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Microsoft Readies PowerShell 7 for January 2020 Release

PowerShell 7 is slated to become generally available sometime in January, Microsoft announced recently.

Microsoft Threat Experts Now Comes with Actual Experts

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of the security consulting service portion of its Threat Experts service.

Microsoft 'Secured-Core' PCs To Block Malware at Chip Level

Microsoft on Monday announced a new method to stop Windows malware at the firmware level.

Microsoft Offers Guide to Setting Up Windows 7 Extended Security Updates

Microsoft recently described the process for installing Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) for volume licensing users running Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

Microsoft Defender ATP Gets Tamper Protection

An optional "tamper protection" security feature is now generally available to users of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with E5 subscription plans.

Microsoft Adding Phishing Protections to Authenticator App

To help organizations defeat security breaches enabled by advanced attack techniques, Microsoft is working on adding anti-phishing capabilities to its Microsoft Authenticator app.

Microsoft To Launch Enterprise Security 'Hygiene' Effort with NIST

Microsoft this week announced it has partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on a project called "Critical Cybersecurity Hygiene: Patching the Enterprise Project."

October Microsoft Security Patch Rollout Targets 60 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft is addressing 60 software vulnerabilities in its latest "update Tuesday" security release, including nine that are rated "Critical," with the rest deemed "Important."

Microsoft Expands OneDrive 'Personal Vault' Security for Consumers

A new Personal Vault storage option in OneDrive for consumers is now available worldwide, Microsoft announced last week.

Microsoft Event Showcases New Surface PCs Plus Windows 10X

Microsoft on Wednesday described its coming Surface devices, and a new Windows 10X operating system variant, in a New York City presentation.

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Gets Microsoft Defender ATP Support

Users of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, which will reach its end of support in a mere three months, can now take advantage of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection's endpoint detection and response capability.

Understanding Should Assertions in Pester

"Should" operators have the critical role of comparing a condition with an expected result. Without that functionality, a test of your PowerShell code would be worthless.

Microsoft Releases Its 'Desktop-as-a-Service' Solution

Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft's new desktop-as-a-service solution, became generally available for commercial use on Monday.

Machine Learning's Role in Windows 10 Upgrades

In a blog post this week, Microsoft data scientists detailed how the company uses machine learning algorithms to ensure Windows 10 feature upgrades are rolled out successfully.

Microsoft WSUS Users Get Access to Windows 10 Previews

It's possible for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) users to get Windows 10 feature update previews by making a few settings changes, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Azure Sentinel SIEM Service Goes Live

In preview since February, Microsoft's cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) solution became generally available this week.

Microsoft Addresses Vulnerabilities in IE, Microsoft Defender

Microsoft this week issued "out-of-band" security advisories for Internet Explorer (IE) and the Microsoft Defender anti-malware service.

3 Ways To Write Better How-To Technical Articles

Good IT advice isn't worth much if it doesn't land with your audience. Here are Adam's top three tips for writing technical articles that won't leave readers scratching their heads.

Exchange Online To Lose Basic Authentication Support in 2020

Microsoft recently announced plans to end support for Basic Authentication in its Exchange Online e-mail service when used with various e-mail protocols.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell 7 Preview 4

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has updated its PowerShell 7 preview to version 4. It also described some of its release plans for the new scripting solution.

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