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Windows 10 Security Falls Short Without EMET, Says CERT

Microsoft's claim that Windows 10 doesn't require the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) for security is getting push-back from software security research firm CERT.

Microsoft Adds Collaboration Tools to PowerPoint, Outlook

The latest round of feature improvements to Office 365 includes enhancements to PowerPoint's and Outlook's collaboration capabilities.

At Partner Event, AWS Rewards Specialization

Cloud leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a few updates to its partner program on Tuesday that benefit partners that have developed specialized technical practices and focus areas.

Windows 10 'Anniversary Update' Now the Current Branch for Business

Version 1607 of Windows 10, also known as the "Anniversary Update," is now ready for deployment in production environments, Microsoft announced Tuesday.

After 6 Years, Microsoft Shutters Azure DataMarket

Azure DataMarket, Microsoft's app marketplace where developers could access data services to power apps and analytic projects, will be shut down on March 2017.

Microsoft Advances SCCM Current Branch to 1610

Microsoft has released System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Update 1610, the newest "current branch" of the client and server management system.

Microsoft's Azure Data Lake Service Hits General Availability

Azure Data Lake, Microsoft's service for "Big Data" massively parallel types of analyses, is now production-ready, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Joins Linux Foundation, Tightening Open Source Ties

Microsoft took its ongoing courtship of open source a step further on Wednesday, announcing that it has joined the Linux Foundation as a Platinum member.

Some Microsoft Partners Fear LinkedIn Deal, Others Predict Growth

Many of Microsoft's partners are eager to learn how its pending $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn will affect their businesses, though some worry it will only help the company undercut their own offerings.

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 Released

Microsoft announced the first service pack (SP1) of its SQL Server 2016 product on Wednesday at its Connect() developer conference, taking place this week in New York.

Microsoft To Support Windows Azure Pack Through 2027

Microsoft's Windows Azure Pack solution is "far from being dead," Microsoft said this week after updating the product's lifecycle support information.

Microsoft Extends AI Push with OpenAI Deal, Azure Enhancements

Microsoft on Tuesday took steps toward its goal to "democratize" artificial intelligence, partnering with nonprofit research organization OpenAI and announcing several Azure milestones aimed at helping developers tap into the platform's new compute capabilities.

Office 365 Business Users Get 'Customer Manager' Tool

Small-business users of Microsoft's Office 365 Business Premium offering will soon have access to a new customer relationship feature.

Windows Server 2016's Update Model Explained

Microsoft recently detailed its update model for Windows Server 2016, which became generally available in mid-October.

Surface Pro 3's Faulty Battery Problems Get Another Attempted Fix

Yet another possible solution for Surface Pro 3's battery problems was released by Microsoft this week.

Microsoft Adds Auditing Features to Azure AD Admin Portal

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory portal for administrators, currently in preview, now includes new auditing features.

System Center Operations Manager Assessment Preview Released

Microsoft announced the preview of a new tool today that will check how well System Center Operations Manager 2012 products are performing, compared with Microsoft's best practices recommendations.

Microsoft Commits to SDN with Windows Server 2016

In a sign that the "software-defined" movement has gone mainstream, Microsoft is touting its latest server OS as the perfect platform for running a software-defined datacenter (SDDC).

SCCM 2007 Users Hit Snag with New Windows Update Model

Organizations using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 may feel some headaches over Microsoft's new update service model for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients.

Microsoft Open Sources Azure Container Service Engine

Microsoft's Azure Container Service (ACS) Engine is now an open source project hosted on the GitHub repository, Microsoft announced Monday.