The latest rotten deeds of Microsoft may be found below, mixed within positive Linux and Open Source news.
After Sam Altman was fired from OpenAI late last month, the startup’s employees threatened to leave and accept a blanket offer from Microsoft to hire them all. This was an audacious bluff and most staffers had no real interest in working for Microsoft, several current and former employees told Business Insider.
Microsoft’s plan to pump 2.5 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) into Britain over the next three years, its single largest investment in the country to date, will underpin future growth in artificial intelligence (AI), the UK government said. The funding will more than double Microsoft’s datacentre footprint in Britain, providing the infrastructure crucial for new AI models to work.
Today is Microsoft’s November 2023 Patch Tuesday, which includes security updates for a total of 58 flaws and five zero-day vulnerabilities. While fourteen remote code execution (RCE) bugs were fixed, Microsoft only rated one as critical. The three critical flaws fixed today are an Azure information disclosure bug, an RCE in Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS), and a Hyper-V escape flaw that allows the executions of programs on the host with SYSTEM privileges.
Microsoft has resolved a known issue causing significant delays for Microsoft 365 customers when saving attachments in Outlook Desktop. The bug is known to impact Outlook users trying to save an attachment to a network share, according to a support document published by Redmond when the bug was first acknowledged in July.