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Microsoft Ending Outlook Web Apps for Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft gave notice it's ending Outlook Web Apps for Android, iPad and iPhone devices over the next couple of months.

Microsoft Adds Kali and Debian Linux Distros to the Windows Store

Microsoft added a couple of Linux operating system distros to the Windows Store this week, and described some of its ongoing open source work.

Microsoft Outlines Password Best Practices for Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft this week described best practices for identity security when using Azure Active Directory or Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services.

Microsoft Approves Microcode Spectre Variant 2 Fix for Intel Skylake Chips on Windows 10 Version 1709

Microsoft announced this week that it made available some Intel Skylake microcode updates that address Spectre variant 2 types of attacks for Windows 10 version 1709.

Azure Migrate Tool Now Available To Plan VMware Virtual Machine Moves

The Azure Migrate tool can now be used by organizations to help plan moves of their on-premises virtual machines and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

Azure Advanced Threat Protection Now Commercially Available

The product, now deemed ready for use in production environments, is a cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents in an organization.

Microsoft Teams To Get Expanded Guest Access for External Users

The Microsoft Teams collaboration solution will be getting a new capability to invite people with consumer e-mail addresses to join an organization's teams spaces.

Microsoft Announces Intune Integration with Pradeo Security for Mobile Devices

Microsoft Intune now works with Pradeo Security for Mobile Defense, which can add additional security protections for organizations that use Android and iOS mobile devices.

StorSimple Data Manager Converts Data into Azure Files

Microsoft has released a solution that converts data stored by StorSimple into a format that can be used with various Azure services.

Azure AD Gets Preview of Office 365 Groups Naming Policy

Microsoft last week announced a preview of new Naming Policy, available with the Azure Active Directory Premium service, that adds some controls over Office 365 groups creation.

Organizations Face Few Options to Windows 10 Enterprise Licensing

Organizations looking at their client operating system futures may find that they'll have little choice except to buy Windows 10 Enterprise edition licensing.

Intel Updates Microcode Guide To Address Meltdown Attacks

Intel has released an updated "Microcode Revision Guidance" document that includes more detailed information about the state of its firmware patches to address potential Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.

Compliance Manager and Azure Information Protection Scanner Go Live

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" (GA) status of some compliance and information protection tools for use by Microsoft 365 product licensees.

Always Connected Windows 10 PCs Get Expanded OEM and Mobile Operator Support

Windows 10 PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile PC processors, which are known as "Always Connected PCs," are seeing some progress.

Microsoft Outlines Paid Supplemental Servicing for Windows 10 Version 1607

Microsoft this week shared minimal information about its new "paid supplemental servicing" option for volume licensing customers using the Enterprise or Education editions of Windows 10.

Report: Azure Has Edge over AWS Among Cloud Newcomers

A recent report from RightScale Inc. sheds further light on the contest between cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its closest competitor, Microsoft Azure.

Skype Room Systems Users Warned Again About Windows 10 Upgrades

Microsoft on Friday warned users of Skype Room Systems version 2 that they should not try to upgrade to Windows 10 version 1709.

Microsoft To Deliver New SharePoint Online WebPart Previews Next Month

Microsoft is planning to distribute new and updated SharePoint Online WebParts, with test versions arriving in about two weeks' time for Office 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Goes Live with ExpressRoute Monitoring and Azure Storage and Backup Improvements

Various Microsoft Azure services hit "general availability" status this month, meaning that Microsoft views them as ready for production use.

Office Security Baseline Announced Plus Intune Conditional Access Change

Microsoft issued some security help and advisories for IT pros this month.

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