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Next Version of Windows Admin Center Released

Version 1904 of Windows Admin Center, the latest release of the Web-based management portal, is now generally available.

Windows Zero-Day Flaw Exploits PowerShell

A newly reported zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2019-0859) discovered by Kaspersky Lab this week uses PowerShell to attack Windows systems.

Microsoft E-Mail Customers Exposed in 3-Month-Long Breach

A security breach that originated from the start of this year exposed some Microsoft e-mail users' accounts to "individuals outside Microsoft," the company admitted this past week.

Microsoft Addresses 74 Vulnerabilities in April Patch Rollout

Microsoft on Tuesday released its April security patch bundle, as well as one security advisory on Adobe Flash.

Users Can Now Test Chromium-Based Microsoft Edge

Subscribers to the Microsoft Edge Insider testing program can now access early versions of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10, Microsoft announced Monday.

Next PowerShell Core Version Will Just Be Called 'PowerShell 7'

Windows PowerShell will soon be replaced by a new Core product called "PowerShell 7," Microsoft announced last week.

Microsoft To Ship Windows 10 Version 1903 in Late May

The next major Windows 10 feature update will arrive late next month featuring new and improved user controls.

Microsoft Boosts Azure AD Security, Introduces 'Identity Hub'

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of its new Azure Active Directory Password Protection feature, which aims to diminish the threat of password spray attacks.

Microsoft Issues SCCM Update Alongside Security and Compliance Tools

Microsoft has announced the release of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Update 1902, as well as the general availability of both Microsoft 365 Security Center and Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.

Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Version 1809 to 'Broad Deployment'

Microsoft on Thursday designated Windows 10 version 1809 as being ready for "broad deployment," signaling to organizations that they should now be running the OS version.

Report: Numerous Asus Computers Targeted in 'Supply-Chain Attack'

As many as 1 million Asus computer users were targeted last year in a "supply-chain attack," according to a report Monday by software security firm Kaspersky Lab.

Windows Defender ATP Gets New Name, Added Mac Support

Microsoft is rebranding its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) product to "Microsoft Defender ATP" to reflect its newly added support for Mac clients.

Office 365 'Insights for MyAnalytics' To Launch in Coming Weeks

Most Office 365 users will begin to receive Microsoft's "Insights for MyAnalytics" service sometime this month.

March Patch Tuesday Releases Tackles Zero-Day Security Holes

Microsoft addressed 64 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in its March security patch bundle, released this week on "update Tuesday."

Azure Firewall Gets Threat Intelligence Perks

Azure Firewall, Microsoft's firewall-as-a-service security offering for organizations using Azure virtual machines, is getting several improvements that tap the company's Threat Intelligence service.

Password-Free Logins Get W3C Backing with WebAuthn Approval

The move toward passwordless Web authentications took another step this week, with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announcing that it now considers the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) specification to be an official standard.

'Windows 7 Extended Security Updates' Go on Sale in April

Organizations hoping to extend the viability of their Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) implementations can purchase Microsoft's Windows 7 Extended Security Updates plan starting April 1.

Microsoft Takes Wraps Off Windows Server IoT 2019

Microsoft is coming out with a Windows Server IoT 2019 product, the company announced on Tuesday at the Embedded World conference in Nuremberg, Germany.

Microsoft Brings Windows Defender ATP to Windows 7 and 8.1

Windows Defender ATP for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 is now generally available, Microsoft announced last week, after being in preview since last spring.

Microsoft Prepares IT Pros for New Azure Monitor Service

Microsoft this week described the steps for adapting "classic" alert rules to work with its new Azure Monitor service.

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