This week's digest covers a bunch of interesting news related to a new Dev Channel build for Windows 11, Patch Tuesday shenanigans, the arrival of Teams in the Microsoft Store, and more.
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Microsoft has released multiple OOB updates which fix an issue that was introduced with the latest May Patch Tuesday. The bug was leading to auth failures on domain controlled servers and clients.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is no longer recommending the installation of May Patch Tuesday updates on Domain Controllers because of authentication issues.
Microsoft has released a new Windows Server Preview build 25110 today to Windows Insiders. Available in both ISO and VHDX formats, the ISO can be downloaded right now in 18 languages.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is apparently causing several issues for clients on Windows 10 20H2 systems. These issues include very high memory usage bug, black screen on boot up, and more.
It appears that Microsoft is fielding interest in flighting Windows Server VNext Insider preview builds apart from just offering ISOs. However, WSUS does not currently support this method.
This week, we are recapping a bunch of updates for Microsoft apps and services, Windows updates (and the lack of them), and some incidents in the cybersecurity space. Read about all of this here!
Microsoft has released a new Windows Server Preview build 25099 today to Windows Insiders. Available in both ISO and VHDX formats, the ISO can be downloaded right now in 18 languages.
Microsoft has announced that IT admins can now opt in for automatic updates for .NET and .NET Core. This change is primarily meant for organizations who do not use deployment management tools.
This was an extremely busy week in the Microsoft-verse with news items spread across multiple domains including sanctions on Russia, a surprising loss for Defender, and a bunch of web enhancements.
Microsoft has announced the release of Windows Server Preview Build 25066. It also mentions that in this preview, the "branding has not yet been updated and remains as Windows Server 2022".
Out-of-band updates for several Windows versions including Windows 11, have been released which are meant to fix problems related to VPN connections, Domain Controllers, Hyper-V, and more.
This was quite an interesting week in the world of Microsoft thanks to lots of new Windows builds which brought along multiple improvements and fixes... as well as some headaches for Server admins.
A new Local Privilege Escalation bug affecting all prevalent versions of Windows OS has received unofficial patches from 0Patch after Microsoft refused to fix the NTLM authenticating protocol.
Although software updates are supposed to fix problems, it appears that the latest Patch Tuesday release is causing major headaches for Windows Server admins due to DC boot loops and Hyper-V issues.
Windows Server 2022 has received this year's first Patch Tuesday update, which fixes two minor quality issues. It fixes an issue with Active Directory attributes and Japanese Input Method Editors.
Microsoft has released an out-of-band update for several Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC and Server configurations to tackle an issue with Remote Desktop that affected server reachability and performance.
Microsoft recently began deploying HTTP/3 across Exchange Online front-door servers. Microsoft 365 customers can expect latency reductions of up to 67% when using services like Outlook.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of Windows Server 2022 today. This release promises advanced multi-layered security, a flexible application platform, and hybrid Azure capabilities.
A recently updated Windows Server release information document suggests that Microsoft will retire semi-annual releases starting with Windows Server 2022, moving completely to LTSC releases.
Despite claims to the contrary, Microsoft says that its PrintNightmare patch works as intended. It states that security researchers who are calling it ineffective are using insecure configurations.
Security researchers are reporting that Microsoft's fix for the PrintNightmare vulnerability that rolled out to most Windows versions is ineffective, and can let attackers completely bypass it.
Microsoft has offered some further mitigations against the highly dangerous PrintNightmare exploit. The company has also given it a CVSS rating of 8.8/10, which almost awards it "critical" severity.
An exploit called "PrintNightmare" is being investigated by Microsoft. It potentially affects all versions of Windows. U.S. CISA has marked it as "critical" as it can lead to remote code execution.
Google's Project Zero team has disclosed yet another elevation of privilege exploit present in Windows given Microsoft's inability to properly fix it in the given 90 days time frame.
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At the second part of its Ignite event, Microsoft has announced the general availability of Windows Admin Center version 2103. This release brings automatic app and extension updates, and more.
While Windows Insiders have been testing out the next LTSC version of Windows Server for a while, it's not considered to be in preview, so the new feature update is nearly ready for release.
While Microsoft has been preparing new LTSC versions of products like Windows Server, it's now started to publish that the next version is Windows Server 2022. The news comes alongside build 20292.
If you had a new Windows Server Insider Preview from the Iron branch on your bingo card for today, you win. Microsoft has released Windows Server Insider Preview build 20282, a likely RTM.
According to a new report, Microsoft is working on its own custom ARM processors, which are going to go in servers, and even the company's own Surface products, such as a Surface Pro X.
Microsoft annoucned that the next-gen Azure Stack HCI solution that integrates hybrid infrastructure with Azure services and helps run virtualized workloads on-premises is now generally available.
Google's Project Zero team has disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Windows that enables elevated code execution that is currently being exploited. Microsoft is expected to patch the bug next month.
Today, Microsoft released Windows 10 Insider Preview build 20231, and alongside of it, the company also released new ISO images for those that want to perform a clean installation.
Microsoft has released Windows Server vNext Insider Preview build 20206, which is part of the test builds for the next LTSC release. Today's build brings new features, such as SMB improvements.
Today, Microsoft is releasing a new Windows Server Insider Preview, bringing the build number to 20201. This time, Microsoft actually published a blog post to detail what's new in the build.
A new report has emerged claiming that Microsoft fixed a significant security vulnerability in various versions of Windows, even though a Google-owned service disclosed it to Microsoft in 2018.
Alongside the new Windows 10 build in the Dev channel, Microsoft has also released the equivalent builds of Windows Server and the Windows 10 SDK. As usual, there's no changelog available.
Along with the new Windows 10 build, Microsoft has released matching builds of Windows Server as well as the Windows 10 SDK. As usual, neither release comes with a list of changes.
Microsoft has released Windows 10 SDK Preview and Windows Server build 20180 today. The firm confirmed that it will release SDK and server builds along with Windows 10 Dev channel builds.