Microsoft Releases Update 1802 for System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft announced the "current branch" release of Update 1802 for System Center Configuration Manager on Thursday.

Azure Database Now Has MySQL and PostgreSQL Options

Microsoft this week announced the commercial availability of Azure Database services for both MySQL and PostgreSQL.

AMD To Release Firmware Updates for Newly Disclosed Chip Flaws

AMD indicated on Wednesday that it is working on firmware updates to address processor security issues publicized last week by CTS Labs.

Microsoft Touts Project Denali for SSDs in Datacenters at Open Compute Event

Microsoft highlighted some of its work with the Open Compute Project this week, including its latest effort with CNEX Labs to simplify solid-state drive technology used in datacenters.

SharePoint Hub Sites Coming to Office 365 Subscribers This Month

The SharePoint Hub Sites intranet feature will be coming to Office 365 subscribers as early as the end of this month, Microsoft announced Wednesday.

Windows Server 2019 Product Scheduled To Arrive This Year

Windows Server 2019 will reach general availability "in the second half of calendar year 2018," according to a Microsoft announcement today.

Azure AD Gets Groups Expiration Policies and Managed Browser Controls

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory improvements last week.

Traffic View and Real User Measurements Added to Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager now has a couple of new features at the "general availability" stage.

Azure Service Fabric Going Open Source for Linux and Windows

Microsoft announced this week that its Azure Service Fabric microservices application development platform is moving to an open development process, which will be housed at the GitHub code repository.

Microsoft Kicks Off Speculative Execution Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft this week announced a bug bounty program to solicit security-researcher contributions about "speculative execution" side-channel CPU vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Expanding Azure and Office 365 in Europe, Middle East and China

Microsoft on Wednesday announced an expansion of its datacenter regions for delivering Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Microsoft Expands Spectre Microcode Approvals for Windows 10 Version 1709

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it removed an anti-virus compatibility check for some Windows 10 version 1709 devices, and it expanded some Spectre microcode approvals.

Azure Virtual Machine Service Gets Isolated and GPU Size Options

Microsoft expanded its Azure Virtual Machine sizes this month with new isolated and GPU offerings.

Azure SQL Database Service Getting Migration and Information Protection Options

Microsoft this week announced various Azure SQL Database improvements, including migration, high-availability and information protection options.

Office 365 Getting E-Mail and 'Critical' Trouble Ticket Support Improvements

Microsoft announced new trouble-ticketing support additions to the Office 365 Admin Center portal for IT pros, including one improvement specifically aimed at Microsoft Premier users.

Microsoft To Add Windows 10 S Mode to All Editions and Drop Switch Fee

Windows 10 in "S mode" soon will be available in all Windows 10 editions, and Microsoft plans to drop a proposed charge for users wanting to switch from S mode.

McAfee Rolling Out Security Protections for Microsoft Azure Users

McAfee on Wednesday announced newly available and coming security support for Microsoft Azure services via McAfee Cloud Security Platform products.

Windows 10 'Redstone 4' To Include Machine Learning Platform

Microsoft is readying a new machine learning platform for Windows 10 that will help developers add artificial intelligence (AI) functionality into their apps.

Microsoft Ending Outlook Web Apps for Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft gave notice it's ending Outlook Web Apps for Android, iPad and iPhone devices over the next couple of months.

Microsoft Adds Kali and Debian Linux Distros to the Windows Store

Microsoft added a couple of Linux operating system distros to the Windows Store this week, and described some of its ongoing open source work.

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