Microsoft Drops 'Preview' Label from Week 4 .NET Framework Updates

Microsoft announced a subtle change to its .NET Framework patch labeling earlier this week that's notable for IT pros handling the monthly patching of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 environments.

Microsoft Adds PostgreSQL Scalability Solution with Citus Data Purchase

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it bought San Francisco-based Citus Data, a provider of an extension that scales out the open source PostgreSQL relational database management system in datacenters.

Skype Room Systems Rebranded as 'Microsoft Teams Rooms'

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the rebranding of its Skype Room Systems product line of partner-built videoconferencing and meeting room devices, which are now called "Microsoft Teams Rooms."

Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending Starting To Take the Lead

IDC this month published findings on revenues from cloud IT infrastructure spending in the third quarter of 2018, based on server, storage and Ethernet switch sales.

Azure DevOps Server 2019 Now at Release Candidate 2

Microsoft released Azure DevOps Server 2019 Release Candidate 2 (RC2), according to a Tuesday announcement.

Windows 10 Mobile To Fall Out of Support in December

Microsoft will end support for the Windows 10 Mobile operating system on Dec. 10, 2019, according to an announcement.

Microsoft Resumes Rerelease of Windows 10 Version 1809

Microsoft on Wednesday once more resumed its general rollout of the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade, also known as the "October 2018 Update."

Microsoft Ups Its Windows 10 App Compatibility Assurances

Microsoft gave assurances this week that organizations adopting Windows 10 likely won't face application compatibility issues.

SharePoint Online Users To Get 'Modern' UI Push in April

Microsoft plans to alter some of the tenant-level blocking capabilities that may have been set up by organizations and deliver its so-called "modern" user interface (UI) to Lists and Libraries for SharePoint Online users, starting in April.

New Microsoft Customer Agreement for Buying Azure Services To Start in March

Microsoft will have a new approach for organizations buying Azure services called the "Microsoft Customer Agreement," which will be available for some customers starting as early as this March.

Windows 7 To Fall Out of Support in One Year

January 14 marks a one-year period before the end of support for Windows 7.

Microsoft Targeting 7GB of Reserved Storage for Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft wants about 7GB of your PC's storage space to keep Windows 10 up to date and reliable.

Windows 7 File Share and Connection Problems Traced to January Patch KB4480970

Windows 7 was a notable victim of this month's "update Tuesday" security patch releases by Microsoft, according to various accounts.

Microsoft Teams Getting Added Support for 'Firstline' Workers

Microsoft Teams will be getting a few enhancements for so-called "firstline" workers, the company announced on Wednesday.

Microsoft Previews New Portal for Configuring Office 365 ProPlus Policies

Microsoft this week introduced a preview of a new Office Client Policy Service for organizations using the Office 365 ProPlus productivity suite.

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Sneaky Office 365 Changes Coming This Year

Microsoft is making a few notable changes this year for Office 365 business subscribers, but they could be flying somewhat under the radar screens of IT pros.

Microsoft Delivers Mild January Security Patch Bundle

Microsoft offered a relatively mild "update Tuesday" bundle of security fixes in its January release this month.

Microsoft Adds Minor Improvements to SharePoint Migration Tool

Microsoft has improved its free SharePoint Migration Tool, which is used to shift files from SharePoint Server 2013 to SharePoint Online and OneDrive.

Exchange Online Forensics Now Bolstered by Session ID Info

Organizations using the Exchange Online e-mail messaging service now are getting the ability to use session ID information in Exchange Online audit logs to better detect attacks.

Microsoft Announces Coming SharePoint Online Webparts and Other Improvements

Microsoft recently described a bunch of SharePoint Online improvements, some of which may be starting to arrive for Office 365 subscribers.

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