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Microsoft Highlights Coming Intune, Configuration Manager and Autopilot Improvements

Microsoft this week announced a few coming improvements for its various configuration, deployment and management tools.

Windows 10 Feature Update File Sizes Halved for x64 Systems on WSUS

Microsoft announced a new approach on Thursday to reduce the download size of Windows 10 feature updates, but it only affects organizations upgrading x64 systems using Windows Server Update Services.

Microsoft Threat Protection Bundles Multiple Enterprise Security Solutions

Microsoft Threat Protection, a newly assembled bundle of security solutions for enterprise organizations, was announced this week as part of the ongoing Microsoft Ignite event.

Microsoft Outlines Plans for Surface Hub 2S and 2X Conference Devices

Microsoft is planning to ship its Surface Hub 2S conferencing room product in the second quarter of 2019, according to a Monday announcement.

Windows Virtual Desktop Service Will Offer Windows 10 VDI Connections for Orgs

Microsoft on Monday announced a coming preview of Windows Virtual Desktop, a new service that will deliver virtual Windows desktops and apps to end users from Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Microsoft Releases Office 2019 for Windows 10 and Mac Volume Licensing Users

Microsoft on Monday released Office 2019, its "perpetual-license" product for both Windows 10 and the Mac platform.

Windows Server 2019 Product Coming Next Month

Windows Server 2019 will reach "general availability" commercial release next month, Microsoft announced on Monday during its Ignite 2018 conference.

Microsoft Releases Azure Data Box, Unveils 'Heavy' Version

Azure Data Box, Microsoft's heavy-duty data transfer appliance for the cloud, is now generally available after a nearly year-long preview phase.

Microsoft Highlights Kubernetes Support on Windows Server 2019

Microsoft's No. 1 networking feature for the forthcoming Windows Server 2019 product is Kubernetes support, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft To Change How Windows Servicing Stack Updates Get Released Next Month

Microsoft plans to release future Windows servicing stack updates as part of its monthly update rollups to avoid issues that have affected some Windows 7 users in recent months.

Microsoft Releases Windows Admin Center Version 1809

Windows Admin Center version 1809 and an updated software development kit (SDK) have reached "general availability" status, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Microsoft To Issue Separate .NET Framework Patches for Newer Windows Systems

Microsoft is planning initiate a modified .NET Framework monthly patch delivery scheme for newer Windows systems, possibly starting next month, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Teams App Now Ready for Surface Hub Devices

Microsoft gave the green light this week for organizations to deploy the Microsoft Teams app on Surface Hub devices.

Microsoft Kicks Off Managed Desktop Service

Microsoft is initiating a new service for organizations in which it'll take over managing Windows 10 desktops, from the initial provisioning process to routine patching.

Classic Microsoft Intune Portal Will Die with Windows 7 in 2020

Microsoft gave notice last week that its "classic" Microsoft Intune device management portal won't have support for managing Windows 7 devices when that operating system reaches its end-of-support date.

Office 365 ProPlus Now Includes Macro Scanner To Block Malware

Microsoft has turned on a technology to protect against malicious macros for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers, the company announced last week.

Microsoft Outlines Its Open Source Software Shift

Microsoft highlighted its changed views about open source software development during a recent day-long Open Source Virtual Conference.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell Core 6.1

Microsoft announced on Thursday that its open source PowerShell Core 6.1 product is now available.

Microsoft Adds 'No Code' Startup Lobe to AI Lineup

San Francisco, Calif.-based Lobe, an artificial intelligence startup that offers a "no code" approach for developing AI projects, is now part of Microsoft.

Cisco Readies New Hardware Optimized for Deep Learning

A new server designed to support deep learning projects is coming from Cisco Systems Inc.

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