Microsoft Releases PowerShell Script To Check Windows 11 Upgrade Readiness

Microsoft announced the release of a PowerShell script for checking hardware readiness for Windows 11 upgrades, and promised an Endpoint Analytics tool will be arriving "over the next few days."

Microsoft Offers More Info on MSHTML and OMI Security Holes

Microsoft recently offered more information about two different security vulnerabilities addressed in last week's "update Tuesday" patch release.

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Office LTSC Reaches GA, with Office 2021 Coming Oct. 5

Microsoft has announced product milestones for two newly arriving so-called "perpetual-license" Office products.

Azure Virtual Desktop Now Supports End Users Joined via Azure Active Directory

Azure Virtual Desktop host pools can now be joined to the Azure Active Directory service, Microsoft announced.

Microsoft Azure OMI Vulnerabilities, Dubbed 'OMIGOD,' Still Not Patched

Microsoft's Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) vulnerabilities, disclosed with this week's update Tuesday patch releases, demonstrated yet another hole in Azure security.

No Passwords Needed for Microsoft Accounts

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that the company is ditching the password when it comes to logging into consumer-facing Microsoft accounts.

Almost Half of Databases Are Vulnerable to Attack

According to a five-year study by California-based security firm Imperva Inc., 46 percent of all global on-premises databases have existing flaws that can be leveraged by outside attackers.

Microsoft September Security Patches Address 66 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has released September security patches, addressing an estimated 66 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).

Apple Issues iOS Patches, Fixes Vulnerability Linked to NSO Group

Apple issued patches for two vulnerabilities that can permit an attacker to run code on iOS devices, with one vulnerability (CVE-2021-30860) said by researchers to originate from the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware maker.

Microsoft Embracing OpenTelemetry for Azure Monitor Application Insights

Microsoft on Monday described efforts to bring OpenTelemetry measures to Azure Monitor Application Insights, and eventually to other Azure services, as well.

'Azurescape' Attack on Azure Container Instances Highlights Risks of Using Multitenant Services

The Microsoft Security Response Center issued a "coordinated disclosure" notice on Wednesday for users of the Azure Container Instances (ACI) service, promising that "no unauthorized access to customer data" had occurred.

Report: 33% of Flagged Work E-Mails Are Phishing Attempts

Latest analysis shows how prevalent phishing attempts are -- and how important it is to have proper e-mail reporting and comprehensive e-mail training.

Microsoft Outlines Remote Work Trends, Delays HQ Reopening

Microsoft shared more information about remote work trends, while also indicating that its planned Oct. 4 Redmond, Wash. headquarters reopening is getting indefinitely delayed.

Microsoft Suggests Windows 11 Will Work with Current Tools

Microsoft this week outlined perks for IT pros with the coming Windows 11 operating system, suggesting that deployment and management will be similar to Windows 10.

Microsoft Buys Video Editing Startup Clipchamp

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the acquisition of Clipchamp, a developer of browser-based video production tools.

New PowerShell Tools Assess Microsoft Defender Antivirus Performance

Microsoft on Tuesday announced new PowerShell 5.1 cmdlets for analyzing the scanning performance of the Microsoft Defender Antivirus service.

Microsoft Warns of Active Attacks Using Malicious Office Documents

The Microsoft Security Response Center warned of active attacks leveraging a remote code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer's Trident engine (MSHTML), per a Tuesday Twitter post.

FBI and CISA Warn Ransomware Attacks More Prevalent on Holidays

Organizations could be more subject to ransomware attacks on weekends and holidays, according to an alert issued this week by the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. 

Microsoft Releases 'Commercial Previews' of Windows 11 and Windows 10 Version 21H2

Microsoft on Thursday announced that "commercial previews" of Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 21H2 are available for testing by organizations opting into the Windows Insider Program for Business.

Windows Server 2022 Announced at General Availability

Windows Server 2022 was announced by Microsoft as reaching the "general availability" stage, meaning it's deemed ready for deployment in production environments.

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