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Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Next 'Current Branch' Release of SCCM

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is getting its newest "current branch" release with the rollout of Update 1802, Microsoft announced last week.

AMD Grapples with Its Own Processor Security Flaw

Chip maker AMD is working to develop firmware updates in the wake of recently publicized security issues affecting its processors.

Office 365 To Get SharePoint Hub Sites Feature

Microsoft is preparing to roll out its SharePoint Hub Sites intranet feature to select Office 365 users by the end of March.

First Windows Server 2019 Preview Rolls Out

Microsoft officially debuted Windows Server 2019 this week, releasing a preview and announcing a general availability date sometime "in the second half of calendar year 2018."

Microsoft Adds More Group and Browser Controls to Azure AD

Microsoft recently rolled out several Azure Active Directory (AD) improvements, including the ability for administrators to set expiration policies for Office 365 groups.

Microsoft Launches Bounty Offer in Wake of Meltdown and Spectre

Microsoft is offering security researchers cash rewards in exchange for their help in rooting out flaws like "Meltdown" and "Spectre."

Microsoft Bringing Its Datacenter Footprint to China, Middle East

In a bid to expand the global reach of its Azure and Office 365 services, Microsoft this week shared plans to increase its number of cloud datacenter regions worldwide.

Azure VM Service Gets More Workload Options

Microsoft's Azure Virtual Machine (VM) service now has new size options for workloads that require isolated or GPU-optimized instances.

Microsoft Readies NAV-Based Dynamics 365 Offering for CSPs

A new partner-delivered Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution based on the on-premises Dynamics NAV product will become generally available on April 2.

Microsoft Boosts Azure SQL Database Migration Features

Microsoft recently launched previews of new Azure SQL Database improvements that are aimed at helping organizations move their workloads into the Azure cloud from on-premises database management systems.

Microsoft Pulls Plug on Outlook Web Apps for iOS and Android

Microsoft's Outlook Web App mobile client e-mail applications for Android, iPad and iPhone devices will be phased out over the next few months, the company said this week.

McAfee Extends Its Security Capabilities to Microsoft Azure

The list of major security players extending their offerings to protect Microsoft's cloud is growing.

Microsoft Plans To Fold 'S Mode' into All Windows 10 Editions

The next major Windows 10 update will introduce a built-in "S mode" in all editions, Microsoft announced this week. In addition, users wanting to switch from S mode can do so at no cost.

Microsoft Priming Windows 10 'Redstone 4' for AI Advances

The next major release of Windows 10, code-named "Redstone 4," will feature a new machine learning platform to help developers add artificial intelligence (AI) features in their apps.

Microsoft Touts Active Directory Security, Shares Best Practices

Microsoft this week shared some best practices for Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and Azure Active Directory (AD) that are aimed at protecting user identities against "password spray attacks."

Microsoft's VMware-to-Azure VM Migration Tool Goes Live

Organizations can now tap Microsoft's Azure Migrate tool to help migrate their on-premises virtual machines (VMs) and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

Microsoft Releases Azure ATP Security Service

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), its new cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents.

Microsoft Teams Guest Access Extended to Consumer E-Mails

People with consumer e-mail addresses will soon be able to join an organization's collaboration spaces via an upcoming feature upgrade in Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Launches Solution To Extend StorSimple Data to Azure

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" of StorSimple Data Manager, a solution that converts data stored by StorSimple into a format that can be used with various Azure services.

Microsoft Brings AI-Based Security to Intune with Pradeo Deal

A newly announced pact between Microsoft and mobile security firm Pradeo will bring additional security protections to businesses using Microsoft's Intune mobile device management (MDM) solution for iOS and Android devices.

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