Microsoft Announces Azure Arc Multicloud Management Perks

Microsoft on Wednesday announced enhancements to its Azure Arc multicloud management solution as used with its Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Azure Machine Learning (ML) services.

Orca Security Discloses How It Breached Azure Synapse Customer Accounts

Orca Security on Tuesday published its findings on a security hole in Azure Synapse, as well as Azure Data Factory, that permitted access to customer tenancy accounts on Microsoft's shared "cloud" infrastructure.

'Follina' Fix Issued in Microsoft's June Patch Tuesday

Microsoft on Tuesday released 55 patches for its monthly security update release.

Microsoft Buying Foreign Attack Research Firm Miburo

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Miburo, a research firm that specializes in detecting and responding to foreign cyberattacks.

Internet Explorer 11 To Live On as 'IE Mode' After June 15

The venerable Internet Explorer 11 browser will fall out of support on June 15, 2022, but just for certain Windows 10 operating system versions that follow the semiannual channel release update cycle.

Three Microsoft Workload Identities Capabilities Now at Production Use Stage

Three capabilities in the Microsoft Entra Workload Identities service are "ready now for production use," according to a Thursday Microsoft announcement.

Cloud Security Top Concern at RSA Conference

Security experts attending this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco said their top concern for their enterprises is cloud security.

Microsoft Previews New Upgrade Readiness Reports in Microsoft Endpoint Manager

The Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center portal now offers previews of reports designed to assess Windows client device feature update readiness, plus the risks associated with specific operating system upgrades, per this Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Can Now Block Bad Unmanaged Devices

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint users now have a new "Contain" feature for compromised devices, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Announces Security Compliance Product Improvements

A few Microsoft security governance and compliance improvements were announced this week.

Microsoft Reorgs Mixed Reality Team as HoloLens Exec Alex Kipman Resigns

HoloLens co-creator and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman is stepping down from his position after allegations of his misconduct surfaced earlier in the week.

Dynamic Groups Enhancement Now at Preview for Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft this week previewed a way to create dynamic groups in Azure Active Directory that avoids some of the limitations with its existing "nested groups" approach.

Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Version 22H2 for Testing by Orgs

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that a preview of Windows 11 version 22H2, build 22621, is now available for organizations to validate, prior to its commercial release.

Windows Customer Connection Program Announced for IT Pros

Microsoft on Monday announced the "expansion" of a Windows Customer Connection Program for IT pros.

SQL Server 2022 Preview Available for Linux

Microsoft this week noted that its SQL Server 2022 public preview, made available late last month, can now be tried on some Linux distros.

Microsoft Says It's OK with Unions

Microsoft declared itself union friendly in a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Announces Next Exchange Server Coming in 2025

Microsoft on Thursday cleared up the mystery surrounding its next Exchange Server release plans, as described in an "Exchange Server Roadmap Update" announcement.

Microsoft Reveals Windows 11-Based Surface Laptop Go 2

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that the latest iteration of its Surface Laptop Go is available for preorder.

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Available for Windows Server 2022

Microsoft declared this week that Windows Subsystem for Linux version 2 (WSL2) is now available for installation on Windows Server 2022.

Microsoft Releases Windows Autopatch Preview

Microsoft this week announced that its new Windows Autopatch service is now available as a preview release for organizations.

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