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Skype Meetings App and Mac Client Improvements Coming Soon

Microsoft indicated this week that improvements to the Skype Meetings App, plus Mac client improvements, will be arriving fairly soon or "over the next two months."

Microsoft Adds Presence Support for Coexistence Modes in Teams and Skype for Business

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has enabled presence for coexistence modes when those settings are used to specify collaborations for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business end users.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the release of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3 (SP3).

Microsoft Adds Public Folder Perks for Exchange Users

Microsoft announced a couple of improvements this month concerning public folder management using its Exchange messaging service.

Microsoft Expert Gives Thumbs Down to Multicloud Management Solutions

A Microsoft expert offered his views on using "third-party" multicloud management solutions, and generally downplayed the use of multiple clouds as a strategy for organizations.

Microsoft Completes GitHub Buy

Microsoft announced on Friday that its acquisition of the GitHub open source code repository is complete, having passed regulatory reviews.

Microsoft Revises October Deadline on Using TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Office 365

Microsoft recently clarified its previously declared position that it had planned to drop support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 protocols used with Office 365 services by the end of this month.

Microsoft Expands Azure Availability Zones

Microsoft made a few notable Azure announcements this week, including an Azure Availability Zones expansion, plus ExpressRoute support for the Azure DevOps service.

Microsoft Confirms ZIP File Copy Problem in Windows 10 Version 1809

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed a file copy problem with the .ZIP compressed file solution in the Windows 10 "October 2018 Update."

Microsoft Previews Hardware OATH Tokens with Azure Multifactor Authentication

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of the ability to use hardware OATH tokens with the Azure multifactor authentication service.

Microsoft Releases 2019 Server Products for Exchange, SharePoint, Project and Skype for Business

Microsoft on Monday announced the release of its 2019-branded application servers, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, Project Server and Skype for Business Server.

MSIX Packaging Tool Available in the Microsoft Store

Microsoft released its MSIX Packaging Tool via the Microsoft Store this week, according to an announcement.

Microsoft Promising Windows 10 Language Pack Perks with Coming Unified Update Platform

Microsoft's Unified Update Platform may soon see light of day, based on a Thursday Microsoft announcement.

SharePoint Online Labels, Multi-Geo Support and Admin Perks Arriving This Month

Microsoft is starting to clarify some of the SharePoint and OneDrive milestones that were announced during its September Ignite event.

Microsoft Floats New Approach for Updating Drivers and Firmware in Windows Systems

Microsoft on Wednesday described its Component Firmware Update (CFU) effort, which is a new open source protocol that Windows developers can leverage to keep their drivers and firmware properly updated.

Microsoft Previews Ability To Disable Basic Authentication in Exchange Online

Microsoft has released a public preview of a new capability that allows IT pros to disable "basic authentication" when using the Exchange Online service.

Microsoft Previews Azure Digital Twins

The public preview of Azure Digital Twins was released this week, according to a Microsoft announcement.

Azure Active Directory Connect Health Can Now Fix Sync Errors

Microsoft last week announced a new Azure Active Directory Connect Health feature for IT pros that resolves duplicate attribute sync errors with an organization's local Active Directory.

Windows 10 Devices Lose Sound from Faulty Intel Driver

Microsoft noted on Friday that Intel had "unintentionally" released an updated Intel Smart Sound Technology driver through Microsoft's Windows Update service that caused devices running Windows 10 version 1803 or 1809 to lose sound.

Browser Makers To Drop Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in 2020

Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla are all moving to disable the use of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols versions 1.0 and 1.1 in their browsers, giving notice that they'll be dropping support within the first half of 2020.

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