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Clock Winds Down on Windows 10 'Semiannual Channel Targeted'

Microsoft plans to make some changes to its Windows servicing lingo and management behavior when it releases Windows 10 version 1903 this spring.

Microsoft Updates Exchange Server, Makes Architecture Changes

The latest quarterly release of Exchange Server includes "critical security" fixes and also marks significant changes to the architectures of all supported versions.

Microsoft Adds MSIX Support to Older Windows 10 Versions

Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1709 now have support for MSIX, Microsoft's new packaging format for application software.

Microsoft Urges Orgs To Make Edge Their Default Browser

Microsoft recently made the case against organizations using Internet Explorer as their default browser.

Microsoft's Update Classifications Opens IT to Missed Fixes

A Microsoft Tech Community post is urging organizations to use caution when using Microsoft's tools to manage Windows updates.

NSA Updates Guidance for Meltdown- and Spectre-Type Attacks

An updated guide for managing speculative execution side-channel attacks was issued recently by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

Cisco Identifies Security Flaws in Its Small Business Routers

A pair of Cisco small business router products are susceptible to information disclosure attacks, the networking giant acknowledged last week.

Exchange Open to Escalation-of-Privilege Attacks, Warn Researchers

Exchange Server versions from Exchange Server 2013 and newer have a vulnerability that could permit the impersonation of any user, leading to "control of an affected system," according to researchers from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (UC-CERT).

Microsoft Warns of IE 10 Support Cliff in 2020

Microsoft warned this week that support for Internet Explorer 10 will lapse in 2020 for users of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

Azure AD B2B Gets One-Time Passcode Feature

Microsoft is previewing a new "one-time passcodes" feature in its Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service.

Microsoft Issues RC2 of Azure DevOps Server 2019

Azure DevOps Server 2019 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday, marking the product's last release before becoming production-ready.

Windows 10 Mobile Nears the End

This will be the final year of support for Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft's beleaguered smartphone operating system.

Windows 10 Version 1809 Rollout Resumes (Again)

The general rollout of the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade, also known as the "October 2018 Update," resumed again on Wednesday, alongside the rereleases of upgrades to Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server version 1809 (the "semiannual channel" version).

Windows 7 Enters Its Final Year of Support

Key Microsoft products, including Windows 7, are due to lose support next year.

Windows 10 Updates To Require 7GB of Reserved Storage

A new "Reserved Storage" feature in the next major Windows 10 release will allocate about 7GB of a PC's storage space for OS updates.

Microsoft January Patch Causing Windows 7 Connection Problems

Several reports are pointing the finger at Microsoft's most recent "update Tuesday" security patches for multiple Windows 7 problems.

Microsoft Unveils Office 365 ProPlus Portal for Managing Policies

Organizations using the Office 365 ProPlus productivity suite can now access a new preview of Microsoft's Office Client Policy Service.

Microsoft Goes Easy with January Security Patch Release

Microsoft released a relatively light batch of security fixes for January's "update Tuesday," though they affect everything from Windows to Microsoft's browsers to the .NET Framework.

Keep an Eye Out for These Under-the-Radar Office 365 Changes

IT pros should prepare for some notable changes coming to Office 365 business subscribers this year, including 64-bit Office installs by default, an end to Triple Data Encryption (3DES) and default Microsoft Teams installs in some cases.

Microsoft Adds Session ID Info to Exchange Online Audit Logs

Microsoft this month enabled the ability to use session ID information in Exchange Online audit logs, giving IT pros another tool to better detect attacks.

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