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Microsoft Rolling Out New Office 365 Reporting Portal

Microsoft described a new "reporting portal" that's rolling out as early as today for Office 365 subscribers.

Office Online Server Deemed 'Essential' for SharePoint 2016

Office Online Server will be "essential" for SharePoint Server 2016, Microsoft indicated late last week.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server 2016 RTM Bits

SharePoint Server 2016 reached its "release-to-manufacturing" (RTM) milestone today.

Microsoft Releases System Center Configuration Manager 1602

Microsoft announced the release today of its System Center Configuration Manager 1602 update.

Microsoft Proposes Open Software Switch Spec for Datacenters

Microsoft unveiled its latest open source proposed contribution to the Open Compute Project (OCP) yesterday, which aims to bring more flexibility to datacenter hardware switches.

Microsoft Courting Oracle Users with SQL Server 2016

Microsoft laid out the case for enterprises to ditch Oracle's database system for its own at this week's Data Driven conference in New York City.

Latest IE Patch Might Be To Blame for Windows 10 Upgrade Ads

Many domain-connected systems woke up on Wednesday with an icon to upgrade to Windows 10, which caught many IT admins off guard.

Microsoft Products and Services Agreement Adds Short-Term Options

Microsoft added short-term options this month to its Products and Services Agreement.

Skype for Business Cloud Connector and New Tools Coming This Year

Microsoft announced some Skype for Business additions this week, with availability targeted for this year.

Leveraging the Cloud in Microsoft Contract Negotiations

Microsoft's fiscal year ends on June 30, offering a negotiating opportunity for organizations that license its software.

Next Major Windows 10 Updates Reportedly Coming June 2016 and Spring 2017

Microsoft's traditional fall and summer Windows 10 update release cycle, as seen last year, may not be the pattern for this year, according to reports.

Microsoft Bringing SQL Server 2016 to Linux

Microsoft on Monday announced that its SQL Server 2016 database system will be coming to the Linux platform.

Microsoft Planning Global Rollout of Office 365 Management Portal

Microsoft today announced a worldwide commercial rollout of its Office 365 Admin Center management console, which will start happening in a few weeks' time.

CSA Launches Software Defined Perimeter for IaaS

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a nonprofit organization promoting the use of cloud security best practices, has announced the formation of a new Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) initiative.

Microsoft Releases StorSimple Virtual Array Storage Solution

Microsoft announced the release of its StorSimple Virtual Array product this week.

Microsoft Touts Timely Patching To Address Security Woes

Organizations should keep up to date with Windows updates and they should patch their line-of-business applications, too.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Active Directory Identity Protection

Microsoft today released a preview of its new Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service.

IT Pros Most Challenged by Windows Patching and Security

IT pro concerns about maintaining system security did not diminish in 2015, especially concerning Windows, but mobile was deemed less of a stumbling block.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service

Microsoft announced a new Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service today.

Microsoft Investigating Outlook 2016 Problems Affecting POP3 Users

Microsoft is investigating an issue with Outlook 2016 when used with POP3 accounts that causes e-mail deletions or duplications.

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