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To Explain Microsoft's Cloud Stacks, Partners Use Periodic Tables

It's elementary.

PowerShell 2.0, Other Features Get Cut from Fall Windows 10 Update

Microsoft recently posted a list of features that will get removed or deprecated in the Windows 10 "Fall Creators Update" that's expected to arrive in September or October.

Microsoft Dropping Support for PBX Connections Using SBCs

Microsoft recently announced that it will no longer provide session border controller (SBC) support for PBX systems accessing Office 365.

Some Intel PCs Can't Support Windows 10 Creators Update

PCs running Intel's "Clover Trail" Atom processors are effectively blocked from running the Windows 10 "Creators Update."

Microsoft Tops Forecasts on Strong Cloud Growth

Strong Azure revenue growth once again helped Microsoft post a strong quarter, as the company beat analyst forecasts during Q4 of its 2017 fiscal year.

Microsoft Unveils Software-Defined Datacenter Partner Program

Microsoft this week took the wraps off a new software-defined datacenter certification program for storage and hyper-converged systems running Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Enables Windows 10 Virtualization Through CSP

Microsoft recently announced several licensing and product changes affecting Software Assurance benefits, App-V deployments, Exchange Online Unified Messaging and even Microsoft Office and Nano Server.

SQL Server 2017 Hits Release Candidate Stage

SQL Server 2017, Microsoft's next-generation relational database platform, is inching closer to general availability with this week's Release Candidate 1 (RC1) rollout.

Microsoft Taps GE Exec To Lead U.S. Operations

Amid a major internal reorganization to realign its sales and marketing units, Microsoft this week announced an addition to its leadership ranks.

First Windows Server 2016 Test Build Released to 'Insiders'

Members of Microsoft's Windows Insider Program recently received access to the first preview build of Windows Server 2016, dubbed build 16237.

Microsoft Launches Rural Broadband Plan, But Critics Call 'Nonsense'

Microsoft's recently unveiled plan to expand rural broadband access in the United States using white space has been criticized by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) as being "the height of arrogance."

Microsoft Adding Photo Indexing to OneDrive Storage

Starting this month, subscribers of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service will be able to access an intelligent search capability that will make it easier to find photos of receipts, whiteboards, drawings and signs.

Microsoft Taps Intel Skylake Chips for Project Olympus

Microsoft this week said it plans to make Intel's newly released Xeon Scalable processors "a cornerstone" of Project Olympus, its open source datacenter hardware effort.

Microsoft Cites GDPR Switch as Major Partner Opportunity

With the European Union preparing to overhaul its data privacy laws next year, Microsoft is urging its partners to take advantage of the opportunity as customers grapple with the changes.

Microsoft Bringing New Apps to Office 365 Business Premium

Microsoft is readying preview releases of three new applications for Office 365 Business Premium, the company announced at its Inspire partner conference this week.

Microsoft Expands HoloLens Partner Program to SIs

Microsoft is making it possible for more partners to build solutions around its HoloLens mixed reality technology.

Tatarinov Steps Down as Citrix CEO

Kirill Tatarinov is stepping down from his position as CEO of Citrix, 18 months after taking the reins at the virtualization and networking giant.

Quest Launches 'On Demand' Office 365, Azure Management Suite

After a four-month preview, Quest on Tuesday released its new cloud-based platform for managing Office 365 applications and Azure Active Directory implementations.

Microsoft Lets ISVs Embed Its Solutions in Their Apps

Microsoft has unveiled a new program that would let ISVs developing on Azure to bolt other Microsoft solutions onto their applications.

LinkedIn-Dynamics 365 Sales Solution Launches

A new Microsoft solution that integrates the Dynamics 365 Sales app, Office 365 and Azure with LinkedIn's Sales Navigator tool is now generally available.