As we enter a time of crisis that will see a significant number of employees asked to work from home, organizations need to provide effective but secure remote access to corporate resources. The tried and tested virtual private network (VPN) might seem like the obvious choice. But so called 'zero trust' is gaining popularity and could surpass traditional VPN access.
Microsoft recommends applying an out-of-band emergency patch for SMB remote code execution flaw as soon as possible.
This month sees Microsoft pull a standalone security update, release a Windows 10X emulator so that developers can start adapting apps to work with the upcoming dual-screen SKU, we get more details on the container architecture in Windows 10X, a public preview of FIDO2 support for hybrid Azure Active Directory deployments, and much more.
This month sees a bumper crop of 99 patches from Microsoft, including a fix for the IE zero-day announced last month and a change in default configuration for new Windows Server Active Directory deployments.
The Windows Admin Center (WAC) is a web portal for managing local or remote servers via a gateway that uses PowerShell Remoting and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) over WinRM. WAC will eventually replace Server Manager, and going forwards, is where Microsoft will make future investments in Windows Server GUI management.
In January we finally said goodbye to Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Microsoft made its new Edge browser generally available, fixed a search bug in File Explorer, and started rolling out Calls in Your Phone for Windows 10 19H1 and newer.
Because Microsoft announced its most recent quarterly earnings this week, this edition of Short Takes is going to obsess over the results, with a deeper dive into key parts of the business.
Hot on the heels of this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has published a security advisory for an Internet Explorer zero-day.
Windows 7 reaches end-of-life, Microsoft throws Windows a lifeline with Windows 10X, Windows 10 gets another major feature update, and Windows Server continues to support Azure.
This month sees Microsoft preparing for the general availability of its new Chromium-based Edge browser in January, Windows Server Core container images get 40% smaller, and Windows Insiders get new builds in the Fast Ring that are not tied to a specific feature update.
Microsoft announces 40% smaller Server Core container images coming in the 20H1 timeframe.
Our next MJFChat is all about what's new and next for Microsoft's WIndows Subsystem for LInux with special guest Microsoft Program Manager Craig Loewen.
Using the cloud as a backup target is definitely one of the ways that many businesses are adopting the hybrid cloud. Today, almost all businesses are dealing with massive data growth. The research firm IDC has estimated that overall data is doubling every two years. Keeping up with this level of data growth is tough [...]
Looking at a recently-announced product called “Microsoft Endpoint Manager”. While the product name and management interface may be shiny and new, you'll probably recognize the underlying products as some of the same familiar products that device administrators have known for years. We’ll break down what’s included and some changes that may benefit and impact current and future deployments.
Microsoft announces a reimagined Performance Monitor, new Edge to debut in January 2020, FIDO security key support for hybrid Active Directory, new security features for Azure Active Directory, and Intune and SCCM combine forces to become Microsoft Endpoint Manager.