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Microsoft Unwraps New Management Features for Azure

Microsoft recently announced several Azure management capabilities related to Azure Log Analytics, Azure Network Watcher, Azure Monitor and Azure Blob Storage.

Microsoft Test Drives Conditional Access for macOS

Microsoft this week launched a preview of "conditional access" restrictions for devices based on Apple's macOS operating system.

Microsoft Axes 'Project GigJam' Before It Could Exit Preview

Microsoft is ending development on "Project GigJam," a productivity and collaboration tool for Office 365 that was first unveiled at the 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

Google Courts Orgs with Chrome Enterprise, VMware Pact

In an effort to drive business adoption of its cloud-based Chrome platform, Google this week unveiled a new edition of its Chrome OS operating system for enterprises.

Microsoft and Red Hat Deepen Ties Around Containers, Azure Stack

Microsoft and Red Hat together issued several announcements this week that signal an extension of their efforts around running Red Hat's open source technologies on Microsoft's Azure infrastructure.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Cut ReFS Support

Some editions of Windows 10 will lose file and disk creation capabilities using the Resilient File System (ReFS) later this year, Microsoft said recently.

Microsoft Ending Team Foundation Support in SharePoint

Microsoft is taking steps to wind down support for its Team Foundation Server (TFS) product when it's used with SharePoint Server, the company announced Tuesday.

Engineer Makes Case for 'Windows as a Service' in Treatise

A recent article by a Microsoft engineer attempts to nail down the Windows 10 update process that Microsoft has been explaining in dribs and drabs over the last two years.

Microsoft Previews Just-in-Time VM Access, Other Azure Tools

Microsoft this week spotlighted some new Azure security and management tools that are currently in preview.

Microsoft's Next Serverless Computing Bid: Azure Event Grid

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a technical preview of a new service called Azure Event Grid, touting it as the next piece of its serverless computing platform.

Microsoft Adds Role-Based Access Control to Intune

Microsoft this week announced the addition of role-based access control (RBAC) capabilities to its Intune mobile management service.

Office 365 ProPlus Apps Get Intune Deployment Option

Intune, Microsoft's mobile management service, now has the ability to launch Office 365 ProPlus productivity applications for end users.

Microsoft Clarifies Its EMET Plans for Windows 10

Microsoft recently shared more of its plans for its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), which will take a somewhat different form in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft Gets HPC Boost with Cycle Computing Buy

Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of Cycle Computing, a provider of solutions for managing large workloads in the public cloud, as well as in hybrid and on-premises datacenter infrastructures.

Microsoft Surface Loses Recommendation from Consumer Reports

Nonprofit publication Consumer Reports knocked Microsoft's Surface line down a peg last week, retracting its "recommended" designation for the PC and tablet family.

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Edition for Workstations

A new edition of the Windows 10 client OS, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, is coming this fall for organizations with "mission critical and compute intensive workloads," Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft Adds Auto-Remediation to SaaS Security Tool

Microsoft this week announced the addition of an auto-remediation capability to its Cloud App Security service, enabling administrators to compel user log-ins and invalidate user sessions in response to certain kinds of security threats.

Kaspersky Drops Windows 10 Security Antitrust Suit

Security software vendor Kaspersky Lab on Thursday said it is dropping its antitrust complaints against Microsoft regarding Windows 10's treatment of "third-party" anti-malware products.

Office 365 Groups To Get Expiration Feature, Other Improvements

A new expiration capability in Microsoft's Office 365 Groups collaboration service is now available in preview, Microsoft said Wednesday.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Intune Data Warehouse

Microsoft on Tuesday launched the public preview of a new service for reporting on mobile device and mobile application use.