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ProxyShell Exchange Server Flaw Getting Used for Ransomware Attacks

Security researchers are seeing the appearance of LockFile ransomware deployments after attackers gained access to Exchange Server via a so-called "ProxyShell" vulnerability.

Windows Server 2022 Quietly Reaches 'General Availability' Release Stage

Windows Server 2022 reached the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage on Aug. 18, and a possibly working ISO is now at the Microsoft Volume License Service Center.

Azure Virtual Desktop Adds Windows 11 Preview Option

The Azure Virtual Desktop service now offers the choice of using the Windows 11 operating system at the preview stage.

Microsoft Cloud Katana Released as Open Source for Testing Cloud Security

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it is releasing Cloud Katana as an open source code project for assessing "security controls in the cloud and hybrid cloud environments."

Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Subscription Costs Going Up Next March

Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to increase subscription costs for Office 365 and Microsoft 365 business users, starting on March 1, 2022.

PetitPotam NTLM Relay Attacks Flagged by Microsoft Defender for Identity

Microsoft explained "PetitPotam" NTLM relay attacks in a Wednesday announcement, while also suggesting that its Microsoft Defender for Identity product was capable of identifying such attack attempts.

Microsoft 'Azure Government Top Secret' Goes GA

Microsoft's unique cloud instance for U.S. government agencies and their solution providers known as Azure Government Top Secret became generally available this week, the company announced.

Windows Print Spooler Flaws Leveraged in Ransomware Attacks

Security researchers last week described ransomware perpetrators incorporating Windows "PrintNightmare" exploits in their attacks.

Another Windows Print Spooler Vulnerability Disclosed by Microsoft

Microsoft on Wednesday published a "Security Update Guide" notice on another Windows print spooler vulnerability, namely CVE-2021-36958.

Attackers Now Scanning for 'ProxyShell' Vulnerabilities in Exchange Server

Recent scanning for a "Critical" remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-34473) in Exchange Server, dubbed "ProxyShell," has been detected by security researchers.

Microsoft Addresses June Patch Glitch, and Starts Bundling SSUs with LCUs for Windows 10

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of a "standalone" servicing stack update (SSU) for Windows 10 systems to address a patching problem that had affected some organizations trying to apply a June security update.

Microsoft Buys Peer5 To Bolster Teams Video Streaming

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Peer5 with the aim of improving "large-scale live video streaming" in Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Previews Early Ransomware Detection in Azure Sentinel

Microsoft is previewing early detection capabilities for spotting ransomware campaigns using its Azure Sentinel security information event management (SIEM) solution.

August Microsoft Security Patch Bundle Addresses 44 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft released August security updates to address 44 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in various Microsoft software products.

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Announces 'Azure Healthcare APIs'

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare's Azure API for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) is getting support for additional data types, and is now renamed as "Azure Healthcare APIs," Microsoft announced this week.

Report Describes Success Factors for Newly Hired IT Personnel

Microsoft this week unveiled survey results regarding IT new hires and their prospects at companies.

New OneNote App To Replace Windows 10 App Version in 2022

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it's planning to replace the OneNote for Windows 10 app with a new OneNote app.

Microsoft Expands Support for the Eclipse Foundation

Microsoft is expanding its participation in the Eclipse Foundation to become a Strategic Member, the company announced this week.

Azure Virtual Machine Users To Get Failure Analysis Reports

Microsoft this week announced emerging efforts to better explain Azure virtual machine failures for customers via coming root cause analysis (RCA) reports.

Windows Autopilot Support for HoloLens 2 Now Commercially Available

Microsoft last Friday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Windows Autopilot for use with HoloLens 2.