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Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2016 CTP 3, Azure Data Lake Preview and More

Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft's new Data Group head, today announced a new CTP of SQL Server 2016, along with a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10 Credential Guard

Microsoft published a demo this week of Credential Guard, a Windows 10 security virtualization feature designed to ward off credential theft.

System Center Configuration Manager Getting More Service Optimized for Windows 10

Microsoft plans to make its next System Center Configuration Manager product more "service like" to keep pace with Windows 10.

The SharePoint Future Isn't Cloudy, It's Hybrid

Hybrid computing skills should be a focus of IT pros maintaining SharePoint environments, given Microsoft's current cloud emphasis.

Investors Cheer Microsoft's Cloud Growth and Windows 10 Licensing

Microsoft Corp. gave Wall Street a pleasant surprise Thursday night, exceeding analysts' expectations for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year.

Azure Active Directory PowerShell Preview Adds Multifactor Authentication and Mobile Management

Microsoft today announced two new Azure Active Directory PowerShell module capabilities available at the preview testing stage.

Microsoft Envisioning a Hybrid Future for SharePoint Server

Microsoft is working to fill some technology gaps to better enable organizations to deploy "hybrid" SharePoint architectures.

Windows 10 Servicing Previewed in System Center 2016 Configuration Manager TP3 Update

Microsoft has issued an October update to its System Center 2016 Configuration Manager Technical Preview 3 (SCCM TP3) that adds a management capability specific to Windows 10 clients.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Domain Services and Proxy Previews

Microsoft this week rolled out new previews for organizations using its Azure Active Directory services.

New Windows 10 Test Build Includes 'Nested Virtualization' Preview

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 test build, released this week, supports a preview of a new "nested virtualization" feature.

Microsoft Discloses Events Lineup, Moves Ignite from Chicago

Microsoft announced its 2016 events lineup today, notably moving its Ignite event for IT pros away from Chicago.

Microsoft Releases Azure Roles Based Access Control Service

Microsoft announced the "general availability" of its Roles Based Access Control (RBAC) Azure service this week.

Microsoft Expands Azure Backup's Capabilities with 'Project Venus'

Microsoft this week announced that its Azure Backup service now can back up Hyper-V virtual machines, as well as more server workloads.

VMware Pushes Out Fixes for 3 Hardware Security Holes

VMware has released security updates for three significant flaws in vCenter Server and ESXi.

Microsoft Expands Skype for Business Feature Previews

Microsoft today announced an expansion of its previews of Skype for Business features, as enabled via Office 365 services.

Microsoft Revamps Its Most Valuable Professional Program

Microsoft changed its Most Valuable Professional program structure this month.

Microsoft Fields a Bunch of Office 2016 Questions

Microsoft's Office 2016 product line can seem obtuse for those trying to get it, so a corporate VP took to answering some common questions this week.

Microsoft To Kick Off Its New Financial Reporting This Month

Microsoft Corp. announced upcoming changes this week that will affect the structure of its financial reports going forward.

Box Targets Office 365 and SharePoint with Deeper Integration

Microsoft and Box are betting that their marriage of convenience will benefit their efforts to grow their enterprise ECM and collaboration market shares.

Microsoft Releases Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft released its newest messaging server product today for premises-based deployments.

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