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Microsoft Backs Industrywide Cybersecurity Pledge

Microsoft on Tuesday joined other tech industry giants in signing the new Cybersecurity Tech Accord.

Microsoft Releases Project Honolulu as 'Windows Admin Center'

"Project Honolulu," which Microsoft had positioned as the replacement for Server Management Tools, is now generally available under its official name, "Windows Admin Center."

SharePoint UI and Migration Tool Previews Coming This Month

Previews of SharePoint Online user interface improvements will arrive in the coming week, plus there's a new migration tool beta available, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

AMD Delivers Spectre Variant 2 Updates to OEM Partners

AMD announced on Tuesday that it released Spectre variant 2 microcode updates to its original equipment manufacturing partners.

Windows Server Preview Showcases New Storage Migration Service

Microsoft described new features in its latest Windows Server preview in an announcement on Tuesday.

Microsoft Ending SharePoint Online Public Newsfeed This Summer

Microsoft plans to end the "native" SharePoint Online public newsfeed for Office 365 tenancies in June, and instead steer organizations toward Team News, Communication Sites or Yammer feeds for company posts.

Teams and Skype for Business Get Joint Management Portal

Microsoft's plan to merge Skype for Business Online into its Teams service went another step further this week.

Microsoft Commits $5 Billion to IoT, Updates IoT Hub

Microsoft is betting big on the Internet of Things (IoT), announcing a $5 billion investment plan spanning the next four years.

Intel Drops Some Processors from Spectre Patch Rollout

Not all Intel processors will receive microcode updates that would protect them against Spectre-based attacks, according to a new document from the chip maker.

New Azure Datacenter Regions Launch in Australia

Microsoft is expanding the reach of its Azure cloud platform for its customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Microsoft Plans To Add Retention Policies to Teams

Office 365 users will get the ability to set retention policies for Microsoft Teams by mid-April, Microsoft announced recently.

Azure Availability Zones Come to Microsoft's Cloud Datacenters

Microsoft recently starting switching on its first Azure Availability Zones, which provide uptime assurance for cloud workloads.

Office 365 Getting More Excel and SharePoint Capabilities

Microsoft recently began rolling out new improvements and feature previews to Office 365 subscribers as part of its March update.

'Project VAST' Joins Microsoft's Security Arsenal

Microsoft this week took the wraps off "Project VAST," a tool designed to surface security problems visually.

Microsoft Readies Next Windows Server 'Semiannual Channel' Release

The next semiannual channel release for Windows Server, version 1803, is set to arrive by midyear, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft Takes Spotlight Off Windows in AI-Focused Reorg

A major Microsoft reorganization announced Thursday appears to signal a shift in the company's approach to its bread-and-butter Windows business.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Goes Global, Other Azure Updates

Azure SQL Data Warehouse became generally available in Microsoft's Australia East, India West and Japan West datacenters this week, meaning the service is now available out of all 33 Azure regions.

Microsoft Releases Azure Service Health Dashboard

Microsoft's Azure Service Health dashboard, which customers can use to check the health of their Azure environments, is now production-ready after being in preview since last July.

Microsoft Launching New Business Conference in July

Microsoft plans to host a brand-new conference this summer that's focused on its business intelligence (BI) technologies, as well as its various "365"-branded products.

Microsoft Adds 'Next-Generation' Azure Alert Options

Microsoft recently announced the addition of "next-generation" Azure Monitor alert capabilities alongside the free "classic" alerts.

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