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Key Microsoft Products, Including Windows 7, Losing Support Next Year

Windows 7 entered its final year of support on Jan. 14, as did Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. The two products are due to fall out of "extended support" on Jan. 14, 2020.

Microsoft Previews New Office 365 ProPlus Management Portal

Microsoft has launched a preview of its Office Client Policy Service, a Web portal that lets Office 365 administrators configure many user-based policies for Office 365 ProPlus implementations.

Next Windows 10 Release To Include 'Reserved Storage' Feature

Microsoft this week described a new "Reserved Storage" feature coming to Windows 10 that will allocate about 7GB of a PC's storage space for OS updates.

Microsoft Teams Changes Aimed at Firstline Workers

Microsoft this week announced some planned enhancements to its Teams collaboration service that are aimed at supporting "firstline" workers.

Microsoft Lines Up Some Under-the-Radar Office 365 Changes

A few notable changes are on tap for Office 365 business subscribers this year, though they were announced by Microsoft with little fanfare.

Microsoft Tweaks SharePoint Migration Tool's UI

Microsoft is making some minor improvements to its free SharePoint Migration Tool, mostly to its user interface.

Microsoft Adds Attack-Detection Capability to Exchange Online

Businesses can now use session ID information in their Exchange Online audit logs, giving them another tool to detect untoward activities.

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out SharePoint Online Improvements

Office 365 subscribers will soon receive several SharePoint Online improvements, as described by Microsoft recently.

Microsoft Readying Two New Microsoft 365 Service Bundles

A pair of security and compliance offerings under the "Microsoft 365" branding will become available next month, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Top 10 Microsoft Headlines of 2018

Windows 10's convoluted update practices drew a lot of attention this year, but so did many other key Microsoft developments. Below are the most popular news articles of the past year.

Top 10 Blogs of 2018: Microsoft CSP Changes, Product Milestones and More

From Microsoft's shifting channel program policies to the avalanche of product releases at Ignite, here are the most popular blog posts of the past year.

Top 10 Microsoft Partner Tips of 2018

The tech landscape is evolving, and the channel along with it. Here are the year's best tips from channel experts for Microsoft partners trying to navigate the shifting IT ecosystem.

Microsoft Dropping Azure Container Service in 2020

Microsoft's Azure Container Service (ACS), which commercially launched more than two years ago, will fall out of support on Jan. 31, 2020, according to a Microsoft post earlier this month.

Microsoft Unveils Surface Troubleshooting Toolkit

Microsoft this week released a new resource to help businesses find and troubleshoot problems on their Microsoft Surface devices.

Microsoft Explains Its Off-Schedule Windows Updates

As part of an ongoing effort to be more transparent about its monthly Windows update process, Microsoft this week shared its rationale for sometimes releasing Windows updates that don't follow the standard schedule.

'Insider' Testing Program Launches for Microsoft 365

Organizations can now sign up to test drive the Microsoft 365 suite via a new "Insider" program.

Microsoft Turns to Open Source Chromium To Boost Edge Browser

Microsoft's Edge browser will soon share the same backbone as Google's more dominant Chrome browser.

Microsoft's Rural Broadband Plans Chugging Along

Microsoft President Brad Smith recently described the company's progress with its plan to improve broadband Internet access in underserved and rural areas of the United States.

Microsoft, Docker Collaborate on 'CNAB' Spec for Distributed Apps

To help organizations that build and maintain distributed applications, Microsoft and Docker this week launched a new specification called Cloud Native Application Bundles (CNAB).

Office 365 Gets Icon Redesign, AI Improvements

Microsoft this week detailed some new capabilities and improvements that will arrive for Office 365 end users and administrators by year's end.

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