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Microsoft Forms Preview Available for Office 365 Business Users

The Microsoft Forms service became available as a preview test release this month for commercial Office 365 users.

Microsoft and Partners Highlight Open Source Dev Tools for Azure

Microsoft and some of its open source partners conducted an Azure OpenDev online presentation on Wednesday.

Microsoft Defends Disabling Antivirus Solutions Incompatible with Windows 10

Microsoft today explained how it works with its antivirus software vendor partners, offering an oblique rebuff to recent complaints.

Outlook 2016 for Mac Gets Minor Improvements

Office 365 users of Outlook 2016 for Mac are getting some improvements, Microsoft announced today.

Microsoft Ending Security Compliance Manager Tool for Windows

Microsoft announced this week that it is ending future support for its long-running Security Compliance Manager tool.

Microsoft Expands Surface Device Distribution

Microsoft announced increased market availability of its lightweight Surface Laptop and Surface Pro devices today, as well as its Surface Studio desktop computer.

Azure Active Directory plus PingAccess Now Available for Web Apps Access

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory service integrated with Ping Identity's PingAccess is now commercially available, supporting single sign-on access by end users to so-called "legacy" Web applications.

Microsoft Planning Recoverable Items Fix for Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft plans to improve the behavior of the Recoverable Items folder for Exchange Server 2016 users when it releases Cumulative Update 6.

Microsoft Warns Exchange Server Users To Avoid .NET Framework 4.7

Microsoft today issued an announcement warning that current Exchange Server versions don't support the newly released .NET Framework 4.7 and that organizations using the server should block the installation of the new framework for the time being.

Verizon Completes Yahoo Buy

Verizon Communications completed its acquisition of Yahoo today.

Microsoft Adds Nation-State Protections in June Security Patch

Microsoft released June security updates today, but it also included "critical" updates for unsupported Windows systems to address "potential nation-state activity."

Microsoft Touts Windows 10 'Creators Update' Ransomware Protections

Microsoft has published details about how the Windows 10 "creators update" (version 1703, released in April) provides protection against ransomware, including last month's infamous "WannaCrypt" (or "WannaCry") ransomware outbreak.

Intel Raises Patent Infringement Concerns About x86 Emulation Plans

Microsoft and Qualcomm's plans to bring Windows 10 to ARM-based devices could be hitting a snag, namely the intellectual property claims of Intel Corp.

Microsoft Intune in Azure Portal Now Commercially Available

Microsoft Intune, as managed through the Azure Portal, has reached "general availability" status and now supports conditional access settings, Microsoft announced today.

Microsoft Previews SharePoint Framework Extensions

Microsoft released a preview of SharePoint Framework Extensions for developers this week.

VMware Horizon VDI Now Supports Skype for Business

VMware has integrated its Horizon virtual desktop solution with Microsoft's Skype for Business communications product.

Microsoft Extends Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Policies

Azure Active Directory now supports conditional access policies when used with Microsoft Teams, as well as the Azure Portal.

Kaspersky Lab Files Europe Antitrust Complaints Against Microsoft

Kaspersky Lab today announced that it has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office.

SharePoint Online Users Getting Metadata Navigation Feature This Month

Microsoft is planning to add metadata navigation capabilities to "modern" SharePoint List and Library pages, starting on June 12.

Microsoft Lists Products Using Insecure SMB 1 Protocol

Microsoft this week started publishing a list of devices and software products that use Server Message Block 1.

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