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Windows Insider Testers Get Long-Term Servicing Channel Version of Microsoft's Next Windows Server Product

Members of the Windows Insider Program can now test the next long-term servicing channel (LTSC) release of Windows Server, Microsoft announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Updates Windows Terminal and Azure CLI Tools

New Windows Terminal and Azure CLI (command line interface) updates were released this week.

Microsoft Extends Service Life of Windows 10 Version 1803 for Organizations

Microsoft on Wednesday announced it has extended the service life of Windows 10 version 1803 by about six months, but just for certain editions that are typically used by organizations and schools.

Microsoft Releases Transcription and Dictation Capabilities in Word Apps

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of a transcription capability within its Word for the Web app for Microsoft 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Previews Application Guard for Office

Microsoft announced on Monday that Microsoft Defender Application Guard for Office is now at the public preview stage.

Microsoft Adds Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Support in Windows 10 Versions 1903 and 1909

Microsoft has backported support for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) version 2 into Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909.

Windows 10 Version 20H2 Released for Testing by Organizations

Microsoft on Thursday announced that Windows 10 version 20H2 has been released for testing in preparation for a coming commercial release in the fall, known as the "general availability" release.

Microsoft Updates Its TLS 1.3 Support Plans in Windows, Office 365 and .NET

Microsoft has turned on Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 in Windows client operating systems by default in its Windows Insider Program preview releases, the company explained on Thursday.

Microsoft Renames Forms Pro Product to 'Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice'

Microsoft has renamed Microsoft Forms Pro, a product for sending surveys, to "Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice."

Microsoft Improves Windows Patch and Azure Service Communications

Microsoft this week talked about how it has been improving communications for IT pros dealing with software patch and Azure service issues.

Microsoft Outlines End-of-Support Dates for IE 11 and EdgeHTML Browsers

Microsoft on Monday announced a timeline on when support for the Internet Explorer 11 browser and the "legacy" (EdgeHTML) version of the Microsoft Edge browser will end.

Microsoft Enhancing Azure Active Directory Roles and Conditional Access Capabilities

Users of the Azure AD Conditional Access service are now getting a new policy that will block devices using older authentication methods by default, unless granted an exception.

Microsoft Offers Windows 10 Management and WSUS Security Advice to IT Pros

Microsoft this week described a few perks and best practices for IT pros to follow when managing and deploying Windows 10 updates.

Microsoft Surface Duo Foldable Computer-Phone Device Available September

Microsoft announced that its Surface Duo pocket-sized device can now be preordered, but just by U.S. users.

Microsoft Delivers Patches for 120 Flaws with August Security Release

Microsoft released August security patches on Tuesday, addressing 120 common vulnerabilities and exposures.

Office 365 Excel Users Can Now Import Table Data from PDF Files

Microsoft announced this week that's it's now possible for Office 365 users to import table data from Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files into the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program.

Microsoft Unveils Open Service Mesh Project for Use with Kubernetes

Microsoft wants to donate the code for a new Open Service Mesh (OSM) project, designed to run on Kubernetes, to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), according to a Wednesday announcement.

Block Stack

Microsoft Teams Getting Advanced Communications Option Plus New Device Support

Microsoft announced the release of an Advanced Communications product addition for organizations using Microsoft Teams.

Open Source Security Foundation Joined by Microsoft and Others To Improve Linux Software

Microsoft on Monday announced that it has joined the newly created Open Source Security Foundation, along with other industry partners, to improve the security of open source software.

Microsoft Releasing My Sign-Ins and App Lock Azure Active Directory Protections

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory-based security enhancements this week, which are now available for end users.