[Cross-Post] Bitlocker: ‘Add your logo to MBAM Helpdesk and SelfService’ by Imad Balute (Technology Professional).

Hello everyone, Imad Balute (Technology Professional). started his own personal Technet blog post. Check it out at: Add your logo to MBAM Helpdesk and SelfService https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ibalute/2018/01/27/add-your-logo-to-mbam-helpdesk-and-selfservice/ Applies to: Windows Server 2016 with Bitlocker Windows 10 with Bitlocker Windows 2012 R2 with Bitlocker Windows 8.1 with Bitlocker Windows 2012 with Bitlocker Windows 8 with Bitlocker Windows…

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[Cross-Post] The “Modern Desktop” “Technology Professionals” have a new blog.

Imad Balute and his team of “Modern Desktop” “Technology Professionals” have a new blog called “Show Me Windows”. Here is the link to their first post.  Don’t forget to bookmark it or add it to your RSS feed. How to enable Bitlocker and escrow the keys to Azure AD when using AutoPilot for standard users…

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STEM: You have or know of a kid that is interested in coding? Microsoft’s Make Code

For those of you that are parents, family members, and/or neighbors and want to get kids involved on a STEM program such as coding, we (Microsoft) have a website where they could get started: https://makecode.com/ For more information: Microsoft Coding for Kids!!! https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/smallbasic/2016/12/09/microsoft-coding-for-kids/ Announcing Microsoft MakeCode for Circuit Playground Express https://educationblog.microsoft.com/2017/05/announcing-microsoft-makecode-for-circuit-playground-express/#GHF52xLhoSORwyCs.99 Deploy & Code In…

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[Cross-Post] How to disrupt attacks caused by social engineering

Milad Aslaner (PM for Devices and Mobility) posted: How to disrupt attacks caused by social engineering https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2018/01/10/how-to-disrupt-attacks-caused-by-social-engineering/

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[Cross-Post] A worthy upgrade: Next-gen security on Windows 10 proves resilient against ransomware outbreaks in 2017

For the Enterprises that are already not working on their Windows 10 upgrade, something to note. A worthy upgrade: Next-gen security on Windows 10 proves resilient against ransomware outbreaks in 2017 https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2018/01/10/a-worthy-upgrade-next-gen-security-on-windows-10-proves-resilient-against-ransomware-outbreaks-in-2017/ Yong

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Windows Server 2012 R2: Ephemeral ports (a.k.a. Dynamic ports) hotfixes

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 Ephemeral port also known as (a.k.a.) Dynamic ports related hotfixes for “Windows Server 2012 R2”: Install 3149157 Reliability and scalability improvements in TCP/IP for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 https://support.microsoft.com/?id=3149157 tcpip.sys 6.3.9600.18264 3123245 Update improves port exhaustion identification in Windows Server 2012 R2 https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3123245 Netstat -anoq //…

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[Cross-Post] Kory Thacher Powershell related blog post

Hi guys, Kory Thacher who is a fellow PFE based out of Seattle, WA., has a new blog post that goes through Powershell fundamentals. Bookmark this Aka.MS/Kory URL if you are looking at ramping up on Powershell. Have a good weekend. Yong

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Windows 10 1709 (a.k.a. Windows 10 Fall’s Creators update): Servicing Stack Update

Applies to: Windows 10 1709 (a.k.a. Windows 10 Fall’s Creators update) For the Windows Update based security hotfixes and hotfixes to install properly, you need to make sure that you have the latest “Servicing Stack Update” for your corresponding O.S.  Here are a list for the O.S. on the applies to section. 4054022 Servicing stack…

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[Cross-Post] Intel/AMD/ARM CPU firmware vulnerability–“Speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities” (Kernel Page Table Isolation (KPTI)).

CVE-2017-5753: bounds check bypassCVE-2017-5715: branch target injection CVE-2017-5754: rogue data cache load “Speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities” that could lead to a Kernel Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) bypass         Note:  Also known as “Kernel Page Table Isolation” (KPTI)) vulnerability.         Note 2:  Also known as “Meltdown attack”         Note 3:  Also known as “Spectre attack”…

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