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Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Baseline Tool for IT Pros, Tweaks Insider Program

Microsoft has rolled out a new baseline tool for IT pros to help with Windows 10 Group Policy settings.

New Windows Server Products Will Require TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot

Windows Server hardware products will be required to include certain security implementations by default, starting in January, Microsoft announced this week.

Nested Virtualization on AMD PCs Now Available in Windows 10 Preview

The latest Windows 10 preview now has support for nested virtualization on machines using AMD processors.

Microsoft Ups Open Source Efforts To Support Decentralized Identities

Microsoft's efforts to foster a decentralized identity approach to user authentications is continuing, with some open source announcements this week.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Now Has a Community Hub

IT pros using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager now have access to a new Community Hub feature, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft's June Release Delivers 129 Security Patches

Microsoft has kept up its trend this year of releasing large bundles of security patches, with the June bunch consisting of 129 security patches.

Windows SMB 3 Proof-of-Concept Exploit Code Released

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Friday warned that functional proof-of-concept code for a Server Message Block 3.1.1 vulnerability in newer Windows systems has been published.

Microsoft Tells How Poor VPN Connections Can Lead to PC Sync Issues

The combination of poor virtual private network connections with work-at-home scenarios can sometimes lead to PC synchronization issues, Microsoft noted this week.

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Microsoft Optimizing VPN Connection Options for Video Streaming Services

Microsoft is making it easier for an organization to use end user Internet connections to access video feeds from the Microsoft Stream and Microsoft 365 Live Events services, according to a Thursday announcement.

Host Integration Server 2020 Released for IBM Mainframe Support

Host Integration Server 2020, which lets Microsoft technologies talk with IBM mainframe solutions, is now available for download, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Goes Live with Information Protection Automatic Classifications

The ability to automatically classify documents using the Microsoft Information Protection service's sensitivity labels feature is now at the "general availability" commercially-release stage, Microsoft announced this week.

Next Step for Windows 10 and Windows Server: Version 2004 Released

Version 2004 of Windows 10 and Windows Server were released on Wednesday.

Microsoft Bolsters Azure AD Dev Tools

Microsoft released new tools and resources this week for Azure Active Directory, including more platforms in its Microsoft Authentication Library, a tool to check security best practices and an easier process for onboarding external users.

Microsoft Announces Edge Browser Enhancements at Build

Microsoft's Build conference announcements included descriptions of several improvements to its Edge browser.

Windows 10 Preview Lets Users Test Encrypted DNS

Domain Name System (DNS) over HTTPS encryption, known as "DoH," can now be tested in a recently released preview version of Windows 10.

Microsoft 365 Apps Users Get Update Channel Changes

The Microsoft 365 Apps service, formerly known as "Office 365 ProPlus," is getting a new monthly update channel and existing update channels are getting renamed, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Security Release for May Delivers Patches for 111 Flaws

This month's security patch bundle from Microsoft continued the hefty "Update Tuesday" trend, delivering fixes for approximately 111 common vulnerabilities and exposures.

Microsoft 365 Security Center Users To Get Microsoft Threat Protection

Starting June 1, eligible customers that "visit" or use the Microsoft 365 Security Center portal will be able to access certain Microsoft Threat Protection capabilities.

Azure AD Conditional Access Adds Features for Settings Management

Three new features for assessing policy settings on Azure AD Conditional Access became generally available (GA) this week.

Microsoft Readies Enterprises for Microsoft 365 Bing Switch Option

Microsoft recently shared more details about its plan to offer Microsoft 365 enterprise subscribers the ability to opt into using Microsoft Search in Bing.