Microsoft BUILD 2021 – keynote address by CEO

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Nadella Highlights Microsoft’s Data and AI Advancements at Build Dev Event — Redmondmag.com Microsoft is a company of software developers that’s simply addressing the needs other developers, CEO Satya Nadella indicated in a Tuesday Microsoft Build keynote talk.  Microsoft is delivering its developer improvements with an eye toward the “digital transformations” that organizations will be […]

Windows 10 – 21H1 features update videos

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Several U-Tube video links below share an overview of the new features & how to install WIN10 21H1 … The May 2021 semi-annual update is a smaller release with just a handful of new items

Apple Security – May 2021 updates

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Apple has just released several O/S & product security updates Apple Releases Security Update Apple Releases Security Updates | CISA Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected device.  CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Apple […]

FTC – Fake Auto Warranty robocalls May 2021

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Excellent security awareness from FTC for popular robocall currently circulating Hang up on auto warranty robocalls | FTC Consumer Information Have you gotten a recorded phone message from “Susie” with the “Vehicle Service Department” calling about your vehicle warranty? That’s, like, so retro. But fanny packs, scrunchies, and tie dye are back — and so […]

Windows 10 21H1 – May 2021 Features update available

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Successfully updated 2 laptops to latest version with no issues this past weekend.  This is a light version in terms of new features and should go well for most users.  Windows 10 May 2021 Update now generally available | Windows Central Microsoft released the Windows 10 May 2021 Update today, which is also known as Windows […]

Microsoft Defender – Linux support added to Endpoint product May 2021

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint solution now includes Linux security protection.   Red Hat is 1st version supported & other Linux”distro” version support will follow Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Adds Linux Support — Redmondmag.com Threat and Vulnerability Management now supports all major platforms – Microsoft Security Microsoft announced last week that the Threat and Vulnerability Management capabilities in […]

Internet Explorer 11 – End of support June 15, 2022

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Home users are most impacted by this change for EOL during June 2022.  However, as many companies have legacy apps that only run under IE11 & corporate compatibility support will continue until at 2029 Internet Explorer Will (Finally) Die Next Summer : NPR The future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge […]

Ransomware – DarkSide attack prevention controls May 2021

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The Colonial pipeline ransomware attacks lead to major gas outages in about a dozen eastern states due to DarkSide ransomware attacks.  CISA & FBI share updated bested practices & prevention controls Update to CISA-FBI Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on DarkSide Ransomware | CISA DarkSide Ransomware: Best Practices for Preventing Business Disruption from Ransomware Attacks | CISA […]

Azure Blockchain service – will be discontinued September 2021

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Azure Blockchain service is not widely used & will be discontinued September 2021.  Microsoft offers guidance & alternatives from this cloud based implementation of blockchain services that are often used for payments or other monetary exchanges. Azure Blockchain Service Ending in September — Redmondmag.com Azure Blockchain Service retirement notification and guidance – Azure Blockchain | […]

Security – Presidential executive order to improve security May 2021

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Biden Order Aims To Tighten Software Security Practices — Redmondmag.com FACT SHEET: President Signs Executive Order Charting New Course to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Government Networks | The White House Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks. Recent cybersecurity incidents such as […]


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