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Microsoft Optimizing VPN Connection Options for Video Streaming Services

Microsoft is making it easier for an organization to use end user Internet connections to access video feeds from the Microsoft Stream and Microsoft 365 Live Events services, according to a Thursday announcement.

Host Integration Server 2020 Released for IBM Mainframe Support

Host Integration Server 2020, which lets Microsoft technologies talk with IBM mainframe solutions, is now available for download, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Goes Live with Information Protection Automatic Classifications

The ability to automatically classify documents using the Microsoft Information Protection service's sensitivity labels feature is now at the "general availability" commercially-release stage, Microsoft announced this week.

Next Step for Windows 10 and Windows Server: Version 2004 Released

Version 2004 of Windows 10 and Windows Server were released on Wednesday.

Microsoft Bolsters Azure AD Dev Tools

Microsoft released new tools and resources this week for Azure Active Directory, including more platforms in its Microsoft Authentication Library, a tool to check security best practices and an easier process for onboarding external users.

Microsoft Announces Edge Browser Enhancements at Build

Microsoft's Build conference announcements included descriptions of several improvements to its Edge browser.

Windows 10 Preview Lets Users Test Encrypted DNS

Domain Name System (DNS) over HTTPS encryption, known as "DoH," can now be tested in a recently released preview version of Windows 10.

Microsoft 365 Apps Users Get Update Channel Changes

The Microsoft 365 Apps service, formerly known as "Office 365 ProPlus," is getting a new monthly update channel and existing update channels are getting renamed, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Security Release for May Delivers Patches for 111 Flaws

This month's security patch bundle from Microsoft continued the hefty "Update Tuesday" trend, delivering fixes for approximately 111 common vulnerabilities and exposures.

Microsoft 365 Security Center Users To Get Microsoft Threat Protection

Starting June 1, eligible customers that "visit" or use the Microsoft 365 Security Center portal will be able to access certain Microsoft Threat Protection capabilities.

Azure AD Conditional Access Adds Features for Settings Management

Three new features for assessing policy settings on Azure AD Conditional Access became generally available (GA) this week.

Microsoft Readies Enterprises for Microsoft 365 Bing Switch Option

Microsoft recently shared more details about its plan to offer Microsoft 365 enterprise subscribers the ability to opt into using Microsoft Search in Bing.

Azure AD Gets Single Sign-On Access Across the Board

Microsoft is enabling free single sign-on access (SSO) to for all of its Azure Active Directory subscribers, among other new features announced last week.

Azure Resource Manager To Integrate with Windows Virtual Desktop

A so-called "spring update" of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) that effectively turns it into an Azure service is now in preview, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Responds to Remote Machine Password Reset Quandary

For organizations whose employees have shifted to working remotely en masse, Microsoft has explained how the machine password reset mechanism for Windows systems works for them.

Microsoft Details Identity and Access Protections in Teams, Exchange Online

The Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) protocol undergirds certain Office 365 and Azure Active Directory products, providing an additional layer of identity and access protections, Microsoft explained this week.

Pulse Secure VPNs Dogged by Password Vulnerability

Pulse Secure virtual private network (VPN) products have earned another security warning from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Azure AD Users Get MFA and Password Reset Registration

A new Azure Active Directory registration process became generally available (GA) this week, adding multifactor authentication (MFA) and self-service password registration.

Microsoft's April Patch Rollout Tackles Over 110 CVEs

Microsoft's latest security patch bundle, released Tuesday, was another hefty one.

Microsoft Gives IT Tools To Manage Windows 10 Reserved Storage

The spring 2020 update of Windows 10 will give IT pros new tools to better manage Windows 10's Reserved Storage feature, Microsoft announced last week.

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