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Endpoint Configuration Manager Update 1910 Starts Rolling Out

Update 1910 for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, formerly known as "System Center Configuration Manager" (SCCM), began rolling out to users last week, according to Microsoft.

Azure AD B2B Now Accepts Google IDs for Log-In

In preview since last year, a feature that lets users of the Google identity and access service use their personal log-in IDs with Microsoft's Azure Active Directory B2B service is now generally available.

Microsoft's Kubernetes Changes Include Confidential Computing Boost

Microsoft now offers "confidential computing" data protections for Kubernetes workloads in conjunction with Intel's hardware-based Software Guard Extensions solutions on Azure DC-Series virtual machines.

Microsoft Talks Up Windows Support for Encrypted DNS

The Windows operating system will be getting support for an encrypted DNS option, Microsoft announced this week, adding greater privacy protections for Internet connections.

Microsoft 'Refreshes' Azure Active Directory ID Protection

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the general availability (GA) of new enhancements to its Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service.

Microsoft Releases 'Windows 10 November 2019 Update'

Microsoft released version 1909 of both Windows Server and Windows 10 (also known as the "Windows 10 November 2019 Update") on Tuesday.

Microsoft Targets 75 Vulnerabilities with November Security Patches

Microsoft's November security update rollout addresses an estimated 75 vulnerabilities in total, including 13 rated "Critical" and 62 rated "Important."

Microsoft Connects BlueKeep to Coin-Mining Attacks

Microsoft reports that hackers may be using the so-called "BlueKeep" Remote Desktop Services vulnerability in older Windows systems to install coin miners.

Microsoft Extends Multifactor Authentication with Azure AD Update

Microsoft announced several Azure Active Directory enhancements at its Ignite conference this week, including Microsoft Authenticator use with the free Azure AD plan and a new Azure AD Cloud Provisioning capability.

SCCM and Intune Rebranded To Form Microsoft Endpoint Manager

A new service called "Microsoft Endpoint Manager" brings together System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and the Microsoft Intune mobile management service.

Microsoft Replacing TechNet and MSDN Forums by 'Mid-2020'

A new site called "Microsoft Q&A" is expected to launch in "mid-2020" as a replacement for Microsoft's TechNet and MSDN forums.

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.

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