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 [...]

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FBI charges former AWS engineer in Capital One breach

The FBI arrested a former AWS engineer who allegedly stole data for more than 100 million Capital One customers and credit card applications, thanks to a misconfigured firewall. The FBI arrested and charged a former AWS engineer Monday in connection with a massive data breach at Capital One. Paige A. Thompson, 33, is accused of [...]

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7 Simple Tasks All New Office 365 Admins Should Learn

As a new Microsoft Office 365 admin, there are some critical Office 365 common admin tasks you need to know. There are the first tasks that you should learn about; the tasks that you’ll find the most common as you maintain and manage the system. This is a review of common and easy techniques that [...]

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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 [...]

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5 Reasons IT Professionals Use PowserShell for Office 365

A command-line and scripting tool for system administration, PowerShell is both a powerful and potentially dangerous utility. Through PowerShell, an administrator is able to control and automate administrative processes across almost any Microsoft product, including cloud-based services and server-side applications. Using PowerShell with Office 365 requires a privileged user account with the appropriate permissions in addition to [...]

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Top Ten Shortcuts in Microsoft Teams

It’s happened to all of us. We’re in an important call and a group of coworkers decide to strike up a passionate conversation. We frantically reach for the mouse in an effort to find the mute button but can’t seem to get there quick enough. This is just one of the many situations we can [...]

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Disable Office 365 Group Creating for Users — 20 places they may notice

Microsoft offers many ways to create Office 365 Groups! Here’s a list of 20 places to make your Groups—have a look! OUTLOOK (ONLINE) *This is probably the most common way to create an Office 365 Group OUTLOOK (DESKTOP) SHAREPOINT HOME ONEDRIVE PLANNER TEAMS POWER BI MICROSOFT STREAM YAMMER THE ROOT OF A SHAREPOINT SITE COLLECTION [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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