Microsoft Secure Future Initiative Aims To Address Cybersecurity Problems

Microsoft on Thursday announced a Secure Future Initiative (SFI) approach to dealing with cybersecurity threats.

Microsoft 365 Copilot Commercially Released

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Microsoft 365 Copilot for certain business subscribers.

40 Countries Vow Not to Pay Ransomware Hackers

In a gathering of 48 countries for the third annual International Counter Ransomware Initiative summit, the U.S. and allies are pledging to not pay ransomware attacks leveraged against their individual countries.

Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Version 23H2 with a Copilot Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of Windows 11 version 23H2, its fall feature update release, including a preview of Windows Copilot.

SEC Sues SolarWinds for Misleading Investors on Product Risks

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a lawsuit on Monday against SolarWinds Corp. for alleged "fraud and internal control failures" regarding its software security practices, which misled investors.

Windows Insider MVP Designations Ending This Year

The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional designation for Windows Insider Program participants will end on Dec. 31, 2023.

Biden Administration Issues AI Safety Executive Order

On Monday the Biden-Harris Administration released an executive order to establish secure and safe practices for the use of AI-based technology.

CISA Offers Free 'Logging Made Easy' Tool for Diagnosing Threats

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency this week introduced Logging Made Easy version 1.0.

Microsoft Partners with iFixit on Surface Device Repairs

Microsoft announced on Thursday that iFixit is now offering replacement parts for Microsoft Surface devices.

Microsoft Rolls Out Passwordless Policy for Entra ID-Joined Windows 11 Devices

Microsoft suggested this week that organizations with Entra ID-joined Windows 11 devices can now switch them over to passwordless authentications using a new policy option.

Microsoft Purview Audit Standard Perks May Not Arrive Until 2024

Microsoft offered a few more details about its plans to expand audit logging and data retention periods for Microsoft Purview Audit Standard users.

Microsoft's Q1 Earnings Lifted by Cloud Returns

Microsoft's fiscal-year 2024 first-quarter earnings beat analyst expectations, highlighted by cloud services returns.

Microsoft 365 Interop Now Iffy for Office 2016 and 2019

Users of the Microsoft Office 2016 and Microsoft Office 2019 productivity suites now face uncertainties when interacting with Microsoft 365 services, per a Friday announcement.

Windows LAPS Bolstered with Entra ID and Intune Support

Microsoft has updated its Windows Local Administrator Password solution by adding support for Microsoft Entra ID and Microsoft Intune.

Microsoft Promises Better Tracking with Intune and Security Copilot

Microsoft Intune with a coming Microsoft Security Copilot artificial intelligence integration will help organizations better track security issues at the device and user level, according to a Thursday Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Promises SOC Relief with Coming Security Copilot AI

The coming Security Copilot artificial intelligence implementation in Microsoft 365 Defender will ease routine tasks for Security Operations Center personnel, Microsoft suggested, in a Thursday announcement.

Copilot in Power Apps Commercially Released

Microsoft announced this week that Copilot in Power Apps reached the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Microsoft Offers New Tool for Cleaning Up Azure IT Role Permissions

Microsoft this week announced a new query tool for IT departments to clean up their Azure role-based access control permissions.

Amazon Signs Up To Be a Billion-Dollar Microsoft 365 Customer: Report

In an unlikely pairing, Amazon has allegedly inked an agreement with Microsoft to buy over 1 million seats of the cloud-based productivity suite.

Intune Endpoint Privilege Management Now Available for Windows 365

Organizations using Microsoft Intune with its Endpoint Privilege Management capability now can have better control over Windows 365 user privileges, per a Monday Microsoft announcement.

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