Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems security management News
August 24, 2016
Microsoft's new monthly rollups will make Windows OS updates less hectic. IT won't be able to pick and choose which updates and patches to deploy, however.
April 18, 2016
Apple quit providing security updates for QuickTime on Windows PCs. Discovery of 2 zero day exploits makes it time to uninstall QuickTime for Windows NOW.
March 02, 2016
Cumulative update KB 3140743 brings great reliability improvements to network discovery in Windows 10, along with numerous other OS features and functions.
February 17, 2016
With 2 hidden cumulative updates for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Update Catalog that never made Windows Update, are they for testing or real updates?
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There are four common execution policies IT administrators can choose from to secure PowerShell against malicious attacks. Figure out which one is right for you to secure your OS. Continue Reading
Users connect their Windows devices to wireless networks outside the office when they're on the go. This lets them be productive, but it might be something IT administrators want to control. Continue Reading
Windows AppLocker lets you use rules to whitelist or block applications based on attributes such as publisher or path, but it's not a comprehensive application control tool. Continue Reading
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Bringing PC and mobile device management under the same umbrella is clutch for IT today. Shops can get that done by picking the right client management tools. Continue Reading
Microsoft's Edge browser can save users' passwords so they don't have to enter them every time they visit a website. Users can turn this feature off if they want. Continue Reading
Passwords have long ruled the authentication world, but they're not infallible. Microsoft added authentication options in Windows 10, including more Windows Hello and effective PINs. Continue Reading
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If it takes a long time for users to login and boot their desktops they won't be happy and they will let IT know about it. Find out what enterprise tools slow down desktop logins the most. Continue Reading
Audit logs can get big and cumbersome, which presents a problem if you need to look at them after a security breach. Only audit what is necessary. Continue Reading
Although PCs and mobile devices perform many of the same tasks, IT administrators often manage them separately, and they use very different tools and approaches. Traditional PC-only management tools are too rigid to impose on mobile devices, and ... Continue Reading
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Managing an eclectic collection of devices is challenging, but IT administrators just need to establish policies and find a mobile device management tool to help enforce them. Continue Reading
Desktop administrators need to know that the rules of endpoint management have changed: It's not all about PCs anymore. Continue Reading
The proliferation of mobile devices in the enterprise presents a number of challenges for desktop administrators. Legacy, PC-oriented approaches to device management are no longer adequate because they treat all devices the same.
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