Microsoft Declares Power Platform Flaw, Found by Tenable, To Be Fixed

Microsoft on Friday announced that it had fixed security issues with "Power Platform Custom Connectors using Custom Code" that had been identified by security solutions firm Tenable back in March 2023.

CISA Outlines 3-Year Plan To Address Cybersecurity Issues

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Friday announced the publication of its "Strategic Plan" for the next three years.

Microsoft Switching Windows 11 to the Azure Attestation Service This Month

Microsoft gave public notice this week that boot attestation reporting for Windows 11 clients is getting switched to the Microsoft Azure Attestation service, "starting in mid-August 2023."

Microsoft Criticized for 'Grossly Irresponsible' Security Practices

Tenable CEO Amit Yoran argues that Microsoft's handling of security vulnerabilities is far from adequate in keeping the public safe.

Microsoft Targets TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 Disablement in Windows

Microsoft on Tuesday announced plans to disable the use of the Transport Layer Security 1.0 and TLS 1.1 security protocols in Windows.

Microsoft To End Its Managed Desktop Service Next Year

Microsoft is planning to end the Microsoft Managed Desktop service on July 31, 2024, according to a note in this Microsoft Learn document landing page.

White House Initiative Aims To Boost Cyber Employment

The Biden-Harris administration on Monday announced a new National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy.

Microsoft Previews Strict Location Enforcement To Thwart Stolen Token Access

Microsoft on Friday announced a preview of a continuous access evaluation setting for the Entra ID Conditional Access service that will let organizations strictly enforce location polices for network access.

European Commission Investigating Teams Bundling in Microsoft 365 as Unfair Competition

The European Union's European Commission announced on Thursday that it has opened an investigation into Microsoft's bundling of Teams in its productivity suite offerings as a possible violation of competition rules.

WSUS Users Now Must Use PowerShell To Import Updates

Users of Windows Server Update Services will now have to import updates for Windows devices using a PowerShell script, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management Now Includes Firmware Security Advisories

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that firmware security advisories are now available within the Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management service.

Microsoft Defender for IoT Gets Firmware Analysis Preview

Microsoft Defender for IoT now has a firmware analysis capability that's at the preview stage, per a Microsoft announcement this week.

Microsoft Concurs with CISA, Expands Audit Capabilities in Purview Product

Microsoft last week announced that it is expanding some baseline security aspects for its cloud-based services in response to "nation-state cyberthreats" as part of a communication with the U.S. government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Microsoft Unveils New Microsoft 365 Backup and Archive Services

Microsoft this week introduced two new services to address data management and compliance concerns, namely Microsoft 365 Backup and Microsoft 365 Archive.

Hotpatch Desktop Now Commercially Available for Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Azure Edition

Microsoft announced this week that its Hotpatch feature now works with the "Desktop Experience" deployment option for "Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition on Azure and Azure Stack HCI."

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Azure Enhancements Outlined at the Microsoft Inspire Partner Event

Microsoft described a bunch of Azure enhancements at its Inspire event for partners.

Veeam Software and Rubrik Announce Integration with Microsoft 365 Backup

Microsoft partners Rubrik and Veeam Software announced during this week's Microsoft Inspire conference that their solutions now have integrations with Microsoft 365 Backup.

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard Extend Merger Close Deadline

The acquisition of video game maker Activision Blizzard by Microsoft has been given a new deadline to close of Oct. 18.

Microsoft Advances Copilot and AI Products at Inspire Event

Microsoft this week described the various artificial intelligence capabilities getting added to its product lines, mostly under the "Copilot" label, as part of its Inspire event for partners.

Windows 11 Version 23H2 Coming via 'Enablement Package' in Q4

Microsoft this week gave advance notice on coming Windows 10 and Windows 11 product releases.

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