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Microsoft Previews Role-Based Access Control for Apps in Exchange Online

Microsoft on Thursday announced a public preview of Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Applications in Exchange Online.

Microsoft Entra Gets New Admin Portal, Plus Machine Learning for Access Reviews

Microsoft is starting to roll out a new Microsoft Entra Admin Center portal, along with some other product improvements announced this week.

The Good and the Bad of Windows 11's New Smart App Control

The new security feature does help to address the growing ransomware issue. But it's not perfect.

Microsoft Starting To Enable New Windows Store App Distributions via Intune

Microsoft on Wednesday offered a few more details for IT pros about its Windows Package Manager and Microsoft Intune integration, enabling app distributions through the "new Windows Store."

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Azure Lighthouse Now Has Privileged Identity Management Delegation

Microsoft on Monday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Privileged Identity Management (PIM)-enabled Azure Lighthouse delegations.

Microsoft Sentinel Adds Preview of Incident Tasks Feature

A preview of a Microsoft Sentinel "Incident Tasks" feature was announced on Tuesday by Microsoft.

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Microsoft Entra Workload Identities Commercially Released

The Microsoft Entra Workload Identities service is now available as a commercial product offering, having reached the "general availability" stage, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management Preview Can Now Check for Firmware Vulnerabilities

The Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management service can now assess the firmware security of client devices, a new capability that's available at the public preview stage, per a Monday announcement.

Microsoft Previews Organizational Messages for Windows 11 Users

Microsoft has released a preview of a Microsoft Intune "Organizational Messages" capability for IT pros, which lets them send notices to Windows 11 users, per a Thursday announcement.

Windows Admin Center in Azure Now Has Azure Active Directory Controls

Azure Active Directory authentication capabilities for IT pros using the Windows Admin Center in Azure management console are now commercially released at the "general availability" stage, per a Thursday Microsoft announcement.

Windows Update for Business Reports Commercially Released

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the "general availability" commercial-release of Windows Update for Business Reports.

Microsoft Ending Autodiscover Authentications with Exchange Online

Microsoft is planning to turn off the ability to use Autodiscover to authenticate with Exchange Online for all tenancies, starting this year, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Security Guidelines for Open Source Software Adopted by OpenSSF

The Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) announced on Wednesday that it has adopted the Secure Supply Chain Consumption Framework (S2C2F) for ensuring the secure use of open source software (OSS) by developers.

Microsoft Releases Network HUD for Azure Stack HCI

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of Network HUD for Azure Stack HCI, which is designed to detect and address networking issues.

PowerShell 7.3 Commercially Released

Microsoft last week announced the release of PowerShell 7.3 at the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage.

Microsoft Unveils New Supply Chain Platform

Microsoft on Monday introduced the Microsoft Supply Chain Platform, which brings together various Microsoft services and partner solutions to address supply-chain management needs.

Microsoft Bolstering Its Attack Simulation Training Service with SANS Institute Learning Modules

Microsoft indicated last week that it'll be bringing a SANS Institute training series to Microsoft 365 Defender for Office 365 users of its Attack Simulation Training service.

Exchange Cross Tenant Data Migration Add On Now Available

Microsoft announced this week that its cross-tenant data migration add-on capability for Exchange Online users or "hybrid" Exchange" users is now released at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Orgs Mostly Use Cloud Services To Protect Their Data

A survey commissioned by Veeam Software found that most organizations have turned to various cloud services to protect their data.

Microsoft Provides Guidance on Recent OpenSSL Security Risks

Microsoft has chimed in on the highly visible OpenSSL security risks that emerged last week, and advises users start applying fixes based on OpenSSL's recent patches.