Desktop Analytics To Replace Windows Analytics Early Next Year

Microsoft announced on Friday that its Windows Analytics suite of Windows 10 upgrade utilities will be retiring on Jan. 31, 2020, with Desktop Analytics taking its place.

Microsoft Releases Site Swap and Other SharePoint Online Features

Microsoft this week described even more SharePoint Online features that are expected to arrive soon for Office 365 tenants opting to get "targeted release" updates.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack Tools Get New Extended Support Date

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new, single "extended support" date for most of the tools in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.

Microsoft Buys Movere To Boost Azure Migrate Service

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the acquisition of partner company Movere.

Flash Supported in Edge and IE Browsers Until December 2020

Microsoft has slightly altered its Flash retirement plans for its older supported browsers.

Microsoft Clears exFAT for Inclusion in the Linux Kernel

Microsoft has agreed to the addition of its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology to the Linux kernel, according to a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Active Directory Service Offered by Google at Beta Release

Google's Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory offering is now at the beta-test release stage, according to a Thursday company announcement.

Google Intros First Dell Chromebook Enterprise Devices for Business Use

Google, in conjunction with Dell, announced this week that "the first Chromebook Enterprise devices" had arrived.

VMware and Microsoft Supporting Hyper-V for VMware Workstation Product

The VMware Workstation product, used to host virtual machines on client devices, is getting support for Windows Hypervisor, which will unlock the use of various Microsoft technologies that are dependent on Hyper-V.

Microsoft Adds SharePoint Online Features for Site Creators

Microsoft recently announced a few SharePoint Online feature improvements for end users.

Azure AD Enhancements Bring Expanded Support for Auto-Provisioned SaaS Apps

Microsoft announced a number of Azure Active Directory enhancements this month.

Microsoft Releases PowerShell 7 Preview 3

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the PowerShell 7 Preview 3 scripting solution is now available.

SQL Server 2019 Release Candidate 'Refresh' Now Available

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the release of SQL Server 2019 release candidate (RC).

Confidential Computing Consortium Formed To Protect Processed Data

A new Confidential Computing Consortium was announced on Wednesday by the Linux Foundation to boost the security of processed data.

First Chromium-Based Edge Browser Beta Release Now Available

Microsoft Edge Insider Program participants now have access to the Beta Channel release of Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge Web browser on the Windows and Mac platforms.

Microsoft Buys jClarity for Azure-Based Java Workloads

In a bid to support its "continued contributions to open source while driving increased performance for Java workloads on Azure," Microsoft on Monday announced its acquisition of jClarity.

Microsoft Planning To Answer Windows Virtual Desktop Questions Next Week

Microsoft has set aside time to answer questions about its emerging Windows Virtual Desktop service on Wednesday of next week, according to an announcement.

Microsoft Teams Rooms Devices Now Have Preview Support for Physical Whiteboards

A Microsoft Teams Rooms update now lets organizations use images of physical whiteboards as a dynamic space for videoconferencing communications, although it's at the preview stage and may require having a new camera.

Microsoft Warns of Possible August Update Troubles for Some Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Users

Microsoft warned this week in a Twitter post that its August security updates won't install for users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 if those operating system lack certain March updates.

Azure Ultra Disk Storage Service Now Generally Available in Some Regions

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it now offers the Azure Ultra Disk solid-state drive (SSD) storage service commercially, or at the "general availability" stage, in a few Azure regions.

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