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Microsoft's Infrastructure Investments Have Given Azure Major AI Chops

Microsoft's ongoing upgrades to its public cloud infrastructure means Azure has the fastest and most AI-optimized network among cloud providers, the company said this week at its Ignite conference in Atlanta.

Microsoft Readying SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 1

The first Feature Pack for SharePoint Server 2016 will be released in November, Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft, Workday Partner on Office 365 Integration

Microsoft this week added Workday to its list of strategic partnerships aimed at bolstering its cloud productivity suite.

Microsoft 'Launches' Next-Gen Windows Server, System Center at Ignite

Microsoft shined the spotlight on its forthcoming enterprise products on Monday at the Ignite conference, taking place this week in Atlanta, Ga.

Microsoft's SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool Hits RC

Microsoft recently issued a release candidate (RC) of its "SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool," designed to help organizations considering a move to SharePoint Online from on-premises SharePoint Server 2013.

Microsoft Inks Extensive Cloud Partnership with Adobe

Adobe's Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings will run primarily in Microsoft's Azure public cloud, the two companies announced Monday.

In Massive Breach, Yahoo Confirms Theft of 500 Million Accounts

Information from "at least 500 million user accounts" has been stolen from Yahoo's network over the span of two years, the company confirmed on Thursday.

Microsoft Finally Retires Windows 10 Upgrade App

An update issued by Microsoft this week will delete the infamous "Get Windows App" from users' systems.

Exchange 2016 Gets Windows Server 2016 Support

Microsoft on Tuesday released the latest cumulative updates (CUs) to Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2016, bringing the usual hotfixes and, in the case of the latter, long-awaited support for Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft, Ping Identity Partner on Azure AD Solutions

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a partnership with Ping Identity aimed at integrating that company's PingAccess product with Azure Active Directory, Microsoft's cloud-based identity and access management service.

Guthrie: Azure and AWS Competing on Features, Not Price

Microsoft's top cloud executive this week signaled a shift away from the tradition of intense price-based competition between Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) and Azure.

Microsoft To Host Q&As for Windows 10 Upgrade Tool

Microsoft is opening up its technical team to questions from users of its new Upgrade Analytics solution, currently in preview.

Microsoft Previews Active Directory Features in Azure Portal

Microsoft's Azure portal management tool is getting new Azure Active Directory features, which the company unveiled on Monday.

HP Picks Microsoft over Salesforce, Oracle for CRM

Microsoft scored a major win against its CRM competitors on Monday, with the news that HP Inc. will switch thousands of its employees to Dynamics CRM Online.

Microsoft Extends Office 365 Groups Access to Guests

Users of Office 365 groups will now be able to share communications resources with others outside their organization, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Readies New Azure AD Products for Launch

Two new products bearing Microsoft's Azure Active Directory (AD) brand are expected to exit the preview stage next week.

Microsoft Cutting Support for SmartScreen Spam Filters

Starting Nov. 1, Microsoft will stop providing updates for its SmartScreen e-mail spam filters, the company said earlier this month.

Microsoft Opens U.K. Datacenters for Office 365, Azure

Microsoft took steps to expand its cloud footprint this week with the launch of new datacenter locations in the United Kingdom.

Microsoft Outlines Upcoming SharePoint Online, Office 365 Enhancements

Microsoft this week announced a number of end-user improvements coming to Office 365 Groups and SharePoint Online.

Microsoft Says To Get Used to Windows 10's Update Model

The latest messaging from Microsoft indicates that organizations have little choice but to adapt to Windows 10's servicing model to keep their Windows clients and servers -- including older versions -- updated and patched.