Microsoft Previews Windows Virtual Desktop Integrated with Azure Resource Manager

Microsoft on Thursday announced that its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service has been revamped as an Azure service with a so-called "spring update" release, which is now available at the preview stage within the Azure Portal.

Microsoft and Red Hat Enhance Azure Arc and OpenShift Support

Microsoft and Red Hat this week announced an expansion of their integration work as part of this week's Red Hat Summit 2020 event, which went virtual.

Azure Kubernetes Service Support for Windows Server Containers Now Commercially Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the "general availability" (GA) commercial release of Windows Server containers for use with the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Survey Finds Organizations Routinely Using Multiple Cloud Services

Organizations are tapping multiple cloud services for the most part, according to a recent industry study involving 750 enterprise and small-to-medium business (SMB) participants.

Microsoft Explains Windows Machine Password Resets for Remote Workers

Microsoft this week explained how the machine password mechanism for Windows systems works, and the effects when people have shifted to working remotely.

Report Bullish on U.S. Tech Jobs Growth

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) released its "Cyberstates 2020 Report" this month, painting an overall positive picture for U.S. technology jobs growth.

Microsoft Teams and Exchange Online Getting ID Protections via Continuous Access Evaluation

Microsoft on Tuesday explained that it is implementing its own version of Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) identity and access protections for certain Office 365 and Azure Active Directory users.

Microsoft Adding SharePoint Migration and Site Collection Perks in April

SharePoint Online tenancies are getting a few new features that are "rolling out" this month, according to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap.

New Communities Yammer App Now Available in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has brought its "new" Yammer App into Microsoft Teams and is calling it "Communities," according to a Monday announcement.

Windows 10 May 2020 Feature Update Nearing Completion

The coming Windows 10 "May 2020 Update" is possibly at its final build (19041.207), and is currently available for Windows Insider Program testers using the "Release Preview ring."

Multifactor Authentication and Password Reset Registration Now Available for Azure AD Users

Microsoft on Thursday announced the commercial release of a more simplified Azure Active Directory registration process that adds multifactor authentication (MFA) and self-service password reset features for end users.

CISA Warns Patched Pulse Secure VPNs Could Still Expose Passwords

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday issued an alert on a vulnerability in Pulse Secure virtual private network (VPN) products -- yet again.

Microsoft Delivers Hefty April Security Patch Bundle

Microsoft has released its April security patches, addressing about 113 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs).

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Microsoft Extends Support 6 Months for Windows 10, Windows Server and SharePoint 2010 Products

Microsoft announced new extended end-of-life dates for Windows 10 and Windows Server versions 1809, System Center Configuration Manager version 1810 and SharePoint Server 2010, among others.

Office 365 Groups Getting Renamed to 'Microsoft 365 Groups'

Microsoft announced on Monday that Office 365 Groups will get renamed as "Microsoft 365 Groups" sometime "over the upcoming quarters."

Microsoft Power BI Business Continuity Dashboard Aims To Deliver Insights on Remote Workers

Microsoft last week described a new Business Continuity Dashboard for Power BI users that can be used to gauge how an organization is functioning given the relatively recent shift toward relying on remote workforces.

Office 365 Network Onboarding Tool Preview Now Can Detect VPNs

Microsoft recently announced an update to a "proof-of-concept" Office 365 Network Onboarding Tool, which is designed to help organizations check the effectiveness of their connections to Office 365 services.

Microsoft Adding Options for Controlling Reserved Storage in Windows 10

Microsoft announced last week that IT pros soon will be getting updates to Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tools that will give them greater control over Windows 10's Reserved Storage feature.

Microsoft Store Support Goes Online

Microsoft's brick-and-mortar consumer stores temporarily closed back in March as a coronavirus precaution, but many of its employees still continue to work via remote connections from their homes.

Windows 10 Preview Adds Ability To Display Linux Distro Files

Microsoft on Wednesday announced Windows 10 preview build 19603, which adds easier access to installed Linux distro files using Windows File Explorer.