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Business Connectivity Services for Microsoft 365 Ending in 2024

Microsoft on Monday gave a one-year advance notice that it plans to block the Business Connectivity Services that Microsoft 365 customers may be using.

Remote PowerShell for Exchange Online Ending This Month

Microsoft on Monday announced that it will turn off Remote PowerShell Protocol for Exchange Online, starting as early as Oct. 3, 2023 for its worldwide service customers.

Microsoft Entra ID Protection Eases Password Change Remediations

Microsoft has improved the remediation process when users authenticating via on-premises methods are deemed to be at risk by the Microsoft Entra ID Protection service, per a Thursday announcement.

Exchange Online Tamper Protections Arriving in 2024

Microsoft on Wednesday gave notice that its Exchange Online e-mail tamper protections are planned for completion in 2024, which may entail some backend changes by IT departments.

Microsoft Releases Windows 11 23H2 Preview

The new update, rolling out for some, includes a preview of Microsoft's AI-powered Windows Copilot.

Microsoft Mesh Public Preview for Teams Arriving Next Month

Microsoft Mesh for Microsoft Teams will be arriving as a public preview in Oct. 2023, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Ending Azure Database for MariaDB Service in 2025

Microsoft announced on Monday that it plans to "retire" its Azure Database for MariaDB service on Sept. 19, 2025.

New Outlook for Windows 11 Arriving Now for Organizations

Microsoft this week announced that the new Outlook for Windows 11 is now at the "general availability" release stage for personal account users, but it's also arriving for organizations as a so-called "enterprise ready" release.

Microsoft Unveils Four New Surface Devices

Microsoft on Thursday unveiled four new Surface devices for businesses.

Cisco To Acquire Splunk for About $28 Billion

Cisco is acquiring security and IT solutions provider Splunk for about "$28 billion in equity value," per a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Reveals Unified AI Platform Copilot Availability

Copilot for Windows 11 will be available on Sept. 26.

Microsoft Updates Entra ID Name Change Timeline

Microsoft provided an update on its rename transition for Azure Active Directory, which is now mostly getting called "Entra ID," in a Tuesday announcement.

Azure Update Manager Commercially Released

Microsoft this week announced that Azure Update Manager reached "general availability," or commercial rollout status.

Windows Server 2012 ESUs via Azure Arc Now Commercially Available

Microsoft this week announced that Extended Security Updates for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, as managed using Azure Arc, reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Microsoft Addresses Misconfigured Token Exposing 38TB of Microsoft Data

Microsoft indicated on Monday that it had revoked an overly permissioned Shared Access Signature (SAS) token, said to have exposed "38TB" of internal Microsoft data.

Microsoft's Panos Panay Announces Company Departure

Yusuf Mehdi will be filling the newly vacated leadership role.

Google Chromebooks Get 10 Years of Update Support

Google announced this week that its Chromebooks computers will get 10 years of updates automatically.

Microsoft Adds SMB Security Controls for Windows Insider Program Testers

Microsoft has added Server Message Block security measures for IT pros, which are now available as part of an early Windows preview release.

Microsoft and Oracle Partner on New 'Oracle Database at Azure' Service Offering

Microsoft and Oracle on Thursday announced "Oracle Database@Azure," a new collaborative infrastructure-as-a-service effort that lets Oracle database customers more easily tap Azure services.

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Update 23H2 Released

Microsoft released "feature update" 23H2 for SharePoint Server Subscription Edition (SE), per a Tuesday announcement.

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