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Microsoft 'Azure Government Top Secret' Goes GA

Microsoft's unique cloud instance for U.S. government agencies and their solution providers known as Azure Government Top Secret became generally available this week, the company announced.

Windows Print Spooler Flaws Leveraged in Ransomware Attacks

Security researchers last week described ransomware perpetrators incorporating Windows "PrintNightmare" exploits in their attacks.

Attackers Now Scanning for 'ProxyShell' Vulnerabilities in Exchange Server

Recent scanning for a "Critical" remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-34473) in Exchange Server, dubbed "ProxyShell," has been detected by security researchers.

Another Windows Print Spooler Vulnerability Disclosed by Microsoft

Microsoft on Wednesday published a "Security Update Guide" notice on another Windows print spooler vulnerability, namely CVE-2021-36958.

Microsoft Addresses June Patch Glitch, and Starts Bundling SSUs with LCUs for Windows 10

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of a "standalone" servicing stack update (SSU) for Windows 10 systems to address a patching problem that had affected some organizations trying to apply a June security update.

Microsoft Buys Peer5 To Bolster Teams Video Streaming

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Peer5 with the aim of improving "large-scale live video streaming" in Microsoft Teams.

August Microsoft Security Patch Bundle Addresses 44 Vulnerabilities

Microsoft released August security updates to address 44 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs) in various Microsoft software products.

Microsoft Previews Early Ransomware Detection in Azure Sentinel

Microsoft is previewing early detection capabilities for spotting ransomware campaigns using its Azure Sentinel security information event management (SIEM) solution.

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Announces 'Azure Healthcare APIs'

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare's Azure API for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) is getting support for additional data types, and is now renamed as "Azure Healthcare APIs," Microsoft announced this week.

Report Describes Success Factors for Newly Hired IT Personnel

Microsoft this week unveiled survey results regarding IT new hires and their prospects at companies.

New OneNote App To Replace Windows 10 App Version in 2022

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it's planning to replace the OneNote for Windows 10 app with a new OneNote app.

Microsoft Adds Group Policy Controls over Windows 10 Device Installs

Microsoft on Wednesday described a newly added capability for IT pros overseeing Windows 10 machines, permitting them to block or allow device installations via Group Policy settings.

Azure Virtual Machine Users To Get Failure Analysis Reports

Microsoft this week announced emerging efforts to better explain Azure virtual machine failures for customers via coming root cause analysis (RCA) reports.

Windows Autopilot Support for HoloLens 2 Now Commercially Available

Microsoft last Friday announced the "general availability" commercial release of Windows Autopilot for use with HoloLens 2.

Microsoft Expands Support for the Eclipse Foundation

Microsoft is expanding its participation in the Eclipse Foundation to become a Strategic Member, the company announced this week.

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Windows 365 Desktop-as-a-Service Product Now Commercially Released

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 365, its newest desktop-as-as-service product, for use by organizations in production environments.

Ivanti Buys RiskSense To Boost Risk Assessment and Patch Intelligence Capabilities

Ivanti on Monday announced the acquisition of risk assessment solutions company RiskSense with the aim of enhancing the Ivanti Neurons for Patch Intelligence product. 

Security Tops IT Pro Concerns with Shift to Remote Work, Study Finds

IT pros were most worried about possible increases in cybersecurity attacks with the shift toward remote work in 2020, according to a survey conducted by Netwrix.

Azure Firewall Premium Becomes Generally Available

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Premium edition of Azure Firewall, its managed, cloud-based network security service.

Semiannual Channel Updates Ending for Windows Server Products

Microsoft has published a timeline signaling an end to its semiannual channel (SAC) updates for its supported Windows Server products.