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Report: IT Was the 'Great Enabler' for Businesses During Pandemic

Organizations are prioritizing their IT investments in the coming year -- which makes sense, because that's what kept many of them afloat in the previous year-and-a-half.

Progress Buys Kemp Technologies

Progress Software on Thursday announced the acquisition of load balancer solutions company Kemp Technologies.

Microsoft Exchange Emergency Mitigation Service Coming Sept. 28

Organizations using Exchange Server will get a new automated emergency mitigation tool after installing Microsoft's September cumulative updates.

Exchange Security Hole, Delayed Updates and Basic Authentication End Date Announced

This week brings Exchange Online news regarding Basic Authentication, plus a September cumulative update delay for Exchange Server.

Microsoft Highlights Windows Server 2022 Integration with Azure Services in Summit Talk

Microsoft had a lot to say about Windows Server 2022 in its 1.5-hour Windows Server Summit online event.

Next-Generation Surface Hardware Available Oct. 5

Microsoft aims to further blur the line between the tablet and PC with its updated and expanded line of Surface hardware, shown off Wednesday during a live virtual event.

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Microsoft Gets Behind Eclipse Data Connector for B2B Collaborations

Microsoft recently described Eclipse Data Connector (EDC) progress, along with its efforts to align cross-organizational data-sharing needs with Europe-based privacy and security laws.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell Script To Check Windows 11 Upgrade Readiness

Microsoft announced the release of a PowerShell script for checking hardware readiness for Windows 11 upgrades, and promised an Endpoint Analytics tool will be arriving "over the next few days."

Microsoft Offers More Info on MSHTML and OMI Security Holes

Microsoft recently offered more information about two different security vulnerabilities addressed in last week's "update Tuesday" patch release.

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Office LTSC Reaches GA, with Office 2021 Coming Oct. 5

Microsoft has announced product milestones for two newly arriving so-called "perpetual-license" Office products.

Azure Virtual Desktop Now Supports End Users Joined via Azure Active Directory

Azure Virtual Desktop host pools can now be joined to the Azure Active Directory service, Microsoft announced.

No Passwords Needed for Microsoft Accounts

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that the company is ditching the password when it comes to logging into consumer-facing Microsoft accounts.

Almost Half of Databases Are Vulnerable to Attack

According to a five-year study by California-based security firm Imperva Inc., 46 percent of all global on-premises databases have existing flaws that can be leveraged by outside attackers.

Microsoft Azure OMI Vulnerabilities, Dubbed 'OMIGOD,' Still Not Patched

Microsoft's Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) vulnerabilities, disclosed with this week's update Tuesday patch releases, demonstrated yet another hole in Azure security.

Microsoft September Security Patches Address 66 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has released September security patches, addressing an estimated 66 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).

Apple Issues iOS Patches, Fixes Vulnerability Linked to NSO Group

Apple issued patches for two vulnerabilities that can permit an attacker to run code on iOS devices, with one vulnerability (CVE-2021-30860) said by researchers to originate from the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware maker.

Microsoft Embracing OpenTelemetry for Azure Monitor Application Insights

Microsoft on Monday described efforts to bring OpenTelemetry measures to Azure Monitor Application Insights, and eventually to other Azure services, as well.

'Azurescape' Attack on Azure Container Instances Highlights Risks of Using Multitenant Services

The Microsoft Security Response Center issued a "coordinated disclosure" notice on Wednesday for users of the Azure Container Instances (ACI) service, promising that "no unauthorized access to customer data" had occurred.

Report: 33% of Flagged Work E-Mails Are Phishing Attempts

Latest analysis shows how prevalent phishing attempts are -- and how important it is to have proper e-mail reporting and comprehensive e-mail training.

Microsoft Outlines Remote Work Trends, Delays HQ Reopening

Microsoft shared more information about remote work trends, while also indicating that its planned Oct. 4 Redmond, Wash. headquarters reopening is getting indefinitely delayed.