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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.

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.

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