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Application Software, Operating systems, Software Category, Windows

Microsoft’s Desktop Analytics service for assessing compatibility of Windows endpoints is generally available

October 16, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft is starting to roll out its Desktop Analytics service as of today, October 16. Desktop Analytics — formerly known as Windows Analytics — is meant to provide IT professionals with update-readiness details about their managed Windows endpoints. Desktop Analytics […]


Software Security

How to secure Microsoft-based election, campaign systems

October 16, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Attackers aren’t waiting until next year to attack the technology used in the election process. For example, attackers from Iran reportedly attempted to break into user accounts associated with the Republican party. While Microsoft didn’t say which campaign was attacked, […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft to start nagging Windows 7 Pro users about January 2020 end of support deadline

October 15, 2019

Via: ZDnet

In April this year, Microsoft began proactively notifying Windows 7 Home users about the approaching end of support deadline for Windows 7. Starting this week and rolling out over time, Microsoft will add certain Windows 7 Pro device users to […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft confirms Office 2010 is on borrowed time

October 15, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT HAS ACTIVATED the flashing red light in the hand of yet another product that has reached maturity. Office 2010 will be declared ‘end-of-life’ a year hence, on the 13th October 2020, a decade and three months after it first […]


Software Security

Microsoft Defender ‘Tamper Protection’ reaches general availability

October 14, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of a new Microsoft Defender antivirus feature named Tamper Protection. This new feature works by blocking malware from disabling Microsoft Defender (formerly Windows Defender) features behind the user’s back. According to Microsoft, with Tamper […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 10 patch to fix a bug that was supposed to fix a bug causes more bugs

October 14, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

GATHER ROUND! It’s time for your near-daily explanation of what’s borked with Windows 10 this time. Yes, another day, another patch that breaks things, something that we really ought to be used to by now – we just shouldn’t have […]


Application Software, Software Category

Microsoft might be working on a combined Office app for iOS

October 9, 2019

Via: The Inquirer

MICROSOFT IS REPORTEDLY working on a single, unified app to replace Word, Excel and Powerpoint on iOS. According to intelligence from ZDNet, the new Microsoft Office app will offer up the same basic features as the individual apps in a […]


Software Security

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls

October 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Microsoft is following Apple and Google’s lead with today’s launch of per-app and per-game time limits in its parental control software. Already, the company allows parents to limit screen time across Windows 10, Xbox One and Android via the Microsoft […]


Software Security

Critical Microsoft Remote Desktop Flaw Fixed in Security Update

October 8, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Microsoft released patches for nine critical vulnerabilities as part of its October Patch Tuesday security update, including one for a Remote Desktop bug that could allow a remote attacker to execute code on victims’ machines. Overall, Microsoft issued fixes for […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows out-of-band update: Microsoft’s mandatory security patch is for all versions

October 4, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft has issued an out-of-band required update for all versions of Windows, rounding out the patch it released on September 23 to address an already-exploited flaw in Internet Explorer. Initially, Microsoft only released the out-of-band patch for CVE-2019-1367 on the […]