Network Management


SharePoint 2016 Servicing Policy Announced by Microsoft

Microsoft announced an "updated product servicing policy" for SharePoint Server 2016 this week.

Microsoft Offers More Advice on Disabling Windows SMB 1

Microsoft's position on Server Message Block version 1 in Windows systems is that organizations should just get rid of it.

SharePoint Virtual Summit Unveils 2017 Roadmap Plans

Microsoft had a lot to say about SharePoint at its Virtual Summit event this week.

Microsoft Offers Tips on Removing Insecure SMB 1 from Windows Networks

Microsoft recently highlighted some tools that IT pros can use to detect if Server Message Block version 1 (SMB 1) is being used in a network.

Microsoft Goes Live with Azure Active Directory Portal

The Azure Portal now includes Azure Active Directory capabilities at the "general availability" stage.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory B2C Dev Tools

Microsoft this week announced new Azure Active Directory Business-to-Consumer previews, a new library for developers and some associated Microsoft Flow tools.

Ransomware Outbreak Targeting Windows SMB Flaw

A large ransomware outbreak affecting some Windows systems is in effect today, with a report from the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center estimating 45,000 attacks in 74 countries.

Microsoft Advises Developers To Stop Using Azure Active Directory Graph

Microsoft clarified earlier this month that it really wants developers to use Microsoft Graph over Azure Active Directory Graph, going forward.

Microsoft Build 2017: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Announced

Microsoft announced the next major update to Windows 10, arriving sometime this fall, on the second day of the company's Build developer conference in Seattle, Wash.

Windows Server 'Insider' Testing Program Coming This Summer

Microsoft plans to launch a Windows Insider Program for Windows Server 2016 users, starting this summer.

Microsoft Expands SharePoint Online URL Path Lengths

Microsoft has increased the maximum URL path length for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business subscribers.

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.

Microsoft Offers Clarifications on Windows as a Service Changes

A few noteworthy details emerged from Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service Q&A session last week.

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.

Organizations Ramping Up Windows 10 Plans This Year

Organizations may be starting to plan their operating system migrations to Windows 10, beginning this year.

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