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Malware
90% of malware arriving over encrypted connections, Microsoft threats persist in popularity
New research has found 91.5% of malware arrived over HTTPS-encrypted connections.
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Adobe
Adobe announces major new APIs for PDF extraction and creation
Adobe has announced two new APIs, the Adobe PDF Extract API and the Adobe Document Generation API.
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Application Security
Researchers identify four new security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office
Check Point Research has identified four new security vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Office suite.
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Mobile Device Management / MDM
MDM In 2021 – It’s time to switch to modern management
Mobile device management has been redefined as ‘modern device management’, and Microsoft’s Intune is now becoming the clear category leader. It is achieving widespread global adoption as part of Microsoft 365’s success, with 35% global MDM market adoption expected in 2021 and over 50% in 2022. 
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Cybersecurity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Vectra AI exec discusses cybersecurity for Office 365
In Techday's second IT Jam with Vectra AI, we speak again with its head of security engineering Chris Fisher, who discusses the organisational impact of security breaches within Microsoft O365
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Network attached storage / NAS
QNAP NAS OS integrates MS Office for Web
QNAP NAS users with proper document access permissions can quickly launch Office for the web in the same browser window.
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Microsoft
Microsoft's revenue jumps 15% as pandemic has 'little impact' on tech giant
Microsoft today announced its financial results for the quarter ended 31 March, seeing revenue increase by US$5 billion from the prior-year period - owing much to the success of Azure and the world's reliance on the cloud service during pandemic.
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Microsoft
Microsoft overhauls Office 365, rebrands it 'Microsoft 365'
The 'refresh' of Office 365 will feature new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and cloud-powered experiences, says Microsoft.
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Ransomware
Using layered security to stay safe over the holidays
SonicWall’s Capture Labs threat researchers recorded 28 times more ransomware attacks on Black Friday compared to last year.
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Microsoft
Positive results for Microsoft, but Azure growth slows
Microsoft has released its latest financial results, and albeit one disappointment it’s good news for shareholders.
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Cybersecurity
Ditch the risk: How to deploy O365 without any 'oh no' moments
Microsoft Office 365 risks can quickly turn O365 into an ‘oh no’ moment for businesses, employees, and customers.
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Malware
Attackers exploit macro-less Office documents to create havoc
Cybercriminals use Microsoft Office documents to conduct ‘macro-less’ attacks that dodge organisations’ defences and inject malware.
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Malware
Zyklon HTTP malware creates gaping backdoors through MS Office exploits
Zyklon HTTP malware is described as a publicly-available and fully featured backdoor that is able to conduct DDoS attacks, steal passwords...
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Ransomware
Cybercrime remains a major barrier to cloud adoption in EMEA​
While cloud adoption continues its steady march in EMEA, a new survey has revealed the recent spate of cyberattacks has thrown a spanner in the works.
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Managed Services
Kaseya announces enhanced security to Unigma UCM Suite
With Unigma, MSPs and enterprises can automate routine tasks and optimise cost management through detailed cloud utilisation analysis.
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Digital Transformation
VIDEO CASE STUDY: Kiwi company transforms with innovative solutions
In order for businesses to keep up in the digital era, they need to innovate and embrace new technologies - read about this Kiwi company's journey.
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Microsoft Office
What is the state of the modern meeting?
When considering your business strategy, you should recognise both the hard and soft costs of meetings, whether digital or physical.
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Microsoft Office
5 ways you need to work at home to feel like you never left the office
As people continue to jump on the telecommuting bandwagon, it’s more important than ever to find ways to stay productive, connected and happy.
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Microsoft Office
Check out what's new to Microsoft Office 365
This month, we are releasing a new set of cloud-powered intelligent services in Office apps designed to save you time and produce better results.
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Microsoft Office
133-year-old Raine & Horne embraces cloud with Office 365
Real estate giant Raine & Horne has deployed Office 365 across its national and international operations, as begins its digital transformation.
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Microsoft Office
Resellers urged to upgrade customers before 22% Microsoft cloud fee increase
Resellers are being urged to get their customers onto Microsoft cloud services this month - before a 22% price increase takes effect on April 01.
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ICONZ
Office 365 migration: avoiding the pitfalls
“However, it’s not as simple as just moving everything on to Office 365 – job done. There are pitfalls to be wary of."
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Microsoft Office
SoftMaker says: Education software should be free
SoftMaker says as part of its education drive, it is upping support for educational institutions worldwide by providing its software free of charge.
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Microsoft
Surface Pro 3 tool of choice for Christchurch school
Microsoft has teamed up with St Andrew’s College to help the educators and students get the most out of technology in the classroom.