Microsoft Promises Greater Transparency on Windows 10 Update Quality Issues

Microsoft on Tuesday kicked off a discussion series in which the company is promising to be more transparent about Windows 10 servicing and associated quality issues.

Microsoft Rereleases Windows 10 Version 1809 and Windows Server 2019

Microsoft on Tuesday rereleased the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809), as well as Windows Server 2019 and its Windows Server-as-a-service cousins.

Microsoft Suggests Windows 10 Pro Activation Problems Will Clear in 24 Hours

Microsoft on Friday updated its advice to Windows 10 Pro edition users frustrated by a recent activation glitch.

Docker Rolls Out Windows Server Application Migration Program

Docker announced a new Windows Server Application Migration program on Thursday.

Microsoft Describes Latest SQL Server 2019 Preview and Azure SQL Improvements

Microsoft announced some SQL Server-associated news as part of the PASS Summit event for database administrators and developers, which is ongoing this week.

Microsoft Issues Security Advisory on Solid-State Drive Hardware Encryption

Microsoft issued security advisory ADV180028 on Tuesday for computer users that have self-encrypting solid-state drives (SSDs) that are ostensibly protected by Microsoft's BitLocker encryption scheme.

Windows 10 Version 1809 Bringing Added Support for Linux Distros

Microsoft plans to deliver more Linux love with the Windows Subsystem for Linux when it finally releases Windows 10 version 1809, otherwise known as the "October 2018 Update."

Microsoft Ends Easy Fix Service and Blocks Hotfix Service for Windows

Microsoft killed its Easy Fix service for Windows systems last month, and this month appeared to be ending the Microsoft Hotfix Service.

Azure Active Directory Group Licensing Assignment Now Available

Microsoft now permits Azure Active Directory licensing to be assigned based on groups within an organization.

Skype Meetings App and Mac Client Improvements Coming Soon

Microsoft indicated this week that improvements to the Skype Meetings App, plus Mac client improvements, will be arriving fairly soon or "over the next two months."

Microsoft Adds Presence Support for Coexistence Modes in Teams and Skype for Business

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has enabled presence for coexistence modes when those settings are used to specify collaborations for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business end users.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the release of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3 (SP3).

Microsoft Adds Public Folder Perks for Exchange Users

Microsoft announced a couple of improvements this month concerning public folder management using its Exchange messaging service.

Microsoft Expert Gives Thumbs Down to Multicloud Management Solutions

A Microsoft expert offered his views on using "third-party" multicloud management solutions, and generally downplayed the use of multiple clouds as a strategy for organizations.

Microsoft Completes GitHub Buy

Microsoft announced on Friday that its acquisition of the GitHub open source code repository is complete, having passed regulatory reviews.

Microsoft Revises October Deadline on Using TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Office 365

Microsoft recently clarified its previously declared position that it had planned to drop support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols used with Office 365 services by the end of this month.

Microsoft Expands Azure Availability Zones

Microsoft made a few notable Azure announcements this week, including an Azure Availability Zones expansion, plus ExpressRoute support for the Azure DevOps service.

Microsoft Confirms ZIP File Copy Problem in Windows 10 Version 1809

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed a file copy problem with the .ZIP compressed file solution in the Windows 10 "October 2018 Update."

Microsoft Previews Hardware OATH Tokens with Azure Multifactor Authentication

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of the ability to use hardware OATH tokens with the Azure multifactor authentication service.

Microsoft Releases 2019 Server Products for Exchange, SharePoint, Project and Skype for Business

Microsoft on Monday announced the release of its 2019-branded application servers, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, Project Server and Skype for Business Server.

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