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Weekly Windows Newsbytes — Week 19/2019

New Insider Builds 18894 and 18895 This week, we saw an unexpected flurry of Insider Preview releases, including Fast Ring + Skipahead Build 18894 on Wednesday, May 8, followed in short order by Build 18895 on Friday, May 10. But where 18894 brought lots of changes, 18895 brought only a few. Looks like the pace

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

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

Microsoft Device Tour Plus

I was invited to the Microsoft Device Tour Plus when it arrived at my adopted home town of Leipzig (Germany) last week. As I am always interested in free breakfast, lunch and dinner, so I decided to go there despite my current health issues. I was not expecting much, if any, new information. That said,

Office Customization Tool – Office Deployment Made Easy

Since the release of Office 2016, it is no longer possible to perform a custom Office install, in which one selects the Office applications to be installed or omitted. When installing Office, all applications get installed. Individual apps can’t be removed later, either. Office Click-to-Run and MSI installers can only install or remove the entire

MS Announces Modern Desktop Services

In seeking to support its vision of a modern desktop based on Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, Microsoft announces services and an extended support time window for Enterprise and Education customers on feature upgrades.

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