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Microsoft Previews Just-in-Time VM Access, Other Azure Tools

Microsoft this week spotlighted some new Azure security and management tools that are currently in preview.

Microsoft's Next Serverless Computing Bid: Azure Event Grid

Microsoft on Wednesday launched a technical preview of a new service called Azure Event Grid, touting it as the next piece of its serverless computing platform.

Microsoft Clarifies Its EMET Plans for Windows 10

Microsoft recently shared more of its plans for its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), which will take a somewhat different form in the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft Gets HPC Boost with Cycle Computing Buy

Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of Cycle Computing, a provider of solutions for managing large workloads in the public cloud, as well as in hybrid and on-premises datacenter infrastructures.

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Edition for Workstations

A new edition of the Windows 10 client OS, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, is coming this fall for organizations with "mission critical and compute intensive workloads," Microsoft said this week.

Microsoft Adds Auto-Remediation to SaaS Security Tool

Microsoft this week announced the addition of an auto-remediation capability to its Cloud App Security service, enabling administrators to compel user log-ins and invalidate user sessions in response to certain kinds of security threats.

Kaspersky Drops Windows 10 Security Antitrust Suit

Security software vendor Kaspersky Lab on Thursday said it is dropping its antitrust complaints against Microsoft regarding Windows 10's treatment of "third-party" anti-malware products.

Report Finds Where Partners Are Falling Short in Cloud

Most partners are not investing enough resources to take full advantage of the cloud opportunity, despite owing an ever-growing proportion of their revenues to cloud-based sales.

SharePoint Communication Site Feature Gets Mobile App Support

Microsoft recently announced new improvements coming to SharePoint, including mobile application support for the new Communication Site feature.

How To Win at Cloud Hosting in a Microsoft-AWS-Google World

Done right, hosting can be very profitable for partners, but it's hard to compete with the mega-vendors without taking a co-location approach.

Microsoft Readying Azure AD Sign-In Changes

Microsoft is changing up how users sign in to Azure Active Directory (AD) and their Microsoft accounts.

Microsoft Previews Windows 10 Device Health

Device Health, a new service from Microsoft designed to check Windows 10 client devices for driver issues and crashes, is now in public preview.

Microsoft Readies Windows Subsystem for Linux for Fall

Microsoft will make its Windows Subsystem for Linux generally available this fall to coincide with the release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Microsoft Aims To Eliminate the Middleman with Blockchain

Microsoft is aggressively building out blockchain services in Azure with help from financial, traditional and ISV partners.

Analyst Gives Tips for Avoiding Compliance Pitfalls in Microsoft's Cloud

To sidestep potential compliance issues associated with Microsoft's cloud services, an analysts suggests organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EA) should negotiate protections or special discounts upfront.