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Microsoft Touts Coming Secure Score Public Preview Benefits

Coming changes to the Microsoft Secure Score security assessment service for organizations will make it a "killer productivity app for security administrators," Microsoft promised in a Monday announcement.

Google Outlines Chrome Browser Schedule for Blocking Insecure Web Downloads

Google is planning to issue warnings to Chrome browser users about potentially insecure content that can get downloaded when visiting Web sites.

Microsoft Outlines Early Progress on PowerShell Secrets Management

Microsoft described progress on its coming PowerShell Secrets Management Module in a Thursday announcement.

In Wake of Azure Error, NSA Updates Cloud Security Guidance

The biggest cloud security issue plaguing organizations is misconfigurations, according to the National Security Agency (NSA), which recently published a security report titled "Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities."

Backup Explorer Preview for Microsoft Azure Now Available

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that its Backup Explorer tool for Azure services is available as a preview.

Microsoft Delaying LDAP Configuration Changes to 2H 2020

Microsoft expects to delay enforcement of configuration changes to the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) until the second half of this year, according to a Tuesday update to Security Advisory ADV190023.

Microsoft Previews Conditional Access Policies for Office 365 Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of Azure Active Directory conditional access policies for Office 365 applications.

Study Finds Low Confidence in Endpoint Anti-Virus Protections

A recent endpoint security survey of 671 IT pros suggested that most organizations have been attacked and their confidence in the effectiveness of anti-virus protections continues to be low.

Google Kubernetes Service Adds Support for Windows Containers

Google is now previewing Kubernetes orchestration support for Windows Server containers housed on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), according to a Thursday announcement.

Surface Hub 2X Devices Reportedly Stalled or Dead

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2X conferencing devices, promised for delivery this year, could be hitting an impasse.

Microsoft Clarifies Technical Requirements for Extended Security Updates

Microsoft offered more gritty details for IT pros deploying Extended Security Updates (ESUs) for either Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 systems in a Thursday announcement.

IE 10 Support Ends February for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard

The Internet Explorer 10 browser will reach its end-of-support milestone on Feb. 11, 2020 for both Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Warns SameSite Cookie Changes Could Break Some Apps

IT pros could face Web application issues as early as next month with the implementation of a coming SameSite Web change, which will affect how cookies are used across sites.

Microsoft Previews New App Reporting and Consent Tools in Azure AD

Microsoft last week described a few Azure Active Directory improvements for organizations wanting to connect their applications to Microsoft's identity and access service.

Free Software Foundation Asks Microsoft To Release Windows 7 Code

The Free Software Foundation this week announced that it has established a petition demanding that Microsoft release its proprietary Windows 7 code as free software.

Cloud Jobs Report: Azure Gains on AWS, Google

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform has been making inroads against competitors Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in terms of job availability and interest.

Microsoft Unveils Plan To Push Bing to Office 365 ProPlus Users

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled plans to deliver an extension that will change the default search engine to Bing in both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers.

Microsoft Security Misconfiguration Exposed 250 Million Technical Support Accounts

Microsoft on Wednesday disclosed that some of its customer support case information was exposed last month due to misconfigured security settings in an Azure-hosted database.

Industrial Control System Honeypot Illustrates Bad Security Practices

Security solutions provider Trend Micro has published results (PDF) from running an industrial control system (ICS) "honeypot."

Microsoft Offers More Help on Windows Server 2008 Upgrades

Microsoft this week published additional help resources for organizations stuck on Windows Server 2008, which fell out of support on Jan. 14.

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