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Office 365 Enterprise Users Now Have Microsoft Teams E-Discovery Option

Organizations that use the Microsoft Teams chat-workspace service but that also keep their Exchange e-mail server data on-premises now have new optional e-discovery, compliance content search, preview and export options.

Microsoft Planning to Drop Windows 10 'Targeted' Update Lingo

Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service will be getting another twist, at least in terms of its terminology, according to an announcement on Thursday.

Office 365 Threat Intelligence Service Now Has Threat Tracker Capability

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the general availability of Threat Tracker for the Office 365 Threat Intelligence service.

Microsoft Cloud App Security Now Detects GDPR Noncompliance

The Microsoft Cloud App Security service now can detect applications that fall out of compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Previews Azure AD for Linux Virtual Machines Extension

Microsoft this month announced a preview of the ability to log into a Linux-based VM running on its Azure public cloud service using Azure Active Directory credentials.

Microsoft Releases New Windows Server 2019 Preview, Announces Coming Summit Event

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a preview of Windows Server 2019 build 17677, which includes improved PowerShell support for reporting performance history, plus container improvements.

Microsoft Steps Up to GDPR and Releases Compliance Tools

Microsoft on Friday highlighted its multiple resources for staying in compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

Microsoft Outlines 'Modern Management' with Windows 10 Version 1803

Microsoft talked extensively this week about Windows 10 version 1803 and how it can help IT pros with so-called "modern management" capabilities.

Microsoft Extends Support for Skype for Business and Teams Apps for Windows Phones

Microsoft quietly extended the life of its Skype for Business app for Windows Phone devices by about a year and a half, while its Teams app was given a five-month reprieve.

Microsoft Promising To Bring Mixed Reality and AI to SharePoint Online

Microsoft on Monday described its SharePoint vision, new features and coming attractions, kicking off this week's SharePoint North America event.

Intel and Microsoft Releasing Updates for New Speculative Execution-Type Attacks

Intel Corp. and Microsoft on Monday disclosed two additional speculative execution side-channel attack methods, potentially affecting the security of most processors in computers of all types.

Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft this week announced SQL Advanced Threat Protection, which is described as "a new security package" for Azure SQL Database users.

Microsoft Adds Azure AD Improvements and PingFederate Preview

Microsoft announced a number of improvements to Azure Active Directory this month.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Direct Routing for Teams

Microsoft announced this week that it's possible to preview its Direct Routing telephony connectivity option for use with Microsoft Teams.

New Surface Hub 2 Meeting Room Products Expected in 2019

Microsoft on Tuesday described the Surface Hub 2, its next video-conferencing and whiteboarding big-screen touch device for meeting rooms.

Microsoft Previews Project Brainwave Hardware for 'Real-Time' AI

Microsoft announced the preview of Project Brainwave, "programmable hardware" that sits on Intel's FPGA chips and is designed to help "greatly speed up" AI calculations.

Microsoft Adding Dev Perks with SharePoint Framework 1.5

Microsoft delivered some SharePoint Framework news at its Build developer conference last week.

Microsoft To Turn On Free One-Year Teams Trials on June 1

Microsoft gave notice last week that it will enable end users to initiate a free one-year trial of Microsoft Teams, and these free trials can be triggered by both Office 365 subscribers and non-Office 365 subscribers, starting on June 1.

Microsoft's Custom Functions for Excel Preview Adds AI and 'Service-Connected Code' Capability

Microsoft provided an update during this week's Build Conference event for developers regarding custom functions for Excel and related capabilities.

Azure Confidential Computing Project Getting Added Partner Support

Microsoft this week offered a progress report on its Azure confidential computing project, mostly highlighting its partner efforts.

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