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Microsoft Enhances GDPR Compliance Tools for Azure and Office 365

Microsoft this week announced tooling enhancements to help organizations using Azure and Office 365 services meet the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation requirements.

Microsoft Previews Office 365 Privileged Access Management

Microsoft this week announced the availability of a preview of a new Privileged Access Management capability for IT departments overseeing Office 365 tenancies.

Microsoft Releases Azure Security Service Improvements and Previews New Security API

Microsoft this week described progress on its sprawling collection of security services, including its Advanced Threat Protection, Conditional Access, Information Protection and Security Graph solutions.

Microsoft Signals the End for OneNote Desktop Application

Microsoft is planning to stop building its OneNote desktop application, with the current OneNote 2016 product being the last of its kind.

Microsoft Previewing FIDO2 Security Key Authentication with Windows 10 Spring Release

Microsoft this week announced new passwordless sign-in support, using FIDO2, that's coming to the spring Windows 10 release and now available at preview.

Microsoft and Other Tech Companies Join Cybersecurity Tech Accord

The Cybersecurity Tech Accord was announced today, with 34 tech companies joining.

Q&A: Microsoft Further Clarifies Windows Admin Center Capabilities

Microsoft has answered a few press questions about the newly released Windows Admin Center management tool.

Windows Admin Center Now Available for Production Use

Microsoft on Thursday renamed Project Honolulu, calling it the "Windows Admin Center," and released it for use in production environments.

SharePoint Online Previews and New Migration Tool Arriving This Month

Microsoft on Wednesday announced previews that are coming to SharePoint Online users, including a new migration tool plus perks for end users.

Microsoft Highlights Storage Migration Service in Latest Windows Server Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new channel-release preview of Windows Server build 17639, highlighting two new features.

Microsoft Dusts Off '90s-Era File Manager for Windows 10

Microsoft has brought back the original Windows 3.0 File Manager as an open source Visual Studio solution that can run on Windows 10.

AMD Issues CPU Updates for Spectre Variant 2 Attacks

AMD has released microcode updates to its original equipment manufacturing partners to address Spectre variant 2 attack methods for Windows 10 systems.

Azure Active Directory Login Design Change Coming in June

Microsoft gave advance notice this month that it's planning to change the user interface for carrying out Azure Active Directory logins, yet again.

Exchange Hybrid Modern Authentication Available for Use with Android and iOS Outlook Clients

Microsoft now enables the use of Outlook e-mail client applications for Android or iOS devices with some Exchange Server products in "hybrid modern authentication" scenarios.

SharePoint Online Public News Feed Ending in June

Microsoft is planning to narrow options in June for Office 365 tenancies by effectively ending the "native" SharePoint Online public newsfeed that they may use.

Microsoft Offers Hybrid Cloud Print Setup Advice

Microsoft this week offered some practical advice on how to set up its hybrid cloud printing capability.

IT Pros Getting Combined Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Admin Center

Microsoft has created a new management portal with combined controls for both Skype for Business Online and Teams, and it gave notice to IT pros on Thursday that it is transitioning them toward this new experience.

Intel Not Planning To Issue Spectre Fixes for Some Processors

Intel this week indicated that it isn't planning to release microcode updates for some of its processors to prevent Spectre attack methods.

Microsoft Ups IoT Ante with $5 Billion Investment

Microsoft announced a $5 billion Internet of Things investment plan on Wednesday, with spending occurring "over the next four years."

Microsoft Previews New Connection Approach for Office 365 Services

Microsoft is previewing a new Web service that publishes network data endpoints that are used to connect to Office 365 services.

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