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Microsoft Suggests Teams Can Now Serve as a Skype for Business Replacement

Microsoft on Friday proclaimed that the Microsoft Teams client is now a "complete meeting and calling solution," and is a suitable substitute for the Skype for Business Online client.

Microsoft Ending Sway for iOS App in December

Microsoft will be ending its Sway for iOS application on Dec. 17, 2018, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Promising Lighter CPU Burdens for Virtual Workloads with Windows Server 2019

Microsoft is touting virtual workload CPU performance improvements in the coming Windows Server 2019 product, with fewer configuration hassles for IT pros.

SharePoint Online Getting Hub Site and Site Script Capabilities

Microsoft is planning to deliver SharePoint Online improvements next month in preview form, including support for more Hub Sites, plus automatic site provisioning through scripting.

Microsoft Specifies End Dates for Windows 8 and 8.1 Apps in Microsoft Store

Microsoft wants developers of Windows 8/8.1 applications in the Microsoft Store to port their apps to Windows 10, and it described some coming app deadlines.

Microsoft Promising Smaller Windows 10 Monthly Updates

Microsoft expects to deliver smaller monthly quality updates starting with the next major releases of Windows 10 and Windows Server, according to an announcement this week.

Next Windows 10 Release To Get Linux-Like Support for Console Apps

Microsoft is bringing a pseudoconsole to Windows 10, which will make it easier for developers to connect their command-line and graphical user interface-based applications.

Microsoft Eases Windows Driver Development with New Driver Module Framework

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new open source Driver Module Framework (DMF) for developers making Windows drivers.

Microsoft Planning To End Hybrid Intune Next Year

Microsoft on Tuesday gave notice that support for hybrid mobile device management with Intune and System Center Configuration Manager, known as "hybrid MDM," will be coming to an end next year.

Intel Issues Security Advisory on L1 Speculative Execution Attack Method

Intel, Microsoft and Red Hat issued security advisories on Tuesday for yet another speculative execution side-channel attack method, this time going by the "L1 Terminal Fault" name.

Microsoft Planning New BizTalk Server Product and Integration with Azure Services

Microsoft last week announced plans for releasing a new BizTalk Server product, along with details about its Azure Integration Services vision.

Microsoft Describes Office 365 ProPlus Update Delivery Timing

Microsoft this week offered an overview of its update process for IT pros managing Office 365 ProPlus tenancies.

Microsoft Sees 'Software-Defined Datacenters' Coming with Windows Server 2019

Software-defined networking is one of the top 10 networking features supported by Windows Server 2019, and it'll power so-called "software-defined datacenters," Microsoft claimed in a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft MVP Tells Microsoft To Slow the Windows Patch Process

Microsoft should slow down its patch release process and it should only deliver new feature updates to Windows 10 and Office once per year.

Microsoft Previews MSIX Packaging Tool

Microsoft gave notice late last month that a preview of its MSIX packaging tool, which will supplant the MSI and AppX formats, is available for testing and installation from the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Issues .NET Framework Fixes To Address July 10 Patch Problems

Microsoft on Friday announced that .NET Framework fixes are available to address problems caused by its July 10 patches.

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Configuration Tool Now Supports PingFederate

Organizations wanting to enable single sign-on access to Office 365 applications while using Ping Identity's PingFederate as the federation provider now have a more honed tool to get there.

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.

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