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Microsoft Offers Detection Guidance on Spring4Shell Vulnerability

Microsoft on Tuesday offered guidance on the so-called "Spring4Shell" vulnerability in the Spring Framework overseen by VMware, while also indicating that its own services were unaffected.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Getting Cloud Add-On 'Premium' Capabilities To Remote Support Work

Microsoft on Tuesday described Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) as becoming a "single, cloud powered solution" for organizations, with new capabilities.

New Microsoft Autopatch Service Aims To Patch PCs Automatically

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled Windows Autopatch, which lets Microsoft take over quality and security patching operations in organizations, including Windows operating system feature updates, plus driver updates.

Microsoft Describes Coming Windows 365 Improvements To Support Remote Work

Microsoft on Tuesday profiled coming Windows 365 enhancements as part of an overall theme of supporting "hybrid work" scenarios.

Microsoft Tweaks Windows 11 File Explorer, Adds Inclusivity Options

In an effort to make Windows the "most accessible and inclusive" version of the OS, Microsoft on Tuesday outlined a few new upgrades and features, including a redesigned File Explorer.

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Google: Microsoft Tech Is Bad for Government Security

Google is pointing to government organizations' reliance on Microsoft technology as a serious security threat.

System Center 2022 Commercially Released

Microsoft on Friday announced the "general availability" commercial release of System Center 2022, its suite of management, configuration, deployment and analysis tools for enterprise organizations.

Microsoft Buys Process Mining Company Minit

Microsoft on Thursday announced the acquisition of Minit, a maker of process mining software for organizations.

VMware Confirms Zero-Day Vulnerability in Spring Framework Dubbed 'Spring4Shell'

The Spring Framework can be subject to newly a disclosed "zero-day" vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965) that's deemed "Critical," according to a Thursday announcement by Spring developer VMware.

Microsoft Previews Azure Arc for Managing Azure Stack HCI Virtual Machines

Microsoft this week announced a public preview of the ability to use Azure Arc to manage Linux or Windows virtual machines (VMs) when using Azure Stack HCI.

Globant Apparently Hacked by Lapsus Gang

Software development and IT services company Globant appears to have confirmed getting hacked, and it likely was done by the Lapsus$ criminal gang.

Microsoft on Metaverse: 'Trust Cannot End at the Doorway of a Virtual Meeting Space'

The metaverse is coming and, with it, a new landscape for cyber threats.

New Azure Front Door Service Now Available To Protect and Scale Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the "general availability" (GA) commercial release of Azure Front Door, its latest content delivery network (CDN) service for securing and supporting high-availability Web content and "global" applications.

Office 365 Government Secret Arriving Mid-Year

Microsoft on Monday announced that Office 365 Government Secret, a new software-as-a-service offering for U.S. federal agencies and their partners, is getting ready for "availability starting mid-2022."

Data Privacy Framework Agreed to by U.S. and EU

A new "Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework" was agreed to "in principle," as announced on Friday by the European Commission and the Biden White House.

Arrests Made Against Lapsus Hacking Group

Seven individuals connected with the Lapsus$ hacking group, including the suspected ringleader, were arrested on Thursday in the surrounding areas of London.

Microsoft Bringing Search Highlights Feature to Windows 10 and Windows 11 Users

Microsoft announced this week that it has already started a phased rollout of its new "search highlights" feature for Windows 10 users, which also will be coming shortly to Windows 11 users.

Windows Update for Business Deployment Service To Get Gradual Rollouts Feature

Microsoft is continuing to add capabilities to its budding Windows Update for Business Deployment Service, introducing a "gradual rollouts" capability this week.

366 Okta Customers Affected by Lapsus Attack

Okta issued a follow-up statement on Wednesday regarding an attack by the Lapsus$ group, indicating that 366 of its customers (about 2.5 percent) at maximum may have been affected.

Microsoft Expanding Cybersecurity Worker Shortage Initiative

In three years there will be 3.5 million vacant cybersecurity jobs across the globe. And that's going to lead to real problems in addressing the growing threat landscape, according to Microsoft.