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Microsoft's Security Update Guide To Report on CBL-Mariner Linux Vulnerabilities

Microsoft's Security Update Guide, which chronicles Microsoft's patch releases each month, is getting two relatively new additions.

Microsoft Adds More User Phishing Details to Attack Simulation Training Service

Microsoft's Attack Simulation Training product now shows more information about how users interacted with simulated phishing attacks, per a Tuesday announcement.

Exchange Online TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Support Ending for POP 3 and IMAP 4 Clients

Microsoft gave notice this week that it's planning to disable the use of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and TLS 1.1 security protocols for Exchange Online customers that use Post Office Protocol 3 (POP 3) and/or Internet Message Access Protocol 4 (IMAP 4) clients, starting next month.

Microsoft Working To Bolster Viva Help for IT Pros

Microsoft on Wednesday described its recent efforts to help IT pros with various Microsoft Viva problems, including the dreaded "Native Mode" migrations that may have affected some organizations.

Microsoft Aims To Improve Bing Search Results with OpenAI Integration

Microsoft is reportedly integrating the artificial intelligence-powered ChatGPT chatbot into its Bing search engine to provide more human-like answers to user questions.

Dead and Unsupported Microsoft Product Milestones Coming in 2023

Some notable Microsoft products will be "retiring" or falling out of support in 2023.

Microsoft Adds Collaboration Capabilities to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides for HoloLens 2

Microsoft this week described enhancements to its Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides add-on to HoloLens 2, which is its mixed-reality headset.

Microsoft Intune Adds New Windows Update for Business Controls

Microsoft Intune now has some update controls for Windows clients that are enabled by the Windows Update for Business service.

Microsoft To Block Remote PowerShell for Exchange Online in 2023

Microsoft is phasing out the use of Remote PowerShell for Exchange Online, and will block its use next year.

Report Predicts Rise of AI Based Cyberattacks in Next 5 Years

Artificial intelligence (AI)-based cyberattacks on organizations could start to ramp up over the next five years, according to a recently published report.

Microsoft Planning To Revive Quick Assist via Windows Updates

Microsoft's Quick Assist app will be getting enhanced by Windows quality updates, starting this month and the next, and these updates may overcome issues associated with its switch to being a Windows Store app.

Microsoft Ending 2022's Security Patching with 2 Zero Day Updates

Microsoft's final security update of the year arrived on Tuesday, featuring 6 bulletin items rated "critical," a flaw fix total of 49.

Microsoft Authenticator Support for Apple Watch Ends in January

The Microsoft Authenticator app, used to assure secure authentications, won't be compatible with the Apple Watch, starting next month.

Azure Active Directory Enhanced Sign-In Branding Gets Previewed

Microsoft is previewing new customization options for Azure Active Directory-based user sign-ins to applications, as announced on Monday.

Microsoft Buys Hollowcore Fiber Cable Maker Lumenisity

Microsoft announced on Friday that it has acquired Lumenisity, a maker of hollowcore fiber cable for global networking infrastructure.

Microsoft Authenticator for iOS Now Complies with FIPS 140 Standard

The Microsoft Authenticator app for iOS devices is now compliant with the U.S. government's "Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140" security standard, according to a Thursday Microsoft announcement.

FTC Looks To Block Microsoft Buy of Activision with Lawsuit

Microsoft's record-breaking purchase of video game company Activision Blizzard is in trouble after the Federal Trade Commission filed suit to block the sale on Thursday.

Cameyo's Virtual App Delivery Service Now Supports Linux Apps

Cameyo on Wednesday announced that its Virtual App Delivery service now supports Linux applications, expanding from Windows apps support.

Container Stack

Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service Getting Bolstered by Isovalent's Security, Networking and Observability Solutions

Microsoft and Isovalent on Monday announced efforts to bring eBPF capabilities to Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Rackspace Confirms Ransomware Attack on Hosted Exchange Service

Managed services provider Rackspace issued an announcement on Tuesday confirming that its hosted Microsoft Exchange e-mail service was disrupted by a ransomware attack.