Microsoft is rolling out password monitor, tab sync, sleeping tabs and other new Edge features


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Microsoft is rolling out version 88 of its Chromium-based Edge browser to the Stable channel, meaning mainstream users. This version of “Chredge” includes a number of new features, almost all of which have been in testing for months.

Edge 88 is getting the Password Monitor feature Microsoft announced in March 2020. Password Monitor is not the same as a password manager like LastPass or Dashlane. The Chredge Password Monitor feature will notify users if the credentials they’ve saved to autofill have been detected on the dark web and, if so, provide a notification inside the browser suggesting users take action. Password Monitor may take a couple of weeks to show up for new Edge users, Microsoft officials said in a January 21 blog post.

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ServiceNow launches COVID-19 vaccine management software

ServiceNow said it is launching COVID-19 vaccine management tools designed to make it easier to scale distribution, administration and monitoring.

The company’s Vaccine Administration Management offering is built on ServiceNow’s Customer Service Management platform. ServiceNow has launched COVID-19 Emergency Response Apps as well as a Safe Workplace suite as employees return to the workplace.

According to ServiceNow, the company is looking to help solve the last mile challenge of vaccine management including distribution, administration and monitoring. COVID-19 vaccines have supply constraints, unique storage conditions and a need for two injections spaced apart. Toss in disconnected legacy systems and data siloes and vaccine delivery has been a hodge-podge rollout that varies by state. Recent developments in vaccine management include:

ServiceNow has launched a bevy of applications to enable organizations to return to the office. Vaccine management has also become a hot space in enterprise software as Workday, Salesforce, Microsoft

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mmWave 5G showing signs of market readiness

Proclaiming 5G a commercial reality with 200 million connections by the end of 2020, the GSMA, the trade body for global mobile operators, has warned its members that if they underestimate the role of millimetre wave (mmWave) in the short term, they risk finding themselves at a disadvantage to competitors when offering 5G services.

In its report The economics of mmWave 5G, the GSMA evaluated the cost-effectiveness of deploying mmWave 5G systems in six different scenarios, including dense urban areas, fixed wireless access (FWA) and indoor deployments.

It noted that the adoption of 5G will grow to more than one billion connections by the end of 2023 and nearly two billion globally by the end of 2025, and said it is confident that the 5G opportunity for enterprise digital transformation is massive, from use cases such as industrial applications, automotive, robotics and healthcare.

The GSMA said the

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