Microsoft Extends Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 Support

Microsoft changed course and has extended support for Windows Server AppFabric 1.1 for another seven years.

Custom Support Agreements for Windows Server 2003 Will Be 'Expensive'

Organizations faced with Windows Server 2003 upgrade issues and considering Microsoft's Custom Support Agreements (CSAs) to tide them over got some independent guidance this month.

Industry Group Forms to Standardize Container Technology

Software containerization is about to get some order and standardization under the direction of a new industry consortium called the Open Container Project.

Microsoft Outlines How Windows 10 Testers Will Get the July 29 Commercial Release

Microsoft notified its Windows 10 preview test-program participants today that they can still continue as "Windows Insider" testers even after the operating system's July 29 commercial release.

Microsoft Turns on Outlook Mobile Management Capabilities for Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft enabled mobile device management and mobile application management capabilities in its Outlook clients today for both Android and iOS devices.

Browsium Updates Tool for Internet Explorer Legacy Issues

Browsium released Ion 3.5 today, with multiple enhancements to the company's browser management and Web app remediation tool.

VMware Targets Azure Active Directory with New SSO Service

Looking to fill a key hole in its infrastructure and mobility management stack, VMware on Monday became the latest major IT infrastructure player to launch a single sign-on SSO offering.

Office 365 Enhanced with Admin Role, Templates and Security Controls

Microsoft announced last week that it is going live with some new Office 365 and Exchange Online improvements for IT pros.

Box and Microsoft Collaborating on Office Online Apps

Box has integrated its storage service with Office Online, the two companies announced today.

Microsoft Planning Strict Update Requirements When Windows 10 Arrives

Microsoft is planning to compel organizations to install updates to Windows 10 by a certain period of time.

Azure Active Directory Connect Arriving This Month

Microsoft plans to release Azure Active Directory Connect commercially in "the next week or two."

Microsoft Will Switch PC Skype Users to Desktop Version Next Month

Microsoft will push an update to PC users of its "modern" Skype for Windows app, starting next month.

Office 365 Getting E-Mail Client Authentication Improvements This Month

Microsoft is adding Android and iOS Outlook client authentication improvements this month for its Office 365 Exchange Online subscribers.

Microsoft's Edge Browser Won't Be an Option for Some Organizations

Organizations considering Windows 10 upgrade options will be steered, to a great degree, by Microsoft's coming service-branch options, which will affect browser choice.

Microsoft Updating Its Office 365 Web Apps Interface

Microsoft has enhanced the user interface of its Office 365 Web applications for business subscribers.

Microsoft Turns on Its Advanced Threat Protection Service for E-Mail

Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solution, an Exchange Online e-mail security feature, went live this month.

Report Cites Security Concerns in Microsoft's BitLocker Disk Encryption

A deep dive into Microsoft's BitLocker full-disk encryption technology was posted by Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept on Thursday.

Microsoft Improving Office 365 E-Mail Archiving

Microsoft indicated this week that it plans to smooth out its e-mail archiving process for customers using Office 365 E3 or E4 plans.

Windows 10 Upgrade Possibilities Explained

A single Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) has been answering Windows 10 upgrade questions this week, even when Microsoft won't.

Microsoft Integrating OpenSSH into Windows and PowerShell

Microsoft's PowerShell team is now contributing to the development efforts of the open source OpenSSH community.

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