Network Management


Microsoft Promises Relief on Windows 10 Update Deferral Confusion

Microsoft is planning to address confusion for System Center Configuration Manager users when they attempt to defer Windows 10 updates and upgrades.

Microsoft Adds Resources for Easing Azure Migrations

Microsoft highlighted resources this week designed to make it easier for organizations to tap its Azure datacenter services in so-called "hybrid" approaches.

Azure Active Directory B2B Service Now Globally Available

Microsoft announced the "general availability" of its Azure Active Directory Business-to-Business service today, along with the GA rollout of the Azure AD Business-to-Consumer service in Europe.

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Creators Update and Security Patches

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of the Windows 10 "creators update," along with security updates and some product deprecations.

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.

Microsoft Warns of Dying Azure Active Directory Sync Tools

Microsoft is pounding the nails into the coffins of its deprecated Windows Azure Active Directory Sync and Azure AD Sync tools.

Microsoft Buying Deis To Facilitate Kubernetes on Azure

Microsoft announced plans today to acquire Deis, a startup company that offers open source tools and training to facilitate Kubernetes use.

How To Say Goodbye to Passwords

Eliminating passwords by configuring settings and policies with Windows Hello or the picture-tracking option will create more secure authentication to devices and Active Directory.

Windows 10 Creators Update Tools and Documentation Released

Windows 10 resources for IT pros opened up this week as Microsoft prepares to deliver the "creators update" (version 1703) on Tuesday.

SharePoint Online Character Support Coming This Year

Microsoft is planning to activate the use of two additional characters this year in file and folder names for its SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business applications.

Office 365 Groups Now Has Retention, Label and Restore Controls

Microsoft today announced three new tools for IT pros managing Office 365 Groups.

Microsoft Promising To Enhance Windows Server 2016 Remote Management

Microsoft claims to be working on a new remote management option for Windows Server 2016 users.

Microsoft Adds Office 365 Capabilities and Management Tools

Microsoft added some Office 365 capabilities this month, including administrative tools for IT pros and a preview of Microsoft Graph reporting APIs.

Microsoft Readies Next Phase of Its Convo-as-a-Service Plan

When Microsoft introduced its bot platform and started talking up "Conversation as a Service" last year at Build, it was the birth of the company’s bot-mania.

IT Pros Subject to Vague Microsoft Support Policies

Microsoft's Lifecycle Support policies may pose problems for IT pros if a trend toward dropping support without notice should gain steam.

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