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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.

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.

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.

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.

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