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PowerShell 7.3 Commercially Released

Microsoft last week announced the release of PowerShell 7.3 at the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage.

Microsoft Unveils New Supply Chain Platform

Microsoft on Monday introduced the Microsoft Supply Chain Platform, which brings together various Microsoft services and partner solutions to address supply-chain management needs.

Microsoft Bolstering Its Attack Simulation Training Service with SANS Institute Learning Modules

Microsoft indicated last week that it'll be bringing a SANS Institute training series to Microsoft 365 Defender for Office 365 users of its Attack Simulation Training service.

Exchange Cross Tenant Data Migration Add On Now Available

Microsoft announced this week that its cross-tenant data migration add-on capability for Exchange Online users or "hybrid" Exchange" users is now released at the "general availability" commercial-release stage.

Orgs Mostly Use Cloud Services To Protect Their Data

A survey commissioned by Veeam Software found that most organizations have turned to various cloud services to protect their data.

Microsoft Provides Guidance on Recent OpenSSL Security Risks

Microsoft has chimed in on the highly visible OpenSSL security risks that emerged last week, and advises users start applying fixes based on OpenSSL's recent patches.

Microsoft and Yubico Preview Certificate-Based Authentication for Mobile Devices Using Security Keys

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a preview of Azure Active Directory Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) support for Android and iOS devices using hardware security keys.

Microsoft Ups Warnings on Yammer 'Native Mode' Migrations

Organizations using Yammer will have issues with coming "Native Mode" migrations if they have multiple or secondary Yammer networks, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Notable Windows and Devices Exec Belfiore To Retire from Microsoft

Long-time Microsoft veteran Joe Belfiore, a key executive on Windows, the Edge browser, Cortana and Windows Phone efforts, announced his retirement last week.

Microsoft Details Threat Actors Leveraging Raspberry Robin Worm

Microsoft said that a cybercriminal group has deployed Clop encryption malware on those previously affected by the Raspberry Robin worm.

Microsoft Cloud and PC Sales Slow in Q1

Despite Microsoft increasing overall revenues in the first 2023 fiscal quarters, the company did see a slowdown in some of its core businesses.

Unified Update Platform for Windows 11 Now at Public Preview

Microsoft's Unified Update Platform (UUP) for Windows 11 is now available at the public preview stage, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Authenticator Number Matching Security Feature Released and Coming by Default Next Year

The Microsoft Authenticator app now has a number-matching security feature at the "general availability" (GA) commercial release stage, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Previews Authentication Strength Feature for Greater Control over Multifactor Authentication Access Methods

Microsoft this week announced a preview of "Authentication Strength," a new control for organizations using the Azure Active Directory Conditional Access service.

Microsoft Server Misconfiguration Led to Exposed Customer Data

Microsoft on Wednesday confirmed that a misconfiguration with a Microsoft server endpoint has potentially exposed some customer data, including personal information and emails.

Microsoft Previews New In-Between Features for Windows 11 Version 22H2

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that new Windows 11 version 22H2 features are getting released at the preview stage via an "optional non-security preview release."

Window 10 Version 22H2 Commercially Released

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the general availability channel release of Windows 10 version 22H2, as described in this "Release Health" document, plus Windows 10 IoT Enterprise version 22H2.

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure Now Available in the  Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Red Hat today announced the availability of its Ansible Automation Platform on Azure in Microsoft's Azure Marketplace.

Office Is Becoming Microsoft 365

Name-change sleuths have discovered that Microsoft is axing the Office brand name in favor of "Microsoft 365."

Ignite 2022: Microsoft Says 'Mum' to MEM, and Just Call It 'Intune'

Microsoft Endpoint Management (MEM) appears to be the first naming casualty of Microsoft Ignite this week, as Microsoft announced that the MEM brand is getting supplanted by Microsoft Intune.