Windows 10 v2004 – New features for IT professionals

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WIN10 v2004 offers numerous new features and this detailed overview shares key changes for PRO and enterprise versions: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/what-s-new-for-it-pros-in-windows-10-version-2004/ba-p/1419764 QUOTE: As you look to roll out this new update to your organization, this post outlines some of the new, key capabilities and enhancements that will enable you to benefit from intelligent security, simplified updates, flexible […]

Windows Autopilot – VPN support added June 2020

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With networking more decentralized with WFH & virtual team members — Windows Autopilot has been enhanced to support workstation registrations in VPN mode as shared below https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/06/26/windows-autopilot-vpns.aspx https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/new-for-windows-autopilot-vpn-support-and-esp-device-targeting/ba-p/1490152 Microsoft announced this week that the Windows Autopilot service used with Microsoft Intune now supports enrolling devices, even in cases where virtual private networks (VPNs) might get in […]

Microsoft Defender – Linux and Android added June 2020

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https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/06/23/microsoft-defender-atp-linux-android.aspx Microsoft Defender Security Center portal to protect endpoints and client devices against threats, is now at the general availability (GA) release stage for use with Linux server machines, Microsoft announced on Tuesday. In addition, Microsoft is previewing Microsoft Defender ATP for Android devices, per a Tuesday announcement.  Lastly, Microsoft Defender ATP was enhanced with a new […]

Microsoft – Online and experience centers replace Retail stores in 2020

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https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/06/26/microsoft-retail-locations-shut-down.aspx Microsoft is pivoting its retail operations to focus more on online sales, a plan that would mean the closing of most physical Microsoft Store locations. There are about 83 physical Microsoft Stores worldwide, most of them in the United States. According to an announcement Friday, Microsoft plans to close all of them except the “Microsoft Experience […]

Security – ACSC warns of COPY and PASTE risks June 2020

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The Australian CERT team shares awareness of dangers & risk associated with copy/paste techniques malware authors may use to compromise security controls  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/06/22/acsc-releases-advisory-cyber-campaign-using-copy-paste-compromises Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released an advisory regarding an ongoing cyber campaign involving “copy-paste compromises” targeting Australian government and commercial networks. According to the advisory, a sophisticated malicious cyber actor […]

Windows 10 v1903 – OOB security release for CVE-2020-1441

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Microsoft has released an “out-of-band” security updates for Windows 10 (version 1903 only) as follows: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/06/19/microsoft-releases-security-updates-windows Microsoft has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Windows 10 version 1903. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to overwrite or modify a protected file and gain elevated privileges.  CISA encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft’s […]

Windows 10 v2004 – New HEAP memory process reduces EDGE needs by 27 percent

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The new WIN32 HEAP memory process found in Windows 10 v2004 (20H1) features release reduces EDGE memory allocation needs by 27% https://www.pcmag.com/news/microsoft-reduces-edge-browser-memory-usage-by-up-to-27-percent https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2020/06/17/improving-memory-usage/ Microsoft has managed to significantly reduce the memory usage of its Edge browser thanks to a new Windows 10 feature.   In a Windows Blog post yesterday, Kim Denny, principal project manager on the Microsoft […]

VOIP – 8 ways to improve Internet home phone quality

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PC Magazine offers excellent & in-depth article on improving quality of home based VOIP systems https://www.pcmag.com/news/7-ways-to-improve-voip-call-quality Ways to Improve VoIP Call Quality — More home network users than ever are using business-grade VoIP during the coronavirus. But all those new users and their often chaotic home networks can impact call quality, so follow these steps […]

Security – New Zealand CERT Ransomware protection

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/06/18/cert-nz-releases-advisory-ransomware-campaign The New Zealand Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) has released an advisory on a ransomware campaign leveraging remote access technologies. Malicious cyber actors are targeting organizations’ networks through remote access tools, such as Remote Desktop Protocol and virtual private networks, to exploit unpatched vulnerabilities and weak authentication. After gaining access, cyber actors use […]

Apple WWDC – 2020 virtual conference starts June 22nd

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Apple’s key annual developers conference will be held on “virtual basis” starting on June 22, 2020 as follows: https://gizmodo.com/what-to-expect-at-wwdc-2020-1844058394 https://developer.apple.com/wwdc20/  


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