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Windows Systems Hit by New Ransomware Wave

Just over a month after the WannaCry/WannaCrypt outbreak, a new ransomware attack has reportedly crippled Windows systems worldwide, according to an article by Reuters on Tuesday.

Survey: Windows 10 Migrations Are on Right Track

A recent survey by Adaptiva indicates that organizations are generally receptive to migrating their environments to Windows 10.

Office 365 'Forms' Service Hits Preview Stage

Microsoft recently launched a preview release of the new Forms service for business users of Office 365.

Microsoft Expands Teams Integrations but Delays Access Feature

Microsoft recently delivered a mixed bag of news to organizations either using or considering the use of its Teams chat service.

Microsoft Spotlights Open Source Partners in Azure Event

Open source Azure tools were on center stage Wednesday, as Microsoft and some of its open source partners conducted an online presentation aimed at courting developers.

Lenovo Makes Major Datacenter Play with Portfolio Revamp

Lenovo this week launched its most expansive portfolio of new datacenter products, over two years after acquiring IBM's x86 server business at the peak of the market.

Microsoft Updates Outlook 2016 for Mac

Microsoft on Monday began rolling out some minor improvements to Office 365 users of Outlook 2016 for Mac.

In Wake of Kaspersky Suit, Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Security Approach

In an apparent response to recent allegations made by security software vendor Kaspersky Lab, Microsoft on Tuesday detailed its approach to third-party anti-virus software, particularly in Windows 10.

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows Security Compliance Manager

Microsoft has pulled the plug on its long-running Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool, the company recently announced.

Microsoft, Accenture Partner on Blockchain ID Technology

Microsoft and Accenture on Monday unveiled a prototype of a new technology that lets individuals use biometrics to create digital identities based on the blockchain Ethereum protocol.

Microsoft Expands Availability of Surface Lineup

Microsoft's Surface family of devices -- including the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro and Surface Studio -- is coming to more markets worldwide, the company said this week.

Azure AD with Ping Integration Now Generally Available

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory service now supports single sign-on access to legacy Web applications with this week's release of PingAccess with Azure AD.

Microsoft Moves to Biannual Windows Server Updates

Microsoft on Thursday said it will issue two updates per year for Windows Server starting this fall, mirroring the new update schedule it has adopted for Windows 10, System Center and Office 365 ProPlus.

Microsoft Throws Its Weight Behind Cloud Foundry

Microsoft this week announced it has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, solidifying its relationship with the popular open source cloud platform.

Verizon's Acquisition of Yahoo Is Now Official

Verizon Communications on Tuesday completed its purchase of Yahoo, a pioneer in search advertising that was once eyed by Microsoft as a potential buy.

Microsoft Phasing Out Parature in Favor of Dynamics 365

As part of its transition to Dynamics 365, Microsoft is preparing to replace its Parature solution with the Dynamics 365 Customer Service application.

Microsoft Addresses Nation-State Attacks in Security Release

Microsoft's latest round of security updates took the unusual step of releasing "critical" updates for older Windows systems to protect against "potential nation-state activity."

Microsoft's Power BI Premium Hits Prime Time

The "Premium" version of Microsoft's Power BI data analytics offering is now generally available.

Microsoft Talks Up Ransomware Defenses in Windows 10

A month after the "WannCry"/"WannaCrypt" outbreak, Microsoft is touting the ways that the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) protects users against ransomware.

Intel Poses Patent Infringement Challenge to Microsoft's ARM Plans

Recent intellectual property claims made by Intel Corp. are posing a potential roadblock to Microsoft and Qualcomm's plans to bring Windows 10 to ARM-based devices.