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Microsoft Shares Coming Windows Server 20H1 Improvements

Microsoft recently detailed a few improvements coming to the next release of Windows Server, including faster PowerShell performance and a smaller container size.

Microsoft Bringing Teams to Linux in Preview

A limited preview of the Microsoft Teams app is now available for select Linux desktop operating systems, making it "the first Microsoft 365 app" to run on Linux.

Classic SharePoint Blogs Approaching 'Retirement'

A recent Microsoft Message Center post indicates that "classic" blogs used by SharePoint Online subscribers are on their way toward "retirement."

As Windows Phone Support Ends, Microsoft Steers Users Toward Integrated Office App

The Excel, OneNote PowerPoint and Word applications for the Windows 10 Mobile operating system will lose support on Jan. 12, 2021, Microsoft announced recently.

Microsoft Starts Rollout of Endpoint Configuration Manager Update 1910

The rollout of Update 1910 for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, formerly known as "System Center Configuration Manager" (SCCM), has begun.

Microsoft Plans To Axe Office 365 Delve Blogs

Microsoft recently revealed its plan to disable Office 365's Delve Blogs feature starting in December.

SharePoint Online Migration Tools Get a Refresh

Microsoft is continuing to invest in its lineup of free tools that help organizations shift to SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365 cloud services.

Azure AD B2B Now Officially Supports Google IDs

A feature that lets users of the Google identity and access service use their personal log-in IDs with Microsoft's Azure Active Directory B2B service is now generally available.

Microsoft, Salesforce Ink Deal Around Azure Cloud and Teams

As part of a new partnership, CRM service provider Salesforce will leverage certain Microsoft Azure services, as well as Microsoft Teams, for services to customers.

Version 1909 of Windows 10 and Windows Server Released

Windows 10 version 1909, also known as the "Windows 10 November 2019 Update," was officially released by Microsoft on Tuesday.

Microsoft Sweetens Windows 7 Extended Security Updates for E5 Licensees

In a promotional offer, organizations that have E5 licensing can get a year of free access to Microsoft's Extended Security Updates program for Windows 7.

Rollout Begins for HoloLens 2

Microsoft started shipping the new version of its mixed reality headset, the HoloLens 2, on Thursday.

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Microsoft Taps SharePoint To Build Knowledge Neworks in 'Project Cortex'

Microsoft launched a private preview of "Project Cortex," touted as a knowledge network for Microsoft 365 users, as part of this week's Ignite conference.

Multifactor Authentication for All at Heart of Azure AD Changes

Microsoft is opening its Microsoft Authenticator service to users of the free Azure AD plan, the company announced at Ignite this week.

Microsoft Combines SCCM, Intune in New Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft is rebranding its main client management tools, the company announced Monday at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.

Microsoft Makes SQL Server 2019 Generally Available

Microsoft released the latest version of its flagship relational database, SQL Server 2019, during its 2019 Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.

Microsoft Looks Beyond Its Cloud with Azure Arc for Mixed Workloads

Azure Arc, a tool that lets organizations manage their data on Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform or any combination thereof, debuted at the 2019 Ignite conference.

Microsoft Rethinks Self-Service Purchasing for Power Platform

In response to concerns, Microsoft this week delayed its plans to allow end users to buy Power Platform products outside of IT controls.

Some SharePoint File Features Coming to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is priming its Teams collaboration application to adopt some of SharePoint Online's file access and sharing capabilities.

PowerShell 7 General Availability Planned for January 2020

The PowerShell 7 scripting language is expected to reach "general availability" commercial release status in January, according to an Oct. 23 Microsoft announcement.

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