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Latest Windows Server Test Build Gets SSD Support

Microsoft this week rolled out the latest test-build preview release of Windows Server, known as "build 17074," adding new enhancements to Storage Spaces Direct (SSD).

Intel Warns of Server Lags from Meltdown and Spectre Fixes

Intel's efforts to patch its CPUs in the wake of the Meltdown and Spectre security attacks could bog down servers, the company warned recently.

Semiannual Channel vs. Full Availability: Microsoft Clarifies Windows 10 Update Lingo

Michael Niehaus, director of product marketing for Microsoft's Windows Commercial group, this week explained Microsoft's communication approach with regard to Windows 10 updates.

Microsoft Rolls Out SharePoint Migration Tool, Other Features

Microsoft recently took the wraps off several enhancements to its SharePoint product, among them the release of the SharePoint Migration Tool.

Microsoft Extends Patent Protections to Azure Stack Users

Microsoft this week announced an extension of its intellectual property (IP) indemnification program in a bid to cover users of its Azure Stack appliances, in addition to Azure cloud customers.

What's the State of the PC Market? Depends on Who You Ask

The prognosis is mixed when it comes to the health of the worldwide PC market, which has been mired in a years-long slump.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Reaches 'Full Availability'

The "semiannual channel" version of Windows 10 update 1709, otherwise known as the "Fall Creators Update," is now in the "full availability" stage.

'Phablets' Overtake Midsized Smartphones in Mobile Market Shift

The so-called "phablet" form factor is being adopted at a faster rate than medium-sized smartphones, according to mobile analytics company Flurry.

Intel CEO Details Patch Plans for Meltdown and Spectre Security Flaws

All Intel chips released in the past five years will receive security patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities by the end of January.

Microsoft: Meltdown and Spectre Patches Could Cause Slowdowns

Microsoft this week warned users that its fixes for the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws could slow down their systems.

Microsoft Launches Accelerated Networking for Azure VMs

Microsoft's Accelerated Networking technology for Azure virtual machines (VMs) is now production-ready.

ConnectWise Acquires an Industry Jewel with HTG

Almost every technology provider provides some professional and business development guidance for its channel partners in conferences and webinars, but ConnectWise always stood out.

Cloud Growth Not Enough To Unseat Traditional IT Market

Newly released data from Synergy Research Group indicates that cloud computing still trails the traditional enterprise hardware market, despite growing faster any other IT category in 2017.

Details of CPU Security Flaw Emerge from Microsoft, Others

This week's disclosure of a far-reaching CPU security vulnerability has prompted a raft of responses from OS vendors, researchers, chip makers and security software providers.

VMware Thaws on Microsoft's Azure Virtualization Solution

VMware appears to have reached a détente with Microsoft regarding the latter's emerging VMware virtualization on Azure solution.

Microsoft Acquires Hybrid Cloud Storage Firm Avere

Microsoft on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Avere Systems, a 10-year-old provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions, for an undisclosed amount.

High-Profile Breaches To Influence Security Spending in 2018

Organizations worldwide are poised to increase their security spending in 2018 by 8 percent, driven by the raft of high-profile security blunders that made news headlines throughout the past year.

2017 Wrap-Up: Top 10 Features of the Year

Here are the most-read features of 2017, from the ins and outs of the Microsoft OCP reorg to why we think IoT isn't all that great.

2017 Wrap-Up: Top 10 Blogs and Commentary of the Year

From Microsoft reorg questions to what, exactly, is a CAU, here are the most popular blog posts and columns of 2017.

2017 Wrap-Up: Top 10 News Headlines of the Year

From product updates, to the Skype-to-Teams transition, to the latest Windows 10 release, here are the headlines that got the most attention from our readers this year.