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Microsoft Finalizes Windows 10 Version 21H2 for Insider Testers

Microsoft announced that Windows 10 version 21H2, also known as the "November 2021 Update," is at the final build stage, and is already available to Windows Insider program participants.

Microsoft Claims Universal Print Compatible with Zero-Trust Network Security

Microsoft claimed this week that its Universal Print service is part of its "zero-trust" vision for networks.

Microsoft Launches Security Program for Nonprofits

Microsoft on Thursday announced a new program for nonprofits that provides a suite of real-time monitoring and protection tools.

Windows 11 Beta Channel Can Now Run Android Apps

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that some Android apps can now be run on Windows 11 when using the latest Windows Insider program Beta Channel release.

Privacy Management for Microsoft 365 Commercially Released

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Privacy Management for Microsoft 365.

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Microsoft Outlines Passwordless Options for Organizations

The case for a passwordless future was made by Microsoft luminaries in a 1.5-hour online presentation.

Windows 11 Gets 40 Percent Smaller Cumulative Updates

Microsoft explained this week that Windows 11 has an improved cumulative update (CU) technology that is said to reduce the CU size by "about 40 percent."

Microsoft $21.9B HoloLens Army Contract Gets Nudged

Microsoft's estimated $21.9 billion U.S. Army contract on building a mixed-reality headset for tactical operations has apparently hit a snag.

Nintex Growth Includes New Business Process Automation Solutions

Nintex this week described enhancements to its cloud-based automation platform, including newly achieved security and regulatory certifications, plus a major organizational change.

'Underdeveloped' New Ransomware Yanluowang Identified

A Symantec cybersecurity team at Broadcom Inc. is warning of a recently discovered ransomware family that's already been seen in the wild.

Majority of Enterprises Deploying Redundant Security Tools

Is having too much security a bad thing?

Espionage Attackers Were Using Windows Zero Day Vulnerability CVE-2021-40449

A Chinese-speaking advanced persistent threat (APT) group had been exploiting a zero-day Windows vulnerability, which got a patch from Microsoft on Tuesday, according to Kaspersky researchers.

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Microsoft October Patches Address More Than 70 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft on Tuesday released security patches for more than 70 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).

Microsoft Touts 'Cloud-Native Windows Endpoints' for Remote Device Management

Microsoft advocated for the use of so-called "cloud-native Windows endpoints" to address the needs of remote workforces in a Monday announcement.

System Center 2012 and 2012 R2 Losing Support in 2022

System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2 products will be reaching their end-of-support dates in about nine months, Microsoft indicated on Monday.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Preview Bringing Perks for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 Users

Microsoft this week announced a "revamped solution stack" for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint that promises to bolster protections and simplify setups when using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 products.

Microsoft's 'Digital Defense Report' Highlights Russian Attacks and Ransomware Gangs

Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of its annual "Digital Defense Report," which catalogs nation-state and criminal attacks, as well as some countermeasures to take.

Windows 11 Preview Available for Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop

Microsoft this week announced support for Windows 11 in its Windows 365 Enterprise and Azure Virtual Desktop desktop-as-a-service offerings.

Microsoft Brings 'Mission Alignment' to Viva with Ally.io Acquisition

Microsoft this week purchased a three-year-old startup in the growing OKR (objectives and key results) market with plans to incorporate it into the Microsoft Viva platform.

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Windows 11 IoT Enterprise Commercially Released

Windows 11 IoT Enterprise is now generally available, Microsoft announced this week.