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Microsoft Talks Up Its Efforts Around Windows 10 Compatibility

Microsoft this week assured organizations that they're not likely to face application compatibility issues if they move to Windows 10.

Microsoft Nudges SharePoint Online Users Toward 'Modern' UI

An upcoming change to SharePoint Online will effectively push some organizations away from the earlier "classic" user interface (UI) and toward Microsoft's so-called "modern" UI for Lists and Libraries.

Partners Sidelined in New 'Microsoft Customer Agreement' Model for Azure

Microsoft's new approach for getting organizations to purchase Azure services appears to put its partners at a disadvantage.

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.

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 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.

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, 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).