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Microsoft Confirms It Has Sidelined Windows Mobile Development

A recent Tweet by Joe Belfiore, the public face of Microsoft's Windows Phone/Windows Mobile business over the past few years, has effectively signaled the end of the company's mobile efforts.

Azure AD Access Control Features Reach Preview

Microsoft recently released previews of three new Azure Active Directory (AD) features that are designed to control access to network resources.

Microsoft Describes Advanced Threat Protection Progress, Plans

Microsoft's progress with its various Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) services was a common thread in the myriad security discussions held at the company's recent Ignite conference.

Microsoft, NetApp Partner To Bring NFS to Azure

An Azure-native enterprise version of NetApp's Network File System (NFS) will be ready for public preview in early 2018, part of an ongoing partnership between Microsoft and NetApp.

Microsoft Edge Apps for iOS and Android Hit Preview

Microsoft on Thursday announced previews of its Edge browser for iOS- and Android-based devices, as well as a preview of Microsoft Launcher for Android.

Microsoft Describes Changes to Windows 10 Deployment Model

Microsoft outlined its evolving approach to Windows 10 deployments in an Ignite session last week called "Deploying Windows 10: An Overview of What's New and Future Direction."

SharePoint 2019 'Big Bets' Include InfoPath and PowerApps Support

A few hints about what to expect from the next major release of Microsoft's SharePoint Server product emerged this week.

Microsoft Unveils 'Azure Data Box' for Heavy-Duty Data Transfers

On the heels of rivals Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft is developing an appliance to physically transfer large volumes of data from customer environments to its cloud.

Microsoft Bringing 'Comanagement' to Intune and SCCM

Two of Microsoft's client management products, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Intune, got a new "comanagement" capability last week.

Microsoft Readies New Feature in Cloud App Security Product

A preview of the updated Cloud App Security solution from Microsoft is expected this month, featuring a new capability that adds conditional access protections to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications.

SQL Server 2017 To Get Monthly Feature Updates

Microsoft's new SQL Server 2017 product, which was launched at this week's Ignite conference, will feature a faster update release pace, the company said in an announcement.

Bing Joins Microsoft's AI Efforts in Bing for Business

Microsoft this week unveiled Bing for Business, a new deliverable that will put Bing at the center of Microsoft's enterprise search and artificial intelligence efforts.

Microsoft Throws Its Support Behind Open Source Initiative

Microsoft this week joined the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a premium sponsor, the latest move in its ongoing transformation into a more open source-friendly company.

SharePoint Server 2019 To See Daylight in Mid-2018

Microsoft shared some of its future plans for SharePoint and OneDrive, including the forthcoming SharePoint Server 2019 product, at its Ignite conference this week.

More Microsoft 365 Options Coming in October

Microsoft 365 will be a licensing option for a broader swath of potential Microsoft customers starting next week.

Microsoft Aims New Windows 10 S Lineup at 'Firstline Workers'

Microsoft has unveiled a new line of low-cost Windows 10 S devices designed for those at the very front of the customer service experience.

First 'Semi-Annual' Windows Server Release Coming October

The first "semi-annual channel" release for Windows Server 2016 (version 1709) will arrive in "early October," Microsoft reiterated this week at Ignite.

Microsoft Confirms Skype for Business Transition to Teams

Confirming earlier reports, Microsoft indicated this week that the Microsoft Teams client will eventually replace the Skype for Business Online client.

Microsoft Readying On-Prem Office 2019 for Release Next Year

The next generation of the standalone Microsoft Office suite, called "Office 2019," will arrive in the second half of 2018, Microsoft said this week.

Azure Stack Shipments Begin, While Azure Portal Gets a Boost

The first Azure Stack appliances are now shipping from OEMs like Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo, Microsoft announced at its Ignite conference on Monday.