Microsoft Previews Delegated App Management for Azure Active Directory

Microsoft issued a few Azure Active Directory previews this month, adding role-based access control improvements and the ability to block so-called "legacy" or older authentication approaches.

Intel Issues Advisory on Lazy Floating Point Speculative Execution Flaw

This week, yet another speculative execution processor vulnerability was uncovered, namely "lazy floating point state save/restore."

Windows 10 April 2018 Update Now 'Fully Available'

Microsoft has declared the Windows 10 April 2018 release (version 1803) to be a successful one, at least in terms of its telemetry findings, and is now labeling the release as being "fully available."

Azure Kubernetes Service Now Commercially Available

The Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) reached "general availability" status on Wednesday, and can now be commercially used in 10 Azure regions.

Microsoft Switching Windows Server 2008 SP2 to Monthly Update Rollup Model

Microsoft plans to switch users of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 to a monthly rollup patch model, starting in September, according to an announcement this week.

Microsoft Teams Coming to Conference Room and Personal Devices This Year

The Microsoft Teams collaboration workspace application is getting added to various Microsoft-certified conference room devices, including the Surface Hub, Microsoft announced late last week.

Microsoft To Drop Community Forums Support for Windows 7 and Office 2013 Next Month

Microsoft plans to stop the active participation of its employees in Microsoft Community forum discussions starting next month for certain older Windows and Office products, plus a few others.

Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 LTSC Shortcomings for Organizations

Microsoft on Monday argued against organizations using Windows 10's long-term servicing channel update option.

Microsoft Expanding Azure Stack Availability to 92 Countries

Microsoft announced this week that it's planning to expand the availability of Azure Stack to 92 countries, along with other Azure news.

Microsoft Previewing Deployment, Reset and Delete Options with Windows AutoPilot

Microsoft is continuing to improve Windows AutoPilot, with a few new previews announced this week.

Study: IT Orgs Bullish on AI and DevOps, Shifting on Cloud, But Challenged by Security

A new study released this week by IT security company BeyondTrust polled opinions about emerging technologies and cloud use, but it also found that traditional security concerns were top of mind for organizations.

Microsoft Announces IoT and Intelligent Edge Solutions for Device Partners at Computex

Microsoft announced enhancements this week at Computex, an IT event in Taipei aimed at hardware partners building Internet of Things and "intelligent edge" devices.

Microsoft Advances Project Natick Undersea Datacenter with Scotland Launch

Microsoft this week described Phase 2 of Project Natick, an immersible datacenter that gets its cooling from being located under ocean waters.

SAP and Microsoft Expand Partnership on ERP Solutions

SAP on Tuesday announced its next CRM product at its Sapphire Now event, while Microsoft recapped its partnership efforts in running SAP ERP solutions on Azure infrastructure.

IT Pros Getting Switched to Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Microsoft is planning to switch users of the Office 365 Admin Center to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center "over the next few weeks," according to a Tuesday announcement.

Office 365 Enterprise Users Now Have Microsoft Teams E-Discovery Option

Organizations that use the Microsoft Teams chat-workspace service but that also keep their Exchange e-mail server data on-premises now have new optional e-discovery, compliance content search, preview and export options.

Microsoft Planning to Drop Windows 10 'Targeted' Update Lingo

Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service will be getting another twist, at least in terms of its terminology, according to an announcement on Thursday.

Office 365 Threat Intelligence Service Now Has Threat Tracker Capability

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the general availability of Threat Tracker for the Office 365 Threat Intelligence service.

Microsoft Cloud App Security Now Detects GDPR Noncompliance

The Microsoft Cloud App Security service now can detect applications that fall out of compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Previews Azure AD for Linux Virtual Machines Extension

Microsoft this month announced a preview of the ability to log into a Linux-based VM running on its Azure public cloud service using Azure Active Directory credentials.

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