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Microsoft Details Improvements to Intune, SCCM and Windows Autopilot

Microsoft's various configuration, deployment and management tools are getting a raft of improvements, as detailed by Microsoft this week at its Ignite conference.

Microsoft To Funnel Intune Premier Support Requests Toward Azure Portal

Microsoft will soon begin shifting Intune support requests toward the Azure Portal for organizations with Microsoft Premier support accounts, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Surface Leasing No Longer an Option for Students

As of Aug. 31, Microsoft's Surface Plus Program for students looking to lease Microsoft Surface devices is no longer accepting applications.

Microsoft Gives Upcoming SharePoint Mobile App an AI Boost

A more streamlined SharePoint Mobile App is arriving next month with new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Adds Apple Watch to Authenticator App Lineup

Microsoft this week launched a preview version of its Authenticator companion app for the Apple Watch, with general availability expected "within the next few weeks."

Microsoft Pulling the Plug on Sway for iOS This Year

Microsoft says it plans to discontinue its Sway application for Apple iOS devices on Dec. 17, 2018, and urges users to switch to using Sway via its Web portal.

Microsoft To Drop Support for 'Hybrid MDM' Scheme in 2019

Starting Sept. 1, 2019, Microsoft will drop support for hybrid mobile device management (MDM) using Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) -- a model it calls "hybrid MDM."

Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Apps Get Support Extensions

The Windows Phone versions of the Skype for Business and Teams apps were quietly given reprieves by Microsoft earlier this month.

Microsoft Extends OneDrive Sharing Beyond Windows

OneDrive's file-sharing and collaboration capabilities are coming to Office for Mac, as well as to iOS and Android mobile applications, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Pulling Three Office 365 Apps from Windows Phone

Three Windows Phone applications are set to get "retired" on May 20, 2018: Skype for Business, Teams and Yammer.

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.

Microsoft Brings AI-Based Security to Intune with Pradeo Deal

A newly announced pact between Microsoft and mobile security firm Pradeo will bring additional security protections to businesses using Microsoft's Intune mobile device management (MDM) solution for iOS and Android devices.

CES 2018: New Windows 10 PCs Try To Do Everything, Everywhere

A gallery of standout devices from this year's showcase.

'Phablets' Overtake Midsized Smartphones in Mobile Market Shift

The so-called "phablet" form factor is being adopted at a faster rate than medium-sized smartphones, according to mobile analytics company Flurry.

Microsoft Brings Edge Browser to iOS and Android Devices

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Edge browser apps for Android and iOS devices.

Microsoft Integrates Intune with Google for Android Security

Intune, Microsoft's mobile management service, can now tap Google Play Protect to deliver security protections to Android devices.

Microsoft Confirms It Has Sidelined Windows Mobile Development

A recent Tweet by Joe Belfiore, the public face of Microsoft's Windows Phone/Windows Mobile business over the past few years, has effectively signaled the end of the company's mobile efforts.

Microsoft Edge Apps for iOS and Android Hit Preview

Microsoft on Thursday announced previews of its Edge browser for iOS- and Android-based devices, as well as a preview of Microsoft Launcher for Android.

Microsoft Bringing 'Comanagement' to Intune and SCCM

Two of Microsoft's client management products, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Intune, got a new "comanagement" capability last week.

Microsoft Intune Gets Security Boost with Zimperium Support

The Microsoft Intune mobile management solution, part of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, can now integrate with Zimperium, bringing added security protections for iOS and Android users.

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