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Author: Russell Smith

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

How to Manage Windows Update Using PowerShell

by Russell Smith

Managing Windows Update with PowerShell has until recently only been possible using a third-party module. But starting in Windows Server 2019, Microsoft's WindowsUpdateProvider PowerShell module is included out-of-the-box and it allows you to perform simple Windows Update management tasks, like starting a scan and installing updates. In this article, I will look at both Microsoft's… Read More

Patch Tuesday – June 2021

by Russell Smith

This month Microsoft patches 7 zero-day flaws in Windows, 6 of which are being exploited in the wild. And there are also important updates for SharePoint Server, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Acrobat and Reader. Windows and Windows Server If you haven't already started testing and deploying June's updates for Windows and Windows Server, then it's… Read More

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Now Secures Unmanaged Devices and Linux Gets EDR

by Russell Smith

Microsoft recently announced that its Defender for Endpoint solution can now detect when unmanaged network devices may pose a threat. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is an enterprise antimalware solution that builds upon the free Microsoft Defender software that's built into Windows 10 and Windows Server. Defender for Endpoint helps enterprises prevent, detect, investigate, and respond… Read More

Microsoft Azure Sentinel gets SAP Support, Plus UEBA and Entity Pages Reach GA

by Russell Smith

Last week Microsoft announced improvements to its cloud-native SIEM product, Azure Sentinel. In an effort to make Sentinel more efficient for Security Operations (SecOps) teams, Microsoft has improved the quality of rules and includes more innate intelligence out-of-the-box. There's also built-in support for SAP in preview. Plus, other features like UEBA and entity pages, which… Read More

Patch Tuesday – May 2021

by Russell Smith

This month Microsoft has released quite a low number of security patches for Windows. But there are still some nasty bugs that need your attention. Including a wormable bug in http.sys, a vulnerability in IE11, and a wireless networking flaw that could let an attacker disclose encrypted information. Windows and Windows Server This month's cumulative… Read More

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