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Windows Server 2016 To Get 'Hyperconverged' Enhancements

Microsoft is promising to describe new details this month about hyperconverged infrastructure improvements that will be coming to the next major release of Windows Server 2016.

Azure App Service on Linux Goes Live

Microsoft today added infrastructure support for Linux Web and mobile application developers by announcing the "general availability" of the Azure App Service on Linux.

Microsoft Kicks Off 'Windows Insider Lab for Enterprise' Test Program

Microsoft has created a "Windows Insider Lab for Enterprise" test network for Windows Insider participants.

Microsoft Extends Free Upgrade Offer for Windows 10 S Users

Microsoft has extended its free upgrade offer from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro until March 31, 2018 for Surface Laptop users.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Arriving Next Month with Support for Next-Gen PCs and Mixed Reality Headsets

Microsoft plans to release the Windows 10 "fall creators update" on Oct. 17.

Microsoft Alters Azure Active Directory Refresh Token Settings

Microsoft has changed the default settings for Azure Active Directory refresh tokens, but just for new tenancies.

Microsoft Adds Excel Coauthoring in Office 365 August Update

Microsoft announced a few newly arriving Office 365 improvements this month.

Microsoft Sees a Future for SATADOM Boot Drives in Windows Server 2016

Microsoft today announced plans to support the use of SATADOM boot drives with future Windows Server 2016 update releases, although an initial testing phase is still required.

Microsoft Previews 'Less Intimidating' Windows Debug Tool

Microsoft has issued a preview of a new Windows debug console that's described as being "less intimidating" and "a bit easier for beginners."

Azure Active Directory Domain Services Gets Preview Support for Resource Manager Virtual Networks

Microsoft today announced a public preview of new Azure Active Directory Domain Services support for virtual networks using Azure Resource Manager.

Microsoft Unified Support Replacing Premier Support Program

Microsoft has a new program to provide technical support to organizations called "Microsoft Unified Support."

Microsoft Suggests Slow Death Coming for PowerShell 2.0

Microsoft this week indicated that it might take some time before Windows PowerShell 2.0 will get removed, even though organizations should still be working to get rid of it as a potential security hazard.

Microsoft Rolling Out New Azure Management Capabilities

Microsoft announced some Azure management developments this week, including a new feature release, plus a few previews.

Microsoft Previewing macOS Conditional Access Using Azure Active Directory and Intune

Microsoft is previewing the ability to impose "conditional access" restrictions on devices running the Apple macOS operating system.

Google Targets Businesses with Chrome Enterprise Offering and VMware Management Partnership

Google this week announced a new Chrome Enterprise license, its latest effort to bring the Chrome OS operating system and Chromebook laptops into the business world.

Red Hat OpenShift To Support Windows Containers in 2018

Microsoft and Red Hat are continuing their integration and support efforts for running Red Hat open source technologies on Microsoft Azure virtual machine infrastructure.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Drop ReFS Creation Support in Pro and Home Editions

Microsoft quietly announced late last week that some editions of Windows 10 will lose file and disk creation capabilities using the Resilient File System (ReFS).

Team Foundation Server Integration with SharePoint Getting Deprecated

Microsoft announced plans today that it will be winding down support for its Team Foundation Server product when it's used with SharePoint Server.

Windows as a Service Manifesto Draws Criticism

IT departments coming to grips with faster arriving Windows 10 updates have a new resource.

Microsoft Updating Azure Log Analytics with New Query Language

Microsoft started rolling out an update this week to its Azure Log Analytics service that promises to bring improved search, plus a new query language.

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