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Microsoft Releasing New Microsoft 365 Basic Product and Apps This Month

Microsoft this week announced Microsoft 365 product news, including a new consumer Basic product offering.

Azure Active Directory To Get IPv6 Support This Year

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it will start bringing Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) support to its Azure Active Directory services.

0Patch Promises Two More Years of Patch Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft this week ended its patch support for Windows 7 and other venerable Windows products, but one company, 0patch, is saying that it'll provide fixes for "Critical" security issues for another two years.

Microsoft Highlights Perks for Retailers using Teams and Dynamics 365

Microsoft this week announced Microsoft Teams and Dynamics 365 improvements designed to help retailers.

Microsoft Kicks off 2023 with a 98 Flaw Security Patch

The first Patch Tuesday arrived this week, featuring 98 fixes for security issues across Microsoft's wide line of products and services.

Microsoft Buys Fungible To Bolster Scaled-Out Datacenter Capabilities

Microsoft on Monday announced the acquisition of Fungible Inc., a maker of composable disaggregated infrastructure solutions for datacenters.

Exchange Online TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Support Ending for POP 3 and IMAP 4 Clients

Microsoft gave notice this week that it's planning to disable the use of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and TLS 1.1 security protocols for Exchange Online customers that use Post Office Protocol 3 (POP 3) and/or Internet Message Access Protocol 4 (IMAP 4) clients, starting next month.

Microsoft's Security Update Guide To Report on CBL-Mariner Linux Vulnerabilities

Microsoft's Security Update Guide, which chronicles Microsoft's patch releases each month, is getting two relatively new additions.

Microsoft Adds More User Phishing Details to Attack Simulation Training Service

Microsoft's Attack Simulation Training product now shows more information about how users interacted with simulated phishing attacks, per a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Aims To Improve Bing Search Results with OpenAI Integration

Microsoft is reportedly integrating the artificial intelligence-powered ChatGPT chatbot into its Bing search engine to provide more human-like answers to user questions.

Microsoft Working To Bolster Viva Help for IT Pros

Microsoft on Wednesday described its recent efforts to help IT pros with various Microsoft Viva problems, including the dreaded "Native Mode" migrations that may have affected some organizations.

Dead and Unsupported Microsoft Product Milestones Coming in 2023

Some notable Microsoft products will be "retiring" or falling out of support in 2023.

Microsoft Intune Adds New Windows Update for Business Controls

Microsoft Intune now has some update controls for Windows clients that are enabled by the Windows Update for Business service.

Microsoft Adds Collaboration Capabilities to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides for HoloLens 2

Microsoft this week described enhancements to its Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides add-on to HoloLens 2, which is its mixed-reality headset.

Microsoft To Block Remote PowerShell for Exchange Online in 2023

Microsoft is phasing out the use of Remote PowerShell for Exchange Online, and will block its use next year.

Report Predicts Rise of AI Based Cyberattacks in Next 5 Years

Artificial intelligence (AI)-based cyberattacks on organizations could start to ramp up over the next five years, according to a recently published report.

Microsoft Ending 2022's Security Patching with 2 Zero Day Updates

Microsoft's final security update of the year arrived on Tuesday, featuring 6 bulletin items rated "critical," a flaw fix total of 49.

Microsoft Planning To Revive Quick Assist via Windows Updates

Microsoft's Quick Assist app will be getting enhanced by Windows quality updates, starting this month and the next, and these updates may overcome issues associated with its switch to being a Windows Store app.

Microsoft Authenticator Support for Apple Watch Ends in January

The Microsoft Authenticator app, used to assure secure authentications, won't be compatible with the Apple Watch, starting next month.

Azure Active Directory Enhanced Sign-In Branding Gets Previewed

Microsoft is previewing new customization options for Azure Active Directory-based user sign-ins to applications, as announced on Monday.