Another busy week in the tech world saw Microsoft hit the headlines several times, not always for the most positive reasons.
Top story of the past week concerned a problem with the firm's spam filters that meant Outlook and Hotmail email accounts were deluged with spam, and V3 readers were keen to find out what was going on.
Elsewhere a report from Rackspace found that the demand for cloud skills on the AWS and Azure platforms are on the up, which is good news for Rackspace as the company offers support to customers using these platforms.
Finally there was an eye-opening report from Capgemini looking at big data projects which found that many don't achieve success if IT is left in charge, underlining the need for c-level executives to come together on new digital initiatives.
Microsoft fixes spam problem that saw Outlook and Hotmail users deluged
Accounts clogged with junk mail
Demand for AWS and Azure skills on the rise as cloud adoption grows
Rackspace survey finds cloud skills on the up
Microsoft announces open source blockchain-based identity platform for Azure
Up-and-coming tech increases push into mainstream banking
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S review
We find out whether Windows 10 device is worth the price
Majority of big data projects are not profitable especially if IT is in charge
Capgemini data finds other c-level executives need to get involved
Five reasons the Apple Watch is failing, and how to fix it
Change the name, drop the price, and other ways wearable could become more appealing
Lenovo warns bloatware on laptops and desktops leaving users open to attack
More bloatware failings from laptop firm
CEO fired for losing £40m in 'whaling' email scam
Austrian aviation firm suffers huge loss
Elon Musk: We're probably living a computer game made by aliens
More far-out thoughts from tech visionary
Digital Catapult appoints new CEO as it looks to IoT, VR and AI growth areas
Jeremy Silver takes over key role
AlphaBay users had flocked to Hansa after it was closed down - not realising it had already been taken over by Dutch police
Microsoft closes in on $100bn annual revenues with sales weighing-in at $23.3bn
Moves to take down cyber-squatted domains reveals Fancy Bear hacking network, claims Microsoft
Intel claims 'world first' in artificial intelligence that can be plugged-in almost anywhere