The Microsoft FastTrack support program has been extended to Microsoft 365 Defender products for certain qualified subscribers, Microsoft indicated this week.
Microsoft on Tuesday notified Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) users that it's no longer going to automatically support "user proxies" to get patches from Microsoft's content delivery networks (CDNs), starting with this month's cumulative update release.
Microsoft 365 users will be getting expanded file-size support, allowing files to be shared that are 250GB maximum in size, per a Microsoft announcement this week.
Microsoft released its January security patch bundle on Tuesday, delivering fixes for 83 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint now has an endpoint detection and response (EDR) capability for use with Linux servers that's deemed ready for use in production environments, Microsoft indicated on Monday.
The U.S. National Security Agency this month published an advisory on detecting and blocking old and insecure Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol use by organizations.
An advanced persistent threat actor associated with the SolarWinds Orion attacks used their ability to create credentials to compromise a victim's Microsoft 365 and Azure services, but they didn't always tap the so-called "Solorigate" vulnerability to do so.
Microsoft this week announced the commercial release of a feature that simulates phishing attacks, which is now available to certain subscribers to the Microsoft Defender for Office 365 service.
Microsoft described security measures for IT pros to consider in the wake of the SolarWinds Orion-based software attack.
Microsoft is planning to bump up its service-level agreement (SLA) uptime assurance for users of the Azure Active Directory service to "four nines" per month, or 99.99 percent, starting on April 1.
Microsoft is planning to turn on a one-time passcode feature in March that will grant temporary network access to business collaborators for organizations that use the Azure Active Directory B2B service.
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Microsoft this week announced a preview of a user name and password autofill capability in the Microsoft Authenticator app.
Microsoft 365 applications can now run on Mac machines using Apple's M1 system-on-chip technology, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an emergency directive this week for federal agencies using SolarWinds Orion management software, which has been compromised in a sophisticated attack.
Microsoft recently announced that it has released Azure Stack HCI, in conjunction with hardware partners, at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.
Microsoft this week announced a preview of PowerShell Crescendo, a new module for PowerShell that aims to wrap so-called "native" utility applications via the familiar verb-noun syntax used in PowerShell cmdlets.
Microsoft recently described SharePoint Online intranet-adoption growth stats, as well as new and notable features, and it outlined potentially breaking changes for users of "classic" search.
Microsoft this week announced that its Azure Digital Twins service has reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage.