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Microsoft Ending Windows Analytics in January

The Windows Analytics suite of Windows 10 upgrade utilities will "retire" on Jan. 31, 2020, with Desktop Analytics taking its place, Microsoft announced on Friday.

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SharePoint Online Adding Site Swap and Other New Features

Microsoft recently announced some new capabilities coming to SharePoint Online subscribers, particularly those getting so-called "targeted" releases.

Microsoft Acquires Partner Movere To Bolster Azure Migrations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Movere, a partner that assists companies moving to the cloud.

Microsoft Sets Common 'Extended Support' Date for MDOP Tools

Most of the tools in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) now share a single "extended support" date , Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Google Launches Beta of Managed Active Directory Service

Google is test-driving a new service that effectively makes it a managed service provider of Microsoft's Active Directory product.

Google, Dell Make Enterprise Play with Chromebook Line

Google and Dell this week launched "the first Chromebook Enterprise devices," a joint effort to extend the Web-based Chromebook's footprint.

SharePoint Online Gets Feature Boost, While MVPs Talk Migration

Microsoft has been sprucing up SharePoint Online, adding new features for end users and touting the need for organizations to migrate to "modern" SharePoint.

Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Server 2019 RC 'Refresh'

A release candidate of the forthcoming SQL Server 2019 product can now be downloaded from Microsoft's Evaluation Center page.

Microsoft, Tech Leaders Back Confidential Computing Consortium

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday announced the formation of a new group that aims to ensure the security of processed data.

Microsoft's Chromium-Based Edge Revamp Hits Beta Release Stage

The first beta release of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge Web browser is now available to testers.

Microsoft Opens Up About Windows Virtual Desktop

Amid signs that the release of Windows Virtual Desktop is imminent, Microsoft is setting aside some time next week to answer questions about the emerging service.

Microsoft Previews Whiteboard Support in Teams Rooms Devices

A preview of a new Microsoft Teams Rooms feature will enable organizations to use images of physical whiteboards as a dynamic space for videoconferencing.

Microsoft Warns of Heightened Threat of 'BlueKeep' Attacks

Older Windows systems using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Services are at acute risk of remote code execution attacks due to the "BlueKeep" vulnerability.

MSP Adds Support for Microsoft's Managed Desktop Solution

Microsoft's Managed Desktop service has a new partner backer in the form of London-based IT Lab Group.

Azure Dedicated Host Service Hits Preview

Microsoft is test-driving a new service that gives organizations access to unshared or "dedicated" Azure hardware infrastructure.

Skills Gap Aside, Machine Learning Growing Sharply

Despite some obstacles, it's boom times for machine learning.

Microsoft: Updated Azure SQL Database SLA Is Industry Best

Microsoft claims its new service-level agreement for Azure SQL Database offers the most guaranteed uptime compared to its competitors.

Microsoft Hanging Up on Skype for Business Online

The Skype for Business Online service will end on July 31, 2021.

Microsoft Boosts Data Governance Chops with BlueTalon Acquisition

BlueTalon, a provider of data governance and compliance solutions, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft May Be Dumping Windows 10's Live Tiles

An "accidentally released" Windows 10 build appears to offer an interesting clue into Microsoft's plans for the operating system's Start menu.

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