Azure AD Enhancements Include My Sign-Ins and App Lock

Two new Azure Active Directory security features -- My Sign-Ins and App Lock -- were made available to end users this week.

Microsoft, Researchers Warn of 'BootHole' Vulnerability

Security researchers are spotlighting a vulnerability dubbed "BootHole" that affects the Secure Boot protection scheme in machines using the Grand Unified Boot Loader (GRUB).

'Double Key Encryption' for Securing Microsoft 365 Data Hits Preview

To protect Microsoft 365 application data, Microsoft this week launched a preview of its new Double Key Encryption solution, in which one key gets stored in Microsoft Azure datacenters, accessible to Microsoft, while the other key is stored by the customer.

Endpoint Data Loss Prevention Service Nears Preview for Microsoft 365

A preview of Microsoft's new Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service will soon become available to "Microsoft 365 E5/A5, Microsoft 365 E5/A5 Compliance, and Microsoft 365 E5/A5 Information Protection and Governance" subscriptions.

Microsoft Patches 123 Vulnerabilities in July Security Update

For the fifth straight month, Microsoft's monthly security patch rollout has exceeded 110 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).

Microsoft 365 Deadlines Coming Up Soon, Microsoft Warns IT Pros

Microsoft alerted IT pros this week to some fast-approaching Microsoft 365 milestones, including a deadline for organizations maintaining systems with Microsoft 365 Apps.

Microsoft Explains the Confusion over Windows 10 Update Deferrals

Microsoft recently explained why it stopped allowing IT pros to defer Windows 10 feature updates via the client graphical user interface (GUI).

Windows 10 Version 2004 Makes Update Deferrals Harder for IT

Starting with Windows 10 version 2004 (the "May 2020 Update"), Microsoft is routing IT pros to Group Policy settings in order to defer Windows 10 feature updates.

Linux, Android Solutions Added for Microsoft Defender ATP

Microsoft is extending the security capabilities of its Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solution to other platforms.

Microsoft Talks Nuances of Feature Update Process for IT Pros

Microsoft recently announced an new calendar scheme for to help IT pros manage Windows 10, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager updates.

Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Baseline Tool for IT Pros, Tweaks Insider Program

Microsoft has rolled out a new baseline tool for IT pros to help with Windows 10 Group Policy settings.

New Windows Server Products Will Require TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot

Windows Server hardware products will be required to include certain security implementations by default, starting in January, Microsoft announced this week.

Nested Virtualization on AMD PCs Now Available in Windows 10 Preview

The latest Windows 10 preview now has support for nested virtualization on machines using AMD processors.

Microsoft Ups Open Source Efforts To Support Decentralized Identities

Microsoft's efforts to foster a decentralized identity approach to user authentications is continuing, with some open source announcements this week.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Now Has a Community Hub

IT pros using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager now have access to a new Community Hub feature, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft's June Release Delivers 129 Security Patches

Microsoft has kept up its trend this year of releasing large bundles of security patches, with the June bunch consisting of 129 security patches.

Windows SMB 3 Proof-of-Concept Exploit Code Released

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Friday warned that functional proof-of-concept code for a Server Message Block 3.1.1 vulnerability in newer Windows systems has been published.

Microsoft Tells How Poor VPN Connections Can Lead to PC Sync Issues

The combination of poor virtual private network connections with work-at-home scenarios can sometimes lead to PC synchronization issues, Microsoft noted this week.

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Microsoft Optimizing VPN Connection Options for Video Streaming Services

Microsoft is making it easier for an organization to use end user Internet connections to access video feeds from the Microsoft Stream and Microsoft 365 Live Events services, according to a Thursday announcement.

Host Integration Server 2020 Released for IBM Mainframe Support

Host Integration Server 2020, which lets Microsoft technologies talk with IBM mainframe solutions, is now available for download, Microsoft announced this week.

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