Microsoft says that Basic Authentication’s removal from Exchange Online is being postponed until the second half of 2021 due to the current situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In response to the COVID-19 crisis and knowing that priorities have changed for many of our customers we have decided to postpone disabling Basic Authentication in Exchange Online for those tenants still actively using it until the second half of 2021,” Microsoft’s Exchange team announced.

However, starting October 2020, Microsoft will still automatically disable Basic Authentication for all newly created tenants and on those where it is not actively used.

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Microsoft has released a PowerShell script that allows you to quickly start donating your CPU cycles to the [email protected] project by deploying the program in the Windows 10 Sandbox.

The [email protected] project is a distributed computing project that allows people to donate their CPU cycles to simulate the folding of proteins to research diseases and news drugs and treatments.

This project has become immensely popular since the Coronavirus outbreak, and with malware impersonating the program, Microsoft has released a PowerShell script that lets you quickly and securely get up and running with [email protected]

This is done through the Windows