Microsoft Planning To Release Essentials Edition of Windows Server 2019 for Small Businesses

Microsoft has announced plans to release a Windows Server 2019 Essentials edition for small businesses sometime later this year, but it might the last Essentials edition it'll ship.

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 Services Go Down in Texas Service Area

Microsoft's datacenters in the South Central U.S. region were affected by a lightning strike on Sept. 4, disabling Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Microsoft Ends Surface Plus Leasing Program for Students

Microsoft stopped accepting new Surface Plus Program leasing applications on Aug. 31, according to a Web site notice.

Report: IT Departments Can Benefit from AI, But at High Cost

IT could use AI but can they afford it? That's the question a survey report attempts to answer.

Microsoft Highlights Security SDN Capabilities in Windows Server 2019

Microsoft is touting software-defined networking security capabilities in the coming Windows Server 2019 product.

Microsoft Outlines AI Capabilities Coming This Year to SharePoint Online and OneDrive

Microsoft this week touted the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that will be coming to SharePoint Online and OneDrive under Office 365 subscriptions.

Microsoft Delivering AI-Enhanced SharePoint Mobile App Next Month

Microsoft has streamlined its SharePoint Mobile App and added artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to anticipate what mobile users will want to see on their devices, according to an announcement this week.

Azure Active Directory B2B Service Now Supports Google IDs

The Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service now supports the use of Google as an identity provider for connecting partners, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Zero-Day Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Confirmed in Window 10 Systems

A zero-day flaw was disclosed on Monday regarding the Windows Task Scheduler in 64-bit Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 systems for which there are no known patches or specific workarounds.

Microsoft Previews Authenticator Companion App for Apple Watch

Microsoft on Monday announced a preview of the Microsoft Authenticator companion app for use on the Apple Watch.

Dell EMC Readies New PowerEdge Hardware for AI, IoT

A new PowerEdge hardware solution from Dell EMC promises to be "the first modular infrastructure architecture designed to easily adapt to future technologies and server disaggregation."

Microsoft Suggests Teams Can Now Serve as a Skype for Business Replacement

Microsoft on Friday proclaimed that the Microsoft Teams client is now a "complete meeting and calling solution," and is a suitable substitute for the Skype for Business Online client.

Microsoft Ending Sway for iOS App in December

Microsoft will be ending its Sway for iOS application on Dec. 17, 2018, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Promising Lighter CPU Burdens for Virtual Workloads with Windows Server 2019

Microsoft is touting virtual workload CPU performance improvements in the coming Windows Server 2019 product, with fewer configuration hassles for IT pros.

SharePoint Online Getting Hub Site and Site Script Capabilities

Microsoft is planning to deliver SharePoint Online improvements next month in preview form, including support for more Hub Sites, plus automatic site provisioning through scripting.

Microsoft Specifies End Dates for Windows 8 and 8.1 Apps in Microsoft Store

Microsoft wants developers of Windows 8/8.1 applications in the Microsoft Store to port their apps to Windows 10, and it described some coming app deadlines.

Microsoft Promising Smaller Windows 10 Monthly Updates

Microsoft expects to deliver smaller monthly quality updates starting with the next major releases of Windows 10 and Windows Server, according to an announcement this week.

Next Windows 10 Release To Get Linux-Like Support for Console Apps

Microsoft is bringing a pseudoconsole to Windows 10, which will make it easier for developers to connect their command-line and graphical user interface-based applications.

Microsoft Eases Windows Driver Development with New Driver Module Framework

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new open source Driver Module Framework (DMF) for developers making Windows drivers.

Microsoft Planning To End Hybrid Intune Next Year

Microsoft on Tuesday gave notice that support for hybrid mobile device management with Intune and System Center Configuration Manager, known as "hybrid MDM," will be coming to an end next year.

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