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Microsoft Previews Organizational Messages for Windows 11 Users

Microsoft has released a preview of a Microsoft Intune "Organizational Messages" capability for IT pros, which lets them send notices to Windows 11 users, per a Thursday announcement.

Windows Admin Center in Azure Now Has Azure Active Directory Controls

Azure Active Directory authentication capabilities for IT pros using the Windows Admin Center in Azure management console are now commercially released at the "general availability" stage, per a Thursday Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Ending Autodiscover Authentications with Exchange Online

Microsoft is planning to turn off the ability to use Autodiscover to authenticate with Exchange Online for all tenancies, starting this year, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Windows Update for Business Reports Commercially Released

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the "general availability" commercial-release of Windows Update for Business Reports.

Microsoft Security Guidelines for Open Source Software Adopted by OpenSSF

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) announced on Wednesday that it has adopted the Secure Supply Chain Consumption Framework (S2C2F) for ensuring the secure use of open source software (OSS) by developers.

Microsoft Releases Network HUD for Azure Stack HCI

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of Network HUD for Azure Stack HCI, which is designed to detect and address networking issues.

PowerShell 7.3 Commercially Released

Microsoft last week announced the release of PowerShell 7.3 at the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage.

Microsoft Unveils New Supply Chain Platform

Microsoft on Monday introduced the Microsoft Supply Chain Platform, which brings together various Microsoft services and partner solutions to address supply-chain management needs.

Microsoft Bolstering Its Attack Simulation Training Service with SANS Institute Learning Modules

Microsoft indicated last week that it'll be bringing a SANS Institute training series to Microsoft 365 Defender for Office 365 users of its Attack Simulation Training service.

Exchange Cross Tenant Data Migration Add On Now Available

Microsoft announced this week that its cross-tenant data migration add-on capability for Exchange Online users or "hybrid" Exchange" users is now released at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Orgs Mostly Use Cloud Services To Protect Their Data

A survey commissioned by Veeam Software found that most organizations have turned to various cloud services to protect their data.

Microsoft Provides Guidance on Recent OpenSSL Security Risks

Microsoft has chimed in on the highly visible OpenSSL security risks that emerged last week, and advises users start applying fixes based on OpenSSL's recent patches.

Microsoft and Yubico Preview Certificate-Based Authentication for Mobile Devices Using Security Keys

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a preview of Azure Active Directory Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) support for Android and iOS devices using hardware security keys.

Microsoft Ups Warnings on Yammer 'Native Mode' Migrations

Organizations using Yammer will have issues with coming "Native Mode" migrations if they have multiple or secondary Yammer networks, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Notable Windows and Devices Exec Belfiore To Retire from Microsoft

Long-time Microsoft veteran Joe Belfiore, a key executive on Windows, the Edge browser, Cortana and Windows Phone efforts, announced his retirement last week.

Microsoft Details Threat Actors Leveraging Raspberry Robin Worm

Microsoft said that a cybercriminal group has deployed Clop encryption malware on those previously affected by the Raspberry Robin worm.

Microsoft Cloud and PC Sales Slow in Q1

Despite Microsoft increasing overall revenues in the first 2023 fiscal quarters, the company did see a slowdown in some of its core businesses.

Unified Update Platform for Windows 11 Now at Public Preview

Microsoft's Unified Update Platform (UUP) for Windows 11 is now available at the public preview stage, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Authenticator Number Matching Security Feature Released and Coming by Default Next Year

The Microsoft Authenticator app now has a number-matching security feature at the "general availability" (GA) commercial release stage, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Previews Authentication Strength Feature for Greater Control over Multifactor Authentication Access Methods

Microsoft this week announced a preview of "Authentication Strength," a new control for organizations using the Azure Active Directory Conditional Access service.