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Office 365-Branded Security Tools Hit General Availability

Microsoft on Tuesday released a number of Office 356 security products, including the Advanced Data Governance solution and the Threat Intelligence service.

Microsoft Makes Azure Web Application Firewall Generally Available

Microsoft's new Web Application Firewall (WAF) option for its Azure Application Gateway is now out of preview.

Microsoft Releasing Creators Update to Phones on April 25

The mobile version of the Windows 10 Creators Update will begin rolling out to Windows 10 Mobile devices on April 25, Microsoft said Thursday.

Polycom Gives Microsoft a Bridge Between Skype and Cisco

Polycom, a maker of video conferencing solutions and a major collaborator with Microsoft in the unified communications (UC) space, this week unveiled a new solution that promises to widen the reach of Microsoft's Skype for Business product.

Windows 10 'Creators Update' Release Set for April 11

The global rollout of the next major Windows 10 update, dubbed the "Creators Update," will begin on April 11, Microsoft said Wednesday.

Microsoft Bolsters Skype with New Cloud PBX Features

Microsoft began to roll out two new features to its Skype for Business service this week: "Auto Attendant" and "Call Queues."

Microsoft, Skycure Roll Out Intune Integration

Microsoft and Skycure, a mobile security firm based in Palo Alto, Calif., have partnered to integrate Microsoft's Intune mobile management service with Skycure's mobile device protection service.

Microsoft Stumps for EMS over Third-Party Mobility Management Tools

One of Microsoft's top executives last week made the case for the company's Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) service, touting its growing user base and feature set.

Microsoft Green-Lights Next SCCM 'Current Branch' Version

The next "current branch" version of Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) product, update 1702, has begun its global rollout.

Microsoft Updates Support Policy for Exchange 2016's Edge Role

Microsoft's support for the Edge role on Exchange Server 2016 got a policy change last week that affects its use on Windows Server 2016.

OneDrive's Linux Problem with Slowness Gets a Fix

Linux users of OneDrive and OneDrive for Business now have some relief from an earlier issue that bogged down their access to Microsoft's cloud storage service.

Connectivity Problems Hit Office 365 Subscribers

Office 365 users in the western United States reported problems accessing their services beginning Friday afternoon.

Microsoft Extends Office 365 Teams to Education Subscribers

Educators and academic institutions can now access the new Microsoft Teams chat-based workspace solution through their Office 365 subscriptions.

Joint Microsoft-Ping Solution for Azure AD Nears Preview

Microsoft's partnership with Ping Identity Solutions to create a more streamlined path for organizations seeking single sign-on access to header-based Web applications is bearing fruit.

Harmon.ie Uses Microsoft Graph To Bring AI to Outlook

A new tool from Microsoft Gold ISV partner Harmon.ie aims to leverage Microsoft Graph APIs to make the Outlook mail and calendar application the center of the digital workspace.

Microsoft Gives Outlook 2016 for Mac an Add-In Boost

Microsoft this week expanded the add-in capabilities in the Outlook 2016 for Mac e-mail and calendar solution.

Microsoft Expands Availability of 'Bookings' Service

Microsoft on Monday said it is expanding the range of Office 365 plans that will have access to its new Bookings scheduling service.

Microsoft Adds 9 Months to Windows Server 2012 Support

Windows Server 2012 users have a few extra months to take advantage of Microsoft's "extended support" coverage, according to a recent change in Microsoft's Lifecycle Policy page.

Microsoft Readies Office 365 Private Groups Feature for Outlook

A Microsoft policy change that affects how groups function in Outlook will hit Office 365 business subscribers this month.

Microsoft Adds Hybrid Site Creation Option to SharePoint 2013

Microsoft this week unveiled a new SharePoint Server 2013 feature called "Hybrid Self-Service Site Creation," enabling organizations running on-premises SharePoint to direct user site creation requests to Office 365 services.