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Microsoft Suggests IT Pros Must Adapt to Windows 10 Update Process

Microsoft this week reiterated its adapt-or-die message to IT pros responsible for keeping Windows clients and servers updated and patched.

Microsoft Issuing Patch for Surface Pro 3 Power Drain Problem

Microsoft is issuing a software patch for Surface Pro 3 devices with battery drain issues.

Microsoft Plans to Bring Azure Active Directory Groups to Intune

Microsoft will be swapping out the Intune Groups capability in its Intune mobile management service for its Azure Active Directory Groups approach, starting next month.

Microsoft Highlights Windows Server 2016 Performance Specs

Microsoft is touting Windows Server 2016 in preparation for its Ignite conference next month, where the new server will make its debut.

Windows 10 Update KB3176934 Breaks PowerShell

The update to Windows 10 version 1607 that was released on Aug. 23 breaks PowerShell and should be deferred, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Unveils Server Virtualization Deal for VMware Users

Microsoft today announced a coming limited-time offer aimed at getting VMware server virtualization users to switch over to using Microsoft Hyper-V.

Windows 10 Update Flaw Brings Back Removed Apps

Microsoft this week warned that applications already removed from Windows 10 version 1511 images may reappear when systems get updated to Windows 10 version 1607, the "anniversary update."

Microsoft and Citrix Lay Out Mobile and Cloud Partnership Efforts

Microsoft and Citrix once again explained their partnership vision that will combine Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions with Microsoft Azure datacenter solutions.

Microsoft Expands Azure Active Directory ID Protection Preview with User Risk Policy

Microsoft has improved its preview of the Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service for federated tenants and also expanded the preview to Europe.

Cisco Firewall Products Targeted by NSA Hacking Tools

Cisco this week acknowledged that some of its firewall appliance products are being targeted by purportedly leaked U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Points to Windows 10 Privacy Missteps

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has taken a position on Windows 10, stating that "Microsoft blatantly disregards user choice and privacy" for those persons using the operating system.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Framework Developer Preview

Microsoft today released its first "developer preview" of the SharePoint Framework.

No 'Golden Keys' Released with Windows Secure Boot Slip Up

There were no actual software keys involved when anonymous researchers claimed that Microsoft had leaked so-called "golden keys" to the Windows secure boot protection scheme, according to an industry veteran.

Microsoft Clarifies Windows 10 Peer-to-Peer Update Controls

Organizations have some Group Policy control options over Microsoft's recently described "Delivery Optimization" update service for Windows 10 clients.

Microsoft Bringing Monthly Update Model to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft will be imposing a monthly update servicing model for users of the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems, starting in October.

Microsoft Explains Rationale for Azure Stack Hardware Limitation

Microsoft chatted up Azure Stack this week in preparation for its September Ignite conference.

Microsoft Reinstates Skylake Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Support Policies

Microsoft's truncated support policy for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users of Intel "Skylake" processors has been rolled back.

Microsoft Denies Windows PC Secure Boot Compromise

Anonymous security researchers are claiming that Microsoft has compromised the Windows "secure boot" protection scheme.

Microsoft Offers Tips To Eliminate Code-Based Sandbox Use in SharePoint

Microsoft this week offered some guidance for organizations dealing with the coming demise of code-based sandbox support in SharePoint sites.

Microsoft Bringing 'Delivery Optimization' with Windows 10 Version 1607

Organizations planning to get the Windows 10 "anniversary update" may also experience a somewhat different client update scheme.

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