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Microsoft Cloud App Security Now Detects GDPR Noncompliance

The Microsoft Cloud App Security service now can detect applications that fall out of compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Previews Azure AD for Linux Virtual Machines Extension

Microsoft this month announced a preview of the ability to log into a Linux-based VM running on its Azure public cloud service using Azure Active Directory credentials.

Microsoft Releases New Windows Server 2019 Preview, Announces Coming Summit Event

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of Windows Server 2019 build 17677, which includes improved PowerShell support for reporting performance history, plus container improvements.

Microsoft Steps Up to GDPR and Releases Compliance Tools

Microsoft on Friday highlighted its multiple resources for staying in compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

Microsoft Outlines 'Modern Management' with Windows 10 Version 1803

Microsoft talked extensively this week about Windows 10 version 1803 and how it can help IT pros with so-called "modern management" capabilities.

Microsoft Extends Support for Skype for Business and Teams Apps for Windows Phones

Microsoft quietly extended the life of its Skype for Business app for Windows Phone devices by about a year and a half, while its Teams app was given a five-month reprieve.

Microsoft Promising To Bring Mixed Reality and AI to SharePoint Online

Microsoft on Monday described its SharePoint vision, new features and coming attractions, kicking off this week's SharePoint North America event.

Intel and Microsoft Releasing Updates for New Speculative Execution-Type Attacks

Intel Corp. and Microsoft on Monday disclosed two additional speculative execution side-channel attack methods, potentially affecting the security of most processors in computers of all types.

Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft this week announced SQL Advanced Threat Protection, which is described as "a new security package" for Azure SQL Database users.

Microsoft Adds Azure AD Improvements and PingFederate Preview

Microsoft announced a number of improvements to Azure Active Directory this month.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Direct Routing for Teams

Microsoft announced this week that it's possible to preview its Direct Routing telephony connectivity option for use with Microsoft Teams.

New Surface Hub 2 Meeting Room Products Expected in 2019

Microsoft on Tuesday described the Surface Hub 2, its next video-conferencing and whiteboarding big-screen touch device for meeting rooms.

Microsoft Previews Project Brainwave Hardware for 'Real-Time' AI

Microsoft announced the preview of Project Brainwave, "programmable hardware" that sits on Intel's FPGA chips and is designed to help "greatly speed up" AI calculations.

Microsoft Adding Dev Perks with SharePoint Framework 1.5

Microsoft delivered some SharePoint Framework news at its Build developer conference last week.

Microsoft To Turn On Free One-Year Teams Trials on June 1

Microsoft gave notice last week that it will enable end users to initiate a free one-year trial of Microsoft Teams, and these free trials can be triggered by both Office 365 subscribers and non-Office 365 subscribers, starting on June 1.

Microsoft's Custom Functions for Excel Preview Adds AI and 'Service-Connected Code' Capability

Microsoft provided an update during this week's Build Conference event for developers regarding custom functions for Excel and related capabilities.

Azure Confidential Computing Project Getting Added Partner Support

Microsoft this week offered a progress report on its Azure confidential computing project, mostly highlighting its partner efforts.

Windows 10 Version 1803 Available on Volume Licensing Portal

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Windows 10 version 1803, also known as the "April 2018 Update," is available from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center.

Red Hat Bringing OpenShift Container Orchestration to Microsoft Azure

Red Hat and Microsoft offered a progress report on their collaboration efforts this week and promised to deliver a preview of Red Hat OpenShift on Azure "in the coming months."

Microsoft Readying Kubernetes on Azure with New Developer Perks

Microsoft announced during this week's Build Conference that its Azure Kubernetes Service, formerly known as "managed Kubernetes on Azure," will reach general availability status "in the next few weeks."

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