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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, Intel Warn of 'Foreshadow' CPU Security Attacks

Yet another speculative execution side-channel attack method, this one dubbed "Foreshadow," was identified by researchers from Microsoft, Intel and Red Hat this week.

Microsoft Says It's Developing Next-Gen BizTalk Server

Microsoft recently shared its plans for an upcoming release of BizTalk Server, its enterprise integration solution for "on-premises" installations that's used to connect business applications and services.

Microsoft Explains Its Office 365 ProPlus Update Process

A recent Microsoft announcement gives some insight into how the company schedules the release of new Office 365 ProPlus features.

Windows Server 2019 To Support Software-Defined Datacenters

"Software-defined datacenters" (SDDCs) will be among the top 10 networking features supported in the forthcoming Windows Server 2019 product, Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft Gaining More Ground on Amazon in Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been the dominant cloud provider in the global market for years, with Microsoft Azure a very distant runner-up. However, a recent report suggests Microsoft, while still No. 2, is no longer quite so distant.

Microsoft MVP: Microsoft's Windows Patching Model Is Too Fast

A prominent Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) had this advice for Microsoft regarding its rather convoluted Windows 10 and Office patching process: Slow down, and only deliver new feature updates once per year.

PingFederate Support in Azure AD Exits Preview

In preview since May, the ability to enable single sign-on access to Office 365 applications using Ping Identity's PingFederate solution is now generally available.

Microsoft Tries To Clarify Its Windows 10 Patching Model

Microsoft's John Wilcox, a contributor to the Microsoft Tech Community, shared some details of the company's monthly Windows operating system update release process this week.

Microsoft Adding 'Real-Time' Device Querying to SCCM

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) update 1806, the latest "semiannual channel" release of Microsoft's device and server management system, will arrive in the next few weeks, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Windows Server 2019 Getting Bandwidth and Container Boosts

Windows Insider Program participants got access to the latest test build of Windows Server 2019 (build 17723) this week, including its newly added bandwidth control and Kubernetes features.

Microsoft's Edge Browser Debuts Password Alternative

The Microsoft Edge browser now supports the Web Authentication spec at the preview stage, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Office 365 Update To Bring 'Modern' Improvements to SharePoint

A new Office 365 update will change how SharePoint Online end users create Team Sites and Communication Sites.

Microsoft Releases Previews of SharePoint Server 2019, Project Server 2019

Microsoft continued its streak of product test releases this week, announcing the public previews of SharePoint Server 2019 and Project Server 2019.

Microsoft Issues New System Center 'Semiannual Channel' Release

Version 1807 of System Center, the management suite's latest semiannual channel update, became available from Microsoft on Tuesday.

Exchange Server 2019, Skype for Business 2019 Hit Preview Stages

The 2019-branded editions of Microsoft's Exchange Server and Skype for Business products are now available as commercial previews, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Goes Live with Azure File Sync Service

First unveiled at last year's Microsoft Ignite conference, the Azure File Sync service is now ready for commercial use, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Issues Public Preview of Azure Service Fabric Mesh

Azure Service Fabric Mesh, a "serverless" means of hosting applications, is now available as a public preview, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Launches Windows Server Remote Desktop Web Client

In preview since March, Windows Server's Remote Desktop Web client became generally available on Monday.

Microsoft Replacing 'Premiere Assurance' Support with New Security Plan

Organizations using SQL Server 2008/R2 and Windows Server 2008/R2 products can add three years of patch support via Microsoft's new Extended Security Updates plans, the company announced Thursday.

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