Windows news you can use: April 2024
Published Apr 30 2024 10:00 AM 4,745 Views

This April, your job managing Windows 11 is made easier with continuous improvements. Watch out for these new monthly recaps—tailored to your needs as an IT admin or decision maker. Our goal? To help you quickly catch up so you can start using and benefiting from the latest features, capabilities, services, and tools.

Let's kick off this new series of "news you can use" with a look at what's new in the world of Windows to help you and your organization stay protected and productive!

New in policies and information access

  • [GRAPH] Use the Microsoft Graph API to access and import Windows known issues and product lifecycle information when and where you need it. See how at Windows known issues and product lifecycle in Graph API.
  • [POLICY] To manage the Snipping Tool's recording capabilities, use the new policy "AllowScreenRecorder."
  • [GCC] If you're in the public sector and use the U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC), you can now use Remote Help in Microsoft Intune to facilitate secure help desk connections with both Windows and Android devices.

New in cloud management

New in Windows Server

[SERVER] Enroll into the Windows Insider Program for Windows Server to try out Windows Server 2025! Curious about the improvements, enhancements, and new capabilities? See What's new in Windows Server 2025 so that you're ready to go when it becomes generally available in the second half of this year.

[HOTPATCH] Did you know that you can get all Patch Tuesday security fixes on Windows Server 2022 AE and only reboot once a quarter? To enable hotpatching today, see Hotpatch for Windows Server Azure Edition!

New in Windows security

[COPILOT] Now generally available, Microsoft Copilot for Security is seamlessly integrated with products in the Microsoft Security portfolio to help you keep your Windows estate protected and productive. You can use it standalone or as an embedded experience. It provides a natural language assisted copilot experience for incident response, threat hunting, intelligence gathering, and posture management. Copilot for Security supports custom prompts, knowledge base integrations, multi-language support, third-party integrations, Microsoft Entra audit and diagnostic logs, and even usage reporting.

Which of these highlights do you care most about? Technology evolves faster than ever, and we're here to set you up for success with the right information and resources! Check back every fourth week of the month for the next installment of "Windows news you can use."

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