Microsoft Buying Affirmed Networks To Enhance 5G Mobile Offerings

Microsoft on Thursday announced an agreement to buy Affirmed Networks for an undisclosed price.

Azure Security Center Can Now Monitor Azure Kubernetes Service Containers

Microsoft announced this week that the Azure Security Center management portal now works with the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to ensure the security of Docker containers running on Linux systems or virtual machines.

Azure Active Directory Getting Custom Roles and MFA Improvements

Microsoft this month announced a couple of Azure Active Directory improvements with regard to custom roles and multifactor authentication support that are available now and on the horizon.

Microsoft Extends Project Cortex Private Preview, Pulls Back on SharePoint Events

Microsoft last week announced an expanded private preview of Project Cortex, its emerging knowledge resource solution for users of Microsoft 365 services.

Microsoft 365, Windows Features Temporarily Reduced To Address Service Demands

Microsoft sent a message this week to its customers regarding temporary adjustments to Microsoft 365 features.

Chromium-Based Browser Development Temporarily Slows

Microsoft indicated on Friday that updates to its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser are on hold, but just for the "Stable" version.

Microsoft Warns of 'Critical' Flaw in Windows Preview Pane

Microsoft on Monday issued Security Advisory ADV200006 for a "Critical"-rated remote code execution vulnerability in both supported and unsupported Windows systems.

Adaptive Biotechnologies Using Microsoft Azure To Better Detect COVID-19

Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp. and Microsoft on Friday described their collaboration on mapping the immune system's response to threats, including the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat.

Microsoft Extends Service Life of Windows 10 Version 1709

Microsoft on Thursday announced that the service lifetimes of certain editions of Windows 10 version 1709 are now extended for six months due to "the public health situation," meaning the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Microsoft Teams Use Spikes in Its Third Year

Microsoft Teams use has greatly accelerated in its third year, coinciding with public reactions to the novel coronavirus disease pandemic.

Microsoft Touts Secured-Core PCs To Block Driver Exploits

The Windows platform security team explained this week in an announcement that PC devices are subject to possible driver exploits, and recommended the use of Secured-core PCs as a defensive measure.

GitHub Buying JavaScript Company npm Inc.

GitHub, part of Microsoft, announced on Monday that it's agreed to acquire open source JavaScript solutions company npm Inc.

Gates Steps Down from Microsoft Board but Stays as Advisor

Microsoft announced on Friday that Bill Gates is no longer part of Microsoft's board.

Windows 10 Use Reaches Microsoft's 1 Billion Goal at Last

Microsoft announced on Monday that Windows 10 is now on more than 1 billion "monthly active devices."

CISA Outlines VPN Best Practices for Supporting Teleworkers

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an alert on Friday outlining virtual private network (VPN) best practices for organizations supporting remote workforces.

Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Security Patches for Windows SMB 3 Flaw

Microsoft on Thursday published an "out-of-band" security bulletin describing patches for newer Windows systems that are subject to a "Critical"-rated vulnerability in Server Message Block (SMB) 3.1.1.

Microsoft Issues Security Advisory on 'Critical' SMB 3 Flaw in Windows Systems

Microsoft issued Security Advisory ADV200005 on late Tuesday about a "Critical"-rated Server Message Block (SMB) 3.1.1 vulnerability.

Researchers Suggest AMD Chips Subject to Cache Side-Channel Attacks

AMD processors have "cache way predictors" that can leak information when subjected to attacks, according a paper (PDF) by university researchers.

March Microsoft Security Patches Address 26 Critical Vulnerabilities

Microsoft released its March security patches on Tuesday, which address about 115 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in total.

Microsoft Rolls Out Crisis Communication App, Promotes Free Teams Use Amid Coronavirus Fears

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new Crisis Communication App to help keep track of employees and their work status during emergencies.