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Azure News Roundup: Upgrades and Enhancements Announced at Inspire

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform took center stage during Wednesday's kickoff keynote of the company's annual Inspire partner conference, the second Inspire event to be held online.

Microsoft Launches 'Inside Azure for IT' Learning Portal

Microsoft on Monday announced the launch of Inside Azure for IT, a new learning site "for cloud professionals of all skill levels."

Microsoft Delivers Hefty July Patch Bundle for 117 Vulnerabilities

The July security patch tally seems like a rerun of the hefty bundles that were seen last year.

Azure Lighthouse Getting Privileged Identity Management Preview

Microsoft is previewing the use of the Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management (PIM) service within Azure Lighthouse, per a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Buying RiskIQ To Boost Cloud Security Solutions

Microsoft announced on Monday that it is acquiring RiskIQ, a San Francisco-based provider of software-as-a-service security solutions for organizations.

Salesforce for Microsoft Teams App Commercially Released

The Salesforce for Microsoft Teams app is now released at the "general availability" commercial-release stage, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Clarifies Its 'PrintNightmare' Patch Advice

Microsoft on Thursday issued "clarified guidance" for organizations addressing a zero-day Windows printer spooler vulnerability dubbed "PrintNightmare."

Microsoft Boosts GDPR Compliance with Windows Diagnostic Data Processor Configuration

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" commercial release of "Windows diagnostic data processor configuration," a possible data privacy or data compliance assurance capability for organizations.

Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band 'PrintNightmare' Windows Print Spooler Patch

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of an "out-of-band" fix for a Windows print spooler vulnerability dubbed "PrintNightmare."

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Touted in Netgear Router Flaw Discovery

Microsoft on Wednesday described its discovery of a side-channel attack on Netgear DGN-2200v1 wireless home DSL routers that enabled authentication bypass.

REvil Ransomware Attacks Used Zero-Day Vulnerability in Kaseya's IT Management Software

A ransomware attack leveraging a zero-day vulnerability in Kaseya's VSA management solution may have affected about 60 managed service providers (MSPs) and almost 1,500 of their business customers.

Universal Print Support Apps Coming to Newer Windows Systems

Microsoft this week described some Universal Print details coming this year to the next Windows 10 feature update release (21H2), as well as the new Windows 11 operating system.

Azure Arc-Enabled SQL Managed Instance Reaching GA Next Month

Microsoft plans to release a "General Purpose" version of its Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance (MI) at the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage, "starting July 30, 2021."

Microsoft's June Windows Print Spool Patch Doesn't Block Remote Code Execution Attacks

An "Important"-rated Windows print spool vulnerability (CVE-2021-1675), addressed by Microsoft via its June 8 security patch bundle, has emerged more recently as being subject to active attacks.

Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Preview and Outlines Hardware Requirements

Microsoft has announced its first Windows 11 preview, along with hardware and system requirements, plus some tips for organizations considering a move to the new client operating system.

Microsoft Outlines Windows Server 2022 Coming Features and Editions

Microsoft offered more information about its coming Windows Server 2022 product in a session titled, "Windows Server 2022, Best on Azure."

June Windows Security Patch Blocked for Some Configuration Manager WSUS Users

Microsoft warned users of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager in conjunction with Windows Server Update Services about a "known issue" that blocks the installation of a June Windows security patch.

Microsoft Ending Its Cloudyn Cost Assessment Service This Month

Microsoft is planning to end its Cloudyn cost assessment solution for cloud services on June 30.

Universal Print Products with 'Native' Support Available from Brother, Canon, Konica Minolta and Lexmark

New printers with native support for the Microsoft 365 Universal Print cloud-based printer management solution have arrived on the market, although some may be pending.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Can Now Detect Unmanaged Devices

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the commercial release of an unmanaged device detection feature when using the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint product.