Microsoft Admits July 10 Patches Caused Skype and Exchange Server Problems

Microsoft's July 10 "update Tuesday" patches negatively affected organizations using Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015 and Exchange Server, Microsoft admitted this week.

Azure Service Fabric Mesh Available as Public Preview

Microsoft announced on Monday that Azure Service Fabric Mesh, a "serverless" means of hosting applications, is now available as a public preview.

Remote Desktop Web Client Now Ready for Production Environments

The Remote Desktop Web client for Windows Server is now ready for use in production environments, having reached the "general availability" stage on Monday.

Microsoft Suggests Its Software Not Affected by Latest Spectre Attack Method

Researchers disclosed a new variant 1-type Spectre attack method earlier this week, but Microsoft's software apparently isn't affected by it.

New Extended Security Updates Program Can Add Three Years of Support to SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Products

Microsoft on Thursday announced new Extended Security Updates plans that add three years of patch support for organizations using SQL Server 2008/R2 and Windows Server 2008/R2 products.

Windows 10 Version 1803 Semiannual Channel Now Documented as Being Available

Windows 10 version 1803 reached the semiannual channel release stage on Tuesday, according to Microsoft's documentation.

Microsoft Ending Windows 10 'Delta Updates' Next Year

Microsoft announced plans on Wednesday to end distribution of its monthly Windows 10 "delta updates," starting on Feb. 12, 2019.

Microsoft Planning To End Basic Authentication for Exchange Web Services in 2020

Microsoft announced earlier this month that it's planning to deprecate the Exchange Web Services API for Office 365 users.

Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Portal Getting Call Analytics and Management Additions

Microsoft is planning to update its Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center management portal, adding a few new perks for IT pros.

Dynamics 365 Online Users Now Subject to Biannual Feature Updates

Microsoft will accelerate feature updates for users of its Dynamics 365 Online products, with major updates expected to arrive in April and October of each year.

Microsoft Previewing Folder Move Feature for OneDrive for Business Users

Microsoft is rolling out a one-button option that will make it easier for end users to move their files into OneDrive for Business cloud storage.

Direct Routing Support for Microsoft Teams Now Commercially Available

Microsoft announced on Thursday that its Direct Routing phone service capability reached "general availability."

Windows Server 2019 To Support 4PB Storage Spaces Direct Pools

Microsoft this week summarized the top Storage Spaces Direct improvements that will be coming to Windows Server 2019.

Microsoft Open Sources and Launches Azure IoT Edge

Azure IoT Edge, Microsoft's cloud-based solution for bringing local intelligence to distributed Internet of Things devices, is now generally available via open source code repository GitHub.

Microsoft Previews New Windows Container Image for Windows Server

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a preview of a new Windows Server container image, which is available for testing by Windows Insider Program participants.

Microsoft Showcases Windows Server 2019 Admin Capabilities in Web Event

Microsoft conducted an online Windows Server Summit event on Tuesday, with company luminaries offering a broad outline of what's to come with Windows Server 2019.

Azure AD Admins To Get Multifactor Authentication by Default

Microsoft is bringing multifactor authentication (MFA) to organizations that manage Azure Active Directory tenancies.

Microsoft Issues Advisory on Lazy Floating Point State Restore Security Issue

Microsoft earlier this month issued an advisory for the "lazy floating point state restore" security problem (CVE-2018-3665) that potentially could affect users of Windows and Intel Core processors.

Microsoft Releases Exchange Server Updates and Other Improvements

The Microsoft Exchange team got more talkative this week regarding a few improvements and changes, mostly on the server side.

Azure Traffic Analytics Now Available Commercially

Microsoft this week declared the "general availability" of Traffic Analytics, a service that checks network activity across Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure.

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