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Updating Spectre, Meltdown and Foreshadow mitigations

Use these Windows registry key changes and fixes to protect your systems from known side channel vulnerabilities.

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How to harden Windows workstations and servers from attack

Use these basic settings to make it harder for attackers to Windows hardware.

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How to defend Office 365 from spear-phishing attacks

Configure Office 365 to detect email-delivered malware.

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How to set up security in Office 365 to CIS recommendations

Following the Center for Internet Security’s benchmarks and checklists, here’s how to configure Microsoft Office 365 for the security level you need.

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How to enable and configure Office 365 logging and auditing

Make sure Microsoft Office 365 logging and auditing is set up properly so forensic data is available when needed.

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How to find Windows security setup resources

Find security scripts, compliance and other Windows resources.

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What developers should know about Windows’s shift to Chromium

Microsoft’s new Edge browser strategy could make developers’ lives a lot easier, including those creating PWAs or working in MacOS

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Preventing data leakage in Windows

Set data loss prevention policies in Windows 10 to prevent data leakage.

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Microsoft puts desktop apps in containers with Windows Sandbox

A new feature for Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise lets you run untrusted desktop apps in isolated environments more flexible than VMs

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Red Hat offers support for open source Java on Windows

Pricing is not disclosed for the new OpenJDK support program

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Preventing malicious links in Windows

Set Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection policies to block known malicious URL addresses.

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How to set up multi-factor authentication in Microsoft Office 365

Follow these steps to enable multi-factor authentication in Office 365 for more secure log-ins.

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Avoid malicious Outlook email forwarding

Set up Office 365 to defend against hackers who use hidden Outlook rules to forward emails.

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How to use Windows Delivery Optimization

Allow devices to share and distribute updates across a network without having to rely on Windows Software Update Services.

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Microsoft open-sources WPF, WinForms, and WinUI XAML

Developers will be able to contribute to these technologies on GitHub, as well as build a private copy of the UI stack

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How to script a security feature update with Windows 10

Learn how to create a script that will install security and other feature updates at a specific time

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How to manually delay Windows updates

Windows 10 update settings are varied and at times confusing. Here is an exact list of the settings that control when updates will automatically run.

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How to build 64-bit apps for Windows on ARM

Updates to Visual Studio finally add native ARM64 support to Microsoft’s ARM-based always-connected PCs

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