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Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Edition for Workstations

A new edition of the Windows 10 client OS, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, is coming this fall for organizations with "mission critical and compute intensive workloads," Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft Adds Auto-Remediation to SaaS Security Tool

Microsoft this week announced the addition of an auto-remediation capability to its Cloud App Security service, enabling administrators to compel user log-ins and invalidate user sessions in response to certain kinds of security threats.

Kaspersky Drops Windows 10 Security Antitrust Suit

Security software vendor Kaspersky Lab on Thursday said it is dropping its antitrust complaints against Microsoft regarding Windows 10's treatment of "third-party" anti-malware products.

Office 365 Groups To Get Expiration Feature, Other Improvements

A new expiration capability in Microsoft's Office 365 Groups collaboration service is now available in preview, Microsoft said Wednesday.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Intune Data Warehouse

Microsoft on Tuesday launched the public preview of a new service for reporting on mobile device and mobile application use.

Report Finds Where Partners Are Falling Short in Cloud

Most partners are not investing enough resources to take full advantage of the cloud opportunity, despite owing an ever-growing proportion of their revenues to cloud-based sales.

SharePoint Communication Site Feature Gets Mobile App Support

Microsoft recently announced new improvements coming to SharePoint, including mobile application support for the new Communication Site feature.

Office 365 Teams Getting Client Support, App Controls

Microsoft is giving Office 365 Teams administrators more control over third-party applications, among other improvements the company announced this week.

Microsoft Testing Office 365 Groups Access Tools

Microsoft has released an early version of a new Office 365 feature that would let users permit or block guest access to Office 365 groups.

Microsoft Readying Azure AD Sign-In Changes

Microsoft is changing up how users sign in to Azure Active Directory (AD) and their Microsoft accounts.

Microsoft Previews Windows 10 Device Health

Device Health, a new service from Microsoft designed to check Windows 10 client devices for driver issues and crashes, is now in public preview.

Microsoft Now Offering Surface Leasing Programs

Microsoft this week unveiled two leasing programs for its various Surface devices -- one for students and one for SMBs -- that both have plenty of fine print to consider.

Microsoft Updates FastTrack for Dynamics 365

Microsoft this week announced some additions to its FastTrack for Dynamics 365 program aimed at driving more active usage of the cloud-based CRM/ERP suite.

Microsoft Gives SCCM Management Boost with Update

Microsoft recently released the new "current branch" version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

Microsoft Readies Windows Subsystem for Linux for Fall

Microsoft will make its Windows Subsystem for Linux generally available this fall to coincide with the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Analyst Gives Tips for Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls in Microsoft's Cloud

To sidestep potential compliance issues associated with Microsoft's cloud services, an analysts suggests organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EA) should negotiate protections or special discounts upfront.

Microsoft Refines Its Windows 10 Update Release Model

Microsoft this week described its Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) as being "fully available" for commercial deployments worldwide.

Microsoft Refreshes Its Machine Learning Security Tool

Microsoft this week released version 1.8 of its Advanced Threat Analytics forensic security solution.

Microsoft Debuts On-Demand Azure Container Service

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a technical preview of its new Azure Container Instances (ACI) service, enabling Azure customers to deploy containers on the fly.

Adobe, Browser Makers Pulling Plug on Flash by 2020

The Flash Player plug-in will be phased out by the end of 2020, according to its maker, Adobe, as well as a chorus of browser providers on Tuesday.