Azure AD Gets Groups Expiration Policies and Managed Browser Controls

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory improvements last week.

Traffic View and Real User Measurements Added to Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager now has a couple of new features at the "general availability" stage.

Azure Service Fabric Going Open Source for Linux and Windows

Microsoft announced this week that its Azure Service Fabric microservices application development platform is moving to an open development process, which will be housed at the GitHub code repository.

Microsoft Kicks Off Speculative Execution Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft this week announced a bug bounty program to solicit security-researcher contributions about "speculative execution" side-channel CPU vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Expanding Azure and Office 365 in Europe, Middle East and China

Microsoft on Wednesday announced an expansion of its datacenter regions for delivering Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Microsoft Expands Spectre Microcode Approvals for Windows 10 Version 1709

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it removed an anti-virus compatibility check for some Windows 10 version 1709 devices, and it expanded some Spectre microcode approvals.

Azure Virtual Machine Service Gets Isolated and GPU Size Options

Microsoft expanded its Azure Virtual Machine sizes this month with new isolated and GPU offerings.

Azure SQL Database Service Getting Migration and Information Protection Options

Microsoft this week announced various Azure SQL Database improvements, including migration, high-availability and information protection options.

Office 365 Getting E-Mail and 'Critical' Trouble Ticket Support Improvements

Microsoft announced new trouble-ticketing support additions to the Office 365 Admin Center portal for IT pros, including one improvement specifically aimed at Microsoft Premier users.

Microsoft To Add Windows 10 S Mode to All Editions and Drop Switch Fee

Windows 10 in "S mode" soon will be available in all Windows 10 editions, and Microsoft plans to drop a proposed charge for users wanting to switch from S mode.

McAfee Rolling Out Security Protections for Microsoft Azure Users

McAfee on Wednesday announced newly available and coming security support for Microsoft Azure services via McAfee Cloud Security Platform products.

Windows 10 'Redstone 4' To Include Machine Learning Platform

Microsoft is readying a new machine learning platform for Windows 10 that will help developers add artificial intelligence (AI) functionality into their apps.

Microsoft Ending Outlook Web Apps for Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft gave notice it's ending Outlook Web Apps for Android, iPad and iPhone devices over the next couple of months.

Microsoft Adds Kali and Debian Linux Distros to the Windows Store

Microsoft added a couple of Linux operating system distros to the Windows Store this week, and described some of its ongoing open source work.

Microsoft Outlines Password Best Practices for Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft this week described best practices for identity security when using Azure Active Directory or Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services.

Microsoft Approves Microcode Spectre Variant 2 Fix for Intel Skylake Chips on Windows 10 Version 1709

Microsoft announced this week that it made available some Intel Skylake microcode updates that address Spectre variant 2 types of attacks for Windows 10 version 1709.

Azure Migrate Tool Now Available To Plan VMware Virtual Machine Moves

The Azure Migrate tool can now be used by organizations to help plan moves of their on-premises virtual machines and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

Azure Advanced Threat Protection Now Commercially Available

The product, now deemed ready for use in production environments, is a cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents in an organization.

Microsoft Teams To Get Expanded Guest Access for External Users

The Microsoft Teams collaboration solution will be getting a new capability to invite people with consumer e-mail addresses to join an organization's teams spaces.

Microsoft Announces Intune Integration with Pradeo Security for Mobile Devices

Microsoft Intune now works with Pradeo Security for Mobile Defense, which can add additional security protections for organizations that use Android and iOS mobile devices.

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