Microsoft Changes Patch Policy on SQL Server Cumulative Updates

Microsoft's SQL Server engineering team wants IT pros to keep up with cumulative update installations.

Snover Highlights DevOps and Nano Server at Build Event

The DevOps message was in force this week at Microsoft's Build event.

Microsoft Releases Azure Service Fabric for Scalable Apps

Microsoft had more developer news on Day 2 of its Build event, this time mostly focused on its Azure cloud computing resources.

Microsoft Adds Support for Linux Bash Shell on Windows

Microsoft explained a little more about its support for the Bash shell on Windows, as unveiled during its Build keynote talk on Wednesday.

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 'Anniversary Update' Preview at Build Event

Microsoft today confirmed that a major Windows 10 feature update will be arriving this summer, although the preview is available today.

Microsoft Bringing Office 365 Connectors to Groups Social Networking

Microsoft is broadening the availability of Office 365 Connectors, its feature for end users that's designed to facilitate connecting services and newsfeeds to Office 365 Groups.

Microsoft Begins Shipping Surface Hub Meeting Room Machines

Microsoft has started shipping its big-screen Surface Hub videoconferencing and white-boarding products, the company announced today.

Microsoft Exec Suggests Windows 10 Management Will Need Intune Too

Microsoft this week offered guidance on its two main products for managing Windows 10 devices, both desktop and mobile.

Microsoft Enhances Group Policy Controls for Office 2016 Macro Threats

Microsoft has ratcheted up IT pro controls to thwart malware that could spread through Office 2016 macros.

Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 Hits Release Candidate 1 Milestone

SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC) 1 is now available, nearly feature-complete, according to Microsoft.

Azure Active Directory Connect Health for Sync Tool Released

Microsoft today announced that its latest tool for checking Azure Active Directory synchronization issues is now "generally available."

Microsoft Previews Extensions for Its Edge Browser

Microsoft unveiled a new extensions capability for its Edge Web browser this week, but it's just available for limited testing.

Microsoft Adds Another Year to Windows Intel Skylake Support

Microsoft has extended its Windows 7/8.1 product support on Intel Skylake devices for an additional year.

Microsoft Ending RC4 Support in Edge and IE Next Month

Microsoft will pull the plug on support for the RC4 cipher used with its Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers, starting next month.

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Mobile to 8.1 Users

Microsoft today started rolling out Windows 10 mobile as a free upgrade for those with Windows Phone 8.1 users.

Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 Mobile Management Using Azure Active Directory

Organizations awaiting the commercial release of Microsoft's emerging Windows 10 Mobile operating system will face lots of caveats when using Azure Active Directory (AD) for identity and access management.

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.

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