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SQL Server 2022 Public Preview Expected Mid-Year

SQL Server 2022 is nearing a public preview release, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Answers Some Windows 11 Security Questions

Microsoft's coming Windows 11 security improvements, announced last week, may be available for Windows 10 machines as well.

CrowdStrike and Mandiant Agree on Security Solutions Partnership

Security solutions companies CrowdStrike and Mandiant have formed a strategic partnership across some of their security products for organizations, per a Thursday CrowdStrike announcement.

Microsoft Outlines New Security Protections Coming to Windows 11

Microsoft on Tuesday described security enhancements coming in "a future release of Windows 11."

Windows Native Update Preview Available for Configuration Manager Users

Microsoft is previewing the ability for IT departments using its Configuration Manager tool to give their Windows users a so-called "native inbox experience" when getting updates, according to a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Offers Detection Guidance on Spring4Shell Vulnerability

Microsoft on Tuesday offered guidance on the so-called "Spring4Shell" vulnerability in the Spring Framework overseen by VMware, while also indicating that its own services were unaffected.

New Microsoft Autopatch Service Aims To Patch PCs Automatically

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled Windows Autopatch, which lets Microsoft take over quality and security patching operations in organizations, including Windows operating system feature updates, plus driver updates.

Microsoft Describes Coming Windows 365 Improvements To Support Remote Work

Microsoft on Tuesday profiled coming Windows 365 enhancements as part of an overall theme of supporting "hybrid work" scenarios.

Microsoft Tweaks Windows 11 File Explorer, Adds Inclusivity Options

In an effort to make Windows the "most accessible and inclusive" version of the OS, Microsoft on Tuesday outlined a few new upgrades and features, including a redesigned File Explorer.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager Getting Cloud Add-On 'Premium' Capabilities To Remote Support Work

Microsoft on Tuesday described Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) as becoming a "single, cloud powered solution" for organizations, with new capabilities.

System Center 2022 Commercially Released

Microsoft on Friday announced the "general availability" commercial release of System Center 2022, its suite of management, configuration, deployment and analysis tools for enterprise organizations.

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Google: Microsoft Tech Is Bad for Government Security

Google is pointing to government organizations' reliance on Microsoft technology as a serious security threat.

VMware Confirms Zero-Day Vulnerability in Spring Framework Dubbed 'Spring4Shell'

The Spring Framework can be subject to newly a disclosed "zero-day" vulnerability (CVE-2022-22965) that's deemed "Critical," according to a Thursday announcement by Spring developer VMware.

Microsoft Buys Process Mining Company Minit

Microsoft on Thursday announced the acquisition of Minit, a maker of process mining software for organizations.

Microsoft Previews Azure Arc for Managing Azure Stack HCI Virtual Machines

Microsoft this week announced a public preview of the ability to use Azure Arc to manage Linux or Windows virtual machines (VMs) when using Azure Stack HCI.

Globant Apparently Hacked by Lapsus Gang

Software development and IT services company Globant appears to have confirmed getting hacked, and it likely was done by the Lapsus$ criminal gang.

New Azure Front Door Service Now Available To Protect and Scale Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the "general availability" (GA) commercial release of Azure Front Door, its latest content delivery network (CDN) service for securing and supporting high-availability Web content and "global" applications.

Microsoft on Metaverse: 'Trust Cannot End at the Doorway of a Virtual Meeting Space'

The metaverse is coming and, with it, a new landscape for cyber threats.

Office 365 Government Secret Arriving Mid-Year

Microsoft on Monday announced that Office 365 Government Secret, a new software-as-a-service offering for U.S. federal agencies and their partners, is getting ready for "availability starting mid-2022."

Microsoft Bringing Search Highlights Feature to Windows 10 and Windows 11 Users

Microsoft announced this week that it has already started a phased rollout of its new "search highlights" feature for Windows 10 users, which also will be coming shortly to Windows 11 users.