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What's New in Group Policy Settings

With October's massive Microsoft product releases comes new and modified configuration options.

No Zero-Day Graphics Flaw Fix in Microsoft's November Patch

Microsoft sent word today that its monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.

Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Graphics Flaw

According to Microsoft, attacks against victims in the Middle East and Asia are exploiting a zero-day flaw found in the Microsoft Graphics Component.

What Enterprises Need To Know About Windows Azure

From its scaling capabilities to its close integration with PowerShell, here are a few things to consider before making the move to Microsoft's cloud.

SharePoint's Uncertain Enterprise Future

Are overly complex implementation requirements and a move to an app-store model killing the appeal of SharePoint 2013 in the enterprise?

NSA Allegedly Infiltrated Overseas Google and Yahoo Datacenters

According to documents that were released on Wednesday, both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters tapped overseas datacenters used by both Yahoo and Google.

Microsoft Security Report: XP Won't Keep Users Safe

Microsoft's latest security report highlights the huge gap between Windows XP and Windows 8 infection rates.

Using Windows Server 2012's SSD Write-Back Cache

Brien runs down how you can get the most out of Windows Server 2012 R2's newest tiered storage functionality.

Government Releases Draft Cybersecurity Framework

The goal of the document is to bring both the public and private sectors to the same level of security so that information pertaining to threats can be easily shared between the two.

Hybrid Clouds: What's Still Needed?

For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.

Will Government Transparency Ease Surveillance Fears?

Some of the biggest privacy issues to come out of the PRISM reveal has stemmed the lack of communication from federal agencies.

Microsoft Celebrates 10 Years of Patch Tuesdays with 4 'Critical' Fixes

This month hits the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first monthly security update release. And in celebrating a decade of Patch Tuesdays, Redmond is gifting IT four bulletin items rated "critical" and four "important" for October's monthly rollout.

Adobe Hack Results in Stolen Source Code and Customer Data

Adobe alerted customers on Thursday that a breach by hackers has resulted in the loss of 2.9 million customers' personal data -- including user names, encrypted credit card information and passwords.

Former Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer: 'I Don't Trust Microsoft Now'

Casper Bowden said Microsoft is involved in a program that is anti-democratic.

Why the Microsoft 'Cloud-First' Model Changes Everything

Don Jones breaks down how Microsoft's cloud approach ties into its commitment to faster release cycles and renewed focus on small- and mid-sized enterprises.

Behind the Curtain: My Out-of-Pocket Lab

Two questions I get asked most are: "How do you keep up with changing technology?" and "What do you use for your lab?"

Life After Ballmer and the Demise of TechNet

Despite Microsoft entering a transformative period, 69 percent of Redmond readers are confident the company will continue to be a key player in the enterprise software market.

Why 'One Microsoft' Won't Work

Microsoft may be once again falling into its monopolistic ways as it tries to dominate both the service and device markets.

October Reader Letters: Apology Not Quite Accepted

A reader takes issue with Mary Jo Foley calling Microsoft's recent .NET developer attitude as an apology to the community.

The End of the PC Era Won't Be the End of IT

Brien discusses that with the trend towards tablets, IT will survive by adapting.

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