Microsoft gave a few pointers this week to IT pros grappling with how to manage and deploy Windows 10 updates, as well as spotlighted a new "View optional updates" feature in Windows 10.
The year 2020 continues with hefty security patch bundles arriving from Microsoft. The company's latest security update rollout on Tuesday delivered patches for 120 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).
Two new Azure Active Directory security features -- My Sign-Ins and App Lock -- were made available to end users this week.
Security researchers are spotlighting a vulnerability dubbed "BootHole" that affects the Secure Boot protection scheme in machines using the Grand Unified Boot Loader (GRUB).
To protect Microsoft 365 application data, Microsoft this week launched a preview of its new Double Key Encryption solution, in which one key gets stored in Microsoft Azure datacenters, accessible to Microsoft, while the other key is stored by the customer.
A preview of Microsoft's new Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service will soon become available to "Microsoft 365 E5/A5, Microsoft 365 E5/A5 Compliance, and Microsoft 365 E5/A5 Information Protection and Governance" subscriptions.
For the fifth straight month, Microsoft's monthly security patch rollout has exceeded 110 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).
Microsoft alerted IT pros this week to some fast-approaching Microsoft 365 milestones, including a deadline for organizations maintaining systems with Microsoft 365 Apps.
Microsoft recently explained why it stopped allowing IT pros to defer Windows 10 feature updates via the client graphical user interface (GUI).
Starting with Windows 10 version 2004 (the "May 2020 Update"), Microsoft is routing IT pros to Group Policy settings in order to defer Windows 10 feature updates.
Microsoft is extending the security capabilities of its Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solution to other platforms.
Microsoft recently announced an new calendar scheme for to help IT pros manage Windows 10, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager updates.
Microsoft has rolled out a new baseline tool for IT pros to help with Windows 10 Group Policy settings.
Windows Server hardware products will be required to include certain security implementations by default, starting in January, Microsoft announced this week.
The latest Windows 10 preview now has support for nested virtualization on machines using AMD processors.
IT pros using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager now have access to a new Community Hub feature, Microsoft announced this week.
Microsoft's efforts to foster a decentralized identity approach to user authentications is continuing, with some open source announcements this week.
Microsoft has kept up its trend this year of releasing large bundles of security patches, with the June bunch consisting of 129 security patches.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Friday warned that functional proof-of-concept code for a Server Message Block 3.1.1 vulnerability in newer Windows systems has been published.
The combination of poor virtual private network connections with work-at-home scenarios can sometimes lead to PC synchronization issues, Microsoft noted this week.