Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Gets Microsoft Defender ATP Support

Users of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, which will reach its end of support in a mere three months, can now take advantage of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection's endpoint detection and response capability.

Understanding Should Assertions in Pester

"Should" operators have the critical role of comparing a condition with an expected result. Without that functionality, a test of your PowerShell code would be worthless.

Microsoft Releases Its 'Desktop-as-a-Service' Solution

Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft's new desktop-as-a-service solution, became generally available for commercial use on Monday.

Machine Learning's Role in Windows 10 Upgrades

In a blog post this week, Microsoft data scientists detailed how the company uses machine learning algorithms to ensure Windows 10 feature upgrades are rolled out successfully.

Microsoft WSUS Users Get Access to Windows 10 Previews

It's possible for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) users to get Windows 10 feature update previews by making a few settings changes, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Azure Sentinel SIEM Service Goes Live

In preview since February, Microsoft's cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) solution became generally available this week.

Microsoft Addresses Vulnerabilities in IE, Microsoft Defender

Microsoft this week issued "out-of-band" security advisories for Internet Explorer (IE) and the Microsoft Defender anti-malware service.

3 Ways To Write Better How-To Technical Articles

Good IT advice isn't worth much if it doesn't land with your audience. Here are Adam's top three tips for writing technical articles that won't leave readers scratching their heads.

Exchange Online To Lose Basic Authentication Support in 2020

Microsoft recently announced plans to end support for Basic Authentication in its Exchange Online e-mail service when used with various e-mail protocols.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell 7 Preview 4

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has updated its PowerShell 7 preview to version 4. It also described some of its release plans for the new scripting solution.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure Private Link

Organizations looking to add another layer of security to their Azure service connections can now access a preview release of Azure Private Link, announced by Microsoft this week.

Exchange Server 2010 Gets 9-Month Support Extension

Microsoft has added nine months to Exchange Server 2010's "extended support" window, moving the date from Jan. 14, 2020 to Oct. 13, 2020.

Support for Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Added to Windows 10

Microsoft has added support for version 2 of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), plus ARM64 device support for WSL 2, to its latest Windows 10 preview release for testers.

Microsoft Defender ATP Evaluation Lab Released

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that its Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Evaluation Lab is now production-ready.

Microsoft Patching 85 Vulnerabilities in September Security Bundle

Microsoft issued a "light" bundle of patches for security vulnerabilities in Windows and applications in its September "update Tuesday" release.

Microsoft To Replace Windows Analytics with Desktop Analytics in January

The Windows Analytics suite, used for planning Windows 10 upgrades, will end on Jan. 31, 2020, with Desktop Analytics taking its place, Microsoft announced on Friday.

Microsoft Changes 'Extended Support' Date for Desktop Optimization Pack Tools

Most of the tools in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack now have a common "extended support" date, Microsoft indicated in a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Purchases Movere To Support Azure Migrations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it was buying Movere, a partner that helps companies transition toward using cloud services.

Microsoft Submits Its exFAT Code to Linux

Microsoft this week cleared its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology to be added to the Linux kernel.

Automating Active Directory Jobs with PowerShell Scripts

By downloading a PowerShell module, you can manage every facet of Active Directory and build powerful scripts to save time on all kinds of tasks.

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