Microsoft Urges LDAP Workaround Fix for Windows Systems

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Microsoft updated an August security advisory this week to urge organizations using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) in supported Windows systems to implement some configuration changes manually. The details are described in this Windows support article, dated September 10. In addition, Microsoft updated its August security advisory ADV190023, which now includes similar information about carrying out [...]

Microsoft Teams vs. Sharepoint — Management Basics

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For many years, SharePoint was the leading method of communication and collaboration within the Microsoft ecosystem. However, there’s a reason why many companies never experienced complete SharePoint adoption. Microsoft has acknowledged an organizational information overload within SharePoint: an overload that often makes it difficult for employees to manage and prioritize the information delivered.  To combat [...]

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Cayosoft is excited to announce the release of Cayosoft Administrator v6.3. This new version adds advanced Microsoft Teams Enterprise Managementcapabilities for Hybrid AD and Office 365 Environments. v6.3 extends to Cayosoft’s lead as the best solution for Microsoft Enterprise Management through every step of IT’s Microsoft Cloud Journey. Cayosoft Administrator v6.3 solves the Microsoft Teams Management [...]

Microsoft Releases Security Updates to Address Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Microsoft has released security updates to address two remote code execution vulnerabilities, CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182, in the following operating systems: Windows 7 SP1 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 10 Windows Server 2016 Windows Server 2019 An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of [...]

Try Out the Next Version of Microsoft Edge on Every Major Desktop Platform Now

Microsoft released preview builds from the MS Edge Canary channel available on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This rounds out the initial set of platforms that they began to roll out back in April, so developers and users alike can try out the next version of Microsoft Edge on every major desktop platform. Visit [...]

US Government Security Agency Warns of Office 365 Security Misconfigurations

On Monday, 5/13/2019, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned Office 365 users and their technology partners about common Office 365 misconfigurations. Note: CISA is the new standalone agency within the Department of Homeland Security that functions as the lead national government unit on civilian cybersecurity. A CISA analysis report titled “Microsoft Office 365 [...]

Microsoft Azure Recovering from Major Networking-Related Outage

An outage that lasted more than an hour took out a host of Microsoft cloud services Thursday afternoon, as networking connectivity errors in Microsoft Azure also took out third-party apps and sites running on Microsoft’s cloud. Beginning around 1:20pm and lasting for more than an hour, the outage appeared to span the breadth and depth [...]

Teams Chat Group Size to 100

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Microsoft Teams has updated Group Chat Size to 100. They’ve announced they will begin rolling this feature out soon. How does this impact me? This feature simply allows for all users to add and chat with up to 100 users in a group chat. Microsoft is increasing the limit from 50 to 100 so now [...]

Verizons’ 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

Every year Verizon creates a report that covers previous period cyber breaches. That report has now been released. Not only is this report relevant to IT security professionals, but anyone that regularly uses a device to connect to the internet. Check out Verizons’ Data Breach Investigations Report.

Updated Microsoft Azure Certifications Emphasize IT Roles

Updated Microsoft Azure Certifications As Microsoft tailors its cloud credentials to specific roles and skill levels, Azure certifications are also being modified. Microsoft made most of the changes in late 2018 but also made a few changes to its exams and requirements in the early part of 2019. Let’s review a breakdown of what has [...]