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Windows 10 and Windows Server Updates Come with Some Caveats

Organizations must change some settings in their deployment tools before rolling out version 1903 of both Windows 10 and Windows Server.

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Microsoft's 2019 SharePoint Conference: The Top Announcements

Microsoft's recent SharePoint Conference was a typically dense affair, with announcements spanning Microsoft 365 and Office 365.

Microsoft Rolls Out Latest Versions of Windows 10, Windows Server

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the general availability of the latest "semiannual channel release" versions of both Windows 10 and Windows Server.

Microsoft, Red Hat Go Live with Azure OpenShift Collaboration

After a lengthy development process, Microsoft and Red Hat this week announced the general availability of their Azure Red Hat OpenShift service.

Azure Takes Center Stage in Nadella's Wide-Ranging Build Keynote

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella kicked off the 2019 Build conference on Monday by describing his company's four distinct platform opportunities for development.

Microsoft Test Drives 'Information Barriers' for Teams

Microsoft this week announced a preview of a new communications blocking capability for its Teams collaboration service called called "Information Barriers."

Azure Primed for AI, IoT and Edge Improvements: Microsoft Build 2019 Preview

Ahead of its 2019 Build developer conference, Microsoft on Thursday detailed major improvements coming to its Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft Rolls Out New 'Threat Experts' Service

Microsoft's new threat-hunting service for organizations, dubbed Microsoft Threat Experts, is now generally available -- without the "experts" part.

Microsoft Promises More Transparency with Office 365 ProPlus Data Collection

In an effort to become more "transparent" about the information it collects on users, Microsoft this week announced plans to reorganize its Office 365 ProPlus privacy controls.

Office 365 Gets New Security, Compliance Upgrades

A raft of security and compliance improvements are coming to Office 365 -- and specifically to Microsoft 365 subscribers -- according to Microsoft this week.

Microsoft: Password Expiration Policies Are 'Low Value'

Microsoft is pushing against conventional wisdom when it comes to organizations enforcing periodic password expirations to secure their Windows systems.

Microsoft Debuts Group Policy Alternative for Office 365 ProPlus

Microsoft announced two new services aimed at Office 365 ProPlus users this week: the Office Cloud Policy service and Security Policy Advisor.

Microsoft Adding 'Audience Targeting,' Other Improvements to SharePoint

Enhancements to SharePoint Online's News pages are coming soon, Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft Launches Azure Cost Management Tools

Microsoft cloud customers with government and "pay-as-you-go" subscriptions can now take advantage of the new Azure Cost Management feature, which became generally available this week.

IoT Platform Provider Express Logic Acquired by Microsoft

Microsoft this week acquired San Diego, Calif.-based Express Logic, which provides real-time operating systems (RTOS) for industrial embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Microsoft Exchange Adds Google G Suite Migration Support

Users of Microsoft's Exchange Admin Center will soon have the ability to move Google G Suite calendar, contacts and e-mail data over to the Office 365 service, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Readies Next-Gen Surface Hub for June Release

The Surface Hub 2S, the next iteration of Microsoft's large-screen conference room devices, will ship in June in the United States, Microsoft announced on Wednesday along with other coming product milestones.

Microsoft Releases Windows Admin Center 1904

The latest release of Windows Admin Center, version 1904, reached the "general availability" (GA) milestone last week, although some of its included features are still marked as previews.

Microsoft Warns E-Mail Users of Months-Long Security Attack

Some users of Microsoft's e-mail services may have had their accounts exposed to "individuals outside Microsoft" over the past three months, the company admitted recently.

Microsoft Pulling Plug on SCCM 2007, Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) and Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) will both lose support on July 9, 2019, Microsoft warned organizations this week.

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