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Kali and Debian Linux Distros Land in Windows Store

Microsoft's work with open source continues apace with the arrival of the Kali Linux and Debian GNU/Linux distros to the Windows Store this week.

Microsoft Offers Active Directory Password Best Practices

Microsoft recently outlined some best practices to protect user identities in Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services or Azure Active Directory.

Microsoft Gives Some Intel 'Spectre' Security Updates the Go-Ahead

Microsoft has greenlit some Intel Skylake microcode updates for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) that address Spectre variant 2 types of attacks.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Security Analysis Tool

Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Microsoft's new cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents, is now production-ready for organizations.

Microsoft Integrates Intune with Pradeo Security for Android, iOS

Microsoft Intune users can expect some new security protections for their Android and iOS devices through a recently announced partnership between Microsoft and security firm Pradeo.

Azure AD Improvements: Office 365 Naming Policy, Identity Manager Reporting

Microsoft recently announced several enhancements to its Azure Active Directory service, including a preview of new Naming Policy for Office 365 groups.

Intel's Meltdown Damage Control Continues with Microcode Updates

In its recently updated "Microcode Revision Guidance" document, Intel shared details about the progress of its firmware patches to address potential Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.

Microsoft Launches Compliance Manager, Azure Information Protection Scanner

Microsoft recently rolled out its Compliance Manager dashboard and the Azure Information Protection Scanner tool for Microsoft 365 product licensees.

Microsoft Warns Skype System Users Away from Windows 10

Users of Skype Room Systems version 2 should not try to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1709, Microsoft told users last week.

Microsoft Releases Security Resources for Office, Intune

Microsoft this month announced final Office security baseline materials, advance notice of a coming Intune security change, and tips on combating e-mail name spoofing.

Microsoft Adds Meltdown and Spectre Features to Windows Analytics

IT pros can now check on the status of their client device Meltdown and Spectre protections using Windows Analytics, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Axing TLS 1.0 Support in Office 365 This Fall

Starting Oct. 31, 2018, Microsoft will drop support for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols in Office 365.

Windows 7, Windows 8.1 To Get Windows Defender ATP Service

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients will soon be able to take advantage of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a post-breach detection service originally associated with Windows 10 clients.

Intel Issues Microcode Updates To Protect Against 'Meltdown'

Intel this week released microcode updates to its original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and partners in a bid to curb Meltdown and Spectre attacks.

Proxy and B2C Improvements Arriving in Azure AD

Microsoft delivered another set of improvements to Azure Active Directory (AD) this week, making it easier to publish applications using the Application Proxy service, as well as adding new Business to Consumer (B2C) features.

Microsoft Updates Azure AD with New User and Policy Features

Azure Active Directory (AD) end users and IT pros can now access several new improvements, as recently detailed by Microsoft.

With Microsoft Support Changes, Windows Gets Reprieve but Office Misses Out

Some recently announced support policy changes may prove to be a mixed bag for enterprises running two of Microsoft's staple products.

Microsoft Standardizes Office Code Across Windows, Mac and Android

The most recent round of improvements to Microsoft's Office productivity suite included the news that the Office codebase is now unified across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

Microsoft Helps Orgs Block Faulty Intel 'Spectre' Patches

Microsoft recently released resources for organizations grappling with flawed firmware updates from Intel that have resulted in reboot problems in some cases.

Microsoft 'Playbook' Gives SharePoint Patching Guidance

IT pros who update SharePoint Server installations now have some help from Microsoft in the form of a new "SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook."

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