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Windows Update Classifications Can Cause Orgs To Miss Fixes to Bad Patches

Organizations using Microsoft's tools to manage Windows updates could be missing out on early fixes to problems because of the way Microsoft classifies its updates.

NSA Offers Guide on Speculative Execution Side-Channel Attacks

The U.S. National Security Agency issued updated guidance late last month on the various speculative execution side-channel flaws that open up all systems using modern processors to potential attacks.

Microsoft Inks Deals with Accenture, TomTom and BrightBytes

Microsoft on Monday announced two new partner deals, plus one product acquisition.

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Microsoft 365 Users Getting a Bunch of Security and Compliance Perks

Microsoft announced a number of security and compliance improvements that mostly apply to users of its Microsoft 365-licensed products.

Internet Domain Holders Need To Test Their Sites for 'DNS Flag Day'

The event for organizations and IT pros known as "Domain Name System Flag Day" will kick off on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

Information Disclosure Flaws Found in Cisco Small Business Routers

Cisco acknowledged vulnerabilities in two of its small business router products last week that could lead to information disclosures.

US-CERT Highlights Exchange Server Flaw Enabling Escalation-of-Privilege Attacks

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team this week noted that Exchange Server versions from Exchange Server 2013 on up have a vulnerability that could permit the impersonation of any user, leading to "control of an affected system."

Office 365 Document Saving Defaulting to OneDrive Next Month

Microsoft plans to change the default Office 365 document-saving behavior and have it default to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business folder locations, starting as early as next month.

IE 10 Has One Year of Support Remaining on Windows Server 2012

Internet Explorer 10 will fall out of support next year for users of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Microsoft noted in a Monday announcement.

Microsoft Previews One-Time Passcodes in Azure AD B2B Service

Microsoft added a preview feature to its Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service that makes it easier for business partners to gain access to an organization's network resources.

Office 365 for Mac Now Available from Apple's Store

Apple now offers Microsoft's Office 365 for Mac productivity suite from the Mac App Store.

Microsoft Drops 'Preview' Label from Week 4 .NET Framework Updates

Microsoft announced a subtle change to its .NET Framework patch labeling earlier this week that's notable for IT pros handling the monthly patching of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 environments.

Microsoft Adds PostgreSQL Scalability Solution with Citus Data Purchase

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it bought San Francisco-based Citus Data, a provider of an extension that scales out the open source PostgreSQL relational database management system in datacenters.

Skype Room Systems Rebranded as 'Microsoft Teams Rooms'

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the rebranding of its Skype Room Systems product line of partner-built videoconferencing and meeting room devices, which are now called "Microsoft Teams Rooms."

Azure DevOps Server 2019 Now at Release Candidate 2

Microsoft released Azure DevOps Server 2019 Release Candidate 2 (RC2), according to a Tuesday announcement.

Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Starting To Take the Lead

IDC this month published findings on revenues from cloud IT infrastructure spending in the third quarter of 2018, based on server, storage and Ethernet switch sales.

Windows 10 Mobile To Fall Out of Support in December

Microsoft will end support for the Windows 10 Mobile operating system on Dec. 10, 2019, according to an announcement.

Microsoft Resumes Rerelease of Windows 10 Version 1809

Microsoft on Wednesday once more resumed its general rollout of the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade, also known as the "October 2018 Update."

Microsoft Ups Its Windows 10 App Compatibility Assurances

Microsoft gave assurances this week that organizations adopting Windows 10 likely won't face application compatibility issues.

SharePoint Online Users To Get 'Modern' UI Push in April

Microsoft plans to alter some of the tenant-level blocking capabilities that may have been set up by organizations and deliver its so-called "modern" user interface (UI) to Lists and Libraries for SharePoint Online users, starting in April.

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