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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.

PowerShell 7 Preview 3 Released

The PowerShell 7 Preview 3 scripting solution is now available, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Issues First Beta Release of Chromium-Based Edge

Participants in Microsoft's Edge Insider Program can now begin to access the Beta Channel release, the first since Microsoft shifted to using open source Chromium Project technologies in the Edge browser.

How To Compare a CSV File with Active Directory Users

Using PowerShell, Adam shows you one way to compare a .CSV file full of employee accounts with Active Directory users.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 Open to Microsoft Patch Issues

Microsoft's August security updates won't install for users of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 if those operating system lack certain March updates.

RDP Flaws in Spotlight with Microsoft's August Patch Rollout

Microsoft addressed about 93 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in its August security patch release, issued Tuesday.

Microsoft: BlueKeep Exploit Code Now 'Widely Available'

Exploit code for the so-called "BlueKeep" vulnerability is now "widely available" for use by attackers, Microsoft recently warned.

Building Infrastructure Tests with Pester, the PowerShell Testing Framework

Pester infrastructure tests can run as standalone tests or be integrated into a broader automation workflow. But first, what's an "infrastructure test" anyway?

Microsoft Edge Getting Enterprise-Grade Improvements

Microsoft's roadmap for its Chromium-based Edge browser includes feature improvements aimed at enterprises and business users.

Windows 10 Version 1903 Coming To More Users

A couple of Twitter posts by Microsoft this week highlighted the impending arrival of Windows 10 version 1903 for various user groups.

Using PowerShell for Parametrized Azure Resource Manager Templates

IT pros have many ways to deploy resources to Microsoft Azure, but when it comes to deploying many resources at once, ARM templates are the way to go.

Microsoft Describes Roadblocks To Going Password-Free

Not even Microsoft itself has been able to completely eliminate the use of passwords in its facilities, a testament to the obstacles facing organizations that want a password-free future.

Microsoft Targets 16 Critical Flaws with July Patch Rollout

Microsoft's July security updates include patches for 16 vulnerabilities rated "Critical," along with 60 rated "Important" and one rated "Moderate."

Security Patch Support Ends for SQL Server 2008/R2

July 9 marked the end of "extended support" for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2, the last five-year phase of Microsoft's overall 10-year product lifecycle for these products.

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Windows Server 2019 Gets Support for Office 365 ProPlus

In a reversal, Microsoft is planning to add support for Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2019, even for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) use.

Microsoft Releases Desktop Analytics Service to Preview

A preview of Microsoft's Desktop Analytics service, which is designed to help organizations assess their readiness for Windows 10 upgrades, became available on Monday.

Microsoft Leaves Excel DDE Security Flaw Unpatched

Researchers have discovered a flaw in the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program that, combined with its Power Query data-fetching component, can leave businesses open to so-called "Dynamic Data Exchange" attacks.

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