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Windows 11 Gets 40 Percent Smaller Cumulative Updates

Microsoft explained this week that Windows 11 has an improved cumulative update (CU) technology that is said to reduce the CU size by "about 40 percent."

Microsoft $21.9B HoloLens Army Contract Gets Nudged

Microsoft's estimated $21.9 billion U.S. Army contract on building a mixed-reality headset for tactical operations has apparently hit a snag.

'Underdeveloped' New Ransomware Yanluowang Identified

A Symantec cybersecurity team at Broadcom Inc. is warning of a recently discovered ransomware family that's already been seen in the wild.

Nintex Growth Includes New Business Process Automation Solutions

Nintex this week described enhancements to its cloud-based automation platform, including newly achieved security and regulatory certifications, plus a major organizational change.

Espionage Attackers Were Using Windows Zero Day Vulnerability CVE-2021-40449

A Chinese-speaking advanced persistent threat (APT) group had been exploiting a zero-day Windows vulnerability, which got a patch from Microsoft on Tuesday, according to Kaspersky researchers.

Majority of Enterprises Deploying Redundant Security Tools

Is having too much security a bad thing?

Microsoft Touts 'Cloud-Native Windows Endpoints' for Remote Device Management

Microsoft advocated for the use of so-called "cloud-native Windows endpoints" to address the needs of remote workforces in a Monday announcement.

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Microsoft October Patches Address More Than 70 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft on Tuesday released security patches for more than 70 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).

System Center 2012 and 2012 R2 Losing Support in 2022

System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 products will be reaching their end-of-support dates in about nine months, Microsoft indicated on Monday.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Preview Bringing Perks for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 Users

Microsoft this week announced a "revamped solution stack" for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint that promises to bolster protections and simplify setups when using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 products.

Microsoft's 'Digital Defense Report' Highlights Russian Attacks and Ransomware Gangs

Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of its annual "Digital Defense Report," which catalogs nation-state and criminal attacks, as well as some countermeasures to take.

Windows 11 Preview Available for Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop

Microsoft this week announced support for Windows 11 in its Windows 365 Enterprise and Azure Virtual Desktop desktop-as-a-service offerings.

Microsoft Brings 'Mission Alignment' to Viva with Ally.io Acquisition

Microsoft this week purchased a three-year-old startup in the growing OKR (objectives and key results) market with plans to incorporate it into the Microsoft Viva platform.

Windows 11 Slowdown with Some AMD CPUs

Some AMD Ryzen chip users are experiencing performance issues after upgrading to the newly released Windows 11.

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Windows 11 IoT Enterprise Commercially Released

Windows 11 IoT Enterprise is now generally available, Microsoft announced this week.

Windows 11: Made for a Hybrid Workforce

Microsoft's latest OS, Windows 11, is now officially available as a free upgrade for some Windows 10 users.

Windows 11 Is Commercially Released and So Are Most of the Tools

Most of the configuration and deployment tools for Windows 11 are now released for IT pro use, with a few exceptions, Microsoft indicated this week.

Microsoft Unveils Office 2021 and Office 365 Prices

Microsoft shared prices for its "perpetual-license" Office 2021 products and its subscription-based Microsoft 365 products for consumers and small businesses in a Friday announcement.

Microsoft and At-Bay Partner on Security Insurance for Office 365 Customers

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a multiyear partnership with San Francisco-based At-Bay, an insurance company focusing on mitigating risks associated with data breaches.

New Microsoft Teams Perks Coming for Surface Hub and Phones Users

Microsoft described various improvements for Microsoft Teams users this week, including perks for users of Teams Phones, Teams Display devices and the Microsoft Surface Hub videoconferencing device.