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'Project VAST' Joins Microsoft's Security Arsenal

Microsoft this week took the wraps off "Project VAST," a tool designed to surface security problems visually.

Microsoft Readies Next Windows Server 'Semiannual Channel' Release

The next semiannual channel release for Windows Server, version 1803, is set to arrive by midyear, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft Takes Spotlight Off Windows in AI-Focused Reorg

A major Microsoft reorganization announced Thursday appears to signal a shift in the company's approach to its bread-and-butter Windows business.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Goes Global, Other Azure Updates

Azure SQL Data Warehouse became generally available in Microsoft's Australia East, India West and Japan West datacenters this week, meaning the service is now available out of all 33 Azure regions.

Microsoft Releases Azure Service Health Dashboard

Microsoft's Azure Service Health dashboard, which customers can use to check the health of their Azure environments, is now production-ready after being in preview since last July.

Microsoft Launching New Business Conference in July

Microsoft plans to host a brand-new conference this summer that's focused on its business intelligence (BI) technologies, as well as its various "365"-branded products.

Microsoft Adds 'Next-Generation' Azure Alert Options

Microsoft recently announced the addition of "next-generation" Azure Monitor alert capabilities alongside the free "classic" alerts.

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Next 'Current Branch' Release of SCCM

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is getting its newest "current branch" release with the rollout of Update 1802, Microsoft announced last week.

AMD Grapples with Its Own Processor Security Flaw

Chip maker AMD is working to develop firmware updates in the wake of recently publicized security issues affecting its processors.

Office 365 To Get SharePoint Hub Sites Feature

Microsoft is preparing to roll out its SharePoint Hub Sites intranet feature to select Office 365 users by the end of March.

First Windows Server 2019 Preview Rolls Out

Microsoft officially debuted Windows Server 2019 this week, releasing a preview and announcing a general availability date sometime "in the second half of calendar year 2018."

Microsoft Adds More Group and Browser Controls to Azure AD

Microsoft recently rolled out several Azure Active Directory (AD) improvements, including the ability for administrators to set expiration policies for Office 365 groups.

Microsoft Launches Bounty Offer in Wake of Meltdown and Spectre

Microsoft is offering security researchers cash rewards in exchange for their help in rooting out flaws like "Meltdown" and "Spectre."

Microsoft Bringing Its Datacenter Footprint to China, Middle East

In a bid to expand the global reach of its Azure and Office 365 services, Microsoft this week shared plans to increase its number of cloud datacenter regions worldwide.

Azure VM Service Gets More Workload Options

Microsoft's Azure Virtual Machine (VM) service now has new size options for workloads that require isolated or GPU-optimized instances.

Microsoft Readies NAV-Based Dynamics 365 Offering for CSPs

A new partner-delivered Microsoft Dynamics 365 solution based on the on-premises Dynamics NAV product will become generally available on April 2.

Microsoft Boosts Azure SQL Database Migration Features

Microsoft recently launched previews of new Azure SQL Database improvements that are aimed at helping organizations move their workloads into the Azure cloud from on-premises database management systems.

Microsoft Pulls Plug on Outlook Web Apps for iOS and Android

Microsoft's Outlook Web App mobile client e-mail applications for Android, iPad and iPhone devices will be phased out over the next few months, the company said this week.

McAfee Extends Its Security Capabilities to Microsoft Azure

The list of major security players extending their offerings to protect Microsoft's cloud is growing.

Microsoft Plans To Fold 'S Mode' into All Windows 10 Editions

The next major Windows 10 update will introduce a built-in "S mode" in all editions, Microsoft announced this week. In addition, users wanting to switch from S mode can do so at no cost.

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