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Delayed Microsoft Security Updates Now Planned for March Arrival

Microsoft quietly updated a Feb. 14 announcement explaining the delay of its February security updates to state that the updates will now be arriving on March 14, or the next "update Tuesday."

Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Imaging Rights in SmartDeploy Talk

Microsoft explained a bit how imaging works under its Volume Licensing program during a recent SmartDeploy online presentation.

Microsoft Defers February Security Updates

Microsoft has delayed its "patch Tuesday" security update release that was expected to arrive today.

Microsoft Planning New Yammer Desktop Apps for Mac and Windows

Microsoft indicated today that it is working to create new Yammer social media desktop applications for Mac and Windows machines.

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Secure Score

Microsoft has announced that Office 365 Secure Score API, the company's security analytics tool aimed at evaluating data risk levels in the cloud service, is now available for commercial Office 365 users.

Microsoft Partners with SailPoint on Azure Active Directory Governance

Microsoft announced a partnership with SailPoint this month on Azure AD governance.

Microsoft Outlines Coming Windows 10 Security Improvements

Microsoft announced some Windows 10 security improvements and milestones today in advance of the RSA security conference, taking place next week.

Windows 10 Version 1507 Now Losing Support in May

Microsoft clarified earlier this month that the end-of-support date for Windows 10 version 1507 will occur sometime in May, not in March as previously suggested.

Users of Azure Site Caching Service Get HTTPS Custom Domain Support

Verizon, an Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) service partner with Microsoft, now provides HTTPS support for custom domains, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Planning Added Character Support for SharePoint Online File Names

Microsoft gave notice to developer partners working with SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business services that it is beginning efforts to phase in file-name support for the # and % characters in its application programming interface (API).

Microsoft Kicks Off Legal Indemnity Program for Azure Users

Microsoft today initiated a new program that promises legal indemnification protections against intellectual property (IP) claims for organizations using Microsoft Azure services.

Microsoft Flow Getting Workflow Ownership Controls and Gmail Support

Microsoft this week announced of a few new capabilities for Microsoft Flow, its workflow automation tool.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Policy Server Extension

Microsoft announced a public preview today of a new Azure Active Directory capability that could simplify identity and access networking issues for some organizations.

US-CERT Gives Notice of SMB Security Flaw in Windows Systems

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) published a vulnerability warning this week about a zero-day security exploit involving the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol in Windows systems.

Mobile Outlook iOS Users Get Add-In Apps

Microsoft announced today that new add-in applications are available for Apple iOS users of Microsoft's Mobile Outlook e-mail client.

Azure Active Directory Tenant Restrictions Now Available

Microsoft added a couple of new Azure Active Directory capabilities this week, including a new control capability that's available commercially.

Microsoft Touts Edge Browser Improvements in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Microsoft Edge browser will get some improvements with the Windows 10 "creators update."

Microsoft Teams Said To Be on Track for Q1 Rollout

Microsoft this week touted its Microsoft Teams chat service, even though it's still just available at the beta-test stage.

Focused Inbox E-Mail Sorting Feature Delayed for Some Outlook Users

Microsoft has provided updated information about its Focused Inbox feature for Outlook e-mail clients.

Microsoft Beats Quarterly Revenue Expectations

Microsoft reported better-than-expected revenues and earnings-per-share (EPS) for the second financial quarter, which ended on Dec. 31.

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