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Microsoft Bringing New Security Scan Option to Windows 10 This Summer

Microsoft will add a new malware scanning option for consumers with the Windows 10 "anniversary update" release that's coming this summer.

Microsoft Remote Desktop App for Windows 10 Arriving Next Month

Microsoft announced this week that its Remote Desktop application for Windows 10 clients will be exiting its current preview state in "the next couple of weeks."

Microsoft Expands Cloud Infrastructure with Undersea MAREA Project

Microsoft has been expanding its cloud services infrastructure of late, including a new trans-Atlantic subsea cable that's being built in partnership with Facebook.

Office 365 Updates Adding Some SharePoint Enhancements This Month

Office 365 updates will be arriving to Microsoft's business subscribers this month.

Microsoft Announces More Phone Hardware Restructuring and Layoffs

Microsoft announced a further restructuring of its Windows Phone hardware business today, with a near $1 billion write down and hundreds of job cuts.

Microsoft Pushes More Users into the Windows 10 Upgrade Zone

This weekend, Microsoft upgraded users to Windows 10 via a new ploy.

Dell Announces Enterprise-Focused Flash Storage Arrays

Dell last week unveiled a new line of flash storage arrays that looks to expand the use of the storage format in enterprises.

Microsoft Holds Off on Azure Active Directory Certificate Rollovers

Microsoft has postponed its roll out of new security certificates for Azure Active Directory, which was supposed to have occurred today.

Analysts Seeing Sluggish IT Job Trend Ahead in 2016

IT pros looking for new job beginnings this spring may face somewhat dampened prospects, given current U.S. trends.

New IE and Edge Browser Controls Coming This Summer

Microsoft is planning some Group Policy enhancements for organizations using both the Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers.

Microsoft Releases System Center Configuration Manager Technical Preview Update 1605

Microsoft this week released update 1605 for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) technical preview.

MarkLogic 9 Preview: New Security and Semantic Capabilities

Enterprise NoSQL database provider MarkLogic Corporation unveiled a preview of the latest version of its namesake database platform at its 11th annual user conference last week.

Microsoft Sells Off Its Feature Phone Unit

As part of the Microsoft/Nokia deal, the company today announced that it has shed its feature phone unit to Hon/Hai Foxconn Technology Group and a partner of Nokia Corp. called HMD Global Oy. for $350 million.

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Update Includes Azure Active Directory Authentication

Microsoft has updated its Azure SQL Data Warehouse service with several key new features including Azure Active Directory authentication.

Exchange Server 2016 Isn't Yet Supported on Windows Server 2016

Microsoft this week warned that Exchange Server 2016 isn't yet supported on Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Issues Windows 7 SP1 'Convenience Rollups'

Microsoft today announced the availability of so-called "convenience rollups" for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

Microsoft Expands Advanced Threat Protection Preview for Windows 10 Clients

Microsoft announced today that it has expanded its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service preview to "IT professionals and enterprise customers."

Microsoft's GigJam Productivity Tool Preview Expands

Microsoft's latest Office 365 collaboration tool will be getting a wider testing audience, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Previews Office 365 Monitoring with Operations Management Suite

Microsoft announced a preview today of the ability to monitor Office 365 accounts using its Operations Management Suite (OMS).

Microsoft Offers Help on Moving to Azure Resource Manager

Microsoft announced resource materials this week to help organizations move from the "classic" Azure management portal to the Azure Resource Manager portal.

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