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Microsoft Expands Cloud Programs for Specific Industries

Microsoft on Wednesday described an expansion of its industry-specific cloud efforts by announcing three new program additions, centered on the needs of finance, manufacturing and nonprofit organizations.

Azure AD My Apps Collections and Risk Detections Commercially Released

Microsoft on Friday announced a couple of new commercially released Azure Active Directory features, namely My Apps "collections" and new "risk detections" capabilities. 

Replacement SSDs Now Available for Surface Pro 7+ PCs

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that sales of solid-state drive (SSD) "commercial spares" replacement kits for Surface Pro 7+ PCs is now open, but only in the U.S. market.

Microsoft Increasing Intune and EMS 'Standalone' Prices in July

Microsoft last week announced plans to increase the price of "standalone" subscriptions to its Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility plus Security (EMS) products starting in July.

Microsoft Affirms Solorigate Attackers Saw Azure, Intune and Exchange Source Code

Microsoft has reconfirmed that the "Solorigate" advanced persistent threat attackers saw some of its source code, although "only a few individual files were viewed."

Microsoft To Cut 5 Years of Support from Next Windows 10 and Office LTSC Products

Microsoft this week announced it will lop off five years of support when it releases the next Windows 10 long-term servicing channel (LTSC) product and the next Microsoft Office LTSC product, both of which are expected to arrive in the second half of this year.

Windows 10 Version 21H1 Now at the Beta Release Stage

Microsoft's next Windows 10 feature update release, version 21H1, will be arriving sometime in the first half of this year, but it'll be a minor update.

Microsoft Previewing Improvements to Azure Front Door and Azure Firewall

Microsoft this week announced advancements in two Azure services that are used to add security for applications and content that touch the Internet. 

Microsoft Ending Azure Information Protection Connections to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft is planning to end the integration of the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint security solution with the Azure Information Protection service on March 29, 2021, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Commercially Releases Password Management Capabilities in Authenticator App

Microsoft this month announced the "general availability" commercial release of the "password management and autofill capability" in the Microsoft Authenticator app for mobile devices.

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Microsoft To Deliver 'Teams Pro' Rebrand in Mid-March

A "Teams Pro" product is expected to appear starting in "mid-March" for organizations with select Microsoft 365 subscriptions, but it's just a rebranding of Microsoft's existing Teams product.

Microsoft Technology Associate Certificate Programs Coming to an End

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exam program will be ending on June 30, 2022, Microsoft explained in a Tuesday announcement.

CISA Outlines IT Precautions After Florida Water Facility Attack

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published advisory AA21-042A regarding the Feb. 5 electronic intrusion into a Florida water treatment facility by an unknown attacker.

Microsoft Commercially Releases Azure Attestation Service

Microsoft announced on Friday that its Azure Attestation service is now commercially released, or "generally available."

Bulletins and Milestones Apps Available for Dataverse for Teams Subscribers

Microsoft this week announced two new Teams applications that are built using its Dataverse for Teams service.

HPE's Spaceborne Computer-2 To Tap Microsoft Azure Services

Microsoft on Thursday announced a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to connect Microsoft Azure services with HPE's Spaceborne Computer-2, which will get used at the International Space Station (ISS).

Microsoft Addressing Windows Netlogon Flaw by Turning on Enforcement Mode This Month

CISA issued a reminder on Wednesday that Microsoft is implementing a "domain controller enforcement" mode this month to address a "Critical"-rated Windows Netlogon vulnerability that was initially patched last August.

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Microsoft Addresses 56 Vulnerabilities in February Security Patch Bundle

The February patch tally includes 11 CVEs deemed "Critical," 43 CVEs considered "Important" and two CVEs assessed as "Moderate" in severity.

Microsoft Teams Guest Access Getting Activated This Month

Microsoft will begin turning on guest access in Microsoft Teams for new and existing tenancies as early as Monday, Feb. 8, according to an announcement.

Microsoft April Security Patch Will Remove 'Legacy' Edge Browser

Microsoft this week explained that its non-Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser (based on earlier EdgeHTML technology) will get removed when April "update Tuesday" security patches get applied to Windows 10 systems.