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First Look: Down to the Server Core

The Windows Server 2016 "Insider" preview Build 16237 of the fall update only supports Server Core deployments and a stripped-down Nano Server option with improvements to Hyper-V, RDMA for trusted guests and support for persistent memory.

Modern Collaboration with Chatbots

Chatbots are the new apps that have fueled the growth of Slack and are now the key focus in expanding Microsoft Teams and Office 365.

Chatbots at Work: Office 365's Latest Collaboration Effort

Will Microsoft Teams ride on the coattails of Office 365, or will compatibility among business-grade intelligent bots leave room for Slack, HipChat, Google Hangouts and even Facebook Messenger, among others?

Configuring Workgroup Connectivity to a Hyper-V Host with PowerShell

Here's how to get Hyper-V's management tools configured to manage connections in five steps.

How To Secure SharePoint Online Workflows with Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow provides SharePoint Online with more robust and reliable workflows than BCS, and the new administrative tool ensures they're in compliance with your organization's data loss prevention policies if you take the following steps.

Microsoft Taps Google's Kubernetes for Windows Container Orchestration

Docker has given rise to Linux and Windows containers but Microsoft is also championing Kubernetes, the popular open source container orchestration system developed by Google.

Samsung's DeX Station Review: A Viable PC Replacement?

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 Android-based Citrix Receiver is the closest thing yet to a phone that can stand in for your PC.

Is the Post-PC Phone Here?

The Samsung Android-based Galaxy S8 smartphone is available with a new peripheral that will let it function like a virtual Windows desktop running Office 365 natively.

First Look: Azure Web Application Firewall

Learn how to configure and protect cloud-based apps in Azure.

Give Anyone Credentials with Azure Active Directory

The new Azure Active Directory B2B aims to simplify how administrators offer controlled access to partners, suppliers and customers.

Q&A: Microsoft Program Aims To Ease Windows Server 2016 Software-Defined Complexities

A senior product manager on Microsoft's Windows Server engineering team tells how the Windows Server Software Defined program works.

Windows 10: Inside the Fall Creators Update

The upcoming release of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the fourth in two years, could be the most significant to date, applying the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph across PCs and non-Windows devices.

Inside Microsoft's Blockchain as a Service

Since bringing blockchain tools and distributed ledgers to its Azure cloud, Microsoft's Ethereum-based framework has begun evolving rapidly with three core components either in preview or under development.

Microsoft's Bet on a Blockchain Future

Microsoft has emerged as a leading force behind the rise of enterprise blockchain networks with a formative portfolio of new and forthcoming services in Azure. Learn how these cryptographically hashed distributed ledgers could change how transactions are processed.

Pondering the Graph that Binds SharePoint and Office 365

Office 365 artificial intelligence API may help individual users manage content complexity in the next wave of SharePoint releases that use Microsoft Graph.

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.

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