Author: Russell Smith

IT consultant, Contributing Editor @PetriFeed, and trainer @Pluralsight. All about Microsoft, Office 365, Azure, and Windows Server.

What’s New with Windows – November 2021

by Russell Smith

What with Thanksgiving, and Christmas soon approaching, November has been a quiet month. But Microsoft released the Windows 10 November 2021 Update, a big cumulative update for Windows 11 with a lot of fixes, and Windows 11 SE is now available for education. Windows 10 November 2021 Update (21H2) now generally available November 16th, Microsoft… Read More

Semperis Hybrid Identity Protection Conference 2021

by Russell Smith

The Hybrid Identity Protection (HIP) Conference is the premier educational forum for IT pros tasked with managing identity and securing hybrid cloud environments. As the global health pandemic and move to digitalization change the way enterprises work, the HIP Conference helps IT pros to learn and implement technology that mitigates new business risks. The conference… Read More

Patch Tuesday November 2021 – Microsoft Patches Windows RDP Zero-Day and Exchange RCE

by Russell Smith

Patch Tuesday in November 2021 sees Microsoft release patches to address 55 CVEs, including fixes for 6 zero-day bugs. There are updates for products including Windows, Windows Server, Office, Exchange Server, Active Directory, Microsoft Dynamics, Hyper-V, and Azure Real Time Operating System (RTOS), which is ThreadX RTOS, an embedded real-time operating system that Microsoft purchased… Read More

Microsoft Loop is Rebrand of Fluid Framework

by Russell Smith

At its Ignite conference yesterday, Microsoft announced that some parts of its Fluid Framework are being rebranded as Microsoft Loop. Or at least some parts of it. First announced in 2019, the Fluid Framework provides users with what Microsoft describes as 'atomic units of productivity' that can be shared and worked on independently of a… Read More

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