The new release of the company's systems management service gains improved policy control and eased administration.
An Office 365 service that lets IT pros set the conditions for message encryption is now commercially available.
Not all Windows XP operating systems will become security risks after April 8.
Those that have upgraded to the latest version of Microsoft's Web browser (Internet Explorer 11) are not at risk for attack.
Microsoft announced improvements to its Exchange Online Protection service this week.
Microsoft added multifactor authentication support to its Office 365 solutions this week.
Microsoft's monthly patch includes four 'critical' and three 'important' fixes that address a total of 32 vulnerabilities.
Kaspersky Labs, the firm who disclosed the flaw to Adobe, said one of the vulnerabilities is being used to steal user credentials.
Along with the figures, Microsoft slams Obama's NSA surveillance reform plans for not going far enough to ensure transparency.
If Microsoft wants its next OS to be a success, it should look to what made Windows XP so popular.
Communications service providers now have a bit more leeway to disclose information about the secret information disclosure orders they receive.
While malware moving from mobile devices to PCs have become the norm, malware moving in the opposite direction looks to be a new attacker trick.
Cisco found that 76 percent of all Web-based attacks were targeted at Java.
Oracle's quarterly patch arrived on Tuesday with new security fixes for 144 vulnerabilities in their products, including 36 fixes for Java Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7).
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft announced today that it will continue to provide antimalware support for Windows XP even after that operating system hits its product lifecycle end on April 8, 2014.
The hacker collective Syrian Electronic Army took credit for the hacks and posted fake messages warning that Microsoft is spying on users' e-mail accounts.
After April 8, option to download Microsoft's free antimalware software for XP systems won't be available.
Plus: The security agency is actively researching encryption-breaking quantum computing technology.
Migrating to new platforms such as mobile devices and the cloud, boosting security and new usage models such as social networking and analyzing big data in real time, will drive this year's IT initiatives.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Plus: Attackers setting sights on the newly released Playstation 4 and Xbox One.