The Register: Patch Tuesday heats up with pair of exploited zero-days squashed – plus 58 other vulns fixed

The Register: Patch Tuesday heats up with pair of exploited zero-days squashed – plus 58 other vulns fixed . “Microsoft and Adobe have teamed up to deliver more than 70 patches with this month’s Patch Tuesday batch released today. Microsoft contributed the bulk of the fixes emitted this month, kicking out updates for 60 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its products. These should be installed as soon as you’re able to test and deploy them.”

The Verge: OneDrive can now automatically backup your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders

The Verge: OneDrive can now automatically backup your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders. “Microsoft is rolling out a new folder protection feature for OneDrive. Folder protection will offer to automatically sync your documents, pictures, and desktop folders to OneDrive to ensure a PC’s important folders are backed up to Microsoft’s cloud service.”

The Verge: Microsoft threatened to drop hosting for Gab over hate speech posts

The Verge: Microsoft threatened to drop hosting for Gab over hate speech posts. “Microsoft has threatened to cease hosting services for the alt-right social network Gab over two anti-Semitic posts, according to an email published by Gab founder Andrew Torba. The email claims the posts violate Microsoft policy and requests that Gab ‘promptly take appropriate action to resolve the complaint…within two business days’ or hosting service will be suspended. If Gab is forced off Azure, Torba says service ‘will go down for weeks/months’ as the company secures a new provider.”

Neowin: Microsoft Teams announces a slew of back to school improvements

Neowin: Microsoft Teams announces a slew of back to school improvements. “The back-to-school season is rapidly approaching, and Microsoft is gearing up its education tools for the upcoming school year. The company today announced a ton of improvements that have already arrived or are coming soon to Microsoft Teams for Education.”

CNET: Microsoft will continue Skype ‘classic’ support after negative customer feedback

CNET: Microsoft will continue Skype ‘classic’ support after negative customer feedback. “Microsoft originally announced on July 16 that classic Skype would be discontinued on Sept. 1, 2018 and encouraged users to upgrade to version 8.0. After many lamented the “upgrade” and clogged up the comments on the original discontinuation blog post, Microsoft have decided to continue supporting Skype 7 for ‘some time’.”

BetaNews: Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter team up on open source Data Transfer Project to ease your data moving woes

BetaNews: Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter team up on open source Data Transfer Project to ease your data moving woes. “Four giants of the technology world have joined forces in an attempt to make it easier for people to move data between services. The collaboration between Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter takes the form of the open source Data Transfer Project, the aim of which is to make it possible to ‘transfer data directly from one service to another, without needing to download and re-upload it’.”

TechCrunch: Skype 8.0 launches on desktop with HD video, and soon encryption & call recording

TechCrunch: Skype 8.0 launches on desktop with HD video, and soon encryption & call recording. “Skype’s redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a number of its new features to other platforms, including the desktop. Microsoft today is launching Skype version 8.0 that will replace version 7.0 (aka Skype classic), the latter which will no longer function after September 1, 2018. The new release introduces a variety of features, including HD video and screen-sharing in calls, support for @mentions in chats, a chat media gallery, file and media sharing up to 300 MB, and more.”