Microsoft Expands Azure AD Password Lengths, Adds Conditional Access Controls

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory enhancements this week regarding password lengths and new conditional access controls for IT pros.

Attack Surface Analyzer 2.0 Available for Checking Software Installs

Microsoft this week described Attack Surface Analyzer 2.0, an updated tool for checking software installations that's now built using open source code.

Microsoft Touts Using HyperClear To Address Intel Processor Woes

Microsoft is again promoting its HyperClear Hyper-V hypervisor technology as a potential balm for organizations trying to come to grips with Intel's latest speculative execution side-channel attack disclosures.

Microsoft's May Patches Arrive Along with Intel Fixes for New Processor Flaws

Microsoft released its May security updates on "update Tuesday," but a patching vortex also opened up as Intel disclosed new processor vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Previews New Network Solution for Blockchain Decentralized Identities

Microsoft this week announced an early preview of an Identity Overlay Network (ION) that's part of its decentralized identities (DID) effort.

Microsoft Previews Building Authentication Processes into Apps with Visual Studio App Center Auth

Microsoft on Thursday announced an "early preview" of Visual Studio App Center Auth, which lets developers build user authentication processes into their applications.

SharePoint Servers Now Actively Targeted by CVE-2019-0604 Exploit

A "Critical"-rated vulnerability in SharePoint Server versions that Microsoft issued a patch for back in March is now getting actively targeted, according to some security authorities.

Microsoft Offers IT Pro Security Tips and Gets Windows Hello FIDO2 Certification

Microsoft this week laid out security advice for organizations, which included some best-practice guidelines for IT pros.

BitLocker Management Coming This Year to System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft on Wednesday announced added options for IT pros managing BitLocker-encrypted drives on devices.

Azure Red Hat OpenShift Service Now Commercially Available

Microsoft this week announced that the Azure Red Hat OpenShift service is now "generally available."

Microsoft Identity Platform To Supplant Azure Active Directory for App Developers

Microsoft this week announced the new Microsoft Identity Platform as its latest means for adding identity support to applications.

Open Source Windows Terminal and Linux Kernels for Windows Unveiled

Amid the Build news this week, some quiet open source tools bombshells were dropped by Microsoft.

Nadella's Build Keynote Centers on Microsoft Azure for Developers

Developers have four distinct platform opportunities from Microsoft, according to Satya Nadella, Microsoft's CEO.

Microsoft Teams Adds Information Barriers Preview

Microsoft announced some Teams news this week, including clarifications about its Commercial Cloud Trial, and a coming Teams communications blocking capability called "Information Barriers."

Microsoft Releases Previews of Azure Active Directory Management Features

Microsoft this week announced a couple of previews for IT pros using the Azure Active Directory identity and access management service.

Microsoft Declares 'General Availability' of Threat Experts Security Service

Microsoft announced this week that part of its new threat-hunting service for organizations has reached the "general availability" (GA) commercial release stage.

SharePoint, Azure, Office 365, Teams Suffer Outage Thursday Afternoon

On Thursday afternoon a number of U.S.-based (and some Europe-based) users of Microsoft SharePoint, Azure, Office 365 and other cloud services reported an outage, with the downtime lasting at least an hour.

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Microsoft Build 2019: AI, IoT and Edge Computing To Bolster Azure Cloud

Microsoft is preparing to significantly expand its Azure cloud platform with a raft of improvements related to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, mixed reality and Internet of Things (IoT).

Microsoft Defines New Privacy Controls for Office 365 ProPlus Users

Microsoft announced this week that it will be reorganizing its Office 365 ProPlus privacy controls with an aim toward becoming more "transparent" about the information it collects.

Microsoft Adding Office 365 Security and Compliance Capabilities

Microsoft on Tuesday announced various Office 365 security and compliance improvements, mostly for Microsoft 365 subscribers.

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