Recently, sysadmins discovered that Microsoft had automatically installed Windows Backup on enterprise PCs which came across as an annoyance for some. The tech giant promises a workaround soon.
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Introduced earlier this year in February, Microsoft will now begin enforcing number matching in Authenticator starting today. It adds an extra layer of security for multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Microsoft has issued a reminder about the availability of Windows LAPS on Microsoft Intune and on Azure AD, public preview on the latter. You can follow the recent guide the company published.
Nearly a month ago, Microsoft announced that Windows LAPS would be a built-in service. Since details were low then, the company, earlier today, has shared a guide on how to properly configure it.
A third-party GUI tool is now available for the recently released Windows LAPS. In case you haven't been following and missed it, the current implementation of LAPS has issues with legacy interop.
Microsoft has confirmed interop issues related to Legacy LAPS support. Apparently, using the feature with the latest April Patch update breaks it. Thankfully, there are workarounds.
Ubuntu 23.04 is now ready for you to download. It comes with some improvements to Azure Active Directory support, a new Steam snap, GNOME 44, and two new flavours: Cinnamon and Edubuntu.
Fueled by "popular demand", Microsoft has finally introduced Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) as a built-in feature on certain versions of its operating system.
U.S. federal cybersecurity agency CISA has developed a Python-based utility to detect signs of hacking in Microsoft cloud environments including Microsoft 365, Azure, and Azure Active Directory (AAD).
Microsoft Edge 109 is now available for download in the Stable Channel. The latest release adds account linking, changes to TLS certificate verification, and text predictions to let you type faster.
Microsoft has proudly announced that its Authenticator app for iOS is now FIPS 140-compliant, which means that it officially supports U.S. federal agencies. Android support is coming soon too.
Microsoft has released today emergency out-of-band (OOB) updates to fix a Microsoft 365 and Azure AD issue that was causing sign-in troubles on Arm-based Windows 11 and Windows 10 devices.
Microsoft has warned about another known issue in the latest cumulative updates for Windows 10 and 11. According to the company, ARM users will have problems signing into Microsoft 365 and AAD.
Microsoft has updated its guidance for securing Domain Controllers (DCs). Previously, the company told customers not to allow internet access on DCs in any scenario. This is not the case anymore.
New multi-cloud capabilities from Microsoft Security have been developed to secure the basis of hybrid work and digital transformations, delivering comprehensive protection to its customers.
Microsoft has today released build 19044.1381 (21H2) / build 19043.1381 (21H1) to the Release Preview Channel for Windows 10 Insiders. The new build brings an additional fix to the earlier KB5007253.
A security team has issued an advisory about an apparent design flaw which allows single-factor brute-force attack on Azure Active Directory. However, Microsoft says that this is by design.
Following the purchase of RiskIQ and ReFirm Labs, Microsoft has now acquired CloudKnox Security to offer unified privileged access and entitlement management in multi-cloud and hybrid environments.
Microsoft boasts that Azure Confidential Ledger is the only ledger on the market which utilizes confidential computing to secure data in use through a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
Microsoft has concluded that the Solorigate attacker was only able to get access to a small number of code files for Azure, Exchange, and Intune, and those did not contain live customer data.
The new Admin APIs for Microsoft's data visualization platform will aim to improve the efficiency and performance of the Power BI scan, in order to help support a higher frequency of data assets.
Microsoft today announced that it will be adding a new 'My Feed' section for users logged into their work/school accounts, along with the Office 365 section, to the new tab page starting with Edge 87.
Box has announced new integrations with Microsoft 365 that include new Teams integration, add-ins for the Outlook for Android and iOS apps, and upcoming support for Microsoft Authenticator.
Microsoft today announced that it is opening a public preview of support for FIDO2 security keys for Azure AD joined resources in the hybrid environment. It also listed new devices from partners.
Azure Files Active Directory authentication is now in preview. Azure Files will be usable through AD credentials, in the form of a seamless transition from on-premise control experience.
16 new roles have been introduced in preview for Azure Active Directory. These additions aim to reduce the number of Global administrators by delegating administration tasks to lower privilege users.
Microsoft has announced support for Azure Active Directory work and school accounts in Edge Canary, Dev, and Beta channel preview builds. It said that the feature was highly requested by users.
Microsoft has announced some new security features for Azure Files entering general availability. These include Azure AD DS authentication, permission modifications through File Explorer, and more.
Microsoft has announced the public preview of support for FIDO2 password-less authentication for Azure Active Directory, as part of its continued effort to move users away from passwords.
The first public preview of Security Policy Advisor, a new service for Office 365 ProPlus is being rolled out to users in English. It will have much wider availability in the coming weeks.
Microsoft has announced the Identity Bounty Program, inviting security researchers to find vulnerabilities in identity services, and offering payouts ranging from $500 to $100,000.
In an effort to strengthen security and provide admins with more granular controls, LastPass Enterprise's newest update brings Active Directory integration, easier onboarding and more.
Microsoft Teams now has the ability to add external guests to an organization chat room or workspace unlike previously where additions had to be members of the organization's Azure Directory.
Microsoft has outlined a range of new features and enhancements coming in the Fall Creators Update to help businesses deploy and manage devices more efficiently, quickly, and securely.
Microsoft has announced a series of updates to its Online Analytics Processing engine, Azure Analysis Service. This includes better integration with Active Directory, backup and restore and more.
Microsoft has posted details of numerous Office 365 service changes coming in the weeks and months ahead, some of which "may require admin action" to ensure their organizations are fully prepared.
Microsoft has announced that its new Authenticator app will be available for iOS, Android, and Windows from August 15. The app will combine consumer authentication with Azure Active Directory.