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Google Cloud Now Bolstered by Mandiant Security Services

Google announced on Monday that it has completed its acquisition of security solutions company Mandiant.

Microsoft Switches Teams Rooms Licensing to Basic and Pro Options

Microsoft has changed the licensing options it offers for Microsoft Teams Rooms software and services as of this month, per an announcement.

Microsoft Releases Window Autopatch Improvements

Microsoft this week described Windows Autopatch version 2208 improvements for IT pros, plus some perks to come.

Microsoft Aids Video Streaming Demands with New eCDN Service

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new "standalone" eCDN (Enterprise Content Delivery Network) product for optimizing live video streaming in organizations.

Los Angeles Unified School District Hit by Ransomware Attack

The Los Angeles Unified School District reported on Monday that a ransomware attack had occurred.

Microsoft Permits 3-Month Reprieve Before Ending Basic Authentication for Exchange Online Users

Microsoft still intends to turn off Basic Authentication for Exchange Online users on Oct. 1, but it is offering a possible grace period of about three months before ending it altogether.

Microsoft Adds Azure AD Security and Compliance Perks

Microsoft this week announced Azure Active Directory enhancements for organizations that likely will better address some security and compliance issues.

Microsoft To Ease Cloud Services Options for Partners and Customers in October

Microsoft this week announced licensing and hosting changes for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program partners and their customers, most of which will take effect on Oct. 1, 2022.

Microsoft Blames Ubuntu Update DNS Problems for Azure Services Outage

Microsoft this week issued an alert noting that domain name system (DNS) problems are occurring for Azure customers who had upgraded Canonical Ubuntu on Azure virtual machines.

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Microsoft Ending Kaizala Messaging Service Next Year

Microsoft is planning to end its Kaizala messaging service next year, as described in a Friday lifecycle announcement and partner announcement.

SQL Server 2022 Release Candidate 0 Now Available

Microsoft last week announced the release of SQL Server 2022 Release Candidate (RC) 0.

Microsoft Adoption Score Product Replaces Productivity Score for Tracking Microsoft 365 Apps Use

Microsoft on Thursday announced the rollout of Adoption Score, a service that tracks Microsoft 365 use in organizations that was formerly called "Productivity Score."

Microsoft Reminds PC Partners About UEFI Mitigation Requirements Coming in November

Microsoft this week reminded developer partners about certain "memory mitigation requirements" to be met for PCs and software that use the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).

Microsoft Describes 'MagicWeb' Attacks Using Active Directory Federation Services

Microsoft on Wednesday described "MagicWeb" attacks by an advanced persistent threat group called "Nobelium," advising organizations using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to take hardening steps.

Microsoft Viva Engage Commercially Released

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the Viva Engage app is now "generally available for customers worldwide."

Azure Communication Services Adds Microsoft Teams Support for App Developers

Microsoft announced on Monday that Azure Communication Services now supports the Microsoft Teams collaboration service at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Microsoft Previews Azure Workbooks for Update Compliance of Windows Devices

Microsoft this week announced a public preview of Azure Workbooks for Update Compliance, which gives organizations a dashboard view on the status of Windows updates and drivers in client devices.

Network and Web Protections in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Now Available at Preview for Linux and macOS Devices

Microsoft this week announced public previews of Network Protection and Web Protection capabilities for Linux and macOS devices in its Microsoft Defender for Endpoint solution.

Microsoft Dev Box Preview Now Available

Microsoft this week announced a public preview of Microsoft Dev Box, which lets developers create provisioned workspaces for specific projects.

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Canonical and Microsoft Add .NET 6 Support to Ubuntu Linux

Developers using the Ubuntu 22.04 ("Jammy") operating system can now install .NET 6, Canonical and Microsoft announced on Tuesday.