Microsoft Adds SMB Security Controls for Windows Insider Program Testers

Microsoft has added Server Message Block security measures for IT pros, which are now available as part of an early Windows preview release.

Microsoft and Oracle Partner on New 'Oracle Database at Azure' Service Offering

Microsoft and Oracle on Thursday announced "Oracle Database@Azure," a new collaborative infrastructure-as-a-service effort that lets Oracle database customers more easily tap Azure services.

66 Vulnerabilities Squashed in Microsoft September Security Patch

This month also features two zero-day fixes for Word and Microsoft Streaming Service.

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Update 23H2 Released

Microsoft released "feature update" 23H2 for SharePoint Server Subscription Edition (SE), per a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Outlines New Outlook for Windows Rollout Plan

Microsoft is planning to replace the current Outlook for Windows client application with a new product, but it could take maybe two years for that transition to get finalized for organizations.

Microsoft Adds Deployment Controls to Bing Chat Enterprise AI Service

Microsoft on Monday announced that the Bing Chat Enterprise service, currently at preview, is getting some "new admin controls."

Microsoft Will Defend Customers Against Copilot Copyright Issues

The company will ensure that its customers will not face protected rights issues when using its generative AI technology.

Phishing Group Targets Thousands of Microsoft 365 Accounts

A black market called "W3LL Store" provided threat actors with all the tools they needed to pull off targeted attacks.

Microsoft Kills WordPad After 23 Years

Along with the end of the long-running text editor, Microsoft will also be cutting support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1, starting this month.

Microsoft Bolstering Entra Cross-Tenant Access Settings

Microsoft on Wednesday announced coming improvements to its Entra cross-tenant access settings capability for organizational collaborations.

Microsoft Ending Visual Studio for Mac Product Next Year

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the coming "retirement" of its Visual Studio for Mac IDE product.

Microsoft Will Unbundle Teams from Office Business Products in EU Countries

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it is unbundling its Teams collaboration product from the bulk of its Microsoft 365 and Office 365 productivity suites, but just in European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland.

Microsoft Releases Group Policy Analytics Tool for Assessing MDM Migrations

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of a Group Policy analytics tool that's designed to show which on-premises policies for Windows 10 and Windows 11 clients will have support when using mobile device management tools.

Microsoft Previews Multitenant Collaborations on Teams Windows Clients

Microsoft on Monday announced a preview of a new administrative setting that synchronizes multitenant access for users of the Microsoft Teams Windows desktop application.

Microsoft Rolling Out Bing Chat Enterprise on Windows Copilot Preview

Microsoft on Monday announced that it is now "beginning to roll out Bing Chat Enterprise in the Windows Copilot Preview for eligible commercial customers."

Microsoft Adds New Controls for Windows 11 Optional Updates

Microsoft this week announced the availability of a new policy that gives IT pros more control over the delivery of monthly Windows 11 optional updates, including nonsecurity patches and new features.

Microsoft Edge for Business Now Arriving Automatically

Microsoft this week announced that Microsoft Edge for Business was released for "all supported platforms, including mobile."

Microsoft Entra API-Driven Provisioning Preview Eases HR App Integrations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a preview of "Microsoft Entra API-driven provisioning," which promises to ease HR data sharing with Microsoft's identity and access management solutions.

Cameyo Launches Virtual App Delivery Services with Google ChromeOS

Cameyo on Tuesday announced the integration of its Virtual App Delivery services with Google's ChromeOS, adding to existing Linux and Windows support.

Windows 365 on VMware Horizon Cloud Now Available as a Preview Release

Microsoft on Monday announced that its Windows 365 desktop-as-a-service offering is now integrated with the VMware Horizon Cloud virtual desktop infrastructure service.

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