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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.

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft Outlines Plans To Meet EU Data Storage Legal Requirements

Microsoft announced on Thursday that its various services are expected to meet European Union (EU) data storage legal requirements by the end of 2022.

'Millions' of Dell Windows PCs Contain 'Critical' Driver Vulnerability

Dell on Tuesday issued a support article describing a "Critical" vulnerability in the Dell dbutil driver affecting most Windows-based Dell computer users.

Microsoft July Update To Remove Flash from Windows Systems

The Adobe Flash Player will get removed from most Windows systems via Microsoft's patch service in July, according to an updated Windows blog post. 

Microsoft Previews OneDrive Sync Admin Reports

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of OneDrive Sync Admin Reports for the OneDrive for Business cloud storage service when used with Windows clients.

Microsoft Releases Open Source 'Counterfit' Tool for Attacking AI Systems

Microsoft on Monday announced the release of Counterfit as an open source project on GitHub, permitting organizations to test the security of their artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions by attacking them.

Patch Issued for Critical Vulnerability in Pulse Connect Secure VPNs

Ivanti Pulse Secure announced a patch on Monday for a "Critical"-rated vulnerability (CVE-2021-22893) in its Pulse Connect Secure VPN appliances.

Microsoft Warns Skype for Business Online Ends in August

Microsoft on Thursday issued yet another reminder to organizations that Skype for Business Online will be ending on July 31, 2021, and they should be moving to Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Previews New Full 'Server' Container Image for Windows Server 2022

Microsoft on Thursday announced a preview of a new full "Server" container image option for Windows Server 2022 when it uses the "desktop experience."

Microsoft Buys Kinvolk To Bolster Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Arc

Microsoft on Thursday announced the acquisition of Kinvolk, a maker of open source Kubernetes solutions and tools.

Microsoft Previews Graph API Support in Windows Update for Business Deployment Service

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a preview of Microsoft Graph application programming interfaces (APIs) for use with the Windows Update for Business Deployment Service.