Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

The Windows Azure-based multifactor authentication service launched as a product last week.

CSA Launches Security Certification Program

The CSA, joined by BSI Group, on Thursday said it will offer the STAR Certification program. 

Exchange Currently Not Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 can't properly run any versions of Exchange yet, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft Warns of Newly Discovered Zero-Day Internet Explorer Flaw

According to Microsoft's Security Advisory (2887505), released on Tuesday, the company is investigating active exploits that are currently targeting Internet Explorer 8 and 9 users.

Microsoft Runs Into September Patch Problems

Microsoft's September patch release ran into quite a few issues. One problem was associated with a nonsecurity update (KB2817630) for Microsoft Office 2013 that caused an Outlook folder pane to disappear.

FBI Requests BitLocker Backdoor from Microsoft Engineers

In an interview conducted by Mashable, a news and lifestyle publication, Peter Biddle, head engineer during BitLocker's creation, said he was approached by federal agents and asked to create a backdoor in Microsoft's encryption software.

Gartner Releases Windows 8.1 Upgrade Advice for Enterprises

According to a talk by Gartner Inc., IT will need a three-approach plan when upgrading to Windows 8.1

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Cache Service Preview

Microsoft announced on Tuesday a preview of a new distributed cache service for Azure-hosted applications.

Master-Level Certificate Programs Cut by Microsoft

Effective Oct. 1, exams for the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certificates will end.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Reaches RTM Status

Microsoft today announced that Windows Server 2012 R2 has been released to manufacturers (RTM).

Third-Party Windows XP Security Update Service Announced

Arkoon Network Security has announced its ExtendedXP product will be available this fall for those organizations that want to stick with the aging OS.

PowerShell for Lync Online Now Available

Microsoft announced the release of a module that enables Lync Online management via PowerShell scripting commands.

SQL Server AlwaysOn Support Coming to Windows Azure

In an announcement made on Monday, Microsoft announced five Windows Azure improvements, including support for SQL Server AlwaysOn.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing Price Rising 28 Percent

According to newly published Microsoft documentation, Windows Server 2012 R2 will arrive with price hikes on two editions

Microsoft Releases 'Switch Wizard' for Office 365 Subscribers

Microsoft is making it easier to switch Office 365 plans with its new "switch wizard" service.

Microsoft's Application Request Router 3.0 Now Available

Microsoft recently announced the release of Application Request Router (ARR) 3.0.

TechNet Program Revival Petition Growing in Support

More than 7,000 have signed a petition requesting that Microsoft restore its TechNet program for IT professionals.

62 Percent Surveyed Say Government Snooping on Private Cloud Data

More than half of 300 senior-level IT and security pros said that government agencies are accessing corporate data in the cloud.

Microsoft Releases SQL Database Premium Preview and Azure Updates

A "preview" test release of Microsoft's Windows Azure SQL Database Premium service offering and an enhanced Windows Azure update were released in two separate items on Wednesday.

Windows 7 IE 11 'Developer Preview' Released

Microsoft today released a "developer preview" of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.

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