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Windows 10 Creators Update To Get New Security Center

Microsoft plans to add a new Security Center feature when the Windows 10 "Creators Update" operating system rolls out.

Microsoft Power BI Gets Azure Active Directory Reports

A new Microsoft Power BI capability is available today that adds enhanced Azure Active Directory reporting capabilities for organizations.

Windows Management Framework 5.1 Now Available

Microsoft announced the commercial release of Windows Management Framework 5.1 this week, which delivers the latest PowerShell 5.0 improvements.

Windows 10 Version 1507 To Lose Support in March

Microsoft issued two Windows 10 announcements today for IT pros tasked with updating and deploying the operating system.

SharePoint Online Users Getting Network Conditional Access Protection

Microsoft will issue a preview of a new conditional access capability for organizations using SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, starting on Friday.

Webhooks Now Available for SharePoint Online Developers

Microsoft this week announced that a webhooks developer capability for SharePoint Online is now ready for commercial use by developers.

Windows Update for Business Could Thwart Client Management Controls

Microsoft recently explained some nuances about its Windows 10 update services that could be frustrating for IT pros.

Microsoft Buys Simplygon To Gain 3D Optimization Technologies

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Simplygon, a Swedish maker of three-dimensional (3D) solutions used in games graphics engines and virtual reality applications.

Microsoft To Separate IE Patches from Security-Only Updates Next Month

Microsoft today announced a couple of changes on how it plans to deliver Windows security updates for organizations.

Microsoft Replacing Old Security Bulletins Portal Next Month

Microsoft's venerable "Security Bulletins" portal, which lists monthly software patch releases, will get replaced next month as Microsoft goes live with its new "Security Updates Guide" portal.

Microsoft Goes Live with Office 365 StaffHub Scheduling Service

Microsoft today started offering its Office 365 StaffHub service worldwide.

Microsoft Highlights Windows Hello Companion Device Progress

Microsoft's partners have been busy producing alternative means for verifying user identities without passwords via Windows Hello.

Microsoft To Direct First-Time Azure Buyers to Partners

Microsoft announced a licensing change this week that will affect first-time buyers of Azure services, starting next month.

SharePoint Framework Now at Release Candidate Stage

Microsoft this week signaled that its SharePoint Framework for developers is in the final testing phases before general release to production environments.

Microsoft Changing Privacy Controls in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft plans to change some of the privacy controls associated with Windows 10, with two main additions coming this spring.

Windows 10 Test Release Packed with Improvements

Microsoft is delivering a few noteworthy features in this week's "fast-ring" test release of Windows 10, known as build 15002.

SharePoint Online Getting Enhanced Team Sites Capability This Month

Microsoft has completed its integration of SharePoint Team Sites with Office 365 Groups, and this new feature is expected to reach all SharePoint Online subscribers by the end of this month.

Microsoft Issues Best Practices Guide for Office 365 ProPlus Deployments

Microsoft has published a "Preferred Practices for Office 365 ProPlus Deployment" guide for IT pros.

Microsoft Previews New Office 365 Management Capabilities with December Update

Microsoft shed a bit of light on its new Office 365 management improvements late last month.

Exchange 2007 and SharePoint 2007 To Lose Support This Year

The year 2017 will bring notable end-of-life milestones for IT shops managing older Microsoft software, such as the 2007 versions of Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.

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