USA Today: Coronavirus home lesson plans, coming for free in ‘Minecraft’

USA Today: Coronavirus home lesson plans, coming for free in ‘Minecraft’ . “Microsoft wants to help students keep flexing their mental muscles even if they aren’t in the classroom, with many schools closed during the coronavirus crisis. So kids and parents can explore some free ‘Minecraft’ challenges, made available for free today through June 30 in the Minecraft Marketplace, found within the game played by more than 90 million each month.”

BetaNews: Microsoft warns that hackers are exploiting two unpatched Windows bugs

BetaNews: Microsoft warns that hackers are exploiting two unpatched Windows bugs. “Microsoft has warned that all versions of Windows feature critical unpatched RCE vulnerabilities. The security problems stem from the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library, and relates to the parsing of fonts.”

BetaNews: As coronavirus forces millions to work from home, Microsoft Teams suffers major outages

BetaNews: As coronavirus forces millions to work from home, Microsoft Teams suffers major outages. “Just as millions of people settle into the idea of remote working or learning, many for the first time, Microsoft Teams is suffering with major problems. Users found that they were unable to send messages via Teams, and were met instead by a notification reading: ‘we’re sorry — we’ve run into an issue’.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases emergency patch for critical SMB vulnerability in Windows 10 and Windows Server

BetaNews: Microsoft releases emergency patch for critical SMB vulnerability in Windows 10 and Windows Server. “Earlier this week, Microsoft inadvertently released details of a critical vulnerability in the SMBv3 protocol in Windows 10 and Windows Server. While there was no fix available at the time, the company did provide suggestions about how to mitigate against attacks. With the information out in the wild, Microsoft was under pressure to get a patch released to customers — and now it has managed to produce such a fix.”

Inside The “Vault”: Emily Adams Bode Partners With Microsoft on an AI-Powered Digital Quilt Archive (Vogue)

Vogue: Inside The “Vault”: Emily Adams Bode Partners With Microsoft on an AI-Powered Digital Quilt Archive. “The custom AI-powered, design-to-production platform acts as a computerized library of quilts and patterns through which Bode and her team can attach historical dates and facts and catalogue how much of a certain material they have left…. This is the first technology of its kind to be applied to fashion in this way, and the hope is that more and more brands, namely those which use upcycled or historical materials, will be able to utilize the platform in order to help streamline and grow their businesses.”

News .com .au: Microsoft storing world’s open source GitHub code in Norwegian archive vault for the next millennium

News .com .au: Microsoft storing world’s open source GitHub code in Norwegian archive vault for the next millennium. “The secrets of Australia’s unique biodiversity and the collected history of our national library are among the digital treasures being kept in a vault 250 metres underground in an abandoned Norwegian coal mine. The GitHub Arctic Vault program is part of the now Microsoft-owned code repository GitHub, where programmers can share code with others to check for bugs or for them to implement in their own programs.”