Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Monthly Patch Approach

Microsoft on Wednesday offered clarifications on its monthly Windows operating system update release process, and described how IT pros should think about it.

PowerShell Core 6.1 Arriving This Month but Compatibility Will Lag

PowerShell Core 6.1 is expected to hit "general availability" at the end of this month, but compatibility with some Windows PowerShell modules will lag.

System Center Configuration Manager Update 1806 Adds 'Real-Time' Device Query Capability

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that System Center Configuration Manager update 1806 will be arriving in the next few weeks.

New Windows Server 2019 Test Build Includes LEDBAT for Improved Bandwidth Control

Microsoft on Tuesday announced another test build of Windows Server 2019 (build 17723), which includes a new bandwidth control scheme, plus Kubernetes additions.

Microsoft's Latest .NET Framework Updates Just Address Problems with Windows Server 2016 Systems

Microsoft released updates to .NET Framework versions on Monday to address problems caused by its botched July 10 patches, but they only address some Windows systems.

Microsoft Previews Password Alternative in Edge Browser

Microsoft announced on Monday that its Microsoft Edge browser now supports the Web Authentication spec at the preview stage.

Microsoft Previewing Azure Active Directory Admin Roles Improvements

Microsoft on Monday announced a preview of IT roles management improvements in the Azure Portal for organizations using the Azure Active Directory identity and access management service.

SharePoint Online To Get 'Modern' Site Creation Improvements

Microsoft this week announced that it will be changing how Team Sites and Communication Sites get created by end users in a coming update to SharePoint Online for Office 365 users.

Microsoft's July 10 Windows Patches Also Caused SQL Server Failures

Organizations that applied Microsoft's July 10 "update Tuesday" Windows patches may have experienced SQL Server failures after rebooting their servers.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Activity Logs Preview

Microsoft on Thursday announced a preview release of Azure Active Directory Activity Logs, which show up in Azure Monitor.

SharePoint Server 2019 Preview Now Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a public preview release of SharePoint Server 2019.

Microsoft Issues 'Commercial Previews' of Exchange Server 2019 and Skype for Business Server 2019

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that "commercial previews" of Exchange Server 2019 and Skype for Business Server 2019 are now available.

Microsoft Releases System Center Version 1807

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the release of System Center version 1807, its latest semiannual channel update to its suite of management tools.

Microsoft Pulls July .NET Framework Patches Following App Failures

Microsoft acknowledged that some organizations were adversely affected by the .NET Framework monthly updates that were released almost two weeks ago on "update Tuesday" (July 10).

Azure File Sync Now Ready for Production Use

Microsoft this week announced that its Azure File Sync service, used for enabling centralized file shares, has reached "general availability" status.

Azure Cloud Shell Now Has a Graphical Code Editor

Microsoft this week added a preview of a graphical code editor within its Azure Cloud Shell developer tools.

Microsoft Admits July 10 Patches Caused Skype and Exchange Server Problems

Microsoft's July 10 "update Tuesday" patches negatively affected organizations using Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015 and Exchange Server, Microsoft admitted this week.

Azure Service Fabric Mesh Available as Public Preview

Microsoft announced on Monday that Azure Service Fabric Mesh, a "serverless" means of hosting applications, is now available as a public preview.

Remote Desktop Web Client Now Ready for Production Environments

The Remote Desktop Web client for Windows Server is now ready for use in production environments, having reached the "general availability" stage on Monday.

Microsoft Suggests Its Software Not Affected by Latest Spectre Attack Method

Researchers disclosed a new variant 1-type Spectre attack method earlier this week, but Microsoft's software apparently isn't affected by it.

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