Microsoft Issues Security Advisory on 'Critical' SMB 3 Flaw in Windows Systems

Microsoft issued Security Advisory ADV200005 on late Tuesday about a "Critical"-rated Server Message Block (SMB) 3.1.1 vulnerability.

March Microsoft Security Patches Address 26 Critical Vulnerabilities

Microsoft released its March security patches on Tuesday, which address about 115 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in total.

Researchers Suggest AMD Chips Subject to Cache Side-Channel Attacks

AMD processors have "cache way predictors" that can leak information when subjected to attacks, according a paper (PDF) by university researchers.

Microsoft Rolls Out Crisis Communication App, Promotes Free Teams Use Amid Coronavirus Fears

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new Crisis Communication App to help keep track of employees and their work status during emergencies.

PowerShell 7 Now Commercially Released

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that PowerShell 7 has reached "general availability" (GA) commercial release.

Backup Reports Preview for Microsoft Azure Now Available

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a public preview of a Backup Reports capability that's accessible from the Azure Portal.

Dark City IMage

Microsoft and Cisco Partner on IoT Device Connectivity Solutions

Microsoft and Cisco are claiming Internet of Things (IoT) interoperability between their respective cloud and IoT device networking products.

Microsoft Universal Print Service Now at Private Preview

Microsoft on Monday announced a private preview of its Universal Print service, which eliminates the need to maintain print servers on-premises or install printer drivers.

Microsoft Bringing SMB Over QUIC to Windows

Microsoft is working on Server Message Block (SMB) over QUIC technology for use with "Windows, Windows Server, and Azure Files," according to a Monday announcement.

Microsoft To Bring Cortana Changes in Spring Windows 10 Update

Microsoft plans to update the user experience associated with its Cortana personal assistant software with the coming spring feature update of Windows 10, according to a Friday announcement.

New Edge Browser Getting Ability To Block Unwanted Apps

The new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser is getting the ability to block potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Ending Three Certifications in June

Microsoft announced plans on Thursday to end three certification programs on June 30, 2020, and that separate exams for Windows Server 2019 and SQL Server 2019 won't be available.

Skytap on Azure Service Adds Options for Apps Running on IBM Systems

Applications that use IBM Power processors in "on-premises" datacenters can now be moved to Microsoft Azure datacenters via a "Skytap on Azure" service, according to Thursday announcements by both Microsoft and Skytap.

Exchange Online Users Get More Caveats on Basic Authentication's End in October

Microsoft on Tuesday offered more details on its plans to end Basic Authentication in Exchange Online, which will cause pain for some organizations.

Microsoft Didn't Remove the SMB1 Protocol from Windows

Microsoft explained in a Wednesday announcement that it didn't actually remove Server Message Block 1 (SMB1) from Windows releases.

Mover SharePoint Migration Tool Now Available to Microsoft 365 Subscribers

Microsoft this month announced that its free Mover cloud-to-cloud migration tool is "now available to Microsoft 365 customers worldwide."

Space Image

Microsoft's Azure Sphere for IoT Devices Now Commercially Available

Microsoft announced that its Azure Sphere solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) devices have reached the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage.

Google Goes Live with Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory

Google's Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory is now a "generally available" service, according to a Thursday Google announcement.

Dell Sells RSA Assets for $2 Billion

Dell's RSA security solutions businesses, including the RSA Conference, were bought by a consortium of companies for about $2 billion, according to Tuesday announcements.

Old Fashioned Mics

Microsoft Preps for RSA Conference with Multiple Security Product Announcements

The announcements included a few "general availability" announcements, product enhancements and some partner collaborations.