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Microsoft Updates Extended Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

Microsoft Updates Extended Support for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

Microsoft is now reminding customers who are still running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 that these products are no longer covered under the monthly standard updates cycle.

Microsoft Security Updates February 2020 – Release Notes

Microsoft Security Updates February 2020 – Release Notes
Microsoft’s February security updates releases include updates for the following applications:
• Microsoft Windows
• Microsoft Edge (EdgeHTML-based)
• Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
• ChakraCore
• Internet Explorer
• Microsoft Exchange Server
• Microsoft SQL Server
• Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
• Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool
• Windows Surface Hub

This link has the full list of what updates are included : ADV200003

The following links have FAQs with additional information about the named update, along with any known issues or special steps to complete the installation.

Dynamics Unified Interface Upgrades are Here!

Changes Are Coming to Dynamics
You may have recently received an email from Microsoft stating that change is coming and your Dynamics 365 environments will be automatically transitioned to the Dynamics Unified Interface within the next 30 days. While this may seem alarming, this is only an optional early transition; you still have control over when your environments are transitioned to the new interface before the final deadline of October 1, 2020.

What is the Dynamics Unified Interface?
As you may already know, the Unified Interface is the new user experience that Microsoft is mandating all Dynamics 365 environments put into use by October 2020. This interface ensures a smooth, consistent experience across all devices, whether you access Dynamics from your PC, phone, or tablet.

Data security: Prevent insider threats

In the healthcare industry, 58% of data security incidents begin with an inappropriate action carried out by someone within the affected organization. Although the percentage isn’t as high among other industries, it’s still something you can’t afford to ignore.

Channel Properties in Dynamics

Channel Properties in Dynamics
Automatic Record Creation Rules are a great way to evaluate and take action on items that enter queues in Dynamics. They allow you to create and update records, send emails, and start child workflows. This functionality is powerful enough on its own, but if you've ever worked with Automatic Record Creation Rules in Dynamics you've probably noticed the option to use Channel Properties in Dynamics.

Cloud hosting for business continuity

Unforeseen disasters can strike at any time, and when they do, your business could come to a grinding halt. Having a business continuity plan could prevent this from happening by securing your valuable business data at another location. But all too often, data backup can be too complicated for the average IT personnel to manage.