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Microsoft Responds to Exchange Emergency Mitigation Service Feedback

Improvements to the Microsoft Exchange Emergency Mitigation service are under consideration, Microsoft's Exchange team announced on Friday.

New Microsoft Teams Perks Coming for Surface Hub and Phones Users

Microsoft described various improvements for Microsoft Teams users this week, including perks for users of Teams Phones, Teams Display devices and the Microsoft Surface Hub videoconferencing device.

Microsoft and At-Bay Partner on Security Insurance for Office 365 Customers

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a multiyear partnership with San Francisco-based At-Bay, an insurance company focusing on mitigating risks associated with data breaches.

Microsoft Outlines CloudKnox Multicloud Security Product Plans

Microsoft indicated on Thursday that CloudKnox security solutions, and their multicloud capabilities, are continuing under Microsoft's ownership.

Growth of Remote Work Bringing Increased Security Risks  

According to a recent study, almost three-quarters of organizations point to the shift to remote work during the pandemic as being the main driver in specific cybersecurity attacks.

New Microsoft Store App Repository To Launch on Oct. 5

Microsoft announced this week that its new Microsoft Store site will launch on Oct. 5, alongside new Windows 11 and Office 2021 product releases.

Report: IT Was the 'Great Enabler' for Businesses During Pandemic

Organizations are prioritizing their IT investments in the coming year -- which makes sense, because that's what kept many of them afloat in the previous year-and-a-half.

Microsoft Viva Touted To Address 'Dynamic' Jobs Market

Microsoft on Tuesday touted Microsoft Viva, its "employee experience platform," in the context of the shift toward remote work and Microsoft's work trends findings.

Progress Buys Kemp Technologies

Progress Software on Thursday announced the acquisition of load balancer solutions company Kemp Technologies.

Microsoft Exchange Emergency Mitigation Service Coming Sept. 28

Organizations using Exchange Server will get a new automated emergency mitigation tool after installing Microsoft's September cumulative updates.

Exchange Security Hole, Delayed Updates and Basic Authentication End Date Announced

This week brings Exchange Online news regarding Basic Authentication, plus a September cumulative update delay for Exchange Server.

Microsoft Highlights Windows Server 2022 Integration with Azure Services in Summit Talk

Microsoft had a lot to say about Windows Server 2022 in its 1.5-hour Windows Server Summit online event.

Next-Generation Surface Hardware Available Oct. 5

Microsoft aims to further blur the line between the tablet and PC with its updated and expanded line of Surface hardware, shown off Wednesday during a live virtual event.

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Microsoft Gets Behind Eclipse Data Connector for B2B Collaborations

Microsoft recently described Eclipse Data Connector (EDC) progress, along with its efforts to align cross-organizational data-sharing needs with Europe-based privacy and security laws.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell Script To Check Windows 11 Upgrade Readiness

Microsoft announced the release of a PowerShell script for checking hardware readiness for Windows 11 upgrades, and promised an Endpoint Analytics tool will be arriving "over the next few days."

Microsoft Offers More Info on MSHTML and OMI Security Holes

Microsoft recently offered more information about two different security vulnerabilities addressed in last week's "update Tuesday" patch release.

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Office LTSC Reaches GA, with Office 2021 Coming Oct. 5

Microsoft has announced product milestones for two newly arriving so-called "perpetual-license" Office products.

Azure Virtual Desktop Now Supports End Users Joined via Azure Active Directory

Azure Virtual Desktop host pools can now be joined to the Azure Active Directory service, Microsoft announced.

No Passwords Needed for Microsoft Accounts

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that the company is ditching the password when it comes to logging into consumer-facing Microsoft accounts.

Almost Half of Databases Are Vulnerable to Attack

According to a five-year study by California-based security firm Imperva Inc., 46 percent of all global on-premises databases have existing flaws that can be leveraged by outside attackers.