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Automated Response Capabilities Coming to Windows Defender ATP Soon!

Microsoft is taking enterprise security to a new level with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will now have automated investigation and remediation capabilities, later this year — thereby enabling customers to move faster from device, data and insight to action against modern-day threats.

Now, 18 months after its launch, Windows Defender ATP processes almost 970 million malicious security events per day. Taking a step further, Windows Defender ATP now integrates security automation technology from Hexadite, which Microsoft recently acquired.

With this addition, Windows Defender ATP now covers the end-to-end threat lifecycle from detection to investigation and response automatically by applying artificial intelligence (AI). “These actions can be run automatically for simple, clear-cut cases, or can be reviewed prior to execution,” writes the team. Either way, time and effort is saved by SecOps.

Here is screenshot giving a sneak peek of upcoming features:

Watch this video demonstrating new capabilities:

Try Windows Defender ATP, sign up for a 90-day trial of Windows Defender ATP, or enable Preview features on existing tenants.

Also, a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16291 for PC is released to the Windows Insiders in Fast ring, let you resume reading from phones to PC with Cortana.

“Cortana users are now able to resume articles, news from their iPhones and Android phones to PC from within the Cortana app.” This addition complements already existing features where users can sync reminders, notifications and SMS across their devices and stay connected on the go!

See the screenshot below about how this features works:

Resume reading from phones to PC with Cortana in Windows 10 Build 16291

Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16288 and Mobile Emulator Build 15240 Released

Lastly, a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK and the Mobile Emulator to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16288 or greater is available today to download from developer section on Windows Insider.

Windows Insider with Surface Pro 3, who have hit the bug causing the device to end up in an “unbootable” state where the Windows OS will not load and it appears to be stuck on a “spinning dots” screen, follow the steps under to get your Surface Pro 3 up and running again ( via Help Center):

Workaround Steps:

  • Prepare a bootable USB image from a working PC
  • With the device powered off, boot your Surface Pro 3 device from the USB drive
  • When the Windows setup box appears, press Shift + F10
  • In the Command Prompt window that appears, type:
    • wpeutil reboot
  • Hit enter to execute this command and immediately remove the USB drive from the computer
  • The device will reboot and load the Windows OS as expected

The above steps will allow your computer to boot. To permanently fix the issue, complete the following additional steps:

  • Open a web browser and navigate to aka.ms/fixsp3ec
  • Download the file: fixsp3.zip
  • Open File Explorer on your PC and navigate to the Downloads folder
    • Downloads is the default folder, it may be different if you have changed your default location
  • Right-click the file fixsp3.zip and select extract all
  • A window will open after extraction. Right-click the file fixsp3.cmd and choose Run as Administrator
  • The process will execute and implement the necessary patch to prevent this bug from recurring
  • Reboot your Surface Pro 3 device. It is now fully patched.

Here is a full changelog of Build 16291:

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We fixed an issue where sometimes after an upgrade Windows Update’s update history would be missing a listing for the feature update you’d just done.
  • We fixed an issue where scrolling with touch or precision touchpads wasn’t working with the F12 Developer Tools.
  • We fixed an issue where pin reset above lock (“I forgot my PIN”) would only work the first time the password was reset.
  • We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge would crash if you added a Favorite to a Favorites folder and then immediately sorted that folder by name.
  • We fixed an issue with the indexer from recent flights that could result in Outlook 2016 search failing to index the body of messages.
  • We fixed a recent issue resulting in the Skype UWP app not being launched if it was minimized when you clicked an incoming call notification.
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