November 2023 Newsletter
What’s New in the Hybrid Data Center?
Windows Server 2012 R2 has reached end of support on October 10, 2023. The October 2023 security update is the last update available for this version. After this date, devices running this version of Windows Server will no longer receive monthly security updates (unless moved to Azure or updates are paid for separately).
Cohesity’s CISO has issued a notice urging that all Cohesity clusters be upgraded to v 6.8.1_u5.
This release includes unique TLS certificates per page, SecureShell to harden Cohesity host Access, TLS 1.3 Ciphers, and higher quality and stability.
How do YOU optimize your Azure native VMs? Check out three simple steps here!
What’s New in Microsoft?
Windows Local Administrator Password Solution with Microsoft Entra ID is now Generally Available!
This month, Microsoft will begin automatically protecting customers with Microsoft-managed Conditional Access policies. The following policies will automatically be created and enabled in your and your customer tenants: MFA for admin portals, MFA for per-user MFA users, and MFA for high-risk sign-ins. See Automatic Conditional Access policies in Microsoft Entra streamline identity protection.
Offline mode in OneDrive for Web is coming soon on Windows and macOS devices running the OneDrive sync app. It will allow you to continue working with the OneDrive web app in your browser, OneDrive PWA (Progressive Web App), or Microsoft Teams even when you are offline. This feature will be on by default and will give your users the ability to open, view, rename, move, copy their files, and create new folders when offline.
Out-of-the-box document library templates are available that have scenario-relevant structure, metadata, and content types to save time and maintain consistency.
The Loop mobile app now supports Intune app protection policies on both iOS and Android apps.
Mesh is now in Public Preview for you to evaluate for your organization’s immersive spaces ideas.
Microsoft is introducing two new Cloud PC sizes featuring 16 vCPUs and releasing the capability to send Windows 365 audit logs to Azure Log Analytics.
Microsoft Clipchamp is launching for Microsoft 365 commercial accounts. Properly licensed Microsoft 365 users (Microsoft 365 E3/E5, Business Standard/ Premium) in your organization will have access to Clipchamp video editing capabilities.
Defender for Identity recommendations will be added to Microsoft Secure Score. Scores will be updated accordingly.
All private unlisted groups (also known as “Secret Groups”) will be retired on 11/11/2023.
Contact our team of experts today to see how these updates may impact your workflow or organization!