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Infrastructure Upgrades and Security Concerns Fueling IT Budget Increases

IT spending likely will increase in 2020 because of a need to carry out infrastructure upgrades and address security concerns, according to a Spiceworks study published this week.

Microsoft Eases Windows 10 Previews for Windows Server Update Services Users

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it's possible for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) users to get Windows 10 feature update previews by making a few settings changes.

Microsoft's Azure Sentinel SIEM Service Now Commercially Available

Azure Sentinel, Microsoft's cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) solution, has reached the "general availability" release stage.

Microsoft Issues Security Advisories for IE and Microsoft Defender

Microsoft on Monday released two "out-of-band" security advisories, one for its Internet Explorer (IE) browsers and another regarding its Microsoft Defender antimalware solution.

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.

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