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More Microsoft 365 Options Coming in October

Microsoft 365 will be a licensing option for a broader swath of potential Microsoft customers starting next week.

Microsoft Aims New Windows 10 S Lineup at 'Firstline Workers'

Microsoft has unveiled a new line of low-cost Windows 10 S devices designed for those at the very front of the customer service experience.

First 'Semi-Annual' Windows Server Release Coming October

The first "semi-annual channel" release for Windows Server 2016 (version 1709) will arrive in "early October," Microsoft reiterated this week at Ignite.

Microsoft Confirms Skype for Business Transition to Teams

Confirming earlier reports, Microsoft indicated this week that the Microsoft Teams client will eventually replace the Skype for Business Online client.

Microsoft Readying On-Prem Office 2019 for Release Next Year

The next generation of the standalone Microsoft Office suite, called "Office 2019," will arrive in the second half of 2018, Microsoft said this week.

Azure Stack Shipments Begin, While Azure Portal Gets a Boost

The first Azure Stack appliances are now shipping from OEMs like Dell EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo, Microsoft announced at its Ignite conference on Monday.

At Ignite, Nadella Shines a Spotlight on Quantum Computing

Quantum computing may be years away from a product perspective, but Microsoft wants customers to start thinking about it and to keep Microsoft in mind as an important actor in the field.

Microsoft Brings AI, Modular Apps to Dynamics 365

Microsoft announced a string of new capabilities coming to Dynamics 365 on Monday at its Ignite conference, taking place this week in Orlando, Fla.

SQL Server 2017 Hits General Availability

Just 15 months after releasing SQL Server 2016, Microsoft on Monday launched its follow-up, SQL Server 2017, during the Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.

Microsoft Polishes Up Office 365's Support Capabilities

Microsoft is promising several improvements to Office 365's support for organizations.

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.