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Microsoft Technology Associate Certificate Programs Coming to an End

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exam program will be ending on June 30, 2022, Microsoft explained in a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Commercially Releases Azure Attestation Service

Microsoft announced on Friday that its Azure Attestation service is now commercially released, or "generally available."

CISA Outlines IT Precautions After Florida Water Facility Attack

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published advisory AA21-042A regarding the Feb. 5 electronic intrusion into a Florida water treatment facility by an unknown attacker.

Bulletins and Milestones Apps Available for Dataverse for Teams Subscribers

Microsoft this week announced two new Teams applications that are built using its Dataverse for Teams service.

HPE's Spaceborne Computer-2 To Tap Microsoft Azure Services

Microsoft on Thursday announced a partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to connect Microsoft Azure services with HPE's Spaceborne Computer-2, which will get used at the International Space Station (ISS).

Microsoft Addressing Windows Netlogon Flaw by Turning on Enforcement Mode This Month

CISA issued a reminder on Wednesday that Microsoft is implementing a "domain controller enforcement" mode this month to address a "Critical"-rated Windows Netlogon vulnerability that was initially patched last August.

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Microsoft Addresses 56 Vulnerabilities in February Security Patch Bundle

The February patch tally includes 11 CVEs deemed "Critical," 43 CVEs considered "Important" and two CVEs assessed as "Moderate" in severity.

Microsoft Teams Guest Access Getting Activated This Month

Microsoft will begin turning on guest access in Microsoft Teams for new and existing tenancies as early as Monday, Feb. 8, according to an announcement.

Microsoft April Security Patch Will Remove 'Legacy' Edge Browser

Microsoft this week explained that its non-Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser (based on earlier EdgeHTML technology) will get removed when April "update Tuesday" security patches get applied to Windows 10 systems.

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Microsoft Unveils 'Viva' Employee Experience Platform for Microsoft Teams

Viva, Microsoft's first "employee experience platform" for use with Microsoft Teams, is designed to bolster human resources capabilities, company communications and employee access to learning materials.

Microsoft Rethinks Plans To Block Basic Authentication in Exchange Online

Microsoft on Thursday announced an update to its plans to end "Basic Authentication" when used with the Exchange Online e-mail service.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Quantum Service

The Azure Quantum service, notable for breaking with typical binary compute operations in order to solve complex problems, is at the public preview stage.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 in Cloud Configuration

Microsoft has announced "Windows 10 in cloud configuration," which is a way of provisioning Windows 10 PCs for end users.

Microsoft Outlines Azure AD Best Practices and Rolls Out Conditional Access and Sync Improvements

Microsoft recently announced some Azure Active Directory improvements, including conditional access policy management enhancements and synchronization service additions.

Google and Microsoft ID Group Targeting Security Researchers

Security researchers are under attack from a group thought to be associated with North Korea, according to announcements this week by Google and Microsoft.

Windows Virtual Desktop Progress Highlighted in Microsoft Talk

Microsoft on Thursday described a few Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) advancements as part of a WVD "Master Class" video presentation, which lasted about seven hours, with labs.

Microsoft Discloses Top Non-Microsoft Apps Using the Azure AD Service

Microsoft this week announced the top non-Microsoft applications used in 2020 that tapped the Azure Active Directory identity and access management service, based on entries in its Azure Marketplace online store. 

Microsoft Releases Application Guard for Office, Plus Azure Security Center and Azure Defender for IoT Products

Microsoft this week described a few security products that have reached "general availability" (GA) or commercial-release status, while also touting its overall security-market position.

Microsoft Uniting OneDrive and SharePoint Admin Portals Next Month

Microsoft is converging its OneDrive and SharePoint Admin Center management portals, with a consolidated portal expected to arrive for Microsoft 365 subscribers "through February."

Phishing Tops Concerns in Microsoft Study of Remote Work

Potential phishing attacks were a top concern of most IT security professionals when organizations switched to remote-work conditions early last year.