Often, when I talk to customers, product certification is one of the key themes they want to address. Especially they want to know about our commitment to Common Criteria and whether our products are certified. Typically we certify an operating system on Common Criteria EAL 4+ – the highest level, which seems achievable for multi-purpose . . . → Read More: Is there a future for Product Certifications?
We could even talk about two-factor authentication in my opinion. The idea is, that whenever you logon from an untrusted PC, you will be asked to use a second factor (or step). In my case, which I show below, I use the Authenticator app on my phone, which is similar to an RSA SecureID.
How . . . → Read More: Microsoft Account: Enable Two-Step Verification
Over the course of the next 12 months, you will definitely hear us turning up the volume on Windows XP end of life. However, I really hope that you started your migration – if you have not already migration until today.
Trustworthy Computing just looked at the end of support through the lens of the . . . → Read More: The Countdown Begins: Support for Windows XP Ends on April 8, 2014
In one of my latest blogs Security in 2013 – the way forward? I mentioned that I have two slides showing the evolution of Windows in the light of the evolving threat landscape and the evolution of the Internet. I got some requests for this deck.
Therefore I posted it on my Downloads page. You . . . → Read More: Windows Security Evolution
I just needed to post this: There is a new blog on our Surface: http://blog.surface.com/b/surface/archive/2013/02/07/welcome-to-the-surface-blog.aspx
I am really, really, really looking forward to getting the Surface Pro here in Switzerland J
Related articles Surface Windows 8 Pro arrives 9 February Microsoft finally launches official Surface blog Embargoes lifted, reviews of the Surface Pro are in . . . → Read More: The New Surface Blog
Today is the day we launched Office 365 officially to the broad market. This is a real cool step forward you should look at:
Go to http://office.microsoft.com and give it a try. For only $8/year you get the ability to have it on up to 5 PCs or Macs (well, I guess you choose . . . → Read More: Try Office 365 Home Premium
It seems that it is an eternity ago – and it is. Pretty much three years ago, Doug Cavit and me published a paper called the Cloud Computing Security Considerations. Even though it is three years, the paper is still worth reading as the content still applies. What we basically said was, that if you . . . → Read More: The Directory in the Cloud?
A lot of customers are asking us about Direct Access and how you can implement it. Erez Ben Ari (a Senior Support Escalation Engineer at Microsoft) and Bala Natarajan (a Program Manager in our Windows division) wrote a book on that called Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment. This is the abstract:
. . . → Read More: New book on Direct Access
What a statement! The last time I was on a panel with Eugene Kaspersky, he told us that the world will end and the only way to prevent this from happening is a new really secure OS (and they have one…).
And now, I read such statement:
Microsoft products no longer feature among the Top . . . → Read More: Kaspersky Lab: Microsoft software products pretty darn secure