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Azure Container Instances Now Commercially Launched

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the "general availability" of Azure Container Instances, a serverless runtime that's designed to make it easier for developers to spin up containers on Microsoft's public datacenter infrastructure.

Windows Server 2019 Preview Build 17650 Released

Windows Insider Program testers got a new preview build of Windows Server 2019 this week.

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 Now Available

Microsoft announced the availability of SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 on Tuesday.

Windows Phone Users Losing Teams, Skype for Business and Yammer Apps Next Month

Microsoft plans to end three Windows Phone applications on May 20, 2018.

Microsoft Initiates Policy Change To Make Outlook Groups 'Private' by Default

Microsoft is switching the groups privacy setting in Outlook and SharePoint Online from its current "public" default setting to "private" by default.

Exchange Online Now Supports 500,000 Public Folders

Microsoft has expanded its Exchange Online public folder limits, once again.

Microsoft Previews Windows Admin Center Management of Hyperconverged Infrastructure on Windows Sever 2016

Microsoft announced last week that it's now possible to use Windows Admin Center with Windows Server 2016 to manage hyperconverged infrastructure, although it's still at the testing stage.

Microsoft Enhances GDPR Compliance Tools for Azure and Office 365

Microsoft this week announced tooling enhancements to help organizations using Azure and Office 365 services meet the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation requirements.

Microsoft Previews Office 365 Privileged Access Management

Microsoft this week announced the availability of a preview of a new Privileged Access Management capability for IT departments overseeing Office 365 tenancies.

Microsoft Releases Azure Security Service Improvements and Previews New Security API

Microsoft this week described progress on its sprawling collection of security services, including its Advanced Threat Protection, Conditional Access, Information Protection and Security Graph solutions.

Microsoft Signals the End for OneNote Desktop Application

Microsoft is planning to stop building its OneNote desktop application, with the current OneNote 2016 product being the last of its kind.

Microsoft Previewing FIDO2 Security Key Authentication with Windows 10 Spring Release

Microsoft this week announced new passwordless sign-in support, using FIDO2, that's coming to the spring Windows 10 release and now available at preview.

Microsoft and Other Tech Companies Join Cybersecurity Tech Accord

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord was announced today, with 34 tech companies joining.

Q&A: Microsoft Further Clarifies Windows Admin Center Capabilities

Microsoft has answered a few press questions about the newly released Windows Admin Center management tool.

Windows Admin Center Now Available for Production Use

Microsoft on Thursday renamed Project Honolulu, calling it the "Windows Admin Center," and released it for use in production environments.

SharePoint Online Previews and New Migration Tool Arriving This Month

Microsoft on Wednesday announced previews that are coming to SharePoint Online users, including a new migration tool plus perks for end users.

Microsoft Highlights Storage Migration Service in Latest Windows Server Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new channel-release preview of Windows Server build 17639, highlighting two new features.

Microsoft Dusts Off '90s-Era File Manager for Windows 10

Microsoft has brought back the original Windows 3.0 File Manager as an open source Visual Studio solution that can run on Windows 10.

AMD Issues CPU Updates for Spectre Variant 2 Attacks

AMD has released microcode updates to its original equipment manufacturing partners to address Spectre variant 2 attack methods for Windows 10 systems.

Azure Active Directory Login Design Change Coming in June

Microsoft gave advance notice this month that it's planning to change the user interface for carrying out Azure Active Directory logins, yet again.

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