Microsoft To Unify PowerShell with Coming PowerShell 7

Microsoft on Friday announced plans to replace Windows PowerShell with its newest Core product, which will be called "PowerShell 7."

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Windows 10 Version 1903 Arriving in May with Enhanced Controls

The newest Windows 10 feature update, version 1903, is expected to arrive next month, but Microsoft is planning to give users greater control over when it arrives.

Exchange Online Users Getting Client Authentication and ActiveSync Improvements

Microsoft this week announced a couple of changes coming to organizations that use its Exchange Online e-mail service.

Microsoft Goes Live with Password Protection for Azure AD Users

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Password Protection feature is now deemed ready for deployment by organizations, having reached "general availability" status, according to Microsoft's announcement on Tuesday.

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac both hit the "general availability" stage on Tuesday, introducing new functionality for developers.

Microsoft Releases Configuration Manager Update 1902, Plus Security and Compliance Tools

Microsoft this week announced release milestones for some of its management, security and compliance tools.

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Windows 10 Version 1809 Now at 'Broad Deployment'

Microsoft has declared that Windows 10 version 1809 was "designated for broad deployment."

Microsoft Live Events Video Streaming Now Commercially Available

A "live events" video broadcasting feature is now at the "general availability" stage for Office 365 users, Microsoft announced this week.

Azure Data Box Edge Appliance Now Commercially Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the general availability of Azure Data Box Edge and Azure Data Box Gateway.

Azure Stack HCI Product Unveiled for Hybrid Workloads

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new product in its Azure Stack line that adds hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) capabilities to its "Azure in a box" solution.

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Asus Computers Targeted for Attack Using Compromised Update Software

Software security firm Kaspersky Lab announced that Asus computer users were targeted last year with malware via Asus' update utility in a so-called "supply-chain attack."

Microsoft Expands Security Products and Adds Threat Protection for Macs

Microsoft this week announced a bunch of security product enhancements.

Windows Virtual Desktop Preview Now Available

Microsoft on Thursday announced that its Windows Virtual Desktop service is now available as a public preview.

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Microsoft Teams Getting Multiple New Capabilities in Its Second Year

Microsoft Teams is now a 2-year-old product, but it's been getting rapid enhancements, including new ones announced this week.

Azure Backup for SQL Server Now Commercially Available

Microsoft on Monday announced that Azure Backup for SQL Server had reached "general availability" status, meaning it's deemed ready for production-environment use.

Insights for MyAnalytics Getting Switched On for Office 365 Users This Month

Microsoft is planning to activate "Insights for MyAnalytics" sometime late this month for most Office 365 users, but the ability of organizations to manage this feature won't be available until possibly mid-May.

SharePoint Framework 1.8 Now Generally Available

Microsoft this week announced that SharePoint Framework 1.8 had reached "general availability" status, although some features are still at the preview stage.

System Center 2019 Reaches General Availability

System Center 2019 has now reached the "general availability" product stage, Microsoft indicated in a Thursday update.

SharePoint Online Users Getting News Improvements This Month

Microsoft plans to roll out new capabilities for SharePoint Online users this month that will add greater control over how News articles appear in SharePoint sites, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Windows 7 Users Getting End-of-Support Notices Next Month

Microsoft plans to issue regular notices starting next month that will inform Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) users that the operating system will reach its end-of-support phase on Jan. 14, 2020.

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