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Nintex Buys AssureSign To Add Electronic Signature Capabilities

Nintex on Wednesday announced the acquisition of AssureSign, a provider of digital signature and transaction management solutions.

Microsoft To Say What's New for Windows in June 24 Exec Talk

Microsoft is planning to describe the next direction it'll be taking with its Windows operating system in a June 24 "What's New for Windows" online presentation.

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Microsoft Buys ReFirm Labs To Bolster Azure Defender for IoT

Microsoft announced the acquisition of ReFirm Labs, a provider of security solutions for organizations using Internet of Things (IoT) and network edge devices.

Automatic HTTPS Preview for Microsoft Edge Browser Now Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced an Automatic HTTPS preview feature for the Microsoft Edge browser.

Microsoft Points to Nobelium in USAID Spearphishing Attacks

Microsoft announced on Thursday that about 3,000 e-mail accounts were recently targeted by the Nobelium espionage group, with attacks spiking on May 25.

Microsoft Previews Contextual Settings for Azure Active Directory Conditional Access

Microsoft this week announced a public preview release of an Azure Active Directory Conditional Access capability that lets organization trigger policies for end users based on a situation or context.

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 Perks for Developers

Microsoft announced a few Windows 10 advancements for developers during Build, including the Project Reunion 0.8 preview and Windows Subsystem for Linux enhancements.

Nadella Highlights Microsoft's Data and AI Advancements at Build Dev Event

Microsoft is a company of software developers that's simply addressing the needs other developers, CEO Satya Nadella indicated in a Microsoft Build keynote talk.

IBM WebSphere App Server Now Available on Azure Linux VMs

Microsoft and IBM earlier this month announced the "availability" of IBM WebSphere Application Server on Azure Linux-based virtual machines.

Internet Explorer 11 Support Ending Next Year on Windows 10

Microsoft last week announced that its Internet Explorer 11 desktop browser will be "retired" next year for certain Windows 10 versions.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Adds Linux Support

Microsoft announced last week that the Threat and Vulnerability Management capabilities in its Microsoft Defender for Endpoint security solution now protects Linux-based devices.

Microsoft Previews Solutions Marketplace and Teams Support for Azure Sentinel

Microsoft last week announced a bunch of Azure Sentinel enhancements, which are at the preview stage right now.

Azure Active Directory Conditional Access and VM Management Perks Released

Microsoft announced Azure Active Directory management enhancements for the Azure AD Conditional Access service, as well as authentication perks for managing Azure virtual machines.

Biden Order Aims To Tighten Software Security Practices

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced an executive order aiming to tighten software security practices generally, following recent attacks.

Azure Blockchain Service Ending in September

The Azure Blockchain service will end on Sept. 10, 2021, according to a recently updated Microsoft document.

Microsoft Advocates Zero Trust Security for Hybrid Networks

Microsoft this week highlighted the general trend toward implementing "hybrid" networks, which is the combined use of cloud services plus on-premises software.

CISA and FBI Offer Security Advice After Ransomware Attack on Fuel Pipeline

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued an advisory and an alert regarding a recent ransomware attack on a U.S. fuel pipeline company.

Microsoft's Security Patches for May Address 55 Vulnerabilities

Just four CVEs were described as "Critical" in severity. Also included in the May bunch were patches for 50 "Important" vulnerabilities, plus one deemed "Moderate."

Microsoft and Darktrace Partner on Azure and AI Security Solutions

Microsoft and Darktrace announced a partnership on Monday in which Darktrace's artificial intelligence (AI) security solutions are getting integrated with three Microsoft services.

Microsoft Design Changes Include New Azure Icon and New Default Font

Microsoft is changing its Azure icon from its current cluster of four squares to a blue "A" image.