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Microsoft's Legal Team Explains Protections for Corporate Data

Microsoft today answered a few questions about how its legal team looks at data privacy issues for its cloud services customers.

Microsoft Promising to Bring Configuration Manager Capabilities to Intune

Microsoft offered further guidance late last month on opting between its two client management solutions.

Microsoft Planner Now Available to Office 365 Subscribers

The Microsoft Planner service has gone live and is being rolled out gradually to Office 365 business and education subscribers worldwide, starting as early as today.

Microsoft's Windows 7 Convenience Rollups Choking on Some VMware VMs

Microsoft's "convenience rollups" for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 aren't playing well with some VMware virtual machines (VMs), the two companies warned this week.

Azure Active Directory ID Preview Gets Some Improvements

Microsoft's Identity Protection preview for its Azure Active Directory service got some new capabilities this week.

Microsoft Launches Advanced Security Management Service for Office 365

Microsoft is starting to roll out its Advanced Security Management service today for its Office 365 E5 subscribers.

Microsoft and Xiaomi Ink Android Mobile Device Deal

Microsoft and Xiaomi Inc. announced an intellectual property deal this week that will put Microsoft Office and Skype on Xiaomi's Android-based tablets and mobile phones.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Hits General Availability 

Microsoft's latest database platform arrived on schedule on Wednesday.

Microsoft Makes It Easier To Move SQL Server Licenses to Azure

Organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EAs) can now move their existing SQL Server licenses to Azure Virtual Machines using prebuilt images, Microsoft announced late last week.

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.

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