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Next Windows 10 Update To Address User Control Issues

Microsoft is building new and improved user controls into the next major Windows 10 feature update, which is set to arrive in late May.

Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Tools Released, Alongside SCCM Update

Several Microsoft management, security and compliance solutions hit their latest release milestones this week.

Microsoft Deems Windows 10 Version 1809 Ready for 'Broad' Use

Microsoft this week signaled to organizations that they should now be running Windows 10 version 1809.

Microsoft Releases Azure Data Box Edge and Gateway

Azure Data Box Edge and Azure Data Box Gateway are now generally available, Microsoft announced this week.

Office 365 Live Video Streaming Feature Now Available

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of a new "live events" video broadcasting feature for Office 365 users.

Microsoft Primes Azure Stack for Hyperconvergence

A new addition to Microsoft's Azure Stack product line brings hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) capabilities to its "Azure in a box" solution, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Renames Windows Defender ATP, Adds Mac Support

Recently announced Microsoft security changes include a rebrand of its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to reflect its support for non-Windows platforms.

Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop Solution Hits Preview

Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft's new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service hosted from Azure datacenters, was released as a public preview this week.

Microsoft Marks 2 Years of Teams with Major Feature Announcements

Microsoft just announced a slew of enhancements coming to its Teams collaboration service, which turned 2 years old this week.

Microsoft Launches Azure Backup for SQL Server

Microsoft's Azure Backup for SQL Server solution, which is used to backup SQL Server when the relational database management system is housed on Azure datacenter virtual machines, became generally available this week.

Microsoft To Activate Office 365 'Insights for MyAnalytics' Soon

Microsoft plans to switch on its "Insights for MyAnalytics" service sometime this month for most Office 365 users.

Microsoft Releases System Center 2019

System Center 2019, the latest version of Microsoft's management software suite, is now generally available.

News Improvements Coming Soon to SharePoint Online

Enhancements coming to SharePoint Online users this month will add greater control over how News articles appear in SharePoint sites.

Microsoft To Warn Windows 7 Stragglers of Support Cliff

With Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) falling out of support in less than a year, users of that operating system will begin seeing regular notices from Microsoft warning of the impending deadline starting in April.

Microsoft Details Site Creation with SharePoint and Teams

A recent Microsoft demo presentation describes how to create a new Teams Site "modern" page using an existing "classic" SharePoint page.

Microsoft Explains Why It Replaced SCOM with Azure Monitor

Microsoft this week explained its reasons for dropping its System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) product in favor of Azure Monitor.

Microsoft's New Office 365 Groups Naming Policy Kicks In

A new Office 365 Groups policy that gives organizations better control over how groups get named by end users went into effect on Friday, Microsoft announced.

Microsoft Preps System Center 2019 for March Release

System Center 2019, the latest generation of Microsoft's suite of management tools, is poised to hit the "general availability" stage sometime in March.

Survey: Orgs Confess to Myriad GDPR Compliance Misses

A recently published Forrester survey commissioned by Microsoft details the many ways that organizations are failing to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect in mid-2018.

Microsoft Introduces Azure Sphere 'Guardian Modules' for Older IoT Devices

Microsoft described a new mechanism this week called "Guardian Modules" that enables the use of microcontroller units to secure connections for older Internet of Things (IoT) devices.