Moving forward, support for Microsoft's long-running Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool will no longer be provided.
Microsoft has published details about how the Windows 10 "creators update" (version 1703, released in April) provides protection against ransomware, including last month's infamous "WannaCrypt" (or "WannaCry") ransomware outbreak.
In an attempt to warn IT and consumers, Microsoft has released a list of products that are using the flawed Server Message Block 1 (SMB 1).
This week IDC offered some advice on how enterprises should handle security issues.
In response to the high-profile ransomware attack targeting an SMB v1 hole in older versions of Windows, Microsoft late last week released a fix.
Microsoft said that its integration of the open source Secure Shell (OpenSSH) protocol into Windows (Win32) is almost finished.
Microsoft has streamlined site access for Android and iOS mobile device users with a new password bypass feature addition to the Microsoft Authenticator application.
According to Microsoft, the Windows flaws exposed last week connected to the newly leaked hacking tools has already been patched.
Microsoft released Threat Intelligence service and the Advanced Data Governance solution for Office 365 this week.
Microsoft released some information on what is changing on the privacy front once Windows 10's next major update is released.
This week will bring the preview of Ping Identity, which aims to streamline single sign-on access to header-based Web applications, in Azure Active Directory.
IT pros managing Exchange Server and Exchange Online accounts via remote PowerShell now have the ability to protect those sessions with multifactor authentication.
After skipping the February Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft is back with a larger-than-usual rollup of fixes.
Microsoft this week said that its latest Azure Active Directory management option aimed at alleviating data leakage in SharePoint and OneDrive is now in preview.
"Premium Assurance" coverage plans for SQL Server and Windows Server can now be purchased from Microsoft.
Details on the broken state of the Shell Hashing Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) were released by security experts at Google last week.
Microsoft this week released unannounced security updates for Adobe Flash Player in Windows.
February's security update, which missed its Feb. 14 release, will now be arriving with March's patch, Microsoft said.
Microsoft's February "patch Tuesday" release did not arrive as scheduled.
Microsoft on Friday announced new and improved security features coming to Windows 10 in the near future.