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Microsoft Previews Conditional Access Feature for SharePoint Online

A preview of a new conditional access capability for Microsoft SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business users is now rolling out to "first release" testers.

Microsoft Touts Blockchain as Boon for Retail Industry

At this week's National Retail Federation (NRF) show in New York, Microsoft pitched its Azure blockchain-as-a-service technology as a way to help retailers streamline their supply chain operations.

Microsoft Adds Free Upgrade Perks to Windows 10 CSP Program

Microsoft has rolled out another benefit for organizations participating in its pay-as-you-go Windows 10 program: free upgrades to Windows 10 for older PCs.

Windows 10 Update Service Poses Client Management Issues

Administrators managing PC updates and network bandwidth issues could run into some snags when using Microsoft's Windows 10 update services.

Microsoft Acquires 3-D Tools Provider Simplygon

As part of its effort to democratize 3-D technologies, Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of Simplygon, a provider of 3-D solutions based in Sweden.

Microsoft Tweaks Its Security Updates for Orgs

Microsoft is changing the way it delivers Windows security updates to organizations starting next month.

Microsoft Deepens AI Portfolio with Maluuba Buy

Microsoft on Friday announced its agreement to acquire Maluuba, a Montreal-based startup that Microsoft says has one of the world's most advanced natural language research labs.

Microsoft Spotlights Windows Hello 'Companion Devices'

Windows Hello, Microsoft's password-less identification verification system, is being supported by a growing list of Microsoft partners that are building compatible hardware.

Analysts: 2016 Marked Fifth Straight Year of PC Declines

Last year's holiday shopping season wasn't enough to stave off the worldwide PC market's years-long slump, according to recent data from research firms IDC and Gartner Inc.

Microsoft's Office 365 StaffHub Service Goes Live

The worldwide rollout of Microsoft's new Office 365 StaffHub scheduling service began on Thursday.

Microsoft's SharePoint Framework Nears Release Stage

Microsoft issued "Release Candidate 0" of its SharePoint Framework for developers on Monday, meaning the solution is in its final testing phases before becoming generally available.

Microsoft Gives CSPs Claim to First-Time Azure Customers

Starting next month, Microsoft will direct first-time buyers of its Azure services to Microsoft partners enrolled in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

Windows 10 'Creators Update' Getting New Privacy Perks

Microsoft is buttressing Windows 10's privacy capabilities with the addition of two new features due to arrive in this spring's "Creators Update."

SharePoint Team Sites Now Integrated with Office 365 Groups

SharePoint Online subscribers should see a new capability that integrates SharePoint Team Sites with Office 365 Groups by the end of January, Microsoft said this week.

Latest Windows 10 Test Build Previews Key New Features

The latest test release of Windows 10, dubbed build 15002, is packed with several noteworthy capabilities.

Microsoft Offers Guidance on Deploying Office 365 ProPlus

Microsoft recently issued a best practices guide for deploying Office 365 ProPlus, the subscription-based version of its Microsoft Office desktop productivity suite.

Citrix Unveils Azure-Based Windows 10 VDI Offering

Delivering on its promise last year to deepen integration with Microsoft technologies, Citrix on Monday took the wraps off XenDesktop Essentials, its new Windows 10 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offering for the Microsoft Azure public cloud.

Microsoft Issues Previews of New Office 365 Management Tools

Microsoft recently rolled out previews of some new management improvements to the Office 365 Admin Center.

Support Clock Ticking for Exchange and SharePoint 2007

The 2007 versions of Exchange Server and SharePoint Server are set to hit their end-of-life milestones this year.

2016 Wrap-Up: Top 10 News Headlines of the Year

Windows 10 -- and all the servicing complexities that came with it -- was a big deal to readers this year, but so were a few other topics. Here are the most-read news articles of 2016.