The release of Windows Server 2016 will bring a new option of building apps based on micro-services that run in Docker and other standard containers. Does that portend the end of the VM?
- By Michael Otey
Microsoft announced this month that it will stop providing updates for its SmartScreen e-mail spam filters on Nov. 1.
Microsoft is now giving an all-clear signal, of sorts, with regard to PowerShell issues caused by a late August Windows 10 update release.
Microsoft this week reiterated its adapt-or-die message to IT pros responsible for keeping Windows clients and servers updated and patched.
Microsoft will be swapping out the Intune Groups capability in its Intune mobile management service for its Azure Active Directory Groups approach, starting next month.
The on-premises and cloud editions of Skype for Business Server and the Cloud PBX are promising and less-expensive alternatives to traditional phone systems, but come in a complex array of options and require integration.
The update to Windows 10 version 1607 that was released on Aug. 23 breaks PowerShell and should be deferred, Microsoft announced this week.
Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update makes it possible to interact with a system when locked. This can have both security advantages and disadvantages.
Microsoft this week warned that applications already removed from Windows 10 version 1511 images may reappear when systems get updated to Windows 10 version 1607, the "anniversary update."
Microsoft has improved its preview of the Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service for federated tenants and also expanded the preview to Europe.
Cisco this week acknowledged that some of its firewall appliance products are being targeted by purportedly leaked U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has taken a position on Windows 10, stating that "Microsoft blatantly disregards user choice and privacy" for those persons using the operating system.
Thomas LaRock, tech evangelist, discusses the company's vision of the changing datacenter.
- By John K. Waters
Organizations have some Group Policy control options over Microsoft's recently described "Delivery Optimization" update service for Windows 10 clients.
Microsoft will be imposing a monthly update servicing model for users of the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems, starting in October.