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Microsoft Outlines Plans To End Basic Authentication in Exchange Online Next Year

Microsoft upped the stakes in its effort to end "Basic Authentication" with the Exchange Online e-mail service.

Microsoft Releases .NET Core 3.0

Microsoft marked an important new direction for .NET developers on Monday with the general availability (GA) of .NET Core 3.0.

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Updated Tools for Office 365 and Microsoft Azure Arriving Soon

Microsoft recently announced a bunch of tooling updates for organizations using Office 365 and Azure solutions.

Microsoft Previews Azure Private Link for Service Connections

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of Azure Private Link, an option for keeping Azure service connections off the public Internet.

Microsoft Software Assurance To Offer FastTrack Instead of Deployment Planning Services

Microsoft this month described benefits changes coming next year to its Software Assurance program for organizations, with a shift more toward its FastTrack program for training.

Microsoft Extends Exchange Server 2010 End Date to October 2020

Microsoft on Monday announced it had extended Exchange Server 2010's end-of-support date by about 10 months.

Windows 10 Preview Adds Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 on ARM64 Devices

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 preview release for testers (build 18980), announced on Wednesday, includes support for version 2 of the Windows Subsystem for Linux, plus ARM64 device support for WSL 2.

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection Evaluation Lab Now Available

The Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Evaluation Lab is now ready for use by organizations.

Microsoft Urges LDAP Workaround Fix for Windows Systems

Microsoft updated an August security advisory this week to urge organizations using the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol in supported Windows systems to implement some configuration changes manually.

Microsoft Extends Azure ExpressRoute Service with Satellite Partners

Microsoft is working with satellite partner companies to extend Azure ExpressRoute's private Internet connections to organizations with operations in isolated regions.

Microsoft Addresses 85 Vulnerabilities in September Security Release

Microsoft released security patches for multiple vulnerabilities in Windows and various applications in its September "update Tuesday" release.

Desktop Analytics To Replace Windows Analytics Early Next Year

Microsoft announced on Friday that its Windows Analytics suite of Windows 10 upgrade utilities will be retiring on Jan. 31, 2020, with Desktop Analytics taking its place.

Microsoft Releases Site Swap and Other SharePoint Online Features

Microsoft this week described even more SharePoint Online features that are expected to arrive soon for Office 365 tenants opting to get "targeted release" updates.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Tools Get New Extended Support Date

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new, single "extended support" date for most of the tools in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.

Microsoft Buys Movere To Boost Azure Migrate Service

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of partner company Movere.

Flash Supported in Edge and IE Browsers Until December 2020

Microsoft has slightly altered its Flash retirement plans for its older supported browsers.

Microsoft Clears exFAT for Inclusion in the Linux Kernel

Microsoft has agreed to the addition of its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology to the Linux kernel, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Active Directory Service Offered by Google at Beta Release

Google's Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory offering is now at the beta-test release stage, according to a Thursday company announcement.

Google Intros First Dell Chromebook Enterprise Devices for Business Use

Google, in conjunction with Dell, announced this week that "the first Chromebook Enterprise devices" had arrived.

VMware and Microsoft Supporting Hyper-V for VMware Workstation Product

The VMware Workstation product, used to host virtual machines on client devices, is getting support for Windows Hypervisor, which will unlock the use of various Microsoft technologies that are dependent on Hyper-V.

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