Author: Martin King

Original Xbox Games Arrive on Xbox One

As promised, you can now access the first 13 original Xbox titles to be added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility. “Compatibility is important to Xbox, to developers and their games, and our community,” Microsoft’s Bill Stillwell explains. “Preserving the art form of video games is part …

Cortana is Rolling Out in Skype for Android and iOS

Microsoft announced today that it has started rolling out Cortana inside of the Skype app for Android and iOS. “We are bringing Cortana, Microsoft’s intelligent assistant, into Skype to help you in your everyday conversations,” the Skype Team wrote in a new blog post today. “With …

Tip: Find Your Phone with Google Home

Like other mobile platforms, Android provides a service that can be used to help you find a lost or stolen smartphone or tablet. But now you can do so even more easily and naturally. If you have a Google Home smart speaker, that is. You can …

Windows 10 Protected Event Logging

  Protected Event Logging is a new feature in Windows 10 and uses a cryptographic standard designed for event logs to prevent sensitive data getting into the hands of hackers. In this Ask the Admin, I’ll look at how this feature is implemented in Windows. Collecting …

Windows Server 2016: Set Up Privileged Access Management

  In today’s Ask the Admin, I’ll show you how to implement Privileged Access Management (PAM) in Windows Server 2016. Privileged access to Active Directory (AD) and other sensitive systems is often granted to IT staff permanently. Hackers target these users as they provide an easy …

Microsoft Pix for iOS Update with More AI Smarts

Microsoft’s Pix camera app for iOS has been updated to automatically detect whiteboards, documents, and business cards in real time. “Microsoft Pix is pushing the boundaries of image understanding, using AI to take better pictures of everything from a snapshot of your kid in new sneakers …

Google Will Announce New Pixel Lineup on October 4

With Apple’s awful iPhone announcement behind us, we can turn our attention to more interesting devices. Including the handsets that I’m most eagerly awaiting, the new generation Google Pixels. And today, we finally have some concrete news about the timing of these devices. Google will formally …

Microsoft Launches the Security Compliance Toolkit 1.0

  Security Compliance Manager (SCM) is dead. To replace it, Microsoft has released the Security Compliance Toolkit (SCT). In this Ask the Admin, I’ll explain why SCM was killed off and how the new toolkit stacks up in comparison. Microsoft recently announced the availability of the …

Managing Macro Security in Office 2016

  Office macros are one of the most common ways hackers infiltrate Windows PCs. In this Ask the Admin, I’ll look at how you can secure Office 2016 to prevent attacks. Macro-based malware used to be one of the most popular ways of infecting Windows and …