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Microsoft Releases Money in Excel, Plus a Stock History Beta

Microsoft announced a couple of notable Excel features this month for people who keep track of financial matters.

Microsoft and SAS Expand Partnership in the Cloud

Microsoft and the SAS Institute Inc. are expanding their partnership, with Microsoft Azure serving as SAS' preferred cloud service provider, according to a Monday announcement.

Azure Files Service Gets Active Directory Domain Services Support

Microsoft this week announced a few milestones for its Azure Files cloud-based file share service.

Microsoft Gets Backlash on Plans To Limit Facial Recognition Sales to Police

Microsoft's announcement that it will condition the sale of facial recognition technology to U.S. police departments based on human rights got a reaction from the Trump administration.

Microsoft To Require TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot in New Windows Server Hardware Next Year

Some optional Windows Server security implementations will become mandatory for Microsoft's hardware partners to include in their products, starting in January.

Microsoft Previews Windows 10 Nested Virtualization Using AMD Chips

Microsoft this week announced a preview of nested virtualization on Windows 10 machines using AMD processors.

Community Hub Now Available in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

Microsoft this week announced the arrival of a new Community Hub feature in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.

Microsoft Ramps Ups Decentralized Identity Open Source Efforts

Microsoft this week provided an update on its years-long efforts to foster a decentralized identity approach to user authentications.

Microsoft Releases Hefty June Security Patch Bundle

Microsoft on Tuesday released a total of 129 security patches, with 11 rated "Critical" and 118 deemed "Important" in severity.

CISA Warns that Windows SMB 3 Exploit Code Now Published

Functional proof-of-concept code for a Server Message Block 3.1.1 vulnerability in newer Windows systems has been published, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned on Friday.

Sync Issues Can Arise for PCs with Poor VPN Connections

Microsoft this week reminded IT pros that PC connections through virtual private networks can sometimes lead to time synchronization issues, possibly causing reduced functionality for end users.

Microsoft Simplifying VPN Configurations for Its Video Streaming Services

Microsoft this week announced that it is working on a more simplified way for an organization to leverage local end user Internet connections when accessing Microsoft Stream and Microsoft 365 Live Events video feeds.

Microsoft Previews MSIX App Attach for Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft this week indicated in an announcement that the MSIX App Attach capability in the Windows Virtual Desktop service can now be tried via a preview of the Windows 10 Enterprise Multisession operating system.

SharePoint Online Additions Include Multilingual Publishing and Home Sites Availability

Microsoft this week announced a few May updates for SharePoint Online tenancies.

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Microsoft Releases Updated Interop Tool for IBM Mainframes

Microsoft this week announced that it had released Host Integration Server 2020, which lets Microsoft technologies talk with IBM mainframe solutions.

Automatic Classifications Commercially Released for Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint

Microsoft this week announced that the ability to automatically classify documents using Microsoft Information Protection's sensitivity labels feature is now commercially released.

Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Session Management Policies Now Commercially Available

Microsoft announced on Friday that that ability to use the "authentication session management capabilities" of the Azure Active Directory Conditional Access service is now at the "generally available" commercial-release stage.

Migration Manager for SharePoint Server Now Commercially Released

Microsoft described product milestones this week for two of its SharePoint migration tools.

Microsoft Releases May 2020 Feature Update for Windows 10 and Windows Server

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the release of Windows 10 version 2004, known as the "May 2020 Update," and had a lot to say about it.

Microsoft Outlines Universal Print Plans

Microsoft recently provided a few more details about Universal Print, its emerging cloud-based solution that promises to ease woes associated with managing print servers.