Microsoft Enhancing Azure Active Directory Roles and Conditional Access Capabilities

Users of the Azure AD Conditional Access service are now getting a new policy that will block devices using older authentication methods by default, unless granted an exception.

Microsoft Offers Windows 10 Management and WSUS Security Advice to IT Pros

Microsoft this week described a few perks and best practices for IT pros to follow when managing and deploying Windows 10 updates.

Microsoft Surface Duo Foldable Computer-Phone Device Available September

Microsoft announced that its Surface Duo pocket-sized device can now be preordered, but just by U.S. users.

Microsoft Delivers Patches for 120 Flaws with August Security Release

Microsoft released August security patches on Tuesday, addressing 120 common vulnerabilities and exposures.

Office 365 Excel Users Can Now Import Table Data from PDF Files

Microsoft announced this week that's it's now possible for Office 365 users to import table data from Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files into the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program.

Block Stack

Microsoft Teams Getting Advanced Communications Option Plus New Device Support

Microsoft announced the release of an Advanced Communications product addition for organizations using Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Unveils Open Service Mesh Project for Use with Kubernetes

Microsoft wants to donate the code for a new Open Service Mesh (OSM) project, designed to run on Kubernetes, to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Releasing My Sign-Ins and App Lock Azure Active Directory Protections

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory-based security enhancements this week, which are now available for end users.

Open Source Security Foundation Joined by Microsoft and Others To Improve Linux Software

Microsoft on Monday announced that it has joined the newly created Open Source Security Foundation, along with other industry partners, to improve the security of open source software.

Microsoft Confirms Talks To Buy TikTok Social Media Service

Microsoft confirmed in a Sunday announcement that it is engaged in negotiating with Beijing-based ByteDance to buy some of its TikTok consumer social media service holdings.

Microsoft To End Some Cortana Capabilities for U.S. Consumers

Microsoft on Friday announced plans to pull back on some of Cortana's capabilities for U.S. consumers, while also promoting it as more of a personal digital assistant for Microsoft 365 business users.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Application Proxy Protections for RDS-Based Web Clients

Microsoft announced this week that it's possible to use the Azure Active Directory Application Proxy service with Remote Desktop Services (RDS)-based Web clients to add additional security for remote connections.

Microsoft Security Advisory Highlights 'BootHole' Vulnerability in Systems with Secure Boot

Microsoft on Wednesday issued Security Advisory ADV200011 concerning a security bypass vulnerability for the Secure Boot protection scheme in machines using the Grand Unified Boot Loader (GRUB).

Microsoft Begins Rollout of New Tasks in Teams Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the rollout of Tasks in Teams on desktop clients for "a small group of users" with Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

Windows Virtual Desktop Gets Azure Portal and Teams Client Support

The Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service now has Azure Portal integration, plus Audio/Video (A/V) Redirect support for Microsoft Teams client sessions, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Lists Apps Coming Soon to Microsoft 365 Subscribers

Microsoft announced last week that its Lists applications are starting to arrive as early as this month for "Microsoft 365 business customers worldwide."

Microsoft Teams Rooms Devices Get New Subscription and Management Options

Microsoft last week described the addition of two monthly subscription-based options for organizations using Microsoft Teams Rooms videoconferencing devices, and it described a few management portal updates.

Microsoft Teams Getting Integrated Power Platform Capabilities

Microsoft this week had lots to say about Microsoft Teams, which is getting "native" integration with Microsoft Power Platform tools, starting in preview form as early as next month, according to a July 21 announcement.

Microsoft Rolling Out Policy Previews for Insider Risk Management Service

Microsoft this week announced some policy enhancements to the Insider Risk Management service for Microsoft 365 that soon will be arriving at the preview level.

Microsoft Previews Double Key Encryption for Protecting Microsoft 365 Data

Microsoft this week announced a preview of Double Key Encryption for data created with Microsoft 365 applications.

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