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Microsoft Defines New Privacy Controls for Office 365 ProPlus Users

Microsoft announced this week that it will be reorganizing its Office 365 ProPlus privacy controls with an aim toward becoming more "transparent" about the information it collects.

Microsoft Adding Office 365 Security and Compliance Capabilities

Microsoft on Tuesday announced various Office 365 security and compliance improvements, mostly for Microsoft 365 subscribers.

Skype for Business Phones Switching to OAuth 2.0 in July

OAuth 2.0 authentication will be coming to Skype for Business phones, and that change will require IT pros to make some changes by July 1, 2019.

Microsoft and Docker Describe Container Security After 190,000 Accounts Exposed

Microsoft indicated that its container images hosted on Docker Hub weren't compromised by a security breach that was discovered by Docker last week.

Microsoft Drops Password Expirations from Windows Security Baseline Advice

Microsoft wants to drop recommending policies that enforce periodic password expirations on users of Windows systems.

Microsoft Releases Office Cloud Policy Service and Security Policy Advisor Preview for Office 365 ProPlus

Organizations using Office 365 ProPlus productivity suite applications are getting an alternative to Group Policy for managing user-based policies.

Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module Now Commercially Available

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the Microsoft Teams PowerShell Module reached the "general availability" release stage.

Microsoft Adding SharePoint News Enhancements This Month

Microsoft described coming additions to its News pages in SharePoint Online that will be arriving this month or the next.

Azure Monitor Now Displays Azure Active Directory Activity Logs Info

The Activity Logs feature of Azure Active Directory is now integrated with Azure Monitor, according to a Microsoft announcement on Tuesday.

Microsoft Bringing Files Restore Capability to SharePoint Online and Teams

Microsoft on Monday announced that it's delivering its Files Restore feature for SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams to Office 365 tenancies as early as this month.

Azure Cost Management Now Commercially Available for Some Tenancies

Microsoft on Monday announced that its Azure Cost Management feature had reached the "general availability" release stage for both Azure "pay-as-you-go" customers and Azure Government tenancies.

Microsoft Nabs IoT Platform Provider Express Logic

As part of its plan to invest $5 billion in IoT technologies, Microsoft this week acquired Express Logic, which provides real-time operating systems for industrial embedded and IoT devices.

AzCopy Preview Adds AWS S3 Data Transfer Improvements

Microsoft announced this week that it has improved the preview version of its AzCopy tool to better handle Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 data.

Microsoft Adding Google G Suite Migration in Exchange Admin Center

Microsoft's Exchange Admin Center will be getting the ability to move Google G Suite calendar, contacts and e-mail data over to the Office 365 service "in the coming weeks."

Microsoft To Ship Surface Hub 2S Conference Device in June

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a June U.S. ship date for one of its Surface Hub 2S conferencing room products, plus a couple of other product milestones.

Kaspersky Lab Nabs Another Windows Zero-Day

Kaspersky Lab this week described more about a zero-day Windows vulnerability (CVE-2019-0859) that its researchers recently discovered, and how PowerShell was used by the exploit.

Microsoft Admits to 3-Month Consumer E-Mail Breach

Microsoft on Friday sent letters to some of its e-mail users that their accounts may have been accessed by "individuals outside Microsoft" over the past three months.

Windows Admin Center 1904 Now Commercially Available

Microsoft on Friday announced that Windows Admin Center version 1904 had reached the "general availability" (GA) milestone.

U.S. CERT Issues Advisory on VPN Apps

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued an alert this week about the improper storage of session data by virtual private network applications.

Support Ending in July for SCCM 2007 and Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

Microsoft published a notice on Wednesday that System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) and Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) both will fall out of support on July 9, 2019.

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