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Microsoft Adds Linux Perks to Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft is adding more perks to its beleaguered Windows 10 October 2018 Update (also known as version 1809), which is still suspended after a botched Oct. 2 release.

Microsoft Readies Skype Meetings App and Mac Client Improvements

Improvements to the Skype Meetings App and the Mac client will be arriving "over the next two months," Microsoft said last week.

Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business Get Presence Support for Coexistence Modes

Microsoft this week announced a new presence capability for its Teams and Skype for Business collaboration solutions that will be delivered via an Office 365 update.

Microsoft Enables Group-Based Azure AD Licensing

Organizations can now license Azure Active Directory by group, Microsoft announced Friday.

Microsoft Expert Makes Case Against Typical Multicloud Strategies

A Microsoft expert questioned the use of "third-party" multicloud management tools over cloud-native solutions.

Microsoft-GitHub Now a Done Deal

Microsoft's acquisition of the GitHub open source code repository has officially cleared all regulatory hurdles, Microsoft announced Friday.

Azure Gets More Availability Zones, DevOps Improvements

Microsoft is bringing a few notable enhancements to its Azure cloud, according to announcements this week.

Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business 2019 Editions Released

The "2019"-branded editions of Microsoft's application servers -- Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, Project Server and Skype for Business Server -- reached general availability on Monday.

MSIX Packaging Tool Released for Windows 10

The MSIX Packaging Tool for Windows 10 is now Available via the Microsoft Store.

Unified Update Platform Promises To Ease Windows 10 Servicing Pains

Microsoft on Thursday alluded to a coming Unified Update Platform preview for Windows 10 that could simplify servicing for IT pros.

SharePoint Online To Hit Some Feature Milestones in Q4

Some of the SharePoint and OneDrive milestones that Microsoft announced during its Ignite event last month are fast-approaching.

After Partner Pilots, Azure Digital Twins Hits Public Preview

Azure Digital Twins, a new Microsoft platform for representing buildings and outdoor spaces, is now in the public preview stage.

Azure Confidential Computing Preview Goes Public

Microsoft this week expanded access to its Azure confidential computing solution, which is now in public preview after a year of being at the more limited "Early Access" stage.

BSOD Issues Plague Some PCs After Windows 10 Upgrade

Users of Hewlett-Packard PCs that were updated to the newly released Windows 10 version 1809, as well as version 1803, have been reporting "blue screen of death" (BSOD) issues.

Microsoft Warns Groove Server 2010 Support Is Nearing End

Microsoft has started the support countdown for its Groove Server 2010 peer-to-peer communications product.

In Another Open Source Reversal, Microsoft Joins Open Invention Network

Microsoft this week announced its membership in the Open Invention Network (OIN), touting it as the "next logical step" in its evolving relationship with the open source community.

Microsoft: Windows 10 'Folder Redirection' Caused October 2018 Update Woes

The cause of Microsoft's flawed Windows 10 version 1809 release last week is the operating system's "Known Folder Redirection" feature, the company said in an explanation on Tuesday.

SQL Server Cumulative Updates Go Bimonthly

Microsoft is changing a few things in the way it services SQL Server, starting with SQL Server 2017 and including the upcoming SQL Server 2019, which reached the preview stage at last month's Ignite conference.

Microsoft Drops Print Drivers from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft announced this month that it is omitting some basic printer and scanner drivers from the Windows 10 "October 2018 Update," also known as version 1809.

Windows Server 2019 Skips RTM, Goes Straight to Release

Windows Server 2019 has reached the "general availability" stage, Microsoft announced on Tuesday, though organizations will have to wait a few more months for equipment makers to roll out the related hardware.