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August Microsoft Security Patch Bundle Addresses 44 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft released August security updates to address 44 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in various Microsoft software products.

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Announces 'Azure Healthcare APIs'

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare's Azure API for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) is getting support for additional data types, and is now renamed as "Azure Healthcare APIs," Microsoft announced this week.

Report Describes Success Factors for Newly Hired IT Personnel

Microsoft this week unveiled survey results regarding IT new hires and their prospects at companies.

New OneNote App To Replace Windows 10 App Version in 2022

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it's planning to replace the OneNote for Windows 10 app with a new OneNote app.

Microsoft Expands Support for the Eclipse Foundation

Microsoft is expanding its participation in the Eclipse Foundation to become a Strategic Member, the company announced this week.

Azure Virtual Machine Users To Get Failure Analysis Reports

Microsoft this week announced emerging efforts to better explain Azure virtual machine failures for customers via coming root cause analysis (RCA) reports.

Windows Autopilot Support for HoloLens 2 Now Commercially Available

Microsoft last Friday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Windows Autopilot for use with HoloLens 2.

Microsoft Adds Group Policy Controls over Windows 10 Device Installs

Microsoft on Wednesday described a newly added capability for IT pros overseeing Windows 10 machines, permitting them to block or allow device installations via Group Policy settings.

Ivanti Buys RiskSense To Boost Risk Assessment and Patch Intelligence Capabilities

Ivanti on Monday announced the acquisition of risk assessment solutions company RiskSense with the aim of enhancing the Ivanti Neurons for Patch Intelligence product. 

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Windows 365 Desktop-as-a-Service Product Now Commercially Released

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 365, its newest desktop-as-as-service product, for use by organizations in production environments.

Security Tops IT Pro Concerns with Shift to Remote Work, Study Finds

IT pros were most worried about possible increases in cybersecurity attacks with the shift toward remote work in 2020, according to a survey conducted by Netwrix.

Azure Firewall Premium Becomes Generally Available

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Premium edition of Azure Firewall, its managed, cloud-based network security service.

Microsoft Buys Suplari To Boost Dynamics 365 Supply-Chain Spend Analytics

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Suplari, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for assessing supply-chain spending.

Semiannual Channel Updates Ending for Windows Server Products

Microsoft has published a timeline signaling an end to its semiannual channel (SAC) updates for its supported Windows Server products.

Now in Public Preview: Active Directory Support for Azure Relay

Microsoft will soon make it possible to use Azure Active Directory to authenticate and authorize an application's access to Azure Relay resources.

Microsoft Releases Safe Links for Teams and Other Security Solutions

Microsoft is continuing to advance its cloud-based security services with a couple of previews announced this week, plus a product release.

Kaseya Using Universal Key to Unlock REvil-Encrypted Customer Data

Kaseya announced this week that it is using a "universal decryptor key" for customers that were affected by a REvil ransomware attack reported on July 2.

Microsoft Stores for Business and Education Ending in 2023

Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to end the online Microsoft Store for Business and Microsoft Store for Education in the "first quarter of 2023," per a Microsoft document on the topic.

Microsoft Buys CloudKnox Security to Boost Azure Active Directory Service

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of CloudKnox Security, a maker of "cloud infrastructure entitlement management" solutions for organizations using various cloud services.

Microsoft Issues Security Advisory on 'SeriousSAM' Elevation of Privilege Flaw in Windows Client Systems

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a security advisory about an elevation-of-privilege vulnerability (CVE-2021-36934) present in Windows 10 client operating systems.