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Microsoft Issues Previews of New Windows Server 2019 Components

Microsoft this week released a new preview build of Windows Server 2019 alongside previews of related tooling, including a new predictive analytics service called System Insights.

Microsoft Acquires AI Startup Founded by Former Employees

Microsoft on Wednesday announced its acquisition of Berkeley, Calif.-based AI startup Bonsai for an undisclosed amount.

Orgs Running Hybrid Exchange To Get Policy Transfer Capability

Microsoft is readying a new Office 365 capability that will let organizations running hybrid Microsoft Exchange scenarios to transfer policies between Exchange Server and Exchange Online.

Windows Server 2008 SP2 Switching to Monthly Updates

Starting in September, users of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) will receive their updates via a monthly rollup patch release.

Microsoft's AI Deems Windows 10 April 2018 'Fully Available'

Based on its telemetry findings, Microsoft now declares that the April 2018 release of Windows 10 (also known as version 1803 and previously code-named "Redstone 4") can advance to the "fully available" stage.

Microsoft Bringing Teams to Conference Room Hardware

Microsoft is priming Teams, its enterprise collaboration application, to run on different types of conference room touchscreen devices and phones.

Microsoft Warns Orgs Away from Windows 10's 'Long-Term Servicing' Branch

Microsoft this week gave another argument against Windows 10's long-term servicing channel (LTSC) update option for organizations.

Microsoft Announces Major Azure Stack Expansion, More Azure Milestones

Microsoft is planning to expand the availability of Azure Stack to 92 countries, doubling the number from the product's initial launch back at last year's Microsoft Ignite event.

Computex: Microsoft OEM Partners Unveil IoT, Intelligent Edge Devices

Much of the spotlight at this week's Computex industry event was on Microsoft's hardware partners that are breaking new ground with Internet of Things (IoT) and "intelligent edge" devices.

Microsoft Adds Windows 10 Provisioning Tools to AutoPilot

Microsoft's out-of-the-box PC-provisioning service is getting some new features to make it easier for end users to set up company-issued Windows 10 devices themselves.

Microsoft's Underwater Datacenter Project Hits 'Phase 2'

"Project Natick," Microsoft's experimental datacenter that cools itself by being immersed under ocean waters, has reached the next phase of development.

Office 365 Admin Center Getting Switched to Microsoft 365 Admin Center

In a process that will take place "over the next few weeks," Microsoft said on Tuesday that it is switching users of the Office 365 Admin Center to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

With Compliance Perks, Microsoft Tries To Entice Orgs to Exchange Online

Microsoft has launched new e-discovery, compliance content search, preview and export options for businesses that use the Microsoft Teams enterprise chat service but also keep their Exchange e-mail server data on-premises.

Microsoft, SAP Tout Collaboration Around Cloud ERP

Microsoft this week gave a progress report on its partnership with SAP, particularly their joint efforts to run SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, SAP S/4HANA, on Azure infrastructure.

Microsoft Cuts 'Targeted' from Its Windows 10 Release Lingo

Microsoft recently announced another change to the terminology it uses to describe update milestones in its "Windows as a Service" model.

Microsoft Launches 'Threat Tracker' in Office 365 Security Service

A new "Threat Tracker" capability is now generally available in Microsoft's Office 365 Threat Intelligence service, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Updates Cloud App Security Service for GDPR

Microsoft's Cloud App Security solution this week became the company's latest service to be optimized for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law.

Windows Server 2019 Nears Home Stretch with New Preview Build

A new preview build of Windows Server 2019, build 17677, was released on Tuesday.

Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Apps Get Support Extensions

The Windows Phone versions of the Skype for Business and Teams apps were quietly given reprieves by Microsoft earlier this month.

Microsoft Gives Support to GDPR with Updated Compliance Tools

Microsoft kicked off the start of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on Friday with a speech by President Brad Smith and the release of multiple resources for staying in compliance.