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Microsoft Authenticator Number Matching Security Feature Released and Coming by Default Next Year

The Microsoft Authenticator app now has a number-matching security feature at the "general availability" (GA) commercial release stage, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Previews Authentication Strength Feature for Greater Control over Multifactor Authentication Access Methods

Microsoft this week announced a preview of "Authentication Strength," a new control for organizations using the Azure Active Directory Conditional Access service.

Microsoft Server Misconfiguration Led to Exposed Customer Data

Microsoft on Wednesday confirmed that a misconfiguration with a Microsoft server endpoint has potentially exposed some customer data, including personal information and emails.

Microsoft Previews New In-Between Features for Windows 11 Version 22H2

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that new Windows 11 version 22H2 features are getting released at the preview stage via an "optional non-security preview release."

Window 10 Version 22H2 Commercially Released

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the general availability channel release of Windows 10 version 22H2, as described in this "Release Health" document, plus Windows 10 IoT Enterprise version 22H2.

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure Now Available in the  Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Red Hat today announced the availability of its Ansible Automation Platform on Azure in Microsoft's Azure Marketplace.

Office Is Becoming Microsoft 365

Name-change sleuths have discovered that Microsoft is axing the Office brand name in favor of "Microsoft 365."

Ignite 2022: Microsoft Says 'Mum' to MEM, and Just Call It 'Intune'

Microsoft Endpoint Management (MEM) appears to be the first naming casualty of Microsoft Ignite this week, as Microsoft announced that the MEM brand is getting supplanted by Microsoft Intune.

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Microsoft 365 and Security Products Reaching General Availability at Microsoft Ignite

A lot of products were announced at the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage during this week's Microsoft Ignite event, which kicked off on Wednesday.

AI Takes Center Stage in Microsoft Ignite Keynote

"Digital perseverance" was the theme of day one's wide-ranging Microsoft Ignite 2022 keynote on Wednesday.

Azure Products Reaching 'General Availability' at Microsoft Ignite

A lot of products were announced at the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage during this week's Microsoft Ignite event, which kicked off on Wednesday.

Microsoft Reveals New Surface Devices, Unveils AI Art Hooks

Microsoft kicked off this week's Ignite conference with a Surface presentation on Wednesday morning, detailing refreshed models of its Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and Surface Studio.

Microsoft's October Security Patch Missing Zero-Day Exchange Fix

This month's Microsoft monthly security update, which comes packed with 85 flaw fixes, is notable for what's not included – a fix for last month's publicly disclosed Exchange vulnerabilities, known as "NotProxyShell."

Azure Kubernetes Service Now Supports Windows Server 2022

Microsoft on Monday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Windows Server 2022 on the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Biden Data Privacy Order Triggers European Commission Review

The Biden administration on Friday announced an executive order implementing a "European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework" that aims to address privacy and legal due process complaints regarding data sharing.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Enables AOSP Android Device Management via Premium Add-On

Microsoft this week announced the ability to manage Android Open Source Project (AOSP) devices via Microsoft Intune, which is available as a "premium" add-on to Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) subscribers.

Microsoft Previews Azure Firewall Basic Edition for SMBs

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of a Basic edition of the Azure Firewall service, which is available at the preview stage.

Linux Client Device Management Coming to Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune, the mobile management solution that's offered as part of the Microsoft Endpoint Manager suite, is getting the ability to manage Linux desktops with an update that'll be arriving this month, per a Tuesday Microsoft announcement.

What We Can Expect From the Ignite 2022 Keynote

Don't be surprised if Microsoft spends a good amount of time on its Flight Simulator. Yes, you heard that right.

Identity Theft Monitoring Offered to Microsoft 365 Consumer Users

Microsoft this week announced that a new Identity Theft Monitoring service is available to U.S. subscribers to the Microsoft 365 Personal or Microsoft 365 Family editions.