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Microsoft Outlines Its Tooling Future: Moves Away from Traditional Testing Methods with Windows 10

Testing Windows 10 releases is largely becoming a thing of the past, at least for Microsoft.

Handle More Tasks with Configuration Manager

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is now easier to use and offers improved mobile device management and support for Office 365

Build Intelligence with Microsoft Graph

One API to access all of your data in the Microsoft Cloud? We’re remarkably close to that reality. Here’s what you need to know to start building applications with the Microsoft Graph API.

Protecting Office 365 from Attack

As the rate and sophistication of ransomware and phishing campaigns accelerate, Office 365 has become a primary target, making a defense-in-breadth strategy critical.

Windows 10 Fall Release Promises More Intelligence and Creative Hooks

Microsoft looks to bring its intelligent Graph to Windows 10 in next update.

Microsoft's Latest Open Source Database Efforts On Display at Build

Microsoft highlighted its new Azure MySQL and PostgreSQL databases at this year's annual developer conference.

Picking the Right MSP

Managed services providers (msps) can help a company take its business from zero to 60 -- if the fit is good and the relationship is handled properly. A few considerations can help IT ask the most important questions to find the right MSP.

Windows 10 Creators Update and the Evolution of the Universal Windows Platform

While Windows 10 Creators Update primarily aims to please professionals and content creators, it also ratchets forward the Universal Windows Platform.

How To Connect Azure AD to Office 365

Learn how to use Azure Active Directory with Microsoft Office 365 and understand the benefits of integrating them.

Architectural Considerations of Modernizing SharePoint Apps

Now that SharePoint is ripe for "app modernization," the next step is to decide which architecture is best to support enterprise requirements in terms of scalability and maintainability.

A Brave New World: Top Features Coming to SQL Server 2017

From Python to adaptive query optimization to the many cloud-focused changes (not to mention Linux!), Joey D'Antoni takes you through the major changes coming to SQL Server 2017.

Synchronize Directories with Azure AD Connect

Learn how to deploy Azure AD Connect, the best way to synchronize on-premises Active Directory instances with the cloud-based Azure AD.

Breaking Down the New SharePoint DLP Controls

Administrators can now set policies and controls that can be tracked for compliance with new data loss prevention tools in SharePoint Server 2016.

How To Say Goodbye to Passwords

Eliminating passwords by configuring settings and policies with Windows Hello or the picture-tracking option will create more secure authentication to devices and Active Directory.

IT Pros Subject to Vague Microsoft Support Policies

Microsoft's Lifecycle Support policies may pose problems for IT pros if a trend toward dropping support without notice should gain steam.

Nonprofit Under Attack: A Cyber Defense Case Study

Planned Parenthood has sustained an unrelenting onslaught of cyberattacks over the past two years, but the organization has a comprehensive blueprint to defend its infrastructure and safeguard sensitive information with a cloud-first, mobile-optimized makeover. Here’s a look at how an SMB nonprofit is coping with problems that would challenge the largest enterprise.

Open but Not Equal: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 vNext for Linux

The Linux version of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 v.Next is a viable option for customers who want to deploy the RDBMS on an open source platform, but the early previews lack some features of the core Windows version.

Breaking with Tradition: Microsoft's New Windows MDM Approach

While Windows 10 forces IT pros to adapt to a faster pace of change, its MDM enablement introduces new endpoint configuration and management approaches. Microsoft insists all you need is its Enterprise Mobility + Security service, but others beg to differ.

3 Roadworthy Windows 10 Laptops

We tested laptops from Dell, HP and Lenovo aimed at business travelers who require performance and reliability.

Prevent Data Leakage with Windows Information Protection

Windows Information Protection is among many new security features introduced in last year’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update release, bringing data loss prevention to the OS.

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