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2017 Wrap-Up: Top 10 News Headlines of the Year

From product updates, to the Skype-to-Teams transition, to the latest Windows 10 release, here are the headlines that got the most attention from our readers this year.

10. SharePoint Team Sites Now Integrated with Office 365 Groups (Jan. 10)
FROM THE ARTICLE: "The addition represents a milestone in Microsoft's efforts, kicked off in April, to make SharePoint Online more accessible and user friendly for end users." [Read here]

9. Windows 10 Update Service Poses Client Management Issues (Jan. 18)
FROM THE ARTICLE: "Administrators managing PC updates and network bandwidth issues could run into some snags when using Microsoft's Windows 10 update services." [Read here]

8. Microsoft Shares Skype-to-Teams Transition Plans (Oct. 25)
FROM THE ARTICLE: "Despite Teams being a relatively new collaboration service for Office 365 users -- it became generally available just this past March -- Microsoft announced at Ignite that the Teams client will eventually replace the Skype for Business client." [Read here]

7. Dell Takes Wraps Off Its Azure Stack Offering (May 4)
FROM THE ARTICLE: "Dell EMC is one of four datacenter infrastructure providers with whom Microsoft has inked engineering and co-development pacts to offer Azure Stack-certified systems." [Read here]

6. Secure Productive Enterprise Evolves to Microsoft 365 (July 10)
FROM THE ARTICLE: "The name change brings the licensing bundle in line with the branding muscle Microsoft has already put behind Office 365 and Dynamics 365." [Read here]

5. Microsoft Releases Office 365 Public CDN for SharePoint (April 24)
FROM THE ARTICLE: "The Office 365 Public Content Delivery Network (CDN) is now generally available, enabling organizations to speed up the performance of their SharePoint Online sites for end users." [Read here]

4. Microsoft Adds 9 Months to Windows Server 2012 Support (March 20)
FROM THE ARTICLE: "The new end-of-extended support date for Windows Server 2012 is Oct. 10, 2023, according to Microsoft's newly updated product lifecycle page." [Read here]

3. Microsoft Gives SCCM Management Boost with Update (Aug. 1)
FROM THE ARTICLE: "Now ready for use in production environments, update 1706 of SCCM adds new management capabilities." [Read here]

2. Microsoft Confirms Skype for Business Transition to Teams (Sept. 26)
FROM THE ARTICLE: "Confirming earlier reports, Microsoft indicated this week that the Microsoft Teams client will eventually replace the Skype for Business Online client." [Read here]

1. Microsoft Primes Orgs for Windows 10 Creators Update Release (April 10)
FROM THE ARTICLE: "In preparation for Tuesday's global rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703), Microsoft has released a set of new or updated resources for IT pros." [Read here]

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