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Microsoft Defender for Business is Coming to Business Premium Next Month

by Rabia Noureen

Microsoft unveiled a new endpoint security solution for small and medium-sized companies called “Microsoft Defender for Business” at its Ignite 2021 conference. The new service plan, which is currently available in preview for select organizations, is finally coming to enterprise customers with a Microsoft 365 Business Premium plan (via OnMSFT). Microsoft Defender for Business is… Read More

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Gets Vulnerability Management Support on Android and iOS

by Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has announced that threat and vulnerability management support in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is now generally available on Android and iOS devices. The new threat and vulnerability management capabilities allow organizations to discover, prioritize, and remediate vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in real-time. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint provides vulnerability management capabilities for iOS and Android devices… Read More

Microsoft Releases New Optional Windows 11 Update to Fix Taskbar, Audio, and Display Issues

by Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has released new optional updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 20H2 and newer. The latest Windows 11 optional update (KB5008353) includes several fixes for issues affecting audio devices, multi-monitor setups, auto-brightness as well as app icons in the taskbar. This Windows 11 KB5008353 patch addresses a known issue preventing some image editing… Read More

PDQ Acquires Endpoint Management Solution Provider SmartDeploy

by Rabia Noureen

PDQ has announced today the acquisition of SmartDeploy, a Seattle-based provider of modern endpoint management solutions. The company plans to leverage SmartDeploy’s technology to improve its value proposition by providing seamless endpoint management solutions for IT professionals. “We’re fortunate to team up with SmartDeploy,” explained Jaren Nichols, CRO of PDQ.com. “Our customers passionately endorse SmartDeploy’s… Read More

Microsoft Releases Out-Of-Band Windows Server 2019 Update to Address Hyper-V, ReFS and VPN Issues

by Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has started rolling out an out-of-band update for Windows Server 2019. The same KB5010791 patch addresses a couple of critical issues introduced with January 2021 Patch Tuesday updates. According to the release notes, this update fixes an issue that causes unexpected restarts on Windows Server domain controllers. Microsoft has also addressed a bug that… Read More

Microsoft Edge Tests New Security Feature to Mitigate “Unforeseen” Zero-Day Exploits

by Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has started testing a new security feature for its Edge browser that should help IT admins to protect end-users from zero-day vulnerabilities. This experimental feature is currently available for Edge Insiders in the Beta Channel. Microsoft Edge comes with built-in phishing and malware protection capabilities that help organizations to protect users from security threats.… Read More

The World’s Most Comprehensive Teams to Teams Migration Checklist

Whether you have just started thinking about migration or have already begun to move, our Microsoft Teams Migration Checklist can help guide you through the different phases for a Teams migration to another tenant.

This detailed six-step guide will walk you through key decision points while also providing more prescriptive best practice recommendations where appropriate.

Discover key insights for the following phases of a Teams migration: 

  • Discovery
  • Pilot
  • Planning
  • Communication
  • Execution
  • Validation

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