Microsoft rolled out a "preview" of two group management capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD) this week.
It will also make code more transparent in hopes to ease customers of fears of hidden backdoors.
Plus: Microsoft takes steps to stop government censorship of Skype calls in China.
Microsoft says SharePoint customers are moving online but security, privacy and app compatibility are key barriers. A Redmond magazine reader survey suggests the transition will take time. Find out why.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft on Thursday announced that Office 365 Message Encryption -- a service that will encrypt e-mails being sent to an outside source -- will go live early next year.
Yahoo said that all data traveling through its datacenters will be encrypted by the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Microsoft announced late last week that it is now offering its Rights Management Service commercially.
Microsoft on Tuesday released an update that will disable the compromised RC4 stream cipher on Windows systems.
Microsoft's monthly Security Update arrived today with three "critical" bulletin items and five "important" fixes -- all addressing 19 flaws in a number of Microsoft products and services.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 browser supports the latest Transport Layer Security standard by default.
Microsoft sent word today that its monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.
According to Microsoft, attacks against victims in the Middle East and Asia are exploiting a zero-day flaw found in the Microsoft Graphics Component.
The declining global market share of Windows XP seems to have stabilized in October.
- By Scott Bekker
According to documents that were released on Wednesday, both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the British Government Communications Headquarters tapped overseas datacenters used by both Yahoo and Google.
Microsoft's latest security report highlights the huge gap between Windows XP and Windows 8 infection rates.
The goal of the document is to bring both the public and private sectors to the same level of security so that information pertaining to threats can be easily shared between the two.
For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.
Google plans to extend security and patch support for its Chrome browser running on Microsoft's Windows XP until April 2015.
Some of the biggest privacy issues to come out of the PRISM reveal has stemmed the lack of communication from federal agencies.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
This month hits the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first monthly security update release. And in celebrating a decade of Patch Tuesdays, Redmond is gifting IT four bulletin items rated "critical" and four "important" for October's monthly rollout.