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Microsoft Mesh for Building Mixed Reality Apps Highlighted at Ignite

The Microsoft Ignite Day 1 keynote presentations were heavy with talk about Microsoft Mesh, a new Microsoft Azure-based platform for building "cross-platform mixed reality apps" for multiple participants.

CrowdStrike Exec Points to Active Directory 'Structural Problems' in Senate Solorigate Hearing

Microsoft's Active Directory authentication solution got notably skewered during a Feb. 23 U.S. Senate hearing on the SolarWinds Orion software hack.

Microsoft Bumping Up SLA Support for Azure Active Directory B2C Service

Microsoft had lots to say this month about its Azure Active Directory service.

Microsoft Releases CodeQL for Detecting Solorigate Tampering

Microsoft announced on Thursday that its CodeQL queries, which were used to detect possible compromise in its source code after the Solorigate attacks, are now publicly available at the GitHub repository.

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Microsoft Expands Cloud Programs for Specific Industries

Microsoft on Wednesday described an expansion of its industry-specific cloud efforts by announcing three new program additions, centered on the needs of finance, manufacturing and nonprofit organizations.

Replacement SSDs Now Available for Surface Pro 7+ PCs

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that sales of solid-state drive (SSD) "commercial spares" replacement kits for Surface Pro 7+ PCs is now open, but only in the U.S. market.

Azure AD My Apps Collections and Risk Detections Commercially Released

Microsoft on Friday announced a couple of new commercially released Azure Active Directory features, namely My Apps "collections" and new "risk detections" capabilities. 

Microsoft Affirms Solorigate Attackers Saw Azure, Intune and Exchange Source Code

Microsoft has reconfirmed that the "Solorigate" advanced persistent threat attackers saw some of its source code, although "only a few individual files were viewed."

Microsoft Increasing Intune and EMS 'Standalone' Prices in July

Microsoft last week announced plans to increase the price of "standalone" subscriptions to its Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility plus Security (EMS) products starting in July.

Microsoft To Cut 5 Years of Support from Next Windows 10 and Office LTSC Products

Microsoft this week announced it will lop off five years of support when it releases the next Windows 10 long-term servicing channel (LTSC) product and the next Microsoft Office LTSC product, both of which are expected to arrive in the second half of this year.

Microsoft Previewing Improvements to Azure Front Door and Azure Firewall

Microsoft this week announced advancements in two Azure services that are used to add security for applications and content that touch the Internet. 

Windows 10 Version 21H1 Now at the Beta Release Stage

Microsoft's next Windows 10 feature update release, version 21H1, will be arriving sometime in the first half of this year, but it'll be a minor update.

Microsoft Ending Azure Information Protection Connections to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft is planning to end the integration of the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint security solution with the Azure Information Protection service on March 29, 2021, according to a Wednesday announcement.

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Microsoft To Deliver 'Teams Pro' Rebrand in Mid-March

A "Teams Pro" product is expected to appear starting in "mid-March" for organizations with select Microsoft 365 subscriptions, but it's just a rebranding of Microsoft's existing Teams product.

Microsoft Commercially Releases Password Management Capabilities in Authenticator App

Microsoft this month announced the "general availability" commercial release of the "password management and autofill capability" in the Microsoft Authenticator app for mobile devices.

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).