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Microsoft Defender for Identity Will Check for Insecure Domain Configurations

Microsoft Defender for Identity is getting the ability to detect insecure domain configurations, even when they are Microsoft's defaults.

CISA, NSA and Other Agencies Recommend Hardening PowerShell

Government cybersecurity organizations on Tuesday announced guidelines for using Microsoft's built-in PowerShell scripting language with Windows, without having it also be leveraged by attackers.

Microsoft Adds New Capabilities to Verified ID Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday announced improvements to the preview of the Microsoft Entra Verified ID service.

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Major Tech Firms Create Metaverse Standards Forum

The Metaverse Standards Forum, made up of 30 tech organizations, has formed to foster cooperation in creating requirements and resources for the future of the metaverse industry.

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Microsoft To Screen Its Azure Customers on Facial Recognition Use Cases

Microsoft on Tuesday announced version 2 of its "Responsible AI Standard" document, and disclosed a use-case approval process for its Azure Face API, Computer Vision, and Video Indexer customers.

Microsoft Secured-Core IoT and Edge Devices Now Available

Microsoft has brought its Secured-core security design to Internet of Things (IoT) and edge devices, according to a Monday announcement.

New Microsoft Viva Sales Product Coming This Year

Microsoft on Thursday announced Viva Sales, a coming new product for salespersons that pulls information together from various Microsoft 365 applications.

Exchange Tenancies Should Prep for iOS Device 'Modern Authentication' Shift

Microsoft and Apple are working together to eliminate Basic Authentication use with the Mail app for organizations using the Microsoft Exchange Online e-mail service, according to a Thursday Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Defender for Individuals App Released to Consumer Users

Microsoft has released a new security application for consumer subscribers to the Microsoft 365 Personal or Microsoft 365 Family product suites, as described in a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Announces Azure Arc Multicloud Management Perks

Microsoft on Wednesday announced enhancements to its Azure Arc multicloud management solution as used with its Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Azure Machine Learning (ML) services.

Orca Security Discloses How It Breached Azure Synapse Customer Accounts

Orca Security on Tuesday published its findings on a security hole in Azure Synapse, as well as Azure Data Factory, that permitted access to customer tenancy accounts on Microsoft's shared "cloud" infrastructure.

'Follina' Fix Issued in Microsoft's June Patch Tuesday

Microsoft on Tuesday released 55 patches for its monthly security update release.

Microsoft Buying Foreign Attack Research Firm Miburo

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Miburo, a research firm that specializes in detecting and responding to foreign cyberattacks.

Internet Explorer 11 To Live On as 'IE Mode' After June 15

The venerable Internet Explorer 11 browser will fall out of support on June 15, 2022, but just for certain Windows 10 operating system versions that follow the semiannual channel release update cycle.

Three Microsoft Workload Identities Capabilities Now at Production Use Stage

Three capabilities in the Microsoft Entra Workload Identities service are "ready now for production use," according to a Thursday Microsoft announcement.

Cloud Security Top Concern at RSA Conference

Security experts attending this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco said their top concern for their enterprises is cloud security.

Microsoft Previews New Upgrade Readiness Reports in Microsoft Endpoint Manager

The Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center portal now offers previews of reports designed to assess Windows client device feature update readiness, plus the risks associated with specific operating system upgrades, per this Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Can Now Block Bad Unmanaged Devices

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint users now have a new "Contain" feature for compromised devices, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Announces Security Compliance Product Improvements

A few Microsoft security governance and compliance improvements were announced this week.

Dynamic Groups Enhancement Now at Preview for Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft this week previewed a way to create dynamic groups in Azure Active Directory that avoids some of the limitations with its existing "nested groups" approach.