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Microsoft Previews Advanced Customizations for Certificate-Based Authentications

The Microsoft Entra ID Conditional Access service is now previewing more "granular" controls over certificate-based authentication methods, per a Tuesday announcement.

Conditional Access Policies Getting Activated Next Month for Microsoft 365 Tenancies

Microsoft this month gave renewed notice that it is soon plans to activate Microsoft Entra ID Conditional Access policies that it set in November for certain Microsoft 365 licensees.

Windows Server 2025 Insider Preview Now Released

Microsoft on Friday revealed the new name of its next Windows Server product, namely "Windows Server 2025."

FTC Investigating Five AI Companies in Antitrust Probe

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission this week announced an investigation into the finances of five influential artificial intelligence companies, including Microsoft, to head off possible anticompetitive practices.

Hewlett Packard Tapped for Months by Midnight Blizzard

Hewlett Packard Enterprise's company e-mail was tapped for several months last year by "the threat actor Midnight Blizzard, the state-sponsored actor also known as Cozy Bear," per its latest Form 8-K SEC filing.

Report: AI Will Lead to Increase in Ransomware

With the growth of AI-based technologies, cybersecurity experts are warning about the upcoming increase in attack attempts and complexity, as cybercriminals increase their use of available tools.

Microsoft Commercially Releases Mesh in Teams

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that Microsoft Mesh in Microsoft Teams is now released at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Microsoft Adds Vulnerable Components Preview to Defender Vulnerability Management

Microsoft this week announced a preview of a new Vulnerable Components Inventory feature in its Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management service.

Russian Espionage Group Tapped Microsoft Corporate E-Mails

Microsoft on Friday announced that it was the victim of password spray attacks by "Midnight Blizzard," a Russian state-sponsored actor, formerly called "Nobelium."

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Adds Agentless Virtual Machine Malware Scanning

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has added agentless malware scanning for servers hosting virtual machines.

Microsoft Announces Education AI Enhancements

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled a handful of AI initiatives aimed at educators and students, including new and enhanced features in Microsoft Copilot and Microsoft Loop.

Microsoft Previews Copilots for Viva Engage and Power BI

Microsoft this week released new Copilot generative artificial intelligence previews, this time for Viva Engage and for Power BI.

Microsoft Launches Copilot Pro for $20 a Month

Microsoft on Monday announced the availability of a new paid version of its AI companion: Copilot Pro.

Microsoft Expands Free Azure AI for Startups Program

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has expanded its free Azure artificial intelligence resource program for startup developer companies.

Microsoft Hints at Security Copilot Integration in 2024

Microsoft suggested that artificial intelligence will aid attackers, and so defenders will need AI tools, too, per a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Releases 49 Fixes for First Patch Tuesday of 2024

Microsoft is kicking off 2024 just how it ended the previous year – with a smaller-than-usual monthly cumulative security update.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Buying Juniper Networks for About $14B

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced the acquisition of Juniper Networks on Tuesday for about $14 billion in equity.

Public Citizen Calls for Investigation of OpenAI's Nonprofit Status

The nonprofit consumer-advocate organization Public Citizen has asked California's attorney general to investigate OpenAI's nonprofit status, per a Tuesday announcement.

Dead or Expiring Microsoft Server Products for 2024

IT pros may need to roll up their sleeves and exercise their upgrade skills soon, as some Microsoft server products will be reaching their "end of support" phases this year.

Microsoft Introduces Copilot Keyboard Key, AI Mobile Apps

Microsoft is making its first major change to the standard Windows keyboard since the 1990s with the introduction of the "Copilot Key."

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