Month: February 2017

Windows 10 News You Can Use – February 2017

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  1. NSS Labs reports showing that Microsoft Edge (in Windows 10) blocks more phishing sites and socially engineered malware than Chrome or Firefox. Available for download from http://www.nsslabs.com/browser-security.
  2. New evidence and stories on enterprise detection and response (EDR) against threat actors:
  3. Microsoft IT Showcase – Windows Defender ATP for EDR helps detect sophisticated threats https://www.microsoft.com/itshowcase/Article/Content/854/Windows-Defender-ATP-helps-detect-sophisticated-threats
  4. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) – Virtualization of Win10 in the cloud, fast provisioning and flexibility
  5. Two new videos in the Win10 IT pro series have been published online!
  6. Windows Hello supports a growing variety of secured companion devices
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/01/12/windows-hello-supports-growing-variety-secured-companion-devices
  7. BIOS legacy to UEFI conversion tool.
    • Although not specifically called out in the 15007 Build Blog, it looks like the In-Place UEFI tool announced in December has rolled out in 15007.
    • See below and also this Blog from a partner.
    • This is available on the fast build of the latest release. Let us know what you think!
  8. Windows 10 achieves FIPS 140-2 compliance.
    http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/1401val2017.htm