version. The company has also updated other in-built apps like Office, Paint, and Photos.
Microsoft has found 42 hacker sites
Meanwhile, the Microsoft Digital Crime Unit (DCU) has found 42 websites that Nickel, a Chinese hacking group, used to attack organizations worldwide. According to Microsoft, Nickel carried out these attacks to get information on human rights activists, think tanks, and government agencies.
A district court in Virginia has allowed Microsoft to redirect traffic from the 42 sites to Microsoft servers. Although this will not stop all attacks, it will enable Microsoft to protect victims of the attack and analyze the group’s activities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in remote work. Unfortunately, this has also increased ransomware attacks on businesses. One data breach can cost a colony about $4.2 million. With attacks happening every 11 seconds, the damage they have caused this year costs $20 billion.
For this reason, Microsoft is partnering with other teams to improve Secured-core and add it to Azure Certified IoT devices, Microsoft Azure Stack HCI, and Windows Server.
Microsoft is now more accessible to the public sector
In other news, CarahSoft Technology Inc added Microsoft’s solutions and products to its GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract. The move makes Microsoft’s solutions accessible by the public sector. Microsoft solution will reach educational, local, state, and federal markets.
Microsoft is now Yahoo Finance’s company for 2021 due to a successful year. According to Dan Ives, Senior Equity Analyst and Managing Director at Wedbush Securities, the company could even reach a $3 million capitalization in the first half of 2022. The company’s accelerated growth is mainly due to its Office 365 Azure.
Ives also points out that Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, was instrumental to the company’s success. He names Nadella as one of the most successful CEOs in 25 years from how he took the initiative with Nokia and concentrated on Cloud.
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