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Microsoft Previewing Azure Active Directory Sign-In Changes Coming Next Month

Microsoft is previewing yet another sign-in experience for Azure Active Directory and Microsoft account users, giving organizations notice of changes that will get established this fall.

Microsoft Previews Web Server Security Baseline Tool

Microsoft this week offered yet another preview of a new Operations Management Suite (OMS) feature, this time focused on checking the security compliance of Windows Web servers.

Microsoft Device Health Preview Now Available

Microsoft this week released a public preview of Device Health, a new service that checks Windows 10 client devices for crashes and driver issues.

Microsoft Kicks Off U.S. Surface Lease Programs

Microsoft announced two Surface computer leasing plans on Tuesday, one for small and medium businesses, and another for students.

System Center Configuration Manager Update 1706 Released

Microsoft released System Center Configuration Manager update 1706 last week, adding new management capabilities.

Windows Subsystem for Linux Coming This Fall

Microsoft plans to advance the Windows Subsystem for Linux from its current beta-test phase with the "fall creators update" version of Windows 10.

Microsoft Online Services and Compliance Risks: Some Tips, Tricks and Directions

Organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EA) should consider negotiating protections or special discounts up front to avoid compliance issues likely associated with Microsoft's cloud services.

Windows 10 Creators Update 'Fully Available' Again

Microsoft today suggested that the Windows 10 creators update was "fully available" worldwide for commercial deployment.

Microsoft Releases Advanced Threat Analytics Version 1.8

Microsoft released the latest version of its Advanced Threat Analytics forensic security solution this week.

Adobe and Browser Makers Announce the End of Flash

Adobe will stop supporting its Flash Player browser plug-in by the end of 2020, the company announced today.

Microsoft Ending Windows PowerShell 2.0 Support with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows PowerShell 2.0 will be one of the features that won't survive when Microsoft releases the Windows 10 "fall creators update."

AVST Offers Help for Organizations Facing Microsoft's Unified Messaging Deadline

Applied Voice and Speech Technologies is coming to the rescue following Microsoft's announcement that it plans to drop session border control support for PBX systems.

Microsoft's Cloud Business Propels Strong Quarterly Gains

Microsoft beat analyst forecasts for Q4 of its 2017 fiscal year thanks to strong Azure revenue growth.

Microsoft Blocking Windows 10 'Creators Update' for Intel Atom-Based PCs

Microsoft disclosed plans today to extend Windows 10 support to machines running Intel's "Clover Trail" Atom processors, but only via the Windows 10 "anniversary update," not the current "creators update."

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 1

Microsoft on Monday announced that the first release candidate for SQL Server 2017 is now available to the public.

Microsoft Pulls Extended Hotfix Software Assurance Benefit

A few licensing tidbits, and other Microsoft product changes, are showing up in obscure places.

Microsoft Transitioning Windows PowerShell 6.0 into PowerShell Core

Microsoft recently explained its Windows PowerShell roadmap plans, which will increasingly focus on PowerShell Core, going forward.

Microsoft Releases First Windows Server 2016 Build for 'Insider' Testers

Microsoft this week released its first preview build of Windows Server 2016 to its Windows Insider Program testers.

Microsoft's Rural Broadband Effort Called 'Nonsense' by NAB

Microsoft this week offered a proposal to jumpstart rural broadband access in the United States, but the plan was immediately condemned by the National Association of Broadcasters.

Citrix CEO Tatarinov Departs Company

After less than two years as CEO of Citrix, Kirill Tatarionov is leaving the company.

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