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Microsoft Starts Rolling Out SharePoint Online Improvements

Office 365 subscribers will soon receive several SharePoint Online improvements, as described by Microsoft recently.

Microsoft Readying Two New Microsoft 365 Service Bundles

A pair of security and compliance offerings under the "Microsoft 365" branding will become available next month, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Top 10 Microsoft Headlines of 2018

Windows 10's convoluted update practices drew a lot of attention this year, but so did many other key Microsoft developments. Below are the most popular news articles of the past year.

Top 10 Blogs of 2018: Microsoft CSP Changes, Product Milestones and More

From Microsoft's shifting channel program policies to the avalanche of product releases at Ignite, here are the most popular blog posts of the past year.

Top 10 Microsoft Partner Tips of 2018

The tech landscape is evolving, and the channel along with it. Here are the year's best tips from channel experts for Microsoft partners trying to navigate the shifting IT ecosystem.

Microsoft Dropping Azure Container Service in 2020

Microsoft's Azure Container Service (ACS), which commercially launched more than two years ago, will fall out of support on Jan. 31, 2020, according to a Microsoft post earlier this month.

Microsoft Unveils Surface Troubleshooting Toolkit

Microsoft this week released a new resource to help businesses find and troubleshoot problems on their Microsoft Surface devices.

Microsoft Explains Its Off-Schedule Windows Updates

As part of an ongoing effort to be more transparent about its monthly Windows update process, Microsoft this week shared its rationale for sometimes releasing Windows updates that don't follow the standard schedule.

'Insider' Testing Program Launches for Microsoft 365

Organizations can now sign up to test drive the Microsoft 365 suite via a new "Insider" program.

Microsoft Turns to Open Source Chromium To Boost Edge Browser

Microsoft's Edge browser will soon share the same backbone as Google's more dominant Chrome browser.

Microsoft's Rural Broadband Plans Chugging Along

Microsoft President Brad Smith recently described the company's progress with its plan to improve broadband Internet access in underserved and rural areas of the United States.

Microsoft, Docker Collaborate on 'CNAB' Spec for Distributed Apps

To help organizations that build and maintain distributed applications, Microsoft and Docker this week launched a new specification called Cloud Native Application Bundles (CNAB).

Office 365 Gets Icon Redesign, AI Improvements

Microsoft this week detailed some new capabilities and improvements that will arrive for Office 365 end users and administrators by year's end.

Microsoft Bringing Azure Portal Account Manager to More Services

Microsoft's new "account manager" multiple sign-in capability will be available across various Microsoft online services sometime next year, the company said this week.

FIDO2, Windows 10's Password Replacement, Now Ready

It's now possible to use devices based on the Fast IDentity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) protocol with a Microsoft account and Windows 10 version 1809 to verify user access, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Spotlights Partner IoT Efforts Around 'Smart Cities'

Microsoft recently put the spotlight on several of its partners that are at the forefront of the "smart cities" movement through their use of Azure's Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities.

Microsoft Doubles Down on Its Windows 10 Update Process

Microsoft this week gave some background on its current Windows 10 servicing approach, defending its process while addressing recent quality concerns.

Windows 10 October 2018 Update Rollout Resumes

Microsoft marked this month's "update Tuesday," Nov. 13, by rereleasing version 1809 of both Windows 10 and Windows Server, as well as Windows Server 2019.

Microsoft Announces Fix for Windows 10 Pro Activation Problems

An activation problem that affected some Windows 10 Pro edition users this week will get automatically fixed in one day, Microsoft suggested on Friday.

Improvements Coming to Azure SQL, SQL Server 2019 Preview

A raft of improvements are coming to Microsoft's database products, including migration support to Azure SQL Database, Apache Kafka Support on Azure Event Hubs, Azure SQL Data Warehouse improvements and yet another preview of the coming SQL Server 2019 product.