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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Can Now Block Bad Unmanaged Devices

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint users now have a new "Contain" feature for compromised devices, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Previews New Upgrade Readiness Reports in Microsoft Endpoint Manager

The Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center portal now offers previews of reports designed to assess Windows client device feature update readiness, plus the risks associated with specific operating system upgrades, per this Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Reorgs Mixed Reality Team as HoloLens Exec Alex Kipman Resigns

HoloLens co-creator and Microsoft Technical Fellow Alex Kipman is stepping down from his position after allegations of his misconduct surfaced earlier in the week.

Dynamic Groups Enhancement Now at Preview for Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft this week previewed a way to create dynamic groups in Azure Active Directory that avoids some of the limitations with its existing "nested groups" approach.

Microsoft Announces Security Compliance Product Improvements

A few Microsoft security governance and compliance improvements were announced this week.

Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Version 22H2 for Testing by Orgs

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that a preview of Windows 11 version 22H2, build 22621, is now available for organizations to validate, prior to its commercial release.

Windows Customer Connection Program Announced for IT Pros

Microsoft on Monday announced the "expansion" of a Windows Customer Connection Program for IT pros.

Microsoft Announces Next Exchange Server Coming in 2025

Microsoft on Thursday cleared up the mystery surrounding its next Exchange Server release plans, as described in an "Exchange Server Roadmap Update" announcement.

Microsoft Says It's OK with Unions

Microsoft declared itself union friendly in a Thursday announcement.

SQL Server 2022 Preview Available for Linux

Microsoft this week noted that its SQL Server 2022 public preview, made available late last month, can now be tried on some Linux distros.

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Available for Windows Server 2022

Microsoft declared this week that Windows Subsystem for Linux version 2 (WSL2) is now available for installation on Windows Server 2022.

Microsoft Reveals Windows 11-Based Surface Laptop Go 2

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that the latest iteration of its Surface Laptop Go is available for preorder.

Microsoft Releases Windows Autopatch Preview

Microsoft this week announced that its new Windows Autopatch service is now available as a preview release for organizations.

Workaround Issued for Microsoft Office Zero-Day Flaw

Microsoft on Monday alerted users of an actively exploited vulnerability in Microsoft Office and has released a workaround.

Microsoft's Identity Services Get Rebranded as 'Microsoft Entra'

Microsoft Entra is the newly announced product family name for Microsoft's existing identity and access management services, which also includes a newly renamed offering, plus a coming decentralized identity product offering.

Microsoft Adding Azure Active Directory External Identities Perks

Microsoft this week announced some External Identities enhancements for Azure Active Directory users.

Microsoft 'Critical' Flaw Total Drops 47 Percent

Last year saw a significant decrease in "critical" security flaws in Microsoft software and a drop in overall vulnerabilities, according to a report released Friday by security firm BeyondTust.

Microsoft Bringing Inactive Account Removals and Default Security to Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory security enhancements this week.

VMware MegaDeal: Broadcom Acquiring Virtualization Pioneer for $61 Billion

Chipmaker Broadcom announced Thursday its plans to acquire virtualization pioneer and multicloud leader VMware for $61 billion in a landmark tech deal surpassed in value only by Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC in 2016 and Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard earlier this year.

Active Directory Defaults Subject to Relay Attacks, Microsoft Warns

Microsoft on Wednesday advised organizations using Active Directory to take a couple steps to protect against Kerberos resource-based constrained delegation relay attacks.