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Windows Analytics Now Has Tools for Tracking Meltdown and Spectre Progress

Microsoft has added capabilities to its Windows Analytics tools that can help IT pros check on the status of client device Meltdown and Spectre protections, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Office 365 Services Dropping TLS 1.0 Support in October

Microsoft wants Office 365 customers to stop using the old Transport Layer Security 1.0 and 1.1 protocols, and use TLS 1.2 instead.

Windows Defender ATP Service Coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft on Monday indicated that its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) security service soon will be coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients.

Microsoft's Windows Deployment Expert Shifts to Modern Deployment

Microsoft's principal explainer of "Windows as a Service" has a new role, and this time he'll be talking more about Microsoft's so-called "modern deployment" technologies for IT pros.

Skype for Business Server 2019 Will Have a Standard Edition

Microsoft plans to add a Standard edition when it rolls out its Skype for Business Server 2019 product this year, according to a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).

Intel Releasing Skylake Updates to OEMs To Address Meltdown Attacks

Intel offered a few words about its progress in releasing microcode updates to address Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.

Symantec Web Security Service Now Protects Microsoft Azure and Office 365

Symantec and Microsoft announced a collaborative effort on Wednesday that has brought Symantec Web Security Service protections to Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Azure Active Directory Gets Proxy and B2C Improvements

Microsoft made it easier to publish applications using the Azure Active Directory (AD) Application Proxy service, and also added Business to Consumer (B2C) features this week.

Microsoft Offers OneDrive for Business Switch Deal

Microsoft on Tuesday made a move against its online storage partners and competitors by rolling out a OneDrive for Business switch deal.

Cloud Leaders AWS and Azure Now Have Alibaba To Worry About

Recently released data from Synergy Research Group shows cloud upstart Alibaba edging its way into the leader pack of the global cloud computing market for the first time.

Microsoft Store Will Be Getting Progressive Web Apps

Microsoft outlined its progressive Web app (PWA) vision in a Tuesday announcement, and promised to start actively putting PWAs into the online Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Previews Call Analytics for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft recently updated its roadmap for bringing Skype for Business capabilities into Microsoft Teams, adding a Call Analytics preview, among many other features.

Microsoft Intune APIs Now Available via Microsoft Graph

Microsoft has made it easier for developers and IT pros to tap information associated with its Intune mobile management solution via the Microsoft Graph.

Azure Active Directory Gets Policy, Printing and User Perks

Microsoft recently announced a few Azure Active Directory (AD) improvements, both for end users and IT pros.

Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 Now Available for Exchange Online Users

Software security company Kaspersky Lab this week began offering security protections for Exchange Online users with a new cloud-based service.

Microsoft Extends Windows 10 Support but Cuts Office Support

Microsoft today announced extensions to Windows 10 end-of-support dates for some versions and also provided updated servicing and support details for Office productivity suite users.

Office Codebase Now Unified Across Windows, Android and iOS Platforms

Microsoft began rolling out Office productivity suite improvements on Tuesday, and also announced that it has unified its Office codebase across Windows, Android, iOS and Mac.

Microsoft Teams Users Getting Store Apps, Shortcuts and 'Who' App

Organizations using Microsoft Teams are getting collaboration updates starting Monday.

Microsoft Offers Resources To Block Flawed Intel Firmware Updates

Microsoft on Friday published a software update and guidance on how to block Intel's flawed firmware updates for potential Spectre variant 2 attacks.

Microsoft Cuts Azure Support Standard Plan Costs

Microsoft has lowered the monthly price of its Azure Standard support plan while also reducing the "critical" case response time under that plan, according to an announcement this week.

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