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System Center 2019 Commercial Release Expected This Month

System Center 2019 will reach "general availability" status sometime this month, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Azure Sphere 'Guardian Modules' Promise Secure Connections for IoT Devices

Microsoft this week introduced a "Guardian Modules" concept, where Azure Sphere microcontroller units can be used to enable secure connections for older Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Azure DevOps Server 2019 Now Commercially Available

Microsoft announced the release of Azure DevOps Server 2019 on Tuesday.

W3C Affirms WebAuthn Standard for Authentications Without Passwords

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced on Monday that the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) specification is now considered to be an official W3C standard, which likely will accelerate passwordless authentications for Web transactions.

Microsoft Adds Threat Intelligence to Azure Firewall

Microsoft added a few improvements to Azure Firewall, its firewall-as-a-service security offering for organizations using Azure virtual machines.

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Plan Available Next Month

Microsoft plans to start selling its Windows 7 Extended Security Updates plan to organizations on April 1, 2019, according to a Friday announcement.

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Microsoft Unveils Windows Server IoT 2019

Microsoft announced that it has a Windows Server IoT 2019 product, among other details, during the 2019 Embedded World conference in Nuremberg, Germany.

Microsoft Bringing SharePoint Online Page Enhancements This Month

Microsoft plans to deliver new page enhancements for SharePoint Online users by the end of February.

Microsoft Shows Off HoloLens 2 and Azure Kinect at MWC19 Barcelona

Microsoft demonstrated its HoloLens 2 headset using a new Azure Kinect camera sensor, while also showcasing various partner efforts using mixed-reality technologies, in a Sunday Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 Barcelona keynote talk.

Microsoft Outlines Steps for Bringing Classic Alert Rules into Azure Monitor

Microsoft described how to modernize so-called "classic" alert rules to work with the new Azure Monitor service in a Thursday Azure announcement.

Windows Defender ATP Support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Reaches 'General Availability'

The Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service can now be used to help address security issues with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients.

Microsoft Issues Windows Server HTTP/2 Attack Advisory

Microsoft issued Security Advisory ADV190005 on Wednesday concerning a potential HTTP/2 settings issue for users of Internet Information Services (IIS) on Windows Server.

New Office App Coming to Windows 10 Users

Microsoft is delivering a new Office app for Windows 10 consumer and business users over the new few weeks, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Warns .NET Core 1.0 and 1.1 Losing Support in June

Microsoft gave notice this week that .NET Core 1.0 and 1.1 will fall out of support on June 27, 2019.

Microsoft Publishes Windows Deadlines on Upgrading to SHA-2

Microsoft on Friday described its 2019 timeline for when it will start distrusting Secure Hash Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) in supported Windows systems, as well as in the Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 management product.

Vendors Issue Patches for Linux Container Runtime Flaw Enabling Host Attacks

This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) described a high-risk security vulnerability (CVE-2019-5736) for organizations using containers that could lead to compromised host systems.

Windows 10 Version 1809 Users May Get Visual Studio Crashes

Microsoft on Friday issued an advisory for Windows 10 version 1809 users about possible Visual Studio crashes.

Windows 10 'Semiannual Channel Targeted' Goes Away This Spring

Microsoft plans to slightly alter its Windows servicing lingo and management behavior with its next Windows 10 operating system feature update release, coming this spring.

Security Researchers Highlight Exchange and IE Zero-Day in February Microsoft Patches

Microsoft's February "update Tuesday" release was notable for delivering major security updates and architectural changes to all supported Exchange Server products, along with a "zero-day" IE patch.

Microsoft Releases Quarterly Updates to Exchange Server, Delivers Security Fixes and Architectural Changes

Microsoft took the rare step of announcing the release of Exchange Server quarterly updates that will include "critical security" fixes, while also changing the architectures of all supported Exchange Server products.

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