• MS-DEFCON 2: Microsoft and compliance

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    ISSUE 21.06.1 • 2024-02-08


    By Susan Bradley

    An international company must deal with the jurisdictions in which it operates. Microsoft is no different.

    February is always marked on my calendar as the month in which Microsoft is back in full force, holidays behind them. That means we’ll see a rash of updates. I’m raising the MS-DEFCON level to 2 as a result.

    Some of those updates will deal with the requirements of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the European Economic Area (EEA). Microsoft published a post in the Windows blog on this subject. The necessary changes to bring Windows into compliance will be dribbling out until the deadline — March 6, 2024 — and will be seen in updates to Windows 10 22H2 and Windows 11 23H2.

    Anyone can read the full MS-DEFCON Alert (21.06.1, 2024-02-08).