Azure VMware Solution Gets a Refresh

A preview of an updated Azure VMware Solution was announced this week, marking another step in Microsoft and VMware's joint effort to run VMware virtualization technology on the Azure cloud.

Microsoft Offers More Details on Bing Switch Option for Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise Users

Microsoft on Tuesday described a few more details about its coming Microsoft Search in Bing switching capability for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise subscribers.

Microsoft 365 Records Management Compliance Service Now Available

Microsoft last week announced the "general availability" commercial release of the Microsoft 365 Records Management service.

Microsoft Defers Windows 10X Dual-Screen Device Production Plans

Microsoft announced on Monday that coming Windows 10X-based devices will initially launch as single-screen devices.

Microsoft Adds Single Sign-On Access for All Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft offered an overview of its recent Azure Active Directory release milestones, including free single sign-on access (SSO) for all of its online services subscribers, per a Thursday announcement.

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."

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.

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.

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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.

Microsoft Delivers Hefty April Security Patch Bundle

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

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."