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Microsoft Bing launches interactive COVID-19 map

Published on 03/16/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Microsoft has launched a new interactive Bing map to provide information on the spread of COVID-19 across the globe. The map shows the number of cases on a per-country basis, broken down by the number of currently active cases, recovered cases, and fatal cases. 

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

Published on 03/14/2020 @ 6 AM EST
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Co-Founder and Technology Advisor Bill Gates stepped down from the company’s Board of Directors to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities including global health, development, education, and his increasing engagement in tackling climate change. He will continue to serve as Technology Advisor to CEO Satya Nadella and other leaders in the company.

Windows 10 Icons Are Getting a Redesign

Published on 02/23/2020 @ 1 AM EST
Microsoft will be rolling out updates to the icons for Windows 10's core apps over the months ahead, starting with the Calendar and Mail apps in a new Release Preview for Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. 

ElectionGuard is Microsoft’s Solution to Election Tampering

Published on 02/19/2020 @ 5 AM EST
ElectionGuard is open-source voting-machine software that Microsoft announced in May 2019. In Microsoft's demo, voters make their choices by touchscreen before printing out two copies. This solution is supposed to make it impossible to hack voting machines.

Windows 10’s Latest Update Fail is Apparently Deleting Files

Published on 02/18/2020 @ 4 AM EST

Windows 10’s run of faulty updates is continuing to impact users, with the latest reports emerging that Windows 10 KB4532693 is deleting files on some people’s PCs. In fact, the error seems to be very serious as its deleting any files saved on the desktop.

Microsoft Will Pay Up to $20,000 for Xbox Live Bugs

Published on 01/31/2020 @ 4 PM EST

Microsoft has launched a bug bounty program for the Xbox Live network and services. It's going to pay bug hunters up to $20,000. But the payout depends on the security vulnerability's severity and starts at $500.