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Microsoft Unveils ION Version 1 for Decentralized Identities

Microsoft last week announced that its open source Identity Overlay Network (ION) decentralized identifier (DID) solution has advanced to version 1.

Azure Active Directory Gets Oversight Reporting Perks

IT pros are getting a modest bump-up in oversight capabilities with the Azure Active Directory improvements that were announced this month.

Microsoft Commercially Releases PowerShell Secret Management Modules

Microsoft last week announced the release of two PowerShell modules that aim to make it easier to invoke scripted processes that require so-called "secrets" or passcodes to work.

Microsoft Offers Exchange Server Webshell Hunting Tips

Microsoft on Thursday published a comprehensive description of the Exchange Server attack methods currently taking advantage of four zero-day flaws in those products, and offered extensive advice.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager 2103 Adds Cloud Configuration and Tunnel Features

Microsoft on Thursday highlighted a few additions this month for users of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, which is used for configuring and managing devices and servers.

Microsoft 365 Admin Center Starting To Get Windows Release Health

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has started delivery of its Windows Release Health service component within the Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal.

New Outlook for Mac Preview Capabilities Include IMAP and S/MIME Support

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the availability of new capabilities that were added to the "new Outlook for Mac preview" e-mail client app.

Linux Anti-Virus Behavior Monitoring Preview Now Available in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of an enhancement to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux's anti-virus solution, adding behavior monitoring, deep scanning and blocking capabilities.

Studies Offer Glimpses into Remote Work Security Practices

A couple of industry-sponsored studies on security practices associated with supporting remote workforces were recently published this week.

Microsoft Report Urges Greater Flexibility To Support Burned-Out Remote Workers

Microsoft on Monday announced a report on the effects of the work-from-home shift that started last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exchange Server Hafnium Mitigations Available via Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Microsoft on Thursday clarified that organizations running Exchange Server can get automatic security mitigations against Hafnium attacks via Microsoft Defender Antivirus.

Windows 10 Version 21H1 Ready for Commercial Validation

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Window 10 version 21H1 is available for testing by organizations, prior to its "general availability" commercial release.

Microsoft Guide Describes Exchange Server Indicator of Compromise Testing Tools

The Microsoft Security Response Center team on Tuesday issued "Guidance for Responders," which provides more advice on how organizations can respond to the recent attacks that are leveraging Exchange Server zero-day flaws.

Microsoft Buys The Marsden Group To Enhance Azure IoT Industry Support

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of The Marsden Group, a Houston-based Microsoft partner that helps with industrial automation and safety processes.

Microsoft Offers Preliminary Explanation for March 15 Azure AD Outage

Microsoft on Monday apologized for an Azure Active Directory issue that disrupted access to Office 365 applications and the Azure Admin Portal for two hours or more for some users.

Microsoft Releases Exchange On-Premises Mitigation Tool to Address Hafnium Attacks Quickly

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of a one-click tool to apply temporary security protections against the recent Exchange Server attacks from the "Hafnium" advanced persistent threat group and other attackers.

New Edge Browser Option Lets Orgs Slow Feature Updates

The Microsoft Edge browser will be getting a new "Extended Stable" feature update option later this year for organizations that need more testing time, Microsoft announced on Friday.

Microsoft Warns Unpatched Exchange Servers Subject to 'DearCry' Ransomware

Exchange Servers are getting attacked to install ransomware, dubbed "DearCry," Microsoft warned on Thursday.

Azure Active Directory External Identities Commercially Released

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" (GA) commercial release of its External Identities capability in the Azure Active Directory service.

Microsoft Delivers Patches for 89 Vulnerabilities in March Security Release

Microsoft has released software security updates addressing 89 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs), according to security researchers.