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Microsoft Ignite Virtual Event To Include Keynotes, Sessions, On-Demand Content and Chat Sessions

Microsoft Ignite, starting Sept. 22, will be a mixture of keynote talks, technical sessions, Microsoft Teams-hosted chats and "breakout" videos that will be accessible via a so-called Virtual Hub portal.

Promising Findings from Microsoft's Underwater Datacenter Experiment

Back on dry land after spending two years submerged in the waters off the coast of Scotland, Project Natick, Microsoft's experimental underwater datacenter prototype, has been deemed a success.

Nvidia and SoftBank Agree on $40 Billion Sale of Chip Designer Arm

The SoftBank Group agreed to sell U.K.-based chip design company Arm Ltd. to Nvidia in a stock-and-cash deal valued at $40 billion.

Microsoft Loses U.S. TikTok Buyout Bid to Oracle

Microsoft's efforts to buy TikTok's social media operations outside China have ended, even as rival bidder Oracle's proposal has apparently succeeded.

Microsoft Outlines Windows Virtual Desktop Progress

Microsoft has been working to make it easier for organizations to deploy its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service, according to a recent podcast chat.

Windows Server Netlogon Exploit Code Publicly Exposed, CISA Warns

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) affirmed in a Monday announcement that code is publicly accessible that could be used to exploit a "Critical"-rated Netlogon vulnerability in newer Windows Server versions.

Microsoft Previews Universal Print Provisioning Tool

Microsoft this week announced a provisioning tool at the preview stage for organizations trying Universal Print.

Microsoft Offers Deals and Discounts on Two Teams Add-Ons

Microsoft on Tuesday announced limited-time offerings for Microsoft Teams users, particularly when organizations select its Audio Conferencing or Advanced Communications add-on plans.

Microsoft Mandates HTTPS for Organizations Using Windows Server Update Services

Microsoft announced that the installation of its September security updates could stop future software updates from arriving if organizations using its Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) solution for patch management are connecting using the HTTP protocol rather than HTTPS.

September Microsoft Security Patches Address 129 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft on Tuesday released security patches to address 129 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) this month in its software products.

Microsoft Lists in Teams Now at 'General Availability' Release Status

Microsoft on Thursday announced the commercial "general availability" launch of Microsoft Lists in Microsoft Teams, which is available to both business and government subscribers.

Surface Hub 2S Conference Devices Can Now Run Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the ability to run Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise operating systems on Surface Hub 2S conference devices.

Microsoft and VMware Release Azure Spring Cloud Service for Java App Development

Microsoft and VMware on Wednesday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Azure Spring Cloud, which provides infrastructure support for Spring Boot Java application developers.

Antivirus Policy Management Preview Now Available in Microsoft Endpoint Manager 2006

Microsoft last week announced a preview of using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) with update 2006 to manage Microsoft Defender Antivirus policies.

Microsoft Proposes Azure Sentinel Solution for Finding Vulnerable Netlogon Clients

Microsoft engineers outlined a way to find vulnerable Netlogon channel connections for organizations using newer Windows Server systems.

Microsoft 365 Business Premium Subscribers Get Easier Windows 10 Security Setup

Microsoft this week announced a more simplified way to add security baseline settings for Windows 10 PCs used by Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscribers.

Windows Insider Testers Get Long-Term Servicing Channel Version of Microsoft's Next Windows Server Product

Members of the Windows Insider Program can now test the next long-term servicing channel (LTSC) release of Windows Server, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Updates Windows Terminal and Azure CLI Tools

New Windows Terminal and Azure CLI (command line interface) updates were released this week.

Microsoft Extends Service Life of Windows 10 Version 1803 for Organizations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it has extended the service life of Windows 10 version 1803 by about six months, but just for certain editions that are typically used by organizations and schools.

Microsoft Releases Transcription and Dictation Capabilities in Word Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of a transcription capability within its Word for the Web app for Microsoft 365 subscribers.