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Orgs Failing at Identifying Exploitable Identity Holes

Organizations generally don't have the means to discover identity risks and therefore need automated tools, according an annual report on the state of identity-based security risks for organizations, according to Identity security company Illusive

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Microsoft Endpoint Manager Gets Nerdio Manager Solution Integration

Nerdio announced on Tuesday that its Nerdio Manager for MSP (Managed Service Provider) 3.0 solution has new integration hooks with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM).

Microsoft Accounts May Be Required for Windows 11 Pro Edition Installs

Microsoft this week suggested that Windows 11 Pro edition users would need to use Microsoft accounts on new OS installs.

Microsoft Viva Suite To Receive LinkedIn Glint Solution in 2023

LinkedIn's Glint employee feedback and assessment solution will become a part of Microsoft's Viva "employee experience platform" sometime in 2023, Microsoft announced.

IBM Buys Microsoft Gold Partner Neudesic in Cloud-Focused Play

To raise its cloud and multicloud prospects, tech industry stalwart IBM announced its acquisition of Neudesic, a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and gold competency partner, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Opening 2 Campuses as Pandemic Conditions Improve

Microsoft announced on Monday that it now plans to reopen its Washington state campus on Feb. 28, since Covid-19 cases have declined.

Microsoft Changes Direction on ADFS with Certificate-Based Authentication Preview

Microsoft announced a public preview of certificate-based authentication for Azure Active Directory in a Monday announcement.

Microsoft: Losing Google G Suite? Switch to Microsoft 365

Microsoft this week announced a Microsoft 365 Business productivity suite limited-time promotional offer, largely for small businesses, which is targeting "Google G Suite legacy free edition" users.

Microsoft Inspire 2022 Will Be Virtual Again

Microsoft has announced the dates for this year's Inspire partner conference, describing it as a digital event.

Preview of Azure Active Directory Join Capability Coming to Windows 365

Microsoft announced Wednesday that enterprise users of Windows 365 services will soon be able to Azure Active Directory joins for Cloud PCs.

Regulatory Issues Halt Arm Sale to Nvidia

Due to regulatory objections the proposed $40 billion sale of chip maker Arm to Nvidia has been halted.

Microsoft Viva Celebrates First Birthday with Strong Adoption Figures

Microsoft commemorated the first year of Viva on Friday with news that the platform now has "more than 10 million monthly active users."

Investment Firm Buys IBM's Health Care Data Business

IBM is carving out the data and analytics technologies from its Watson Health business and selling them to global investment firm Francisco Partners in a deal announced late last month.

External Chat Enhancements, Improved IT Controls and More Coming to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams users can now chat with personal account Teams users situated outside their organizations, without switching tenancies.

Investment Group To Buy Citrix for $16.5 Billion

Citrix Systems Inc., long known for its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions, is getting acquired for $16.5 billion in an all cash deal carried out by two investment firms, according to a Monday announcement.

Report: U.S. Web Sites Not Protecting Your Private Data

According to a study announced Friday by privacy compliance solutions vendor Zendata, many Web sites were found to have woeful data protection practices in place.

Azure Sphere OS Version 22.01 No Longer Happening

Microsoft will no longer be releasing its previously announced Azure Sphere version 22.01 operating system, the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Crests $51 Billion Amid 'Generational Shift' in Tech

Microsoft handily beat analyst forecasts in Q2 of fiscal 2022, which CEO Satya Nadella attributed to strong growth in the cloud and the shifting technology landscape.

Is Microsoft's Free Windows 11 Upgrade Offer Coming to an End?

Microsoft may be alluding to the end of the free Windows 11 upgrade for Windows 10 users.

Microsoft To Bolster Xbox Brand with Activision Blizzard Acquisition

Microsoft has agreed to buy California-based video game company Activision Blizzard.