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Microsoft Issues Another Fix for Surface Pro 3 Battery Problem

Microsoft this week quietly issued yet another firmware fix for Surface Pro 3 devices experiencing battery-charge reporting problems that have led to degraded performance over time.

Microsoft Previews System Center Operations Manager Assessment Tool

Microsoft today announced a preview of a new tool that will automatically check the status of System Center Operations Manager 2012 products.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 1

Microsoft announced improvements today for SharePoint Server 2016 users and SharePoint Online subscribers, as well as for "hybrid" use cases.

New Audit Preview Added to Azure Active Directory Admin Portal

Microsoft has added auditing features to its Azure Active Directory admin portal for administrators, which is still at the preview stage from its initial preview launch in September.

Microsoft Issues Azure Container Service Engine as Open Source Code

Microsoft today released the source code for its Azure Container Service Engine as open source code, and also added support for Kubernetes 1.4 and DC/OS 1.8.4.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Affected by New Windows Update Model

Microsoft's new update service model for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 clients, initiated last month, may cause additional work for IT pros using System Center Configuration Manager 2007.

Microsoft Promising Smaller Windows 10 Updates with Unified Update Platform

Microsoft plans to reduce the size of future Windows 10 updates by a third with a coming "Unified Update Platform" technology.

Office 365 Business Subscription Plans To Get Microsoft Access

Microsoft plans to add Access to its Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium subscription plans.

System Center Configuration Manager 1511 Support Ends Next Month

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) version 1511 users have one month of support left.

Microsoft Planning To End Support for EMET Security Tool

Microsoft will be throwing in the towel on its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit solution, which was designed to offer protections against common malware attack scenarios and exploit methods.

Microsoft Warns of Windows Zero-Day Flaw Exploited by Russian Hackers

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that the Russian hacking group Stronium has launched a spear phishing campaign to exploit a recently discovered flaw in Windows 10.

Microsoft Describes Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Limits for Surface Devices and Configuration Manager

Microsoft is starting to document how its long-term servicing branch concept for Windows 10 can affect organizations.

Microsoft Announces PowerApps and Flow Availability plus SharePoint Integration Plans

Microsoft will start commercially offering its PowerApps and Flow developer services starting as early as Tuesday, according to an announcement.

Microsoft Adding Agility to Datacenter Hardware with Open Source 'Project Olympus'

Microsoft is planning to speed up datacenter hardware contributions to the Open Compute Project (OCP) with a new "Project Olympus" effort.

Microsoft Bringing Changes to Skype for Business Clients

Microsoft this week announced Skype for Business client application updates for Mac, iOS and Android devices.

Power BI Gets Admin Role Assignment Capability and Reporting Services Preview

Microsoft delivered a few Power BI announcements this week.

BizTalk Server 2016 Now Available

Microsoft released BizTalk Server 2016 today, its newest enterprise integration server, succeeding BizTalk Server 2013 R2.

Microsoft Previews Sync Error Reporting in Azure Active Directory Tool

Microsoft this week announced a new Sync Error Reports preview capability for users of its Azure Active Directory Connect Health service.

Windows 10 Updates Will Stop Restoring Deleted Apps

Microsoft is promising that future Windows 10 upgrades will stop adding back preinstalled Windows apps that end users or IT pros have removed.

Windows Server 2016 Essentials Now at General Availability

Today, Microsoft announced the "general availability" of Windows Server 2016 Essentials.

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