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MC406649: AAD Security Reader Role in Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps – Alignment with Microsoft 365 Defender

Currently the AAD “Security Reader” role can manage Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps alerts, however, it can only view alerts from all other security workloads. The AAD “Security Reader” role update will now be aligned with AAD role definition to provide clarity and prevent confusion of the same role use.

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MC403454: Reminder: Removal of temporary mitigation in Windows updates will require compliant printing and scanning devices

As previously announced, Microsoft released hardening changes for CVE-2021-33764 in Windows updates starting on July 13, 2021. When these updates are installed on a domain controller (DC), smart card (PIV) authentication might cause print and scan failures. The affected devices are smart card authenticating printers, scanners, and multifunction devices that don’t support either Diffie-Hellman (DH) for …

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MC400168: Hardening changes coming 07/2022: Smart card authentication might cause print and scan failures

On July 13, 2021: Microsoft released hardening changes for Windows Key Distribution Center Information Disclosure Vulnerability, CVE-2021-33764. With these changes, smart card (PIV) authentication might cause print and scan failures when you install updates released on July 13, 2021, or later versions on a domain controller (DC). The affected devices are smart card authenticating printers, scanners, …

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MC394275: Take action: Out-of-band security update to address an issue with Azure Active Directory services on Arm-based devices

Microsoft is releasing Out-of-band (OOB) security updates today, June 20, 2022, only for Arm-based Windows devices. This update addresses a known issue that only affects Windows Arm-based devices and might prevent you from signing in using Azure Active Directory (AAD). Apps and services that use AAD to sign in, such as VPN connections, Microsoft Teams, …

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MC392478: IE11 desktop application has retired and is out of support as of June 15, 2022 (non-LTSC, non-Server)

As previously communicated, the Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application has retired and is out of support as of today, June 15, 2022. Following industry best practices, the IE desktop application will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge over the next few months and after will ultimately be permanently disabled via a future Windows Update …

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MC390407: New Location for Key Functions and Direct Access to Other Microsoft 365 Apps in Outlook

Updated July 19, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The new experience for accessing Mail, Calendar, People, and other Outlook apps that is being previewed behind the Coming Soon option is becoming the default experience. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88848. The main modules …

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MC381948: Configure the existing Stream tile in Microsoft 365 app launcher to go to the new Stream app on Office.com

Stream (Classic) is transitioning to Stream (on SharePoint). Until Stream (Classic) fully retires, you can decide which Stream experience is most appropriate for your users on Office.com. Do this by configuring the target destination of the existing Stream tile in the Microsoft 365 app launcher from the SharePoint Admin Center. This message is associated with …

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MC377766: Action required: Microsoft Root Certificate removal taking place May 24

The Microsoft Root Certificate Program supports the distribution of root certificates, enabling customers to trust Windows products. As was previously announced in March 2022, the United States Federal PKI team formally requested the removal of the “Federal Common Policy” root certificate, also known as the “G1” root certificate, from the Microsoft Trusted Root Program.

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MC378271: Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 1 month on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server)

As previously announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows is in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022, on certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no …

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MC376180: Reminder: Windows Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) Hardening changes coming June 14

As previously announced, security requirements will be increasing later this year for Windows devices which use the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) or Remote Procedure Call (RPC) server technologies. Windows updates released starting September 2021 address a vulnerability in the DCOM remote protocol by progressively increasing security hardening in DCOM throughout 2022. This is a …

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