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Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band 'PrintNightmare' Windows Print Spooler Patch

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of an "out-of-band" fix for a Windows print spooler vulnerability dubbed "PrintNightmare."

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Touted in Netgear Router Flaw Discovery

Microsoft on Wednesday described its discovery of a side-channel attack on Netgear DGN-2200v1 wireless home DSL routers that enabled authentication bypass.

REvil Ransomware Attacks Used Zero-Day Vulnerability in Kaseya's IT Management Software

A ransomware attack leveraging a zero-day vulnerability in Kaseya's VSA management solution may have affected about 60 managed service providers (MSPs) and almost 1,500 of their business customers.

Universal Print Support Apps Coming to Newer Windows Systems

Microsoft this week described some Universal Print details coming this year to the next Windows 10 feature update release (21H2), as well as the new Windows 11 operating system.

Azure Arc-Enabled SQL Managed Instance Reaching GA Next Month

Microsoft plans to release a "General Purpose" version of its Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance (MI) at the "general availability" (GA) commercial-release stage, "starting July 30, 2021."

Microsoft's June Windows Print Spool Patch Doesn't Block Remote Code Execution Attacks

An "Important"-rated Windows print spool vulnerability (CVE-2021-1675), addressed by Microsoft via its June 8 security patch bundle, has emerged more recently as being subject to active attacks.

Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Preview and Outlines Hardware Requirements

Microsoft has announced its first Windows 11 preview, along with hardware and system requirements, plus some tips for organizations considering a move to the new client operating system.

Microsoft Outlines Windows Server 2022 Coming Features and Editions

Microsoft offered more information about its coming Windows Server 2022 product in a session titled, "Windows Server 2022, Best on Azure."

June Windows Security Patch Blocked for Some Configuration Manager WSUS Users

Microsoft warned users of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager in conjunction with Windows Server Update Services about a "known issue" that blocks the installation of a June Windows security patch.

Microsoft Ending Its Cloudyn Cost Assessment Service This Month

Microsoft is planning to end its Cloudyn cost assessment solution for cloud services on June 30.

Universal Print Products with 'Native' Support Available from Brother, Canon, Konica Minolta and Lexmark

New printers with native support for the Microsoft 365 Universal Print cloud-based printer management solution have arrived on the market, although some may be pending.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Can Now Detect Unmanaged Devices

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the commercial release of an unmanaged device detection feature when using the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint product.

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Microsoft Offers Tool for Finding Outdated Azure Active Directory App Dependencies

Microsoft on Friday reminded developers with apps using older Azure Active Directory library files and APIs that support will be ending next year, but it also described a tool for finding those app dependencies.

Microsoft Touts Meetings for 'Hybrid Work' Scenarios with Coming Surface, Teams and Viva Improvements

Microsoft announced hardware and software enhancements arriving this year that promise to improve remote meetings and team collaborations for organizations.

Microsoft Adds Stop-Gap Tool, but Still Plans To End Exchange Online Basic Authentication

Microsoft on Wednesday announced another update on its plans to end the use of Basic Authentication with the Exchange Online e-mail messaging service.

Pundits Describe Leaked 'Windows 11' Operating System

"Windows 11" is the apparent name of a new client operating system from Microsoft that was leaked ahead of a June 24 Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Gets Jailbreak Protections and More

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint got several improvements at the "general availability" commercial-release stage, according to a Monday announcement by Microsoft.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Gets VPN Tunnel Support for Android Devices

Microsoft announced a couple of "general availability" milestones on Monday for organizations using Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to protect Android devices.

Exchange Server June Update Getting Delayed To Bolster Security

Microsoft on Friday announced a coming delay in delivering this month's Exchange Server cumulative update (CU), which is being done to improve the security of those e-mail messaging products.

Microsoft Tells How To Use PowerShell and Windows Update for Business Deployment Services To Control Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft this week described how to use PowerShell to better manage Windows 10 updates when using the Windows Update for Business' new Deployment Service addition.