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Windows Update Will Disable 'Broken' RC4 Encryption

Microsoft on Tuesday released an update that will disable the compromised RC4 stream cipher on Windows systems.

What's New in Group Policy Settings

With October's massive Microsoft product releases comes new and modified configuration options.

No Zero-Day Graphics Flaw Fix in Microsoft's November Patch

Microsoft sent word today that its monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.

Cisco's App Centric Approach Draws Microsoft, Other Partners

Cisco today kicked off its "applications centric infrastructure" alternative to software-defined networking.

Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Graphics Flaw

According to Microsoft, attacks against victims in the Middle East and Asia are exploiting a zero-day flaw found in the Microsoft Graphics Component.

What Enterprises Need To Know About Windows Azure

From its scaling capabilities to its close integration with PowerShell, here are a few things to consider before making the move to Microsoft's cloud.

The Rise of Solid-State Drives in the Datacenter

Solid-state drives (SSDs) have become more viable for boosting enterprise application performance and now the new Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 adds improved SSD support.

SharePoint's Uncertain Enterprise Future

Are overly complex implementation requirements and a move to an app-store model killing the appeal of SharePoint 2013 in the enterprise?

Using Windows Server 2012's SSD Write-Back Cache

Brien runs down how you can get the most out of Windows Server 2012 R2's newest tiered storage functionality.

Lync 2013 Now Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Microsoft indicated this month that Lync Server 2013 is now supported on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Enterprises Slow To Move to SharePoint Online

Enterprises mostly are using SharePoint Server 2010 and have been slow to move to Microsoft's cloud-based SharePoint Online service, according to recent Forrester Research survey results.

Microsoft Updates Windows Azure, Rolls Out Backup Service

Microsoft updated Windows Azure this month to integrate with its latest flagship software offerings, rolling out some new services as well.

Hybrid Clouds: What's Still Needed?

For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.

Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft achieved its "general availability" release milestone today for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.

IE 11 Blocker for Windows 7 Now Available

A tool that blocks Internet Explorer 11 installations on Windows 7 machines is now available.

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