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Microsoft Issues First Beta Release of Chromium-Based Edge

Participants in Microsoft's Edge Insider Program can now begin to access the Beta Channel release, the first since Microsoft shifted to using open source Chromium Project technologies in the Edge browser.

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 Open to Microsoft Patch Issues

Microsoft's August security updates won't install for users of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 if those operating system lack certain March updates.

RDP Flaws in Spotlight with Microsoft's August Patch Rollout

Microsoft addressed about 93 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in its August security patch release, issued Tuesday.

Microsoft: BlueKeep Exploit Code Now 'Widely Available'

Exploit code for the so-called "BlueKeep" vulnerability is now "widely available" for use by attackers, Microsoft recently warned.

Microsoft Edge Getting Enterprise-Grade Improvements

Microsoft's roadmap for its Chromium-based Edge browser includes feature improvements aimed at enterprises and business users.

Windows 10 Version 1903 Coming To More Users

A couple of Twitter posts by Microsoft this week highlighted the impending arrival of Windows 10 version 1903 for various user groups.

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.

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.

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.

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