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Microsoft Adds SharePoint 2010 Sites Support to Migration Tool

The SharePoint Migration Tool's ability to move SharePoint Server 2010 sites or file shares to SharePoint Online has reached general availability.

Microsoft Adds 'Personal Vault' Security for Consumer OneDrive Storage

Microsoft announced that its OneDrive cloud-based storage service for consumers now has a new security feature called "Personal Vault" that's available worldwide.

Microsoft Broadens Partnerships with New Microsoft Surface Devices

Microsoft unveiled its coming Surface PC and device innovations on Wednesday, which also showcased partner efforts.

Microsoft Drops Volume Licensing Requirement for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates

The change opens Microsoft's patch extension program to smaller and midsize organizations, but only if they are using the Professional or Enterprise editions of Windows 7. 

Microsoft Launches 'True' Desktop VDI with Windows Virtual Desktop

First announced last fall and in preview since March, Microsoft's new Windows Virtual Desktop service is now generally available for commercial use.

How Microsoft Uses Machine Learning To Improve Windows 10 Upgrades

Microsoft data scientists described how the company uses machine learning algorithms to ensure Windows 10 upgrades are rolled out successfully at organizations.

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Rising IT Budgets Fueled by System Upgrades, Security Worries

A Spiceworks study published this week projects a likely increase in IT spending next year as organizations undertake infrastructure upgrades and tighten their security.

After Partner Feedback, Microsoft Releases Azure Sentinel SIEM Service

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure Sentinel, its cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) solution.

Microsoft Readies Raft of Updates to Office 365 and Azure Tools

Organizations using Office 365 and Azure solutions can expect several tooling updates from Microsoft starting this month.

Microsoft Unveils Service To Keep Azure Connections Private

Azure Private Link, a new service designed to keep Azure service connections off the public Internet, is now available from Microsoft as a preview.

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Microsoft Software Assurance Changes To Favor FastTrack

Some changes coming next year to Microsoft's Software Assurance licensing model will aim to steer organizations toward the FastTrack program for their training.

Microsoft Adds 9 Months to Exchange Server 2010's Support Window

Microsoft has changed Exchange Server 2010's end-of-support date to Oct. 13, 2020, about a nine-month extension from the original deadline.

Microsoft Delivers 'Light' September Security Patch Bundle

Microsoft on Tuesday released September security patches for Windows and applications, addressing 85 vulnerabilities.

Satellite Partners Now Connect to Azure ExpressRoute Service

Satellite partners are working with Microsoft to extend Azure ExpressRoute's private Internet connections to organizations in isolated regions.

Microsoft Ending Windows Analytics in January

The Windows Analytics suite of Windows 10 upgrade utilities will "retire" on Jan. 31, 2020, with Desktop Analytics taking its place, Microsoft announced on Friday.

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SharePoint Online Adding Site Swap and Other New Features

Microsoft recently announced some new capabilities coming to SharePoint Online subscribers, particularly those getting so-called "targeted" releases.

Microsoft Acquires Partner Movere To Bolster Azure Migrations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Movere, a partner that assists companies moving to the cloud.

Microsoft Sets Common 'Extended Support' Date for MDOP Tools

Most of the tools in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) now share a single "extended support" date , Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Google Launches Beta of Managed Active Directory Service

Google is test-driving a new service that effectively makes it a managed service provider of Microsoft's Active Directory product.

Google, Dell Make Enterprise Play with Chromebook Line

Google and Dell this week launched "the first Chromebook Enterprise devices," a joint effort to extend the Web-based Chromebook's footprint.