Microsoft BUILD 2022 – New WIN11 apps added to MS-Store May-2022

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The new Windows 11 app STORE have more improvements ahead that were announced at Microsoft BUILD 2022 What’s New With the Windows App Store? | PCMag Microsoft Store grows with the developer community – Windows Developer Blog How to Use the Microsoft Store in Windows 11 | PCMag At Build 2022, Microsoft announces several new […]

Microsoft Azure – Security improvements for AD user management MAY-2022

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Two major security improvements for user management will be coming to Microsoft Azure soon. Microsoft Bringing Inactive Account Removals and Default Security to Azure Active Directory Users — Redmondmag.com Review and remove AAD inactive users in Public Preview – Microsoft Tech Community Raising the Baseline Security for all Organizations in the World – Microsoft Tech […]

Leadership – How to improve your listening skills

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The Harvard Business Review shares an excellent article for project managers or other leaders in improving the important communication skill of “listening” better to others.  What’s Your Listening Style? (hbr.org) Learning to listen well begins with understanding what type of listener you are. In our work as both health care clinicians in critical care and […]

Malware – new OFFICE MSDT based attack CVE-2022-30190

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Malware writers have designed a new Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) attack that began actively circulating recently.  MSDT is a common tool that gets automatically invoked to send information to Microsoft when an abend or unexpected result occurs.  SANS ISC & other security firms are warning that MSDT is being used as the transport mechanism […]

FTC – COPPA privacy rights for children using online education

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All users regardless of age have a right to privacy online & this concept also applies to children using online educational resources https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/05/your-kid-using-education-technology-read Today, kids are probably using technology to do their schoolwork. But have you ever wondered what information that technology is gathering from your kid? The FTC has, and today issued a policy […]

Leadership – 3 strategies for difficult times May 2022

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The Harvard Business review is an excellent site for leadership & project management topics.  This article shares excellent advice as we go forward in 2022 Staying Positive and On-Track in Uncertain Times (hbr.org) Here are three things we recommend to leaders to lead in these uncertain times. 1. Beware of your ego – Ego can […]

Malware – new web skimming attack techniques – May 2022

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Microsoft, in a recent in-depth study noted new web skimming attack techniques are being used on malicious websites to harvest user credentials & other information. Microsoft Warns of Evolving Web Skimming Techniques — Redmondmag.com Beneath the surface: Uncovering the shift in web skimming – Microsoft Security Blog The team shared a report on Monday disclosing how attackers […]

Microsoft – 47 percent decline in CRITICAL vulnerabilities in 2021

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WIndows 10/11 & the latest versions of Server, SQL-Server, Office, etc. all have improved security over past versions.  There was a 47% reduction in CRITICAL security patches during 2021 & the same trend seems to be holding into 2022. Microsoft ‘Critical’ Flaw Total Drops 47 Percent — Redmondmag.com Microsoft Vulnerabilities Report 2022 | BeyondTrust Last […]

CISA – 5G Security evaluation guidelines May 2022

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The CISA and other GOVT cybersecurity agencies have release an excellent risk management guide for 5G security to promote best practices for mobile devices.  CISA and DoD Release 5G Security Evaluation Process Investigation Study | CISA CISA, DHS S&T, DoD Introduce Results of an Assessment into the 5G Security Evaluation Process  | CISA https://csrc.nist.gov/Projects/Risk-Management CISA […]

Windows 365 – Citrix HDX option to be added later in 2022

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Citrix HDX adds advanced capabilities for high-end graphic & other user needs.  It integrate Citrix access capabilities with the Azure cloud as described below: Windows 365 Subscribers To Get Citrix HDX Option This Year — Redmondmag.com Citrix extends Windows 365 Cloud PC to new audiences – Microsoft Tech Community The two long-time partners announced HDX […]


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