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System Center Joins Microsoft's 'Semiannual Channel' Release Model

Microsoft recently issued System Center version 1801, the first release under the company's "semiannual channel" update framework.

Microsoft Brings Windows 10's Breach-Detection Service to Older OSes

Originally introduced two years ago for Windows 10 clients, Microsoft's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service will soon be available to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 machines, as well.

Face of 'Windows as a Service' at Microsoft Moves to Deployment Side

Michael Niehaus, the public face of much of Microsoft's "Windows as a Service" effort, is now a principal program manager on the company's "modern deployment team."

Microsoft To Keep Standard Edition for Skype for Business 2019

Microsoft has reportedly walked back its earlier plans to kill the Standard edition of the upcoming Skype for Business Server 2019 product.

After Delay, Dynamics 365 Marketing App Hits Public Preview

Microsoft's new Dynamics 365 for Marketing app is now available for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to test out.

Symantec, Microsoft Partner on Azure and Office 365 Security

As part a collaboration with Microsoft announced Wednesday, Symantec is extending its Web Security Service to Office 365 and the Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Making Room in Windows 10 for Progressive Web Apps

Microsoft this week announced it is readying its app marketplace for progressive Web apps (PWAs), which are Web pages designed to work like applications, with the ability to work offline.

Microsoft Taps FastTrack To Lure Box, Dropbox Users to OneDrive

Microsoft this week launched a OneDrive for Business switch deal in a bid to steal away customers from some of its biggest online storage competitors, as well as collaborators.

Report: Alibaba Giving Chase to Cloud Leaders AWS and Azure

Cloud upstart Alibaba is edging its way into the leader pack of the global cloud computing market, according to recently released data from Synergy Research Group.

Microsoft Brings Teams Closer to Skype with Call Analytics Preview

Microsoft recently announced a preview of a "Call Analytics" feature for Teams, continuing its plan to bring Skype for Business capabilities to the enterprise chat service.

Kaspersky Launches Office 365 Security Tool for Exchange Online

A new cloud-based security solution to protect Exchange Online users is now available from software security company Kaspersky Lab.

Microsoft Support Changes: Good for Windows 10, Bad for Office

Microsoft recently announced some support policy changes that bode well for users running Windows 10, but less so for those running the Office productivity suite.

Office Now Runs on the Same Code Across Multiple Platforms

The Office codebase is now unified across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft Updates Teams with 'Who' App and App Store Search

Microsoft on Monday began rolling out new collaboration capabilities to users of its Office 365 Teams chat service.

Microsoft's Cloud Market Share Rising at Amazon's Expense

Microsoft's Azure public cloud platform is making some inroads against market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to new research.

Microsoft Cuts Azure Support Costs and Response Times

Microsoft is positioning its Azure support services to be more comparable to Amazon Web Services (AWS), lowering plan costs and improving "critical" case response times.

Microsoft Opens Up About What Types of User Data Windows 10 Collects

Microsoft rolled out a new Windows 10 test build this week that gives users some more insights into, and control over, the kind of privacy-related information that Microsoft collects from their PCs.

Microsoft Gives OneDrive Users 30-Day Recovery Window

Microsoft this week rolled out multiple Office 365 enhancements, including a new Files Restore feature for OneDrive for Business, the company's business-focused cloud storage service.

Microsoft Details System Center's Role in Windows 10 Updates

A new video series from Microsoft tries to shed light on how System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) can be used for Windows client management.

Datacenter M&As Surged to $20 Billion in 2017

Significant datacenter mergers and acquisitions (M&As) closed at a rate of nearly one every week in 2017, according to a recent report by Synergy Research Group.