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Naim Yazbeck

Microsoft hires Naim Yazbeck as general manager for UAE

Yazbeck is the successor to Sayed Hashish, who served in the role since 2016

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ADRES partners with Microsoft to strengthen its digital real estate platform

The digital platform uses technology from Azure, such as cloud-native space, including Azure Kubernetes Services

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Microsoft deepens investment in Qatar with opening of new office

The office will play a vital role as an innovation hub for technology startups, students, and community organisations from across Qatar

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Microsoft collaborates with Eaton to improve sustainability

The expansion is part of a new strategic framework agreement between both the organisations designed to address major industry developments including digital transformation

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Microsoft Xbox brings cloud gaming to Samsung smart TVs without console

Starting June 30, hundreds of cloud-enabled games attached to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will be available through Samsung’s Gaming Hub

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Managers will play a key role in the sustainable success of hybrid work in MEA

It is important for business leaders to remember that managers are closest to employees and have the greatest visibility into problems and solutions

Omantel signs MoU with Microsoft to accelerate innovation

Microsoft will work with Omantel to develop capabilities required for their workforce, assist with streamlining operations and accelerating growth

Boeing taps Amazon, Microsoft and Google for cloud mega-deal

The multiyear agreements are intended to upgrade the company’s current system of hosting and maintaining software applications

Lapsus$, Microsoft and Okta: Cybergeddon or cyber non-events?

The business typically seeks efficiency while those who worry about availability need redundancy

Help AG becomes a Microsoft partner in the GCC

The partnership will enable Help AG to provide services based on all Microsoft security products, including Microsoft Sentinel and Defender

Microsoft confirms hacker group Lapsus$ breached its systems

The hacking group has been expanding the geographic range of its targets

UAE’s e& builds on existing partnership with Microsoft

The collaboration includes a focus on business-to-business engagement across large enterprises, governments, and small and medium-sized businesses

Gisec Global 2022 to drive industry fightback against cyberthreats

100 ethical hackers to find and fix security flaws in electric cars, smartphones and drones at Gisec Bug Bounty programme

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Microsoft targets 5G wireless networks to make its cloud faster

Microsoft is updating its Azure for operators products and strategy on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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Microsoft Defender security expands to support Google cloud

Microsoft Defender will include support for Google Cloud starting Wednesday, three months after adding support for Amazon’s products

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Microsoft considers pursuing a deal for cybersecurity firm Mandiant

Adding Mandiant, with a market value of about $3.7bn, would build up Microsoft’s arsenal of products for protecting clients

Microsoft launches new Surface devices in the UAE

Built to be essential devices for today’s hybrid workforce, the Surface products protect productivity, and prioritise accessibility

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Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in $69bn cash deal

Microsoft is offering a 45 per cent premium to Activision’s last closing price in New York

Here’s how Microsoft aims to redefine the manufacturing industry in 2022

Connecting people, assets, workflow, and business processes will continue to be front of mind for us says Tareq Hijazi, public sector director at Microsoft UAE

Etisalat to launch 5G enterprise multi-access edge computing in collaboration with Microsoft

Etisalat deploys Microsoft Azure Stack Edge to offer 5G, IoT and AI applications at the enterprise customer premise

Will the future of work be defined by employee experience?

The acquisition and retention of great talent requires great foresight

Microsoft unveils Windows 11

Microsoft has included new accessibility options designed by and for people of determination

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The growing opportunity for education technology in post-covid era

Building on the advances of the past two years, authorities can build a 21st-century education system that combines traditional teaching with the latest technology

Game-changers: Top 10 tech executives across MENA

As organisations across the MENA region march ahead with technology-centric transformations, we profile 10 senior executives from global technology firms with a substantial presence in the region, and who play an influential role in the regional tech industry

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Microsoft-Accenture JV Avanade launches presence in the UAE

Adriano Neves to lead Avanade’s business in the region

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Microsoft announces Windows 11 roll out date

Among the many new key features, Start now utilises the power of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show recent files, no matter what device they were previously viewed on

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Etisalat unveils a suite of collaboration solutions in UAE

Businesses to achieve higher productivity and workforce efficiency

Low-budget games steal spotlight at annual video game convention E3

This year’s online-only event was much quieter, with many hot releases delayed as a result of the pandemic

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Abu Dhabi Terminals partners with Microsoft for AI-enabled container tracking solutions

The new technology will ensure 100 per cent traceability of containers, as well as the potential to launch an autonomous vehicle system

Four reasons why regional manufacturers must adopt AI

Automation and AI is helping drive a manufacturing resurgence in many regions, according to Microsoft