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Linux malware detection with Microsoft's project Freta

[German]Microsoft Research has now announced the Freta project. It is a cloud-based malware detection service to detect rootkits, cryptominers and previously undiscovered malware strains lurking in Linux cloud VM images. Advertising

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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 closes all retail stores

In its latest announcement Microsoft says they closes all Microsoft stores worldwide. This will change the temporary closure of the stores in the context of the coronavirus pandemic into a permanent shutdown. Advertising

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Microsofts closes Mixer streaming service

[German]A surprising announcement for me: Microsoft will close its mixer streaming service as of July 22, 2020, and will pass on existing partners and streamers to Facebook Gaming. Advertising

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Microsoft sends a cease and desist to Berlin’s data protection commissioner

[German]Microsoft Germany has send a cease and desist to Berlin's Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information. An action that leaves many observers somewhat speechless. The warning concerns guidelines for video conferencing, which provide information on test criteria for … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Update Summary (April 14, 2020)

[German]On April 14, 2020, Microsoft released security updates for Windows clients and servers, for Office, Internet Explorer, etc. Here is a compact overview of these updates. Advertising

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Microsoft extends certifications (MCSA, MCSD, MCSE)

[German]Change in training and Microsoft certifications for MCSA, MCSD, MCSE. Redmond has just announced a 7-month extension of the certification to January 31, 2021 due to the Corona crisis. Advertising

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Microsoft retires MCSA, MCSD, and MCSE certification

[German]Microsoft  has just announced that it will discontinue its certifications (MCSA, MCSD, MCSE) for certain programs such as Windows Server 2019, Windows SQL Server 2019 and so on. Advertising

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Microsoft Guidance for Enabling LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing

[German]Microsoft has issued on February 28, 2020, security advisory notification ADV190023 with revised guidance on LDAP Channel Binding and LDAP Signing for Active Directory Domain Controllers. Advertising

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Cloud disruption at Microsoft 365? (Feb. 22, 2020)

[German]Currently there have been again a malfunction at Microsoft 365, which affected individual customers and enterprise users (Xbox etc.). I became aware of the issue via the status messages from Microsoft 365 on Twitter. This ranges from missing Xbox Live … Continue reading

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