Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Quantum Service

The Azure Quantum service, notable for breaking with typical binary compute operations in order to solve complex problems, is at the public preview stage.

Microsoft Outlines Azure AD Best Practices and Rolls Out Conditional Access and Sync Improvements

Microsoft recently announced some Azure Active Directory improvements, including conditional access policy management enhancements and synchronization service additions.

Windows Virtual Desktop Progress Highlighted in Microsoft Talk

Microsoft on Thursday described a few Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) advancements as part of a WVD "Master Class" video presentation, which lasted about seven hours, with labs.

Google and Microsoft ID Group Targeting Security Researchers

Security researchers are under attack from a group thought to be associated with North Korea, according to announcements this week by Google and Microsoft.

Microsoft Releases Application Guard for Office, Plus Azure Security Center and Azure Defender for IoT Products

Microsoft this week described a few security products that have reached "general availability" (GA) or commercial-release status, while also touting its overall security-market position.

Microsoft Discloses Top Non-Microsoft Apps Using the Azure AD Service

Microsoft this week announced the top non-Microsoft applications used in 2020 that tapped the Azure Active Directory identity and access management service, based on entries in its Azure Marketplace online store. 

Phishing Tops Concerns in Microsoft Study of Remote Work

Potential phishing attacks were a top concern of most IT security professionals when organizations switched to remote-work conditions early last year.

Microsoft Uniting OneDrive and SharePoint Admin Portals Next Month

Microsoft is converging its OneDrive and SharePoint Admin Center management portals, with a consolidated portal expected to arrive for Microsoft 365 subscribers "through February."

Microsoft and SAP Enhance Partnership with Teams Integration

Microsoft and SAP this week described continuing partnership efforts on Microsoft Azure, while also planning a Microsoft Teams integration with SAP's enterprise resource planning product and other solutions.

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Microsoft Previews Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows

Microsoft announced a preview of Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows, which lets organizations tap Linux virtual machine processes that also work with Windows- and Azure-based processes and services.

Microsoft Open License To End Next Year for Government and Education Groups

Microsoft's "Open License program" will end on Jan. 1, 2022, and not just for commercial customers, but also for government, education and nonprofit organizations.

Microsoft Talks Teams and SharePoint at Modern Workplace Event

It's a hybrid world, but remote work is here to stay, according to Microsoft's Teams and SharePoint head Jeff Teper.

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Microsoft Goes Deep on 'Solorigate' Secondary Attack Methods

Microsoft on Wednesday published an analysis of the second-stage "Solorigate" attack methods used by an advanced persistent threat (APT) attack group.

Malwarebytes Affirms Other APT Attack Methods Used Besides 'Solorigate'

Security solutions company Malwarebytes affirmed on Monday that alternative methods besides tainted SolarWinds Orion software were used in the recent "Solorigate" advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks.

Microsoft Warns IT Pros on Windows Netlogon Fix Coming Next Month

Microsoft on Thursday issued a reminder to organizations to ensure that their systems are properly patched for a "Critical"-rated Windows Netlogon vulnerability before next month's "update Tuesday" patch distribution arrives.

Microsoft Nudging Skype for Business Users to Teams

Microsoft on Thursday announced some perks and prods for Skype for Business unified communications users, with the aim of moving them to the Microsoft Teams collaboration service instead.

Microsoft Offers More 'Solorigate' Advice Using Microsoft 365 Defender Tools

Microsoft issued yet another article with advice on how to use its Microsoft 365 Defender suite of tools to protect against "Solorigate" advanced persistent threat types of attacks in a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft FastTrack Support Extended to Microsoft 365 Defender Solutions

The Microsoft FastTrack support program has been extended to Microsoft 365 Defender products for certain qualified subscribers, Microsoft indicated this week.

Windows Server Update Services Users Getting Proxy-Use Change This Month

Microsoft on Tuesday notified Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) users that it's no longer going to automatically support "user proxies" to get patches from Microsoft's content delivery networks (CDNs), starting with this month's cumulative update release.

Microsoft 365 File-Size Support Expanding to 250GB

Microsoft 365 users will be getting expanded file-size support, allowing files to be shared that are 250GB maximum in size, per a Microsoft announcement this week.

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