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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.

Windows Server 2019 Adding Perks for Broadcast Video App Developers

Microsoft's No. 2 top networking feature in Windows Server 2019 is a technical boost for independent software vendors working in the broadcast video space, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Explains SharePoint Branding and Rolls Out New Framework

Microsoft announced some news earlier this month of concern to IT pros that maintain SharePoint Online intranets, including the nuances of adding "branding" to sites.

Microsoft's September Security Updates Include Zero-Day Fix

Microsoft's September security updates, released on Tuesday, included a fix for a zero-day local privilege escalation flaw that was disclosed with lots of drama last month.

Microsoft Explains Sept. 4 Service Outage at Texas Datacenter

The Visual Studio team on Monday issued a postmortem analysis for a Sept. 4 service outage that happened in Microsoft's U.S. South Central region.

Windows Server 2019 Enabling Easy Azure VPN Connections

Microsoft is highlighting the ability to quickly set up connections to Azure virtual networks as a top Windows Server 2019 networking feature.

Project VAST Security Tool Now Rolling Out to Microsoft Premier Customers

Microsoft's Project VAST is now a supported product that's offered to Microsoft Premier customers, Microsoft announced last week.

Microsoft Replacing Visual Studio Team Services with Azure DevOps

Microsoft is rebranding Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), the DevOps offering that has been a part of the Visual Studio IDE for years, to be the cloud-hosted "Azure DevOps."

Microsoft Describes New Desktop Analytics App Compatibility Service

Microsoft announced a new Desktop Analytics service on Thursday, although it's apparently not available yet.

Microsoft Alters and Extends Windows and Office Servicing

Microsoft announced altered Windows and Office 365 ProPlus servicing on Thursday with the aim of giving organizations more time to carry out upgrades.

Microsoft Shifting Intune Premier Support Requests to the Azure Portal

Organizations with Microsoft Premier support accounts soon will need to create their Microsoft Intune support requests using the Azure Portal.

Microsoft Planning To Release Essentials Edition of Windows Server 2019 for Small Businesses

Microsoft has announced plans to release a Windows Server 2019 Essentials edition for small businesses sometime later this year, but it might the last Essentials edition it'll ship.

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 Services Go Down in Texas Service Area

Microsoft's datacenters in the South Central U.S. region were affected by a lightning strike on Sept. 4, disabling Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services.

Microsoft Ends Surface Plus Leasing Program for Students

Microsoft stopped accepting new Surface Plus Program leasing applications on Aug. 31, according to a Web site notice.

Report: IT Departments Can Benefit from AI, But at High Cost

IT could use AI but can they afford it? That's the question a survey report attempts to answer.

Microsoft Highlights Security SDN Capabilities in Windows Server 2019

Microsoft is touting software-defined networking security capabilities in the coming Windows Server 2019 product.

Microsoft Outlines AI Capabilities Coming This Year to SharePoint Online and OneDrive

Microsoft this week touted the artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that will be coming to SharePoint Online and OneDrive under Office 365 subscriptions.

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