Microsoft Offers Deals and Discounts on Two Teams Add-Ons

Microsoft on Tuesday announced limited-time offerings for Microsoft Teams users, particularly when organizations select its Audio Conferencing or Advanced Communications add-on plans.

Microsoft Mandates HTTPS for Organizations Using Windows Server Update Services

Microsoft announced that the installation of its September security updates could stop future software updates from arriving if organizations using its Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) solution for patch management are connecting using the HTTP protocol rather than HTTPS.

September Microsoft Security Patches Address 129 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft on Tuesday released security patches to address 129 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) this month in its software products.

Microsoft Lists in Teams Now at 'General Availability' Release Status

Microsoft on Thursday announced the commercial "general availability" launch of Microsoft Lists in Microsoft Teams, which is available to both business and government subscribers.

Microsoft and VMware Release Azure Spring Cloud Service for Java App Development

Microsoft and VMware on Wednesday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Azure Spring Cloud, which provides infrastructure support for Spring Boot Java application developers.

Surface Hub 2S Conference Devices Can Now Run Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the ability to run Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise operating systems on Surface Hub 2S conference devices.

Antivirus Policy Management Preview Now Available in Microsoft Endpoint Manager 2006

Microsoft last week announced a preview of using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) with update 2006 to manage Microsoft Defender Antivirus policies.

Microsoft 365 Business Premium Subscribers Get Easier Windows 10 Security Setup

Microsoft this week announced a more simplified way to add security baseline settings for Windows 10 PCs used by Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscribers.

Microsoft Proposes Azure Sentinel Solution for Finding Vulnerable Netlogon Clients

Microsoft engineers outlined a way to find vulnerable Netlogon channel connections for organizations using newer Windows Server systems.

Windows Insider Testers Get Long-Term Servicing Channel Version of Microsoft's Next Windows Server Product

Members of the Windows Insider Program can now test the next long-term servicing channel (LTSC) release of Windows Server, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Updates Windows Terminal and Azure CLI Tools

New Windows Terminal and Azure CLI (command line interface) updates were released this week.

Microsoft Extends Service Life of Windows 10 Version 1803 for Organizations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it has extended the service life of Windows 10 version 1803 by about six months, but just for certain editions that are typically used by organizations and schools.

Microsoft Releases Transcription and Dictation Capabilities in Word Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of a transcription capability within its Word for the Web app for Microsoft 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Previews Application Guard for Office

Microsoft announced on Monday that Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office is now at the public preview stage.

Microsoft Adds Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Support in Windows 10 Versions 1903 and 1909

Microsoft has backported support for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) version 2 into Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909.

Windows 10 Version 20H2 Released for Testing by Organizations

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Windows 10 version 20H2 has been released for testing in preparation for a coming commercial release in the fall, known as the "general availability" release.

Microsoft Updates Its TLS 1.3 Support Plans in Windows, Office 365 and .NET

Microsoft has turned on Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 in Windows client operating systems by default in its Windows Insider Program preview releases, the company explained on Thursday.

Microsoft Renames Forms Pro Product to 'Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice'

Microsoft has renamed Microsoft Forms Pro, a product for sending surveys, to "Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice."

Microsoft Improves Windows Patch and Azure Service Communications

Microsoft this week talked about how it has been improving communications for IT pros dealing with software patch and Azure service issues.

Microsoft Outlines End-of-Support Dates for IE 11 and EdgeHTML Browsers

Microsoft on Monday announced a timeline on when support for the Internet Explorer 11 browser and the "legacy" (EdgeHTML) version of the Microsoft Edge browser will end.

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