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Is Microsoft Defender killing applications like Outlook again? (Feb 3, 2023)

[German]Quick question to the round of administrators and users who use Microsoft Defender as a security solution in Windows. As of today, February 3, 2023, have there been any problems with applications such as Microsoft Outlook or do Office applications … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Microsoft says update KB5021751 to identify outdated Office versions respects your privacy

[German]Microsoft released update KB5021751 for Microsoft Office 2007 – 2013 on January 17, 2023 to track down users who are still using these outdated versions of Office. There was some puzzlement as to what this was all about. Now Microsoft … Continue reading

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Microsoft 365 ad screen blocks access to Windows 10 desktop for some users

[German]Microsoft has again dared to alienate some Windows users with ads for Microsoft 365. The affected users were blocked from accessing the Windows 10 desktop during a OOBE phase, because a full-screen banner permanently demanded ordering a Microsoft 365 test … Continue reading

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Edge 109.0.1518.78

[German]Microsoft has updated the Edge browser in the stable channel to version 109.0.1518.78 on February 2, 2023 (thanks to Robert for the tip). Microsoft did not reveal too much about this maintenance update, only a closed vulnerability is listed. It … Continue reading

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New Jabra headset issues (e.g. Engage 75) with MS Teams (Jan./Feb. 2023).

[German]Another note for administrators and users of Jabra headsets (e.g. Jabra Engage 75) who use them in a corporate environment with Microsoft Teams. After there were already problems in connection with Microsoft Teams in December 2022, which were fixed via … Continue reading

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Windows 7/Server 2008/R2: Support until January 2024 (KB4522133)

[German]January 2023 was the scheduled end of support for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 / R2 as part of the Extended Security Update program (ESU). February 2023 is the first month where there should actually be no more … Continue reading

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Thunderbird 102.7.1

[German]The developers of Thunderbird have released another update of the email client to version 102.7.1 on February 1, 2023. It is a bug-fix update, which is supposed to fix some problems. In addition, a vulnerability that was rated as high … Continue reading

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Firefox 109.0.1 released

[German]Mozilla developers have released versions 109.0 .1 of the Firefox browser on January 31, 2023. It is a bugfix update that is supposed to fix some minor issues. Advertising

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.NET out-of-band update fixes XPS rendering issue in documents (Jan. 31, 2023)

[German]Microsoft has surprisingly released an unscheduled out-of-band update for .NET Framework on January 31, 2023. This should fix problems with XPS documents, which were caused by security updates from December 2022 in .NET Framework – I had reported in the … Continue reading

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