News


Microsoft Azure IoT Hub Services Now Available

Microsoft this week commercially released its Azure IoT Hub set of services, which facilitates Internet of Things operations for organizations.

Microsoft Previews Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 Devices

Microsoft is promising greater organizational control over roamed Windows 10 operating system settings and application-state data when using the Azure Active Directory (AD) service.

Microsoft Buying SwiftKey for Integration into Windows

Microsoft announced today that it is acquiring SwiftKey, a maker of smart software keyboard solutions for Android and iOS mobile devices.

Microsoft Pushing Yammer to Office 365 Business Subscribers

Microsoft is pushing down its Yammer social networking service to most organizations with Office 365 subscriptions, starting as early as today.

Microsoft Team Unveils SharePoint Search Diagnostic Tool

Microsoft's premier field engineers for search have produced a new tool to help organizations troubleshoot SharePoint Server search issues.

Microsoft Upping Enterprise Agreements to 500 Seats Minimum in July

Microsoft today announced that it plans to change the minimum seat count qualification for its Enterprise Agreement (EA) sales, starting in July.

Windows 10 Hits 'Recommended Update' Status

Microsoft today switched Windows 10 from being an "optional update" in Windows Update to being a "recommended update," according to a report.

Microsoft Releases Azure Stack Preview

Microsoft released its Azure Stack technical preview today, which promises to broaden organizational access to Microsoft's cloud services and tooling.

Cloud Strength, PC Weakness Mark Microsoft’s Q2

Microsoft's second quarter was a mixed bag, with its cloud business showing strong growth and its OEM and device revenue down. as reported by the company today.

Microsoft Publishes Windows Azure Pack Roadmap

Microsoft published a white paper this week describing its roadmap plans for Windows Azure Pack.

Microsoft Requiring Windows Support Notices for New Skylake PCs

Microsoft told its computer hardware partners this week that they'll have to provide a Windows support notice to buyers of Intel Skylake-based PCs.

VMware Lays Off 900, Reduces vCloud Air Team

In wake of the acquisition of VMware parent company EMC by Dell, reports are coming in that the company has started mass layoffs.

Microsoft To Deliver Azure Stack Preview this Week

Microsoft announced today that it plans to release the first technical preview of its Azure Stack solutions on Friday.

Microsoft Unveils Group Policy Analysis Tool

Microsoft has published a light software tool for IT pros that lets them compare Group Policy Objects.

Microsoft Publishes List of Intel Skylake PCs with Truncated Windows Support

Microsoft today published a list of Intel Skylake-based PCs that can run Windows 7/8.1 operating systems but will have truncated Windows product lifecycle support.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate

Microsoft today released SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC), along with an RC of Project Server 2016.

Citrix Names Former Microsoft Dynamics Chief Tatarinov as New CEO

Citrix Systems Inc., in the midst of a company restructuring effort, announced that former Microsoft chief Kirill Tatarinov is the new CEO.

Windows 10 and System Center Upgrades Pressuring IT Pros

Most organizations that have started Windows 10 migrations are planning to complete them by year-end 2016, according to a small, industry-sponsored survey.

Microsoft Altering Windows Support Policies Based on New Hardware

Microsoft's product lifecycle support policies for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 could vary somewhat, based on a machine's underlying hardware and chip technologies.

January Security Patch Can Break SharePoint 2013

A January security update from Microsoft apparently is adversely affecting some SharePoint Server 2013 deployments.

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.