Microsoft and Alibaba Back Open Application Model for Cloud Apps

Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud on Wednesday described an Open Application Model (OAM) for Web applications.

Microsoft's Desktop Analytics Service Now Commercially Available

Desktop Analytics, Microsoft's service for viewing Windows device information, is now deemed ready for use by organizations.

Microsoft Bolsters Windows IoT with NXP and SQL Server Support

Microsoft's Internet of Things (IoT) product line is continuing to grow, with a few new developments highlighted this week.

Tamper Protection Now Available to Microsoft Defender ATP Subscribers

The Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) E5 subscription plan now has an optional "tamper protection" security feature, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Authenticator App To Get Real-Time Phishing Protections

Microsoft is working on adding capabilities to its Microsoft Authenticator app to help defeat security breaches enabled by advanced attack techniques, including phishing and man-in-the-middle methods.

Microsoft Previews New Azure Active Directory Roles and Bulk Management Capability

Microsoft this week announced a couple of noteworthy previews of new capabilities for IT pros using the Azure Active Directory identity and access management service.

Microsoft Pins Patch Hopes on Coming Enterprise Security Guide

An effort to help enterprise organizations better patch their software will be "kicking off soon," according to a Wednesday Microsoft announcement.

Azure Spring Cloud Private Preview Launched by Pivotal and Microsoft

Pivotal Software and Microsoft introduced a private preview of Azure Spring Cloud on Tuesday.

Microsoft Patching 60 Vulnerabilities in October Security Release

October is not looking like it's a too frightful of a patch month, with 60 software vulnerabilities getting addressed in Microsoft's "update Tuesday" security release.

SharePoint Migration Tool Now Supports SharePoint Server 2010 Sites

Microsoft recently updated its SharePoint Server migration tool and issued an updated diagnostic tool for assessing SharePoint Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2016 environments.

OneDrive for Consumers Now Has 'Personal Vault' Security Option

Microsoft's OneDrive cloud-based storage service for consumers now has a new security feature for file storage, Microsoft announced last week.

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Devices and Windows 10X

Microsoft showcased its coming Surface PC and device innovations during a New York City presentation.

Microsoft Broadens Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Program by Dropping Volume Licensing Requirement

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its Extended Security Updates program for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 users won't be restricted to organizations that made their Windows purchases through its volume licensing offerings.

Windows Virtual Desktop Service Commercially Available Worldwide

Microsoft on Monday announced the worldwide "general availability" of its new Windows Virtual Desktop service.

Microsoft Defender ATP Now Supports Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection's endpoint detection and response capability is now at "general availability" commercial-release status for users of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

Microsoft Touts Machine Learning Role in Assessing Windows 10 Upgrades

Microsoft recently elaborated on how its machine learning algorithms help ensure that Windows 10 feature upgrades will be successful.

Infrastructure Upgrades and Security Concerns Fueling IT Budget Increases

IT spending likely will increase in 2020 because of a need to carry out infrastructure upgrades and address security concerns, according to a Spiceworks study published this week.

Microsoft Eases Windows 10 Previews for Windows Server Update Services Users

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it's possible for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) users to get Windows 10 feature update previews by making a few settings changes.

Microsoft's Azure Sentinel SIEM Service Now Commercially Available

Azure Sentinel, Microsoft's cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) solution, has reached the "general availability" release stage.

Microsoft Outlines Plans To End Basic Authentication in Exchange Online Next Year

Microsoft upped the stakes in its effort to end "Basic Authentication" with the Exchange Online e-mail service.