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Microsoft Readies Preview of Improved Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services (RDS), a Windows Server capability for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) scenarios, will soon get Azure Active Directory (AD) support, a more secure architecture and HTML5 browser access support.

Microsoft Intune Gets Security Boost with Zimperium Support

The Microsoft Intune mobile management solution, part of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, can now integrate with Zimperium, bringing added security protections for iOS and Android users.

Veritas Deepens Ties with Microsoft Azure in Next-Gen Offerings

Veritas is extending its integration with Microsoft Azure as part of an effort to provide more support for hybrid and public clouds in its portfolio.

Microsoft Test Drives New Azure AD Log-In Option

A new "Keep me signed in" Azure Active Directory sign-in experience for end users is now in preview, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Finishes Integrating Windows Defender ATP with Hexadite Buy

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will soon be able to fix security issues instead of just detecting them, according to Microsoft this week.

Microsoft Readies Improved Intune Migration Process

A new Microsoft Intune migration process will make it easier for organizations to switch from what Microsoft calls a "hybrid" mobile management approach to a "standalone" mobile management approach.

Microsoft Phasing Out Azure AD 'Classic' Portal in November

The so-called "classic" Azure Portal management experience for Azure Active Directory will be retired on Nov. 30, Microsoft said on Monday.

Microsoft Previews New Azure Security Services

In a move aimed at reassuring organizations wary of placing their data and code on outside infrastructure, Microsoft this week released previews of two new Azure security solutions.

Microsoft Unveils 'Project Honolulu' for Windows Server Management

In a sign that it supports the development of graphical user interface (GUI) tools for managing Windows Server, Microsoft this week announced "Project Honolulu."

Microsoft Boosting Container Support in Windows Server 2016

The next major release of Windows Server 2016 (version 1709) will have added support for running Linux and Windows containers, Microsoft said this week.

Two Years After IE Switch, Microsoft Talks Edge Browser Progress

Microsoft gave a progress report of its Edge browser, including new security and development improvements, at its third-annual Edge Web Summit event in Seattle this week.

SharePoint Framework Comes to On-Prem SharePoint 2016

Microsoft on Tuesday released Feature Pack 2 of SharePoint Server 2016, delivering with it the SharePoint Framework.

Report: Pace of New Cloud Tech a Top Worry for Execs

Over 90 percent of IT pros and executives are worried about the rate of innovation among the top cloud providers and their ability to keep pace with it.

Microsoft Teams Gets Guest Access Feature

Users of Microsoft Teams can now invite guests from outside organizations to join their conversations.

Microsoft Open Sources BizTalk Server Schemas

Microsoft has released the schemas used with BizTalk Server as open source code, the company announced this week.

Microsoft May Transition Skype for Business to Office 365 Teams

An apparent Microsoft slip-up suggests that the company is planning to switch Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams.

Rackspace Shakes Up Managed Services with Datapipe Acquisition

In a move that combines two major providers of managed hosting and cloud services, Rackspace this week announced it is acquiring rival Datapipe in its biggest acquisition to date.

Microsoft Adding Hyperconvergence Boost to Windows Server 2016

Microsoft is beginning to share some details about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) improvements coming to Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Launches 'Olympia' Test Lab for Windows 10 Enterprise

Microsoft has launched a Windows Insider Lab for Enterprise (WILE) test network called "Olympia Corp."

Microsoft Extends Windows 10 S Upgrade Offer to March 2018

Windows 10 S users now have three extra months to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro at no cost.