Skytap on Azure Service Adds Options for Apps Running on IBM Systems

Applications that use IBM Power processors in "on-premises" datacenters can now be moved to Microsoft Azure datacenters via a "Skytap on Azure" service, according to Thursday announcements by both Microsoft and Skytap.

Microsoft Didn't Remove the SMB1 Protocol from Windows

Microsoft explained in a Wednesday announcement that it didn't actually remove Server Message Block 1 (SMB1) from Windows releases.

Exchange Online Users Get More Caveats on Basic Authentication's End in October

Microsoft on Tuesday offered more details on its plans to end Basic Authentication in Exchange Online, which will cause pain for some organizations.

Mover SharePoint Migration Tool Now Available to Microsoft 365 Subscribers

Microsoft this month announced that its free Mover cloud-to-cloud migration tool is "now available to Microsoft 365 customers worldwide."

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Microsoft's Azure Sphere for IoT Devices Now Commercially Available

Microsoft announced that its Azure Sphere solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) devices have reached the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage.

Google Goes Live with Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Google's Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory is now a "generally available" service, according to a Thursday Google announcement.

Dell Sells RSA Assets for $2 Billion

Dell's RSA security solutions businesses, including the RSA Conference, were bought by a consortium of companies for about $2 billion, according to Tuesday announcements.

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Microsoft Preps for RSA Conference with Multiple Security Product Announcements

The announcements included a few "general availability" announcements, product enhancements and some partner collaborations.

Office App for Android and iOS Phones Now Commercially Released

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the worldwide "general availability" of its new Office App for both Android and iOS phones.

Microsoft's February Security Patches Bring Lots of Problems

Microsoft's February security updates came with plenty of technical bumps.

Study Finds IT Inadequacies in Key and Certificate Management

Mismanaged security certificates have resulted in "unplanned downtime and outages," per 73 percent of respondents in a recently published Ponemon Institute study, which polled IT security personnel.

Office 365 Safe Documents and Application Guard Previews Announced

Microsoft on Wednesday announced previews of two new Office document security protections for Office 365 E5 subscribers that aim to block malicious payloads.

Microsoft Alters Windows Extended Security Updates Requirements Yet Again

Participants in Microsoft's Extended Security Updates (ESU) program for out-of-support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 machines faced new installation requirements on Tuesday.

Office 365 Improvements Include Fluid Framework Preview Expansion, Visio Co-Authoring and SharePoint Perks

This week, Microsoft announced a bunch of product enhancement milestones for users of Office 365 applications.

Microsoft's February Security Patches Bringing 12 Critical Fixes

All told, Microsoft is addressing 99 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in this February security bundle.

Microsoft Backtracks on Plan To Switch Office 365 ProPlus Users to Bing

Microsoft has reversed course on its plan to deliver an extension to Office 365 ProPlus users that would switch their Chrome and Firefox browser search engines to Bing.

Microsoft Touts Coming Secure Score Public Preview Benefits

Coming changes to the Microsoft Secure Score security assessment service for organizations will make it a "killer productivity app for security administrators," Microsoft promised in a Monday announcement.

Google Outlines Chrome Browser Schedule for Blocking Insecure Web Downloads

Google is planning to issue warnings to Chrome browser users about potentially insecure content that can get downloaded when visiting Web sites.

Microsoft Outlines Early Progress on PowerShell Secrets Management

Microsoft described progress on its coming PowerShell Secrets Management Module in a Thursday announcement.

Backup Explorer Preview for Microsoft Azure Now Available

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that its Backup Explorer tool for Azure services is available as a preview.