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Edge with Chromium Releases for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1

Microsoft has now made available Canary versions of its Edge with Chromium web browser available for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Today we are excited to make preview builds from the Microsoft Edge Canary channel available on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.  The first Canary builds do have a few known issues, including the lack of dark mode support and no support for AAD sign-in, ...

Hyper-V Server 2019 Now Available

After some stuttered starts Microsoft has finally made Hyper-V Server 2019 available for customers. The free hypervisor is available for download from the Microsoft Evaluation Center here: Hyper-V Server 2019 An initial version of this was made available on the web in 2018 that was subsequently pulled due to problems. Those customers that were able to download the originally posted version, should...

On July 1 On-premises MFA Server will No Longer Be Offered for New Deployments

Good to know. Per Microsoft: As of July 1, 2019, Microsoft will no longer offer MFA Server for new deployments. New customers who would like to require multi-factor authentication from their users should use cloud-based Azure Multi-Factor Authentication. Existing customers who have activated MFA Server prior to July 1 will be able to download the latest version, future updates and generate activat...

Microsoft and Oracle Announce Partnership to Connect Their Clouds

Microsoft and Oracle today have announced a plan that will allow Azure and Oracle customers to utilize cross-cloud capabilities seamlessly. For example, Azure customers will be able to run Oracle applications on Microsoft’s platform while maintaining the backend database structure on Oracle’s OCI cloud platform. Some benefits of this partnership: Connect Azure and Oracle Cloud seamless...

Microsoft Switches Microsoft Edge Dev Build Releases to Tuesdays

Microsoft today has switched the day that it will deliver its Dev Build updates for its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser beta.

Microsoft Delivers Intel Microcode Updates for Windows 10 Variants

Microsoft has now made available updates to Windows 10 to help further mitigate security issues with Intel processors. Here’s what’s available: KB4494175: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1607, and Windows Server 2016 KB4494452: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1709 KB4494453: Intel microcode updates for Windows 10, version 1703 KB4494454: Intel microcode ...

Windows 10 1903 Gets Its First Cumulative Update, Windows Sandbox Not Fixed Yet

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 feature update, the May 2019 Update, has already received its first big fix. KB4497935 has been released and here’s what’s fixed: Addresses an issue that may prevent Custom URI Schemes for Application Protocol handlers from starting the corresponding application for local intranet and trusted sites on Internet Explorer. Addresses an issue that preven...

Microsoft Putting Focus on a New Operating System with an Azure Backend

At Computex, Microsoft has used the announcements of its partners to launch a new path toward device management that is heavily based on Azure services. In a blog post, the company has outlined its efforts to move beyond Windows 10 and focus on its new Modern OS for the future of computing. According to the company’s vision, the future operating system will get seamless updates, will be secu...

KB4497936 Breaks Windows Sandbox, Fix Might Come in June

Microsoft has admitted that a recent update, KB4497936, has broken one of the anticipated features of Windows 10 1903. Windows Sandbox may fail to start with error code “0x80070002” Windows Sandbox may fail to start with “ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND (0x80070002)” on devices in which the operating system language is changed during the update process when installing Windows 10, version 1903. Af...

Changes You are Required to Make to Enable ConfigMgr and WSUS to Deploy Windows 10 1903

After Microsoft began making Windows 10 1903 available publicly this week, the company announced some changes in how its Configuration Manager and WSUS environments handle this update. The changes require that administrators of these systems make some quick changes. For Configuration Manager: In order to deploy feature and quality updates to devices running Windows 10, version 1903 or Windows Serv...

Compare GPO Settings to Security Best Practices Using the New Microsoft Security Configuration Toolkit

Microsoft has released a set of tools that allow security administrators to compare current GPO settings against Microsoft best practices. The Microsoft Security Configuration Toolkit enables enterprise security administrators to effectively manage their enterprise’s Group Policy Objects (GPOs).  Using the toolkit, administrators can compare their current GPOs with Microsoft-recommended GPO baseli...

Microsoft to Remove Microsoft Band Apps from All App Stores on May 31, Delete Customer Data

Microsoft has been warning customers for a few months that its Health Dashboard and associated services would be shut down this year. On May 31, Microsoft plans to not only shut down the Dashboard, but also completely remove all of the apps that power its once lauded fitness wearable for all supported platforms. On 5/31/2019, the Microsoft Health Dashboard site will be shut down and Microsoft Band...