Microsoft Rolls Out New Policy for Office 365 Groups Automatic Renewals

Microsoft on Monday announced new modified group expiration controls for Office 365, allowing groups to automatically renew if there's been user activity.

Microsoft 365 Licensing Comes with Compliance Perils

Organizations purchasing Microsoft 365 subscription licenses can easily face licensing compliance issues, upping their costs.

Microsoft Bypassing IT Next Month with Power Platform Self-Purchasing

Microsoft on Monday announced that it will permit Power Platform purchasing next month that'll be apart from typical IT departmental controls.

Secured-Core PCs Promise To Stop Malware at the Firmware Level

Microsoft and its hardware partners recently described new "Secured-core" PCs, which add protections against firmware-based attacks.

Mark Hurd, Oracle Co-CEO, Dies at 62

Oracle co-CEO and former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Mark Hurd died last Friday at the age of 62 from unspecified causes.

Microsoft, SAP Partner To Increase Azure Migrations

SAP, a major player in the enterprise application software space, is partnering with Microsoft to entice more customers to move their on-premises implementations to the Azure cloud.

Microsoft Buys Mover To Aid Microsoft 365 Shifts

Microsoft announced on Monday that it bought Mover to help organizations migrate data and shift to using Microsoft 365 services.

Microsoft Explains Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Setup Process

Microsoft this week described installation instructions for volume licensing users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to get Extended Security Updates (ESU) activated on PCs.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Outage Blocks Access for 2.5 Hours

Issues affecting the Azure Active Directory service blocked customers from accessing applications early on the morning of Oct. 18 for about 2.5 hours.

Microsoft and Alibaba Back Open Application Model for Cloud Apps

Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud on Wednesday described an Open Application Model (OAM) for Web applications.

Microsoft's Desktop Analytics Service Now Commercially Available

Desktop Analytics, Microsoft's service for viewing Windows device information, is now deemed ready for use by organizations.

Microsoft Bolsters Windows IoT with NXP and SQL Server Support

Microsoft's Internet of Things (IoT) product line is continuing to grow, with a few new developments highlighted this week.

Tamper Protection Now Available to Microsoft Defender ATP Subscribers

The Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) E5 subscription plan now has an optional "tamper protection" security feature, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Authenticator App To Get Real-Time Phishing Protections

Microsoft is working on adding capabilities to its Microsoft Authenticator app to help defeat security breaches enabled by advanced attack techniques, including phishing and man-in-the-middle methods.

Microsoft Previews New Azure Active Directory Roles and Bulk Management Capability

Microsoft this week announced a couple of noteworthy previews of new capabilities for IT pros using the Azure Active Directory identity and access management service.

Azure Spring Cloud Private Preview Launched by Pivotal and Microsoft

Pivotal Software and Microsoft introduced a private preview of Azure Spring Cloud on Tuesday.

Microsoft Pins Patch Hopes on Coming Enterprise Security Guide

An effort to help enterprise organizations better patch their software will be "kicking off soon," according to a Wednesday Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Patching 60 Vulnerabilities in October Security Release

October is not looking like it's a too frightful of a patch month, with 60 software vulnerabilities getting addressed in Microsoft's "update Tuesday" security release.

SharePoint Migration Tool Now Supports SharePoint Server 2010 Sites

Microsoft recently updated its SharePoint Server migration tool and issued an updated diagnostic tool for assessing SharePoint Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2016 environments.

OneDrive for Consumers Now Has 'Personal Vault' Security Option

Microsoft's OneDrive cloud-based storage service for consumers now has a new security feature for file storage, Microsoft announced last week.

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