Azure Active Directory Staged Rollout Feature Commercially Released

Microsoft this week announced the commercial release of an Azure Active Directory "staged rollout" feature for IT pros.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Verifiable Credentials Service

Microsoft on Monday announced a preview release of Azure Active Directory Verifiable Credentials, a service that is part of its overall decentralized identity efforts.

Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop Commercially Released

Microsoft announced last week that the ability to use Azure Monitor to monitor Windows Virtual Desktop environments is now at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Microsoft To Fully Reopen Headquarters on Sept. 7

Microsoft now plans to fully reopen its Redmond, Wash.-based campus headquarters on Sept. 7, according to a press account.

Microsoft 365 Licensing Costs Can Spike from Access and Use Limitations

Organizations licensing Microsoft 365 services can easily succumb to cost pitfalls, according to a Thursday talk by the Directions on Microsoft consultancy.

Microsoft Advances HoloLens Army Contract Valued at $21.9B

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that its work on the U.S. Army's Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), based on the Microsoft HoloLens mixed-reality headset technology and Microsoft Azure services, has now moved from the prototype stage to the field deployment stage.

SharePoint Enhancements Bringing App Bar and Page Analytics to Microsoft 365 Subscribers

Microsoft on Wednesday described SharePoint Online capabilities arriving as early as April for Microsoft 365 subscribers that opt to get "targeted release" feature updates.

Microsoft Unveils ION Version 1 for Decentralized Identities

Microsoft last week announced that its open source Identity Overlay Network (ION) decentralized identifier (DID) solution has advanced to version 1.

Azure Active Directory Gets Oversight Reporting Perks

IT pros are getting a modest bump-up in oversight capabilities with the Azure Active Directory improvements that were announced this month.

Microsoft Commercially Releases PowerShell Secret Management Modules

Microsoft last week announced the release of two PowerShell modules that aim to make it easier to invoke scripted processes that require so-called "secrets" or passcodes to work.

Microsoft Offers Exchange Server Webshell Hunting Tips

Microsoft on Thursday published a comprehensive description of the Exchange Server attack methods currently taking advantage of four zero-day flaws in those products, and offered extensive advice.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager 2103 Adds Cloud Configuration and Tunnel Features

Microsoft on Thursday highlighted a few additions this month for users of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, which is used for configuring and managing devices and servers.

Microsoft 365 Admin Center Starting To Get Windows Release Health

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it has started delivery of its Windows Release Health service component within the Microsoft 365 Admin Center portal.

New Outlook for Mac Preview Capabilities Include IMAP and S/MIME Support

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the availability of new capabilities that were added to the "new Outlook for Mac preview" e-mail client app.

Linux Anti-Virus Behavior Monitoring Preview Now Available in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of an enhancement to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux's anti-virus solution, adding behavior monitoring, deep scanning and blocking capabilities.

Studies Offer Glimpses into Remote Work Security Practices

A couple of industry-sponsored studies on security practices associated with supporting remote workforces were recently published this week.

Microsoft Report Urges Greater Flexibility To Support Burned-Out Remote Workers

Microsoft on Monday announced a report on the effects of the work-from-home shift that started last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exchange Server Hafnium Mitigations Available via Microsoft Defender Antivirus

Microsoft on Thursday clarified that organizations running Exchange Server can get automatic security mitigations against Hafnium attacks via Microsoft Defender Antivirus.

Windows 10 Version 21H1 Ready for Commercial Validation

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Window 10 version 21H1 is available for testing by organizations, prior to its "general availability" commercial release.

Microsoft Guide Describes Exchange Server Indicator of Compromise Testing Tools

The Microsoft Security Response Center team on Tuesday issued "Guidance for Responders," which provides more advice on how organizations can respond to the recent attacks that are leveraging Exchange Server zero-day flaws.

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