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Microsoft Issues SCCM Update Alongside Security and Compliance Tools

Microsoft has announced the release of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Update 1902, as well as the general availability of both Microsoft 365 Security Center and Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.

Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Version 1809 to 'Broad Deployment'

Microsoft on Thursday designated Windows 10 version 1809 as being ready for "broad deployment," signaling to organizations that they should now be running the OS version.

How To Work with Environment Variables in PowerShell

Windows environment variables give system administrators access to a plethora of information about the operating system. Here are some ways to manage them.

Report: Numerous Asus Computers Targeted in 'Supply-Chain Attack'

As many as 1 million Asus computer users were targeted last year in a "supply-chain attack," according to a report Monday by software security firm Kaspersky Lab.

Windows Defender ATP Gets New Name, Added Mac Support

Microsoft is rebranding its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) product to "Microsoft Defender ATP" to reflect its newly added support for Mac clients.

Enumerate File Shares on a Remote Windows PC with PowerShell

Here's how to quickly figure out what file shares exist on a remote computer, as well as what information is configured on them.

Office 365 'Insights for MyAnalytics' To Launch in Coming Weeks

Most Office 365 users will begin to receive Microsoft's "Insights for MyAnalytics" service sometime this month.

March Patch Tuesday Releases Tackles Zero-Day Security Holes

Microsoft addressed 64 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in its March security patch bundle, released this week on "update Tuesday."

How To Get Notified When a User Is Added to Active Directory

Adam walks through how to proactively monitor an AD group for changes and execute a PowerShell script to take action when that happens.

Azure Firewall Gets Threat Intelligence Perks

Azure Firewall, Microsoft's firewall-as-a-service security offering for organizations using Azure virtual machines, is getting several improvements that tap the company's Threat Intelligence service.

Password-Free Logins Get W3C Backing with WebAuthn Approval

The move toward passwordless Web authentications took another step this week, with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announcing that it now considers the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) specification to be an official standard.

'Windows 7 Extended Security Updates' Go on Sale in April

Organizations hoping to extend the viability of their Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) implementations can purchase Microsoft's Windows 7 Extended Security Updates plan starting April 1.

Microsoft Takes Wraps Off Windows Server IoT 2019

Microsoft is coming out with a Windows Server IoT 2019 product, the company announced on Tuesday at the Embedded World conference in Nuremberg, Germany.

Microsoft Brings Windows Defender ATP to Windows 7 and 8.1

Windows Defender ATP for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 is now generally available, Microsoft announced last week, after being in preview since last spring.

Microsoft Prepares IT Pros for New Azure Monitor Service

Microsoft this week described the steps for adapting "classic" alert rules to work with its new Azure Monitor service.

Using Robocopy To Transfer Files

The GUI is fine if you're only moving a few files, but for larger and more complex migrations, this built-in Windows utility is the way to go.

Microsoft Spells Out Timeline for SHA-2 Upgrades

Microsoft recently described its timeline for phasing out Secure Hash Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) in supported Windows systems, and for upgrading to SHA-2.

Clock Winds Down on Windows 10 'Semiannual Channel Targeted'

Microsoft plans to make some changes to its Windows servicing lingo and management behavior when it releases Windows 10 version 1903 this spring.

Microsoft Updates Exchange Server, Makes Architecture Changes

The latest quarterly release of Exchange Server includes "critical security" fixes and also marks significant changes to the architectures of all supported versions.

Microsoft Adds MSIX Support to Older Windows 10 Versions

Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1709 now have support for MSIX, Microsoft's new packaging format for application software.

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