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Intune Gets a Major Facelift

Admins should benefit from the recent integration of Intune with the Azure portal and support for conditional access, but should prepare to encounter some migration issues.

Endpoint Management Tools To Tame a Universal Client World

Now that using multiple devices, apps and OSes is ubiquitous in the workplace, new unified endpoint management tools are introducing a common approach to configuration, security and administration.

Inside Look at the New Power BI Premium

Microsoft's Power BI Premium brings new data visualization and analytics capabilities, as well as feature changes across all license tiers.

Anatomy of a Self-Inflicted Ransomware Attack

See the destructive path of an intentional ransomware exploit in a lab environment consisting of Linux and Windows workstations and servers, and learn how implementing some simple steps will ensure you can recover from such an attack.

Q&A: Top Tips from Scott Hoag on Managing Office 365 Groups

Cloud Solutions Architect Scott Hoag offers his best dos, don'ts and more for working with Office 365 Groups ahead of his session on the topic at Live! 360 this November.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2017 Launch

The latest SQL Server comes packed with support for Linux, automatic tuning and other enhancements that will enhance and simplify the use of the database platform.

Q&A: Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services for DSC Credential Encryption

DSC expert Melissa Januszko offers tips and advice for setting these up ahead of her Live! 360 session on the topic.

Creating Azure SQL Databases with PowerShell and Azure Resource Manager Templates

Microsoft's premade templates allows for the deployment of SQL databases without having to use complex PowerShell commands.

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.

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