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Quest's Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Management Service Now Available

Quest this week has made live new cloud-based solutions for managing Azure Active Directory implementations and Office 365 applications.

SharePoint Online Communication Site Feature Previewed

Microsoft this week announced that its Office 365 "first release" subscribers can now take part in a SharePoint Communication Site feature preview.

'Zero-Touch' PC Provisioning with Microsoft's Windows AutoPilot Service

Microsoft announced a new Windows AutoPilot service this week that promises to ease the provisioning of new PCs for end users.

Working with the LocalAccounts Cmdlets in PowerShell v5

A feature that had been in high demand, native local account management, is finally in PowerShell.

Upcoming Security Features Coming to Fall's Windows 10 Update

Microsoft revealed this week that its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) will be making a return with the "fall creators update" of Windows 10.

Massive Ransomware Attack Targeting SMB 1 Windows Security Hole

Currently, a large-scale ransomware outbreak in effect, using similar techinques as last month's WannaCry security incident.

Windows 10 Enterprise Migration on the Rise

According to a recent IT-focused survey, Windows 10 migrations are picking up in organizations.

Open Source Dev Tools for Azure on Display

During an Azure OpenDev online webinar this week, Microsoft and partners showed off some of the upcoming Azure tools aimed at IT.

Viewing Wireless Networks with PowerShell Legacy Commands

Combining the netch command in PowerShell will allow users to pull up useful information about local wireless networks.

Microsoft Sheds Light on Third-Party Antivirus Support Rationale

Amid customer confusion, Microsoft is providing some insight on how it works with its antivirus software vendor partners.

Windows Security Compliance Manager Tool Support Ending

Moving forward, support for Microsoft's long-running Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool will no longer be provided.

Web Apps Access Receives Azure AD and PingAccess Integration

Microsoft this week has made Azure Active Directory service, integrated with Ping Identity's PingAccess, commercially available.

Exchange Server 2016 To Get Recoverable Items Fix

Microsoft said that when Cumulative Update 6 (CU6) releases, an issue in Exchange Server 2016's Recoverable Items folder behavior will be fixed.

Managing Owners of Files and Folders with PowerShell

Here is how to update the owner permissions on a file that cannot be accessed.

Windows 10 'Creators Update' Ransomware Security Features

Microsoft has published details about how the Windows 10 "creators update" (version 1703, released in April) provides protection against ransomware, including last month's infamous "WannaCrypt" (or "WannaCry") ransomware outbreak.

Microsoft Releases Intune in Azure Portal

Microsoft has switched on the ability to manage Intune and conditional access setting through the Azure Portal, the company announced today.

Creating CSV Files with PowerShell

The process is similar to creating any plain text file in PowerShell -- but with a few twists.

SharePoint Framework Extensions Preview Released

A preview of SharePoint Framework Extensions is now available.

Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Policies Extended to More Microsoft Services

Microsoft announced this week that its Azure Active Directory identity and access management service has added support for conditional access policies when used with Microsoft Teams and the Azure Portal.

Insecure SMB 1 Protocol Device Warning Issued by Microsoft

In an attempt to warn IT and consumers, Microsoft has released a list of products that are using the flawed Server Message Block 1 (SMB 1).

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