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Azure IoT Edge Hits General Availability

After a one-year preview period, Azure IoT Edge is now available via the GitHub open source code repository, marking another milestone in Microsoft's commitment to the open source movement.

Microsoft Highlights Windows Server 2019 Support for Hybrid, Hyperconverged Scenarios

On Tuesday, Microsoft's online Windows Server Summit event indicated what's to come with Windows Server 2019.

Microsoft Aims To Make Multifactor the Default for Azure AD

A new feature preview represents the next step in Microsoft's plan to make multifactor authentication (MFA) the default verification option for its Azure Active Directory (AD) identity management service.

Microsoft Launches Service To Track Azure Traffic

Organizations can now use a newly released Microsoft service called "Traffic Analytics" to monitor network activity within their Azure environments.

Exchange Server Getting a Raft of Feature Updates

Microsoft's Exchange team recently announced several updates coming to the e-mail server, including support for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) on Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Issues Previews of New Windows Server 2019 Components

Microsoft this week released a new preview build of Windows Server 2019 alongside previews of related tooling, including a new predictive analytics service called System Insights.

Microsoft Acquires AI Startup Founded by Former Employees

Microsoft on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Berkeley, Calif.-based AI startup Bonsai for an undisclosed amount.

Orgs Running Hybrid Exchange To Get Policy Transfer Capability

Microsoft is readying a new Office 365 capability that will let organizations running hybrid Microsoft Exchange scenarios to transfer policies between Exchange Server and Exchange Online.

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Switching to Monthly Updates

Starting in September, users of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) will receive their updates via a monthly rollup patch release.

Microsoft's AI Deems Windows 10 April 2018 Update 'Fully Available'

Based on its telemetry findings, Microsoft now declares that the April 2018 release of Windows 10 (also known as version 1803 and previously code-named "Redstone 4") can advance to the "fully available" stage.

Microsoft Bringing Teams to Conference Room Hardware

Microsoft is priming Teams, its enterprise collaboration application, to run on different types of conference room touchscreen devices and phones.

Microsoft Warns Orgs Away from Windows 10's 'Long-Term Servicing' Branch

Microsoft this week gave another argument against Windows 10's long-term servicing channel (LTSC) update option for organizations.

Microsoft Announces Major Azure Stack Expansion, More Azure Milestones

Microsoft is planning to expand the availability of Azure Stack to 92 countries, doubling the number from the product's initial launch back at last year's Microsoft Ignite event.

Computex: Microsoft OEM Partners Unveil IoT, Intelligent Edge Devices

Much of the spotlight at this week's Computex industry event was on Microsoft's hardware partners that are breaking new ground with Internet of Things (IoT) and "intelligent edge" devices.

Microsoft Adds Windows 10 Provisioning Tools to AutoPilot

Microsoft's out-of-the-box PC-provisioning service is getting some new features to make it easier for end users to set up company-issued Windows 10 devices themselves.

Microsoft's Underwater Datacenter Project Hits 'Phase 2'

"Project Natick," Microsoft's experimental datacenter that cools itself by being immersed under ocean waters, has reached the next phase of development.

Office 365 Admin Center Getting Switched to Microsoft 365 Admin Center

In a process that will take place "over the next few weeks," Microsoft said on Tuesday that it is switching users of the Office 365 Admin Center to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

With Compliance Perks, Microsoft Tries To Entice Orgs to Exchange Online

Microsoft has launched new e-discovery, compliance content search, preview and export options for businesses that use the Microsoft Teams enterprise chat service but also keep their Exchange e-mail server data on-premises.

Microsoft, SAP Tout Collaboration Around Cloud ERP

Microsoft this week gave a progress report on its partnership with SAP, particularly their joint efforts to run SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, SAP S/4HANA, on Azure infrastructure.

Microsoft Cuts 'Targeted' from Its Windows 10 Release Lingo

Microsoft recently announced another change to the terminology it uses to describe update milestones in its "Windows as a Service" model.

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