Microsoft news recap: Windows Defender becomes an extension for Google Chrome, Office 365 Multi-Geo to give choice on data storage location, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Windows Defender extension for Google’s Chrome browser released

Unexpectedly, Microsoft has brought its Windows Defender technology from Windows 10 right into the dominant browser, Google Chrome. A new Windows Defender extension for Chrome aims to combat malicious websites and warn users in real-time of any threats.

Microsoft Edge Beta on iOS updated to support Windows Timeline

Ahead of the release of Windows Timeline for Windows 10, Microsoft is preparing its Microsoft Edge extension on iOS. A new beta update has added support for Windows Timeline.

Office 365 introduces Multi-Geo to control where your data is stored

Microsoft has announced that organisations with more than 5,000 users on Office 365 will now have the ability to choose where their data is stored, as part of a new Multi-Geo control option. This feature is currently only available for Exchange Online and OneDrive, giving the ability to set where mail, attachments, and files are stored.

Microsoft, others sign Cybersecurity Tech Accord, vow not to help govts conduct cyber warfare

Microsoft have announced that they have signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, with part of the aim being to not aid governments in conducting cyber warfare. It is one of many large-scale companies that have signed, including Nokia, Cisco, Facebook, and more.

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news!