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After Partner Feedback, Microsoft Releases Azure Sentinel SIEM Service

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure Sentinel, its cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) solution.

Microsoft Readies Raft of Updates to Office 365 and Azure Tools

Organizations using Office 365 and Azure solutions can expect several tooling updates from Microsoft starting this month.

Microsoft Unveils Service To Keep Azure Connections Private

Azure Private Link, a new service designed to keep Azure service connections off the public Internet, is now available from Microsoft as a preview.

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Microsoft Software Assurance Changes To Favor FastTrack

Some changes coming next year to Microsoft's Software Assurance licensing model will aim to steer organizations toward the FastTrack program for their training.

Microsoft Adds 9 Months to Exchange Server 2010's Support Window

Microsoft has changed Exchange Server 2010's end-of-support date to Oct. 13, 2020, about a nine-month extension from the original deadline.

Microsoft Delivers 'Light' September Security Patch Bundle

Microsoft on Tuesday released September security patches for Windows and applications, addressing 85 vulnerabilities.

Satellite Partners Now Connect to Azure ExpressRoute Service

Satellite partners are working with Microsoft to extend Azure ExpressRoute's private Internet connections to organizations in isolated regions.

Microsoft Ending Windows Analytics in January

The Windows Analytics suite of Windows 10 upgrade utilities will "retire" on Jan. 31, 2020, with Desktop Analytics taking its place, Microsoft announced on Friday.

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SharePoint Online Adding Site Swap and Other New Features

Microsoft recently announced some new capabilities coming to SharePoint Online subscribers, particularly those getting so-called "targeted" releases.

Microsoft Acquires Partner Movere To Bolster Azure Migrations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Movere, a partner that assists companies moving to the cloud.

Microsoft Sets Common 'Extended Support' Date for MDOP Tools

Most of the tools in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) now share a single "extended support" date , Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Google Launches Beta of Managed Active Directory Service

Google is test-driving a new service that effectively makes it a managed service provider of Microsoft's Active Directory product.

Google, Dell Make Enterprise Play with Chromebook Line

Google and Dell this week launched "the first Chromebook Enterprise devices," a joint effort to extend the Web-based Chromebook's footprint.

SharePoint Online Gets Feature Boost, While MVPs Talk Migration

Microsoft has been sprucing up SharePoint Online, adding new features for end users and touting the need for organizations to migrate to "modern" SharePoint.

Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Server 2019 RC 'Refresh'

A release candidate of the forthcoming SQL Server 2019 product can now be downloaded from Microsoft's Evaluation Center page.

Microsoft, Tech Leaders Back Confidential Computing Consortium

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced the formation of a new group that aims to ensure the security of processed data.

Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Revamp Hits Beta Release Stage

The first beta release of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge Web browser is now available to testers.

Microsoft Opens Up About Windows Virtual Desktop

Amid signs that the release of Windows Virtual Desktop is imminent, Microsoft is setting aside some time next week to answer questions about the emerging service.

Microsoft Previews Whiteboard Support in Teams Rooms Devices

A preview of a new Microsoft Teams Rooms feature will enable organizations to use images of physical whiteboards as a dynamic space for videoconferencing.

Microsoft Warns of Heightened Threat of 'BlueKeep' Attacks

Older Windows systems using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services are at acute risk of remote code execution attacks due to the "BlueKeep" vulnerability.

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