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New ransomware abuses Windows PowerShell, Word document macros

A new ransomware program written in Windows PowerShell is being used in attacks against enterprises, including health care organizations, researchers warn. PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework that’s included in Windows and is commonly used by systems administrators. It has its own powerful scripting language that has been used to create sophisticated

6 things we’d like to see at Microsoft Build

Microsoft’s developer-centric Build conference opens its doors this week, the second such gathering since the minting of the “new” Microsoft with Satya Nadella in the driver’s seat. The changes to Microsoft since Nadella came on board have been encouraging: a firm consolidation of Microsoft’s presence in the cloud, the transformation of its app-dev ecosystem via

Microsoft is about to change Skype radically

Microsoft has announced that it will soon release the preview version of the Skype Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app to Windows Insiders. Testers running Windows 10 PCs and tablets will be able to check out the new messaging app in the “coming weeks”, Redmond says, so there’s not long to wait now. The app won’t