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Microsoft Releases Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 Updates

Updates to Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 were released by Microsoft at the end of November.

Windows Azure Active Directory Group Management 'Preview' Capabilities Released

Microsoft this week has released a "preview" of two group management capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD).

Microsoft Outlines Plans To Counter Gov. Surveillance

Microsoft outlined in a blog post that the company will be strengthening and expanding its encryption services, both in transit and at its datacenters, in the coming year.

Pop Quiz: Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot

Applies to the "Configure backup and recovery options" objective of Exam 70-689.

Microsoft's Next Generation "Threshold" Product Releases Coming Next Year

The next major Windows 8 update and a new wave of Microsoft releases may arrive sometime in spring of 2015.

Encrypted Messaging Coming to Office 365 Next Year

Microsoft this week announced that Office 365 Message Encryption will be available early 2014.



First Service Pack for Office 2013 Line Coming Early 2014

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it plans to deliver Service Pack 1 (SP1) "early next year" for its Office 2013-branded products, including Exchange Server 2013 and SharePoint Server 2013.

Managing Your PowerShell Environment with PSDrive

Here's a breakdown of how to get the most out of the PSDrive.

Yahoo Moving Forward with Total User Data Encryption

Yahoo announced that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted in the early part of 2014.

Microsoft Releases Rights Management Service

Microsoft said it's offering its Rights Management Service (RMS) commercially, including for premises-based installations.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Space Flaw Found

Microsoft on Friday alerted uses of a flaw in the Storage Spaces feature of Windows Server 2012 R2 when used with Windows Azure.

'Broken' RC4 Encryption Disabled in Windows Update

A Microsoft update that will disable the compromised RC4 stream cipher on Windows systems was released on Tuesday.

Profile Power: Session Configuration

Here's how to get what you want displayed every time you power up PowerShell.

Pop Quiz: Managing Drive Unlock with BitLocker

Applies to the "Configure remote access and mobility" objective of Exam 70-689.

Microsoft Security Update

Microsoft released three "critical" bulletin items and five "important" fixes today -- all addressing 19 flaws in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.

Microsoft's Monthly Patch Won't Include Zero-Day Graphics Flaw Fix

Microsoft's monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.

Zero-Day Microsoft Graphics Component Vulnerability Surfaces

Attacks targeted at users in the Middle East and Asia are exploiting a zero-day flaw found in the Microsoft Graphics Component.

Pop Quiz: Windows XP Legacy Application Support

Applies to the "Configure hardware and applications" objective of Exam 70-689.

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 7: Proxy Functions

The final entry in this column series will show you how to fully customize your PowerShell tool.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Import/Export Preview

A preview of an import/export service for Windows Azure is now available.