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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.

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.

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 Buys The Marsden Group To Enhance Azure IoT Industry Support

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of The Marsden Group, a Houston-based Microsoft partner that helps with industrial automation and safety processes.

Microsoft Offers Preliminary Explanation for March 15 Azure AD Outage

Microsoft on Monday apologized for an Azure Active Directory issue that disrupted access to Office 365 applications and the Azure Admin Portal for two hours or more for some users.

Microsoft Releases Exchange On-Premises Mitigation Tool to Address Hafnium Attacks Quickly

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of a one-click tool to apply temporary security protections against the recent Exchange Server attacks from the "Hafnium" advanced persistent threat group and other attackers.

New Edge Browser Option Lets Orgs Slow Feature Updates

The Microsoft Edge browser will be getting a new "Extended Stable" feature update option later this year for organizations that need more testing time, Microsoft announced on Friday.

Azure Active Directory External Identities Commercially Released

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" (GA) commercial release of its External Identities capability in the Azure Active Directory service.

Microsoft Warns Unpatched Exchange Servers Subject to 'DearCry' Ransomware

Exchange Servers are getting attacked to install ransomware, dubbed "DearCry," Microsoft warned on Thursday.

CISA and FBI Issue Joint Advisory on Exchange Server Hafnium Attacks

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a Microsoft Exchange Server joint advisory that offers consolidated advice for Exchange Server users on detecting Hafnium attacks.

Microsoft Delivers Patches for 89 Vulnerabilities in March Security Release

Microsoft has released software security updates addressing 89 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs), according to security researchers.

Microsoft Issues Hafnium Security Fixes that Don't Require Latest Exchange Server Cumulative Updates

Microsoft's Exchange team on Monday announced additional help for organizations having trouble trying to patch Exchange Server products quickly in response to the Hafnium attacks.

Microsoft and Security Researchers Describe Tips and Tools for Detecting Exchange Server Hafnium Attacks

Microsoft has updated its recommendations to organizations running Exchange Server, targeted in Hafnium nation-state attacks, by describing some new resources.

Microsoft Universal Print Service Commercially Released

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its Universal Print service is now commercially released at the "general availability" stage worldwide.

Microsoft Drops 'Solorigate' for 'Nobelium' in Ongoing SolarWinds Attack Investigations

Microsoft this week described "three new pieces" of malware that were used in the SolarWinds Orion espionage attacks dubbed "Solorigate," although Microsoft security researches are now calling it "Nobelium."

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Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2022 Preview

Microsoft announced during its Ignite event that Window Server 2022 is currently available at the preview stage.

Azure Networking Enhancements Announced at Ignite

Azure networking improvements were announced by Microsoft as part of its Ignite Conference.