Microsoft Teams Arriving for Semiannual Channel Users of Office 365 ProPlus or Office 365 Business

Microsoft offered a reminder on Friday that it's planning to turn on Microsoft Teams for Office 365 ProPlus or Office 365 Business tenancies that follow the semiannual channel update model starting on Jan. 14, 2020.

Google Promises 18 Months of Chrome Support on Windows 7

Google announced on Friday that it will continue to support its Chrome browser on Windows 7 until "at least July 15, 2021."

Microsoft Store for Business Reportedly To Get Scrapped

The Microsoft Store for Business, formerly known as the "Windows Store for Business," is reportedly on the software deprecation chopping block, according to a Friday media report.

Microsoft Expands Office 365 Tool for Keeping End Users in the Dark

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a couple of enhancements to an emerging Office 365 management capability that lets IT pros hide certain software features from end users or employees.

Teams Walkie Talkie and More Coming to Office 365 Users

Microsoft, as part of the NRF 2020 event for retailers, this week announced a bunch of coming Office 365 enhancements, most of which will support so-called "firstline workers."

Office 365 Users Starting To Get Fluid Framework Preview

Microsoft is starting to deliver an "early preview" of its Fluid Framework to some Office 365 tenancies that have opted to get early update releases, according to a Wednesday announcement.

2020 End-of-Support Milestones for Microsoft's Business Products

The new year is bringing all sorts of end-of-support deadlines for IT pros working with Microsoft's business software.

AI, IoT and Machine Learning To Challenge Traditional Networking

The next phase of networking will depend on IT learning to wrangle modern technologies in ways that simplify operations and help humans make decisions, according to a new report by Cisco.

Coming in 2020: .NET 5, The Next Phase of Microsoft's .NET Framework

.NET 5 (no "Core" and no "Framework") will mark the transition from the aging, proprietary, Windows-only .NET Framework to a modern, open source, cross-platform .NET.

IT Transformation Foreseen in Employment Report

IDC's latest guide on full-time employment for the information and communications technology (ICT) sector has its sights set on IT organizational transformation.

PowerShell 7 Reaches Release Candidate Stage

Microsoft announced earlier this week that PowerShell 7 is now available as a "release candidate" version.

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.

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.

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 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.