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Intel's Meltdown Damage Control Continues with Microcode Updates

In its recently updated "Microcode Revision Guidance" document, Intel shared details about the progress of its firmware patches to address potential Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.

Microsoft Launches Compliance Manager, Azure Information Protection Scanner

Microsoft recently rolled out its Compliance Manager dashboard and the Azure Information Protection Scanner tool for Microsoft 365 product licensees.

Microsoft Warns Skype System Users Away from Windows 10

Users of Skype Room Systems version 2 should not try to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1709, Microsoft told users last week.

Regular Expressions I Use with PowerShell

From validating IP addresses to phone numbers, these are some of the handiest expressions in Boe's PowerShell toolbox. What are yours?

Microsoft Releases Security Resources for Office, Intune

Microsoft this month announced final Office security baseline materials, advance notice of a coming Intune security change, and tips on combating e-mail name spoofing.

Microsoft Adds Meltdown and Spectre Features to Windows Analytics

IT pros can now check on the status of their client device Meltdown and Spectre protections using Windows Analytics, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Axing TLS 1.0 Support in Office 365 This Fall

Starting Oct. 31, 2018, Microsoft will drop support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols in Office 365.

How To Create and Invoke Your First DSC Configuration in Azure

Using Azure Automation DSC gives administrators the same benefits of PowerShell DSC, but with some bonus tooling.

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 To Get Windows Defender ATP Service

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients will soon be able to take advantage of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a post-breach detection service originally associated with Windows 10 clients.

Intel Issues Microcode Updates To Protect Against 'Meltdown'

Intel this week released microcode updates to its original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and partners in a bid to curb Meltdown and Spectre attacks.

Proxy and B2C Improvements Arriving in Azure AD

Microsoft delivered another set of improvements to Azure Active Directory (AD) this week, making it easier to publish applications using the Application Proxy service, as well as adding new Business to Consumer (B2C) features.

Working with Performance Counters in PowerShell

The PerfMon tool has a lot troubleshooting advantages going for it, but its interface isn't necessarily one of them. Here's an alternative.

Microsoft Updates Azure AD with New User and Policy Features

Azure Active Directory (AD) end users and IT pros can now access several new improvements, as recently detailed by Microsoft.

With Microsoft Support Changes, Windows Gets Reprieve but Office Misses Out

Some recently announced support policy changes may prove to be a mixed bag for enterprises running two of Microsoft's staple products.

Ensuring a Clean PowerShell Session for Your Pester Tests

It's important to start tests with a clean session, especially when writing unit tests and creating mocks. Here's how to run Pester tests in a completely new PowerShell process.

Microsoft Standardizes Office Code Across Windows, Mac and Android

The most recent round of improvements to Microsoft's Office productivity suite included the news that the Office codebase is now unified across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

Microsoft Helps Orgs Block Faulty Intel 'Spectre' Patches

Microsoft recently released resources for organizations grappling with flawed firmware updates from Intel that have resulted in reboot problems in some cases.

Microsoft 'Playbook' Gives SharePoint Patching Guidance

IT pros who update SharePoint Server installations now have some help from Microsoft in the form of a new "SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook."

Viewing Your Drive Information with PowerShell

Using Windows Management Instrumentation makes it easy to pull information about the drives on your system or remote systems. Here's how.

Microsoft Gets More Transparent About Windows 10's Data Collection

A new app in the latest Windows 10 test build gives users some insight into the kind of privacy-related information that Microsoft collects from their devices.

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