Microsoft Lays Out Project Cortex Private Preview Requirements

Microsoft on Tuesday outlined participation criteria for organizations wanting to get involved with a "private preview" of Project Cortex, its emerging "knowledge network" solution for Microsoft 365 users.

Microsoft CSP Tells How To Get Windows 7 Extended Security Updates

Some of the mystique surrounding Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) was clarified in a Tuesday chat with Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partner MessageOps.

New Edge Browser Arriving via Automatic Updates

Microsoft plans to deliver its new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser to end users via its Automatic Updates service sometime in 2020, likely in January.

New Edge Browser Getting Extensions and Security Baseline Support

Microsoft is gearing up its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser for its commercial product launch next month.

Office 365 Attack Simulator Now Supports Attachments

The Attack Simulator in Office 365 tool has been updated and now has the ability to include message attachments in targeted campaigns, according to a Friday Microsoft announcement.

Windows Server 20H1 Getting Smaller Containers and Faster PowerShell

Microsoft is promising to deliver a smaller container size and improved PowerShell performance with its next release of Windows Server.

Microsoft Previews Windows VM Authentications via Azure Active Directory

Microsoft on Thursday announced a preview of remote authentications into Windows-based Azure virtual machines (VMs) using Azure AD credentials.

Microsoft Previews Microsoft Teams for Linux

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a "limited preview" release of Microsoft Teams for certain Linux desktop operating systems.

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Microsoft Addressing 36 Vulnerabilities in December Security Patch Release

Microsoft on Tuesday delivered its December bundle of security patches, which affect Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Skype for Business, SQL Server and Visual Studio.

Microsoft Nudging Out Classic SharePoint Blogs

So-called "classic" blogs used by SharePoint Online subscribers are on their way toward "retirement," according to a Dec. 4 Microsoft Message Center post.

Office Mobile Apps To End as Microsoft Highlights New Office App

Microsoft plans to end support for Windows 10 Mobile applications on Jan. 12, 2021, according to a Friday announcement.

SQL Server Speed Test: Azure Beats AWS

A comparison of SQL Server's throughput performance on Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) gives the edge to Microsoft's cloud.

Azure Active Directory Connect Preview Adds Support for Disconnected AD Forests

Microsoft on Thursday announced a preview of a new "Cloud Provisioning" feature for the Azure Active Directory Connect service that promises to bring together scattered Active Directory "forests."

Microsoft Defender ATP Gets macOS Investigation Support

The endpoint and detection response (EDR) feature in Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) has reached the "general availability" stage for macOS devices.

Azure DevOps Services Losing Support for Alternate Credentials

Microsoft gave notice last week that it's going to drop Alternate Credentials support for authenticating users of its Azure DevOps Services.

Microsoft Releases .NET Core 3.1

Described as a "small and short release," .NET Core 3.1 focuses on two of the biggest features highlighted in the release of .NET Core 3.0 earlier this fall.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Update 1910 Released

Microsoft announced last week that it is starting to deliver Update 1910 for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager users.

Microsoft Reveals Plan To Kill Delve Blogs

Microsoft somewhat indirectly unveiled plans to kill off its Delve Blogs feature, with disablement starting next month.

Microsoft Expands SharePoint Online Migration Tool Options

Microsoft has continued to hone its various free tools to help organizations shift to SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365 cloud services.

Google IDs on Azure Active Directory B2B Service Now at 'General Availability'

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that users of the Google identity and access service can use their personal log-in IDs with the Azure Active Directory B2B service to access resources as "guests."

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