Microsoft's Michael Niehaus and Nathan Mercer field some questions on the status of Windows and highlight some of the new tech coming to the latest version of the OS.
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.
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.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft's Power BI Premium brings new data visualization and analytics capabilities, as well as feature changes across all license tiers.
- By Andrew Peterson
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.
- By André Ruschel
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.
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.
- By Joey D'Antoni
DSC expert Melissa Januszko offers tips and advice for setting these up ahead of her Live! 360 session on the topic.
Microsoft's premade templates allows for the deployment of SQL databases without having to use complex PowerShell commands.
- By Adam Bertram
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.
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.
- By Christian Buckley
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?
- By Terena Bell, Jeffrey Schwartz
Here's how to get Hyper-V's management tools configured to manage connections in five steps.
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.
- By Oliver Wirkus
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.
- By Michael Otey
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 Android-based Citrix Receiver is the closest thing yet to a phone that can stand in for your PC.
- By Paul Ferrill
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.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Learn how to configure and protect cloud-based apps in Azure.
The new Azure Active Directory B2B aims to simplify how administrators offer controlled access to partners, suppliers and customers.
A senior product manager on Microsoft's Windows Server engineering team tells how the Windows Server Software Defined program works.