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Microsoft Adds Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Support in Windows 10 Versions 1903 and 1909

Microsoft has backported support for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) version 2 into Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909.

Windows 10 Version 20H2 Released for Testing by Organizations

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Windows 10 version 20H2 has been released for testing in preparation for a coming commercial release in the fall, known as the "general availability" release.

Microsoft Updates Its TLS 1.3 Support Plans in Windows, Office 365 and .NET

Microsoft has turned on Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 in Windows client operating systems by default in its Windows Insider Program preview releases, the company explained on Thursday.

Microsoft Renames Forms Pro Product to 'Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice'

Microsoft has renamed Microsoft Forms Pro, a product for sending surveys, to "Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice."

Microsoft Improves Windows Patch and Azure Service Communications

Microsoft this week talked about how it has been improving communications for IT pros dealing with software patch and Azure service issues.

Microsoft Outlines End-of-Support Dates for IE 11 and EdgeHTML Browsers

Microsoft on Monday announced a timeline on when support for the Internet Explorer 11 browser and the "legacy" (EdgeHTML) version of the Microsoft Edge browser will end.

Microsoft Enhancing Azure Active Directory Roles and Conditional Access Capabilities

Users of the Azure AD Conditional Access service are now getting a new policy that will block devices using older authentication methods by default, unless granted an exception.

Microsoft Offers Windows 10 Management and WSUS Security Advice to IT Pros

Microsoft this week described a few perks and best practices for IT pros to follow when managing and deploying Windows 10 updates.

Microsoft Surface Duo Foldable Computer-Phone Device Available September

Microsoft announced that its Surface Duo pocket-sized device can now be preordered, but just by U.S. users.

Microsoft Delivers Patches for 120 Flaws with August Security Release

Microsoft released August security patches on Tuesday, addressing 120 common vulnerabilities and exposures.

Office 365 Excel Users Can Now Import Table Data from PDF Files

Microsoft announced this week that's it's now possible for Office 365 users to import table data from Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files into the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program.

Microsoft Unveils Open Service Mesh Project for Use with Kubernetes

Microsoft wants to donate the code for a new Open Service Mesh (OSM) project, designed to run on Kubernetes, to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), according to a Wednesday announcement.

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Microsoft Teams Getting Advanced Communications Option Plus New Device Support

Microsoft announced the release of an Advanced Communications product addition for organizations using Microsoft Teams.

Open Source Security Foundation Joined by Microsoft and Others To Improve Linux Software

Microsoft on Monday announced that it has joined the newly created Open Source Security Foundation, along with other industry partners, to improve the security of open source software.

Microsoft Releasing My Sign-Ins and App Lock Azure Active Directory Protections

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory-based security enhancements this week, which are now available for end users.

Microsoft To End Some Cortana Capabilities for U.S. Consumers

Microsoft on Friday announced plans to pull back on some of Cortana's capabilities for U.S. consumers, while also promoting it as more of a personal digital assistant for Microsoft 365 business users.

Microsoft Confirms Talks To Buy TikTok Social Media Service

Microsoft confirmed in a Sunday announcement that it is engaged in negotiating with Beijing-based ByteDance to buy some of its TikTok consumer social media service holdings.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Application Proxy Protections for RDS-Based Web Clients

Microsoft announced this week that it's possible to use the Azure Active Directory Application Proxy service with Remote Desktop Services (RDS)-based Web clients to add additional security for remote connections.

Microsoft Security Advisory Highlights 'BootHole' Vulnerability in Systems with Secure Boot

Microsoft on Wednesday issued Security Advisory ADV200011 concerning a security bypass vulnerability for the Secure Boot protection scheme in machines using the Grand Unified Boot Loader (GRUB).

Microsoft Begins Rollout of New Tasks in Teams Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the rollout of Tasks in Teams on desktop clients for "a small group of users" with Microsoft 365 subscriptions.