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Microsoft To Warn Windows 7 Stragglers of Support Cliff

With Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) falling out of support in less than a year, users of that operating system will begin seeing regular notices from Microsoft warning of the impending deadline starting in April.

Microsoft Details Site Creation with SharePoint and Teams

A recent Microsoft demo presentation describes how to create a new Teams Site "modern" page using an existing "classic" SharePoint page.

Microsoft Explains Why It Replaced SCOM with Azure Monitor

Microsoft this week explained its reasons for dropping its System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) product in favor of Azure Monitor.

Microsoft's New Office 365 Groups Naming Policy Kicks In

A new Office 365 Groups policy that gives organizations better control over how groups get named by end users went into effect on Friday, Microsoft announced.

Microsoft Preps System Center 2019 for March Release

System Center 2019, the latest generation of Microsoft's suite of management tools, is poised to hit the "general availability" stage sometime in March.

Survey: Orgs Confess to Myriad GDPR Compliance Misses

A recently published Forrester survey commissioned by Microsoft details the many ways that organizations are failing to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect in mid-2018.

Microsoft Introduces Azure Sphere 'Guardian Modules' for Older IoT Devices

Microsoft described a new mechanism this week called "Guardian Modules" that enables the use of microcontroller units to secure connections for older Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Microsoft Releases Azure DevOps Server 2019

Azure DevOps Server 2019, Microsoft's rebranded successor to Team Foundation Server 2018, became generally available on Tuesday after being at the Release Candidate 2 test stage since January.

Microsoft Selling Windows 7 Support Extensions Starting April

Starting April 1, organizations can purchase Microsoft's Windows 7 Extended Security Updates plan to extend the life of their Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) implementations.

Microsoft Bolsters IoT Lineup with Windows Server IoT 2019

At the Embedded World conference in Nuremberg this week, Microsoft announced that it was developing another Internet of Things (IoT) solution called Windows Server IoT 2019.

Microsoft Adds Page Customizations to SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online users will soon be able to take advantage of new page enhancements, giving them greater control over a page's title and description.

Microsoft Unveils HoloLens 2, Dynamics 365 Mixed Reality Apps

Microsoft this week unveiled the next-generation HoloLens headset and its accompanying Azure Kinect camera, as well as various partner efforts around mixed reality.

Windows 7 and 8.1 Now Support Windows Defender ATP

Microsoft on Friday announced the "general availability" of Windows Defender ATP support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Microsoft Replacing Windows 10 MyOffice with New Office App

A new Windows 10 Office app is set to arrive for business and consumer users in the next few weeks, according to a Microsoft announcement on Wednesday, effectively "replacing" the current MyOffice app that comes preinstalled on Windows 10 systems.

Microsoft To Phase Out Windows 10 'Semiannual Channel Targeted' Soon

The next Windows 10 feature update release, due this spring, will mark a few changes to Microsoft's Windows servicing lingo and management behavior.

Older Windows 10 Versions Get Support for MSIX Format

Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1709 now have support, with some limitations, for Microsoft's MSIX packaging format.

Microsoft's 'Ultimate Browser Strategy' Demotes IE

Organizations shouldn't use Internet Explorer as their default browser for every activity, Microsoft argued this week.

Microsoft Inks Two Partner Deals and an Acquisition

Monday marked a trio of corporate moves for Microsoft involving Accenture, TomTom and BrightBytes.

Security, Compliance Perks on Tap for Microsoft 365 Users

Users of Microsoft 365-licensed products will soon receive a number of security and compliance improvements, Microsoft announced recently.

OneDrive To Become Office 365's Default 'Save' Location

Starting as early as next month, Microsoft plans to change Office 365's default document-saving behavior to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business folder locations.

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