Windows Server 2019 Product Coming Next Month

Windows Server 2019 will reach "general availability" commercial release next month, Microsoft announced on Monday during its Ignite 2018 conference.

Microsoft Releases Azure Data Box, Unveils 'Heavy' Version

Azure Data Box, Microsoft's heavy-duty data transfer appliance for the cloud, is now generally available after a nearly year-long preview phase.

Microsoft Highlights Kubernetes Support on Windows Server 2019

Microsoft's No. 1 networking feature for the forthcoming Windows Server 2019 product is Kubernetes support, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft To Change How Windows Servicing Stack Updates Get Released Next Month

Microsoft plans to release future Windows servicing stack updates as part of its monthly update rollups to avoid issues that have affected some Windows 7 users in recent months.

Microsoft Releases Windows Admin Center Version 1809

Windows Admin Center version 1809 and an updated software development kit (SDK) have reached "general availability" status, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft To Issue Separate .NET Framework Patches for Newer Windows Systems

Microsoft is planning initiate a modified .NET Framework monthly patch delivery scheme for newer Windows systems, possibly starting next month, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Teams App Now Ready for Surface Hub Devices

Microsoft gave the green light this week for organizations to deploy the Microsoft Teams app on Surface Hub devices.

Microsoft Kicks Off Managed Desktop Service

Microsoft is initiating a new service for organizations in which it'll take over managing Windows 10 desktops, from the initial provisioning process to routine patching.

Classic Microsoft Intune Portal Will Die with Windows 7 in 2020

Microsoft gave notice last week that its "classic" Microsoft Intune device management portal won't have support for managing Windows 7 devices when that operating system reaches its end-of-support date.

Office 365 ProPlus Now Includes Macro Scanner To Block Malware

Microsoft has turned on a technology to protect against malicious macros for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers, the company announced last week.

Microsoft Outlines Its Open Source Software Shift

Microsoft highlighted its changed views about open source software development during a recent day-long Open Source Virtual Conference.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell Core 6.1

Microsoft announced on Thursday that its open source PowerShell Core 6.1 product is now available.

Microsoft Adds 'No Code' Startup Lobe to AI Lineup

San Francisco, Calif.-based Lobe, an artificial intelligence startup that offers a "no code" approach for developing AI projects, is now part of Microsoft.

Cisco Readies New Hardware Optimized for Deep Learning

A new server designed to support deep learning projects is coming from Cisco Systems Inc.

Windows Server 2019 Adding Perks for Broadcast Video App Developers

Microsoft's No. 2 top networking feature in Windows Server 2019 is a technical boost for independent software vendors working in the broadcast video space, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Explains SharePoint Branding and Rolls Out New Framework

Microsoft announced some news earlier this month of concern to IT pros that maintain SharePoint Online intranets, including the nuances of adding "branding" to sites.

Microsoft's September Security Updates Include Zero-Day Fix

Microsoft's September security updates, released on Tuesday, included a fix for a zero-day local privilege escalation flaw that was disclosed with lots of drama last month.

Microsoft Explains Sept. 4 Service Outage at Texas Datacenter

The Visual Studio team on Monday issued a postmortem analysis for a Sept. 4 service outage that happened in Microsoft's U.S. South Central region.

Windows Server 2019 Enabling Easy Azure VPN Connections

Microsoft is highlighting the ability to quickly set up connections to Azure virtual networks as a top Windows Server 2019 networking feature.

Project VAST Security Tool Now Rolling Out to Microsoft Premier Customers

Microsoft's Project VAST is now a supported product that's offered to Microsoft Premier customers, Microsoft announced last week.

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