Microsoft Ramps Ups Decentralized Identity Open Source Efforts

Microsoft this week provided an update on its years-long efforts to foster a decentralized identity approach to user authentications.

Microsoft Releases Hefty June Security Patch Bundle

Microsoft on Tuesday released a total of 129 security patches, with 11 rated "Critical" and 118 deemed "Important" in severity.

CISA Warns that Windows SMB 3 Exploit Code Now Published

Functional proof-of-concept code for a Server Message Block 3.1.1 vulnerability in newer Windows systems has been published, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned on Friday.

Sync Issues Can Arise for PCs with Poor VPN Connections

Microsoft this week reminded IT pros that PC connections through virtual private networks can sometimes lead to time synchronization issues, possibly causing reduced functionality for end users.

Microsoft Simplifying VPN Configurations for Its Video Streaming Services

Microsoft this week announced that it is working on a more simplified way for an organization to leverage local end user Internet connections when accessing Microsoft Stream and Microsoft 365 Live Events video feeds.

Microsoft Previews MSIX App Attach for Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft this week indicated in an announcement that the MSIX App Attach capability in the Windows Virtual Desktop service can now be tried via a preview of the Windows 10 Enterprise Multisession operating system.

SharePoint Online Additions Include Multilingual Publishing and Home Sites Availability

Microsoft this week announced a few May updates for SharePoint Online tenancies.

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Microsoft Releases Updated Interop Tool for IBM Mainframes

Microsoft this week announced that it had released Host Integration Server 2020, which lets Microsoft technologies talk with IBM mainframe solutions.

Automatic Classifications Commercially Released for Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint

Microsoft this week announced that the ability to automatically classify documents using Microsoft Information Protection's sensitivity labels feature is now commercially released.

Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Session Management Policies Now Commercially Available

Microsoft announced on Friday that that ability to use the "authentication session management capabilities" of the Azure Active Directory Conditional Access service is now at the "generally available" commercial-release stage.

Migration Manager for SharePoint Server Now Commercially Released

Microsoft described product milestones this week for two of its SharePoint migration tools.

Microsoft Releases May 2020 Feature Update for Windows 10 and Windows Server

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the release of Windows 10 version 2004, known as the "May 2020 Update," and had a lot to say about it.

Microsoft Outlines Universal Print Plans

Microsoft recently provided a few more details about Universal Print, its emerging cloud-based solution that promises to ease woes associated with managing print servers.

Microsoft Explains How SharePoint Lists Evolved into the New Microsoft Lists, Coming this Summer

Microsoft announced a few SharePoint Online items of note this week.

New Azure Active Directory Dev Tools Add Publisher Verification, Plus Improved Access for External Users

Microsoft this week announced a bunch of new Azure Active Directory capabilities for developers, plus some IT pro perks.

Microsoft Outlines Coming Edge Browser Improvements

Microsoft on Tuesday described coming Microsoft Edge browser improvements for IT pros, end users and developers as part of its Build event announcements.

Microsoft Buys Softomotive and Its Robotics Process Automation Tools

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the acquisition of robotics process automation company Softomotive Ltd. for an undisclosed price.

Microsoft Touts Supercomputer for Large-Scale AI Modeling

Microsoft disclosed at Build that it has built one of the world's most powerful supercomputers in collaboration with a company building artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.

Microsoft Adding Dev Perks to Fluid Framework, Project Cortex and Teams

Microsoft this week described developer perks for various Microsoft 365 solutions, including the Fluid Framework, Project Cortex and Microsoft Teams.

Project Reunion Promises Relief for Windows Developers

Project Reunion was unveiled during the Microsoft Build developer virtual event, promising to address a major block for Windows developers.