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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.

How To Modify Azure ARM Templates with PowerShell

PowerShell is often used to deploy Microsoft Azure ARM templates, but you can also create a script to easily build and modify existing templates. Here's how.

Microsoft Readies OneDrive 'Personal Vault' Feature and Other Improvements

More storage options and a new secure "Personal Vault" feature are coming to the Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage service.

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 Users Get a Shot at Microsoft's Edge Browser

Microsoft is bringing its Edge Web browser to Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 for the very first time.

Microsoft Releases Exchange Server June Cumulative Updates

Exchange Server 2013, 2016 and 2019 received their quarterly cumulative updates (CUs) this week, though there's some red tape involved.

Getting Started with Azure's Text-to-Speech API

Azure Cognitive Services is letting developers create natural-sounding speech even without a lot of expertise in machine learning. Here's how.

Researchers Warn of RAMBleed Side-Channel Attacks

A newly discovered side-channel attack method called "RAMBleed" can expose information from memory chips, including encryption key information, according to academic researchers.

Next-Gen Linux Integration Debuts in New Windows 10 Preview Build

Microsoft is giving its Windows Insider Program participants a chance to try version 2 of Windows Subsystem for Linux in its latest Windows 10 "fast-ring" preview release.

Conditional Access, Other Admin Features Added to Microsoft 365 Business

Microsoft 365 Business subscribers can now take advantage of Microsoft's conditional access security service, as well as new trouble-ticket features for administrators.

Microsoft's June Patch Release the Largest 'In Recent Memory'

The June edition of Microsoft's monthly security patch rollout addresses 88 common vulnerabilities and disclosures (CVEs), the largest "in recent memory," according to a Trend Micro analyst.

IT Pros Can Now Save Office Configurations in Microsoft's Cloud

IT pros will soon be able to save their Office 365 configuration files in Microsoft's cloud datacenters to access later, thanks to a recent update to the Office Customization Tool.

Creating a Custom Voice Font with Azure Cognitive Services

Using the custom voice feature in Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services product, you can train a computer to sound like yourself -- or anyone else, for that matter.

PowerShell 7 Preview Released

PowerShell 7, Microsoft's latest scripting solution for IT pros and developers, has hit its "first preview" milestone, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Pushes Its May Patches To Stop RDS Worm

Microsoft recently urged organizations to install its May security patches to prevent attackers from exploiting a "wormable" vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services.

Deploying Windows 10 and Windows Server 1903: Some Caveats for IT Pros

Microsoft recently detailed some changes organizations should make before rolling out version 1903 of Windows 10 and Windows Server, as well as its plans for Windows 10 "targeted" channel releases and new perks for Windows Update for Business users.

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