Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" (GA) status of some compliance and information protection tools for use by Microsoft 365 product licensees.
Microsoft issued some security help and advisories for IT pros this month.
Microsoft has added capabilities to its Windows Analytics tools that can help IT pros check on the status of client device Meltdown and Spectre protections, according to a Tuesday announcement.
Microsoft wants Office 365 customers to stop using the old Transport Layer Security 1.0 and 1.1 protocols, and use TLS 1.2 instead.
Microsoft on Monday indicated that its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) security service soon will be coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients.
Intel offered a few words about its progress in releasing microcode updates to address Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.
Symantec and Microsoft announced a collaborative effort on Wednesday that has brought Symantec Web Security Service protections to Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.
Software security company Kaspersky Lab this week began offering security protections for Exchange Online users with a new cloud-based service.
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Microsoft on Friday published a software update and guidance on how to block Intel's flawed firmware updates for potential Spectre variant 2 attacks.
Microsoft is previewing an additional way to understand the kind of privacy-related information that gets transmitted in its latest Windows 10 test-build release.
Microsoft this week released a new "SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook" for IT pros who update SharePoint Server installations.
Intel Corp. reported on Monday that it has discovered the cause of reboot issues that affected its Broadwell and Haswell processors after patches were applied designed to fix potential side-channel "speculative execution" exploits.
Intel Corp. this week offered a progress report on the state of its firmware updates to address the widespread problems of potential Meltdown and Spectre attacks, while also providing a description of the server performance hits that could result from applying those patches.
Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that some computers with AMD chipsets were put into an unbootable state after receiving Jan. 3 Windows updates designed to address the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.
Microsoft on Tuesday affirmed that Windows operating system updates released on Jan. 3 to address the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security issues will have noticeable system slowdown effects in some instances.
Apple released updates today for some of its products to address the potential security threats posed by two recently disclosed CPU attack methods.
Information about a general CPU security problem, along with some updates, was unleashed this week by researchers, chip makers, OS vendors and anti-malware software providers.
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December 12 marked Microsoft's last "update Tuesday" for this year.