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Microsoft 365 Compliance and Security Virtual Conference

Yesterday, April 30th, Rudra Mitra, the Partner Director of Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance talked about new security and privacy capabilities for Microsoft 365 E5 and E5 Compliance plans in a post to the Microsoft 365 blog: New capabilities coming to Microsoft 365 E5 and E5 Compliance—previously known as Information Protection & Compliance—include controls to

Weekly Windows Newsbytes – Week 17/2019

Microsoft third company to pass $1 trillion market value On Thursday, April 25th, Microsoft became the third US company to cross the $1 trillion (£774 billion / €897) market value threshold , after Apple and Amazon.  Here’s more from BBC Business News on this topic: Microsoft hits $1 trillion market valuation New Security Baseline for

1903 Drops Password Expiration Policies

Since forever, MS has enabled security & privacy policies for passwords that include password expirations. I remember this stuff from the NT 4 days, circa 1994, when I was writing training materials about admin topics for the MCSE exams. You can read about this ancient and soon-to-be-defunct stuff at MS Docs: Set the password expiration

Toolkit Item: Code Writer

When it comes to Windows management, network administration, deployment and other computing stuff, I want to do as much as possible using built-in Windows tools and utilities. As I have often said, I use no third party optimizers, tweakers, downloaders, cleaners and other snake oil stuff. For me, the main principle in Windows management and

Microsoft Docs – Excellent, but Imperfect

Microsoft faced a huge task when they started moving all documentation for their products and services from TechNet and MSDN to its new Microsoft Docs (https://docs.microsoft.com) sub-site. When launched in June 2016, Microsoft Docs only contained the .NET documentation, Since then, most of the other content has gradually moved over under that same umbrella. I

Windows Deployment with MDT – Part 1: Setup

Microsoft 365, InTune and Windows AutoPilot have made Windows deployment at the enterprise level easy. Although that scenario is an easy solution for smaller businesses, too, the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) still remains a viable and practical alternative for smaller networks or domains. It is also a good solution for home networks with multiple Windows

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