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Microsoft Spotlights Open Source Partners in Azure Event

Open source Azure tools were on center stage Wednesday, as Microsoft and some of its open source partners conducted an online presentation aimed at courting developers.

In Wake of Kaspersky Suit, Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Security Approach

In an apparent response to recent allegations made by security software vendor Kaspersky Lab, Microsoft on Tuesday detailed its approach to third-party anti-virus software, particularly in Windows 10.

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows Security Compliance Manager

Microsoft has pulled the plug on its long-running Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool, the company recently announced.

Azure AD with Ping Integration Now Generally Available

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory service now supports single sign-on access to legacy Web applications with this week's release of PingAccess with Azure AD.

Microsoft Moves to Biannual Windows Server Updates

Microsoft on Thursday said it will issue two updates per year for Windows Server starting this fall, mirroring the new update schedule it has adopted for Windows 10, System Center and Office 365 ProPlus.

Azure Stack Will Take Time To Reach Its Potential

Think of the first release of the on-premises cloud appliance as a modest version of Microsoft's final goal.

Microsoft Addresses Nation-State Attacks in Security Release

Microsoft's latest round of security updates took the unusual step of releasing "critical" updates for older Windows systems to protect against "potential nation-state activity."

Microsoft Talks Up Ransomware Defenses in Windows 10

A month after the "WannCry"/"WannaCrypt" outbreak, Microsoft is touting the ways that the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) protects users against ransomware.

Intel Poses Patent Infringement Challenge to Microsoft's ARM Plans

Recent intellectual property claims made by Intel Corp. are posing a potential roadblock to Microsoft and Qualcomm's plans to bring Windows 10 to ARM-based devices.

Microsoft Skype Support Comes to VMware Horizon VDI

Microsoft's Skype for Business unified communications product is now integrated with the VMware Horizon virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, VMware said this week.

Azure AD Gets New Capabilities for Microsoft Teams, Azure Portal

Microsoft has extended Azure Active Directory's conditional access policies to Microsoft Teams and the Azure Portal, the company announced Tuesday.

Microsoft Launches Intune in Azure Portal

Microsoft on Thursday announced the general availability of its Intune mobile device and mobile application management solution as managed through the Azure Portal.

Kaspersky Hits Microsoft with Antitrust Complaints in EU

Security firm Kaspersky Lab has formally filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the German Federal Cartel Office and the European Commission, the company said Tuesday.

SharePoint Framework Extensions Hit Preview

Microsoft this week released a preview of SharePoint Framework Extensions, enabling developers to make additional customizations to SharePoint Modern Pages and Document Libraries.

Microsoft's CSP Program Isn't Just for Office 365 Anymore

With services like Azure, Dynamics 365 and Windows 10 also propelling growth, partners can expect Microsoft to keep expanding the program's scope to even more products.