Report Bullish on U.S. Tech Jobs Growth

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) released its "Cyberstates 2020 Report" this month, painting an overall positive picture for U.S. technology jobs growth.

Microsoft Teams and Exchange Online Getting ID Protections via Continuous Access Evaluation

Microsoft on Tuesday explained that it is implementing its own version of Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) identity and access protections for certain Office 365 and Azure Active Directory users.

Microsoft Adding SharePoint Migration and Site Collection Perks in April

SharePoint Online tenancies are getting a few new features that are "rolling out" this month, according to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap.

New Communities Yammer App Now Available in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has brought its "new" Yammer App into Microsoft Teams and is calling it "Communities," according to a Monday announcement.

Windows 10 May 2020 Feature Update Nearing Completion

The coming Windows 10 "May 2020 Update" is possibly at its final build (19041.207), and is currently available for Windows Insider Program testers using the "Release Preview ring."

CISA Warns Patched Pulse Secure VPNs Could Still Expose Passwords

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday issued an alert on a vulnerability in Pulse Secure virtual private network (VPN) products -- yet again.

Multifactor Authentication and Password Reset Registration Now Available for Azure AD Users

Microsoft on Thursday announced the commercial release of a more simplified Azure Active Directory registration process that adds multifactor authentication (MFA) and self-service password reset features for end users.

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Microsoft Extends Support 6 Months for Windows 10, Windows Server and SharePoint 2010 Products

Microsoft announced new extended end-of-life dates for Windows 10 and Windows Server versions 1809, System Center Configuration Manager version 1810 and SharePoint Server 2010, among others.

Microsoft Delivers Hefty April Security Patch Bundle

Microsoft has released its April security patches, addressing about 113 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).

Office 365 Groups Getting Renamed to 'Microsoft 365 Groups'

Microsoft announced on Monday that Office 365 Groups will get renamed as "Microsoft 365 Groups" sometime "over the upcoming quarters."

Microsoft Adding Options for Controlling Reserved Storage in Windows 10

Microsoft announced last week that IT pros soon will be getting updates to Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tools that will give them greater control over Windows 10's Reserved Storage feature.

Office 365 Network Onboarding Tool Preview Now Can Detect VPNs

Microsoft recently announced an update to a "proof-of-concept" Office 365 Network Onboarding Tool, which is designed to help organizations check the effectiveness of their connections to Office 365 services.

Microsoft Power BI Business Continuity Dashboard Aims To Deliver Insights on Remote Workers

Microsoft last week described a new Business Continuity Dashboard for Power BI users that can be used to gauge how an organization is functioning given the relatively recent shift toward relying on remote workforces.

Microsoft Store Support Goes Online

Microsoft's brick-and-mortar consumer stores temporarily closed back in March as a coronavirus precaution, but many of its employees still continue to work via remote connections from their homes.

Windows 10 Preview Adds Ability To Display Linux Distro Files

Microsoft on Wednesday announced Windows 10 preview build 19603, which adds easier access to installed Linux distro files using Windows File Explorer.

Microsoft 365 Business To Get Azure Active Directory Premium P1 Perks

Subscribers to Microsoft 365 Business (which is being renamed this month to "Microsoft 365 Business Premium") will be getting Azure Active Directory Premium P1 licensing at no additional cost.

SameSite Cookie Changes Rolled Back Until Summer

The Chromium Project announced on Friday that it's delaying enforcement of SameSite cookie changes, and is temporarily rolling back those changes, because of the COVID-19 turmoil.

Microsoft Offers Endpoint Configuration Manager Advice for Keeping Remote Clients Patched

Microsoft this week offered advice for organizations using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager with remote Windows systems that need to get patched, and it also announced Update 2002.

Basic Authentication Extended to 2H 2021 for Exchange Online Users

Microsoft is now planning to disable Basic Authentication use with its Exchange Online service sometime in the "second half of 2021," according to a Friday announcement.

Azure Edge Zones Hit Preview

Azure Edge Zones, a new edge computing technology from Microsoft designed to enable new scenarios for developers and partners, emerged as a preview release this week.