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Converting Text to Speech with Azure Cognitive Services and PowerShell

Thanks to the AI features in Microsoft's cloud, text-to-speech technology can render more realistic results than ever.

Version 1903 of Windows 10 and Windows Server Released

Microsoft rolled out version 1903 of both Windows 10 and Windows Server on Tuesday, marking the latest "semiannual channel release" versions of both products.

Microsoft Tool for Scanning Third-Party Software Gets Update

Microsoft announced Attack Surface Analyzer 2.0 this week, describing changes in the updated -- and now open source -- software.

Security Roundup: Mircrosoft Patches Arrive as New Intel CPU Flaw Surfaces

Tuesday marked several important security developments for IT pros.

Managing Azure Cognitive Service Accounts with PowerShell

Here's how to start taking advantage of Microsoft's suite of artificial intelligence APIs.

Microsoft Shares Security Tips, Earns FIDO2 Nod for Windows Hello

With system administrators increasingly being targeted by hackers, Microsoft this week shared some security tips for organizations.

Microsoft Readies BitLocker Management Features for SCCM, Intune

IT pros managing BitLocker-encrypted drives on devices will soon have access to some new capabilities, Microsoft announced this week.

Understanding PowerShell Scriptblocks

Scriptblocks are a ubiquitous part of PowerShell and are a construct that every PowerShell developer should understand.

Microsoft Debuts Open Source Windows Terminal, Linux Kernels for Windows

Microsoft made some key open source-related announcements at its Build conference this week, including the debut of Windows Terminal, an open source command-line console for Windows 10 that consolidates multiple tools.

Microsoft (Partially) Releases Threat Experts Security Service

A key component of Microsoft's new threat-hunting service for organizations is now ready for use in production environments.

How To Monitor a Windows Folder for New Files

Events happen regularly on a typical Windows computer. It's important for administrators to keep tabs on these events, especially if they affect sensitive information or mission-critical processes.

Microsoft, Docker Tout Security Measures After Breach

A security breach that was discovered by Docker last week did not compromise Microsoft container images hosted on Docker Hub, Microsoft said recently.

Microsoft Advising Against Password Expirations for Securing Windows

Microsoft is making the case against security policies that enforce periodic password expirations for Windows users.

Office 365 ProPlus Users Get Group Policy Alternative

Microsoft this week announced two new services aimed at Office 365 ProPlus users.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell Module for Teams

The Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module reached the "general availability" stage this week, enabling IT pros to create and delete teams, and other such operations.

How To Create a Simple Pester Test Report in HTML

You can force Pester to return output in XML rather than via the console. Here's how.

Next Version of Windows Admin Center Released

Version 1904 of Windows Admin Center, the latest release of the Web-based management portal, is now generally available.

Windows Zero-Day Flaw Exploits PowerShell

A newly reported zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2019-0859) discovered by Kaspersky Lab this week uses PowerShell to attack Windows systems.

Microsoft E-Mail Customers Exposed in 3-Month-Long Breach

A security breach that originated from the start of this year exposed some Microsoft e-mail users' accounts to "individuals outside Microsoft," the company admitted this past week.

Microsoft Addresses 74 Vulnerabilities in April Patch Rollout

Microsoft on Tuesday released its April security patch bundle, as well as one security advisory on Adobe Flash.

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