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SQL Server 2022 Preview Available for Linux

Microsoft this week noted that its SQL Server 2022 public preview, made available late last month, can now be tried on some Linux distros.

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Available for Windows Server 2022

Microsoft declared this week that Windows Subsystem for Linux version 2 (WSL2) is now available for installation on Windows Server 2022.

Microsoft Reveals Windows 11-Based Surface Laptop Go 2

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that the latest iteration of its Surface Laptop Go is available for preorder.

Microsoft Releases Windows Autopatch Preview

Microsoft this week announced that its new Windows Autopatch service is now available as a preview release for organizations.

Workaround Issued for Microsoft Office Zero-Day Flaw

Microsoft on Monday alerted users of an actively exploited vulnerability in Microsoft Office and has released a workaround.

Microsoft's Identity Services Get Rebranded as 'Microsoft Entra'

Microsoft Entra is the newly announced product family name for Microsoft's existing identity and access management services, which also includes a newly renamed offering, plus a coming decentralized identity product offering.

Microsoft 'Critical' Flaw Total Drops 47 Percent

Last year saw a significant decrease in "critical" security flaws in Microsoft software and a drop in overall vulnerabilities, according to a report released Friday by security firm BeyondTust.

Microsoft Adding Azure Active Directory External Identities Perks

Microsoft this week announced some External Identities enhancements for Azure Active Directory users.

Active Directory Defaults Subject to Relay Attacks, Microsoft Warns

Microsoft on Wednesday advised organizations using Active Directory to take a couple steps to protect against Kerberos resource-based constrained delegation relay attacks.

Microsoft Bringing Inactive Account Removals and Default Security to Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory security enhancements this week.

VMware MegaDeal: Broadcom Acquiring Virtualization Pioneer for $61 Billion

Chipmaker Broadcom announced Thursday its plans to acquire virtualization pioneer and multicloud leader VMware for $61 billion in a landmark tech deal surpassed in value only by Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC in 2016 and Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard earlier this year.

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Meta Taps Latest Azure Virtual Machines for AI Research

Meta, formerly known as "Facebook," is using the latest Azure virtual machines (VMs) with graphics processing unit (GPU) compute power for its "large-scale AI research workloads," Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Warns of Evolving Web Skimming Techniques

The Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team is warning that Web skimming attacks are becoming more sophisticated and are able to hide malicious scripts from traditional security defenses.

Nadella Highlights AI and Cloud Native Apps at Build Event for Developers

The Microsoft Build keynote talk by CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday stressed Microsoft's role as a builder of platforms that other organizations can use to build their own platforms.

Microsoft Build 2022: 10 Key Products Hitting General Availability

Microsoft's annual Build conference for developers kicked off on Tuesday as a virtual event with the usual deluge of product announcements.

Azure Virtual Desktop Users Get Teams Backgrounds and Windowing

Users of the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) service now have access to some basic Microsoft Teams functionality.

Microsoft Promises To Ease Unfair Europe Cloud Practices

Microsoft on Wednesday outlined concessions to European regulators and to European service providers that will be coming via the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner program.

Microsoft Issues Updates To Fix Authentication Problems Caused by Its May Patches

Microsoft on Thursday declared that authentication problems associated with its May monthly updates have been resolved via newly released updates.

Windows 365 Subscribers To Get Citrix HDX Option This Year

Microsoft and Citrix announced plans to make Citrix's "high-definition user experience" (HDX) technologies available as an option for Windows 365 desktop-as-a-service users.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint 'Troubleshooting Mode' Previewed

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a public preview of "troubleshooting mode" for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, which is used to protect devices.