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Microsoft Offers OneDrive for Business Switch Deal

Microsoft on Tuesday made a move against its online storage partners and competitors by rolling out a OneDrive for Business switch deal.

Cloud Leaders AWS and Azure Now Have Alibaba To Worry About

Recently released data from Synergy Research Group shows cloud upstart Alibaba edging its way into the leader pack of the global cloud computing market for the first time.

Microsoft Store Will Be Getting Progressive Web Apps

Microsoft outlined its progressive Web app (PWA) vision in a Tuesday announcement, and promised to start actively putting PWAs into the online Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Previews Call Analytics for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft recently updated its roadmap for bringing Skype for Business capabilities into Microsoft Teams, adding a Call Analytics preview, among many other features.

Microsoft Intune APIs Now Available via Microsoft Graph

Microsoft has made it easier for developers and IT pros to tap information associated with its Intune mobile management solution via the Microsoft Graph.

Azure Active Directory Gets Policy, Printing and User Perks

Microsoft recently announced a few Azure Active Directory (AD) improvements, both for end users and IT pros.

Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 Now Available for Exchange Online Users

Software security company Kaspersky Lab this week began offering security protections for Exchange Online users with a new cloud-based service.

Microsoft Extends Windows 10 Support but Cuts Office Support

Microsoft today announced extensions to Windows 10 end-of-support dates for some versions and also provided updated servicing and support details for Office productivity suite users.

Office Codebase Now Unified Across Windows, Android and iOS Platforms

Microsoft began rolling out Office productivity suite improvements on Tuesday, and also announced that it has unified its Office codebase across Windows, Android, iOS and Mac.

Microsoft Teams Users Getting Store Apps, Shortcuts and 'Who' App

Organizations using Microsoft Teams are getting collaboration updates starting Monday.

Microsoft Offers Resources To Block Flawed Intel Firmware Updates

Microsoft on Friday published a software update and guidance on how to block Intel's flawed firmware updates for potential Spectre variant 2 attacks.

Microsoft Cuts Azure Support Standard Plan Costs

Microsoft has lowered the monthly price of its Azure Standard support plan while also reducing the "critical" case response time under that plan, according to an announcement this week.

Microsoft Describes Windows Update for Business Limitations and Dual Scan Caveats

Microsoft this week described Windows Update for Business (WUB) and how it plays with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) when managing Windows 10 clients.

Microsoft Previews Privacy App that Shows Windows 10 Telemetry Info

Microsoft is previewing an additional way to understand the kind of privacy-related information that gets transmitted in its latest Windows 10 test-build release.

IT Pros Get Patch Help with New 'SharePoint Build To Build Update Playbook'

Microsoft this week released a new "SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook" for IT pros who update SharePoint Server installations.

OneDrive Files Restore and Other Office 365 Features Starting To Arrive

Microsoft this week started delivering a Files Restore feature for OneDrive for Business users, along with other Office 365 advancements at the test level.

Windows Server Test Build Supports In-Place Upgrades

Microsoft this week indicated that its current Windows Server test release for Windows Insider participants now supports in-place upgrades, message queuing for containers and smaller Server Core base images.

Microsoft Rolls Out Second Update to SQL Operations Studio

The latest improvements to Microsoft's SQL Operations Studio (MSOS) are now available, marking the data management tool's second update since its public preview debut at November's PASS Summit.

Intel Identifies Meltdown-Patch Reboot Problems in Broadwell and Haswell Chips

Intel Corp. reported on Monday that it has discovered the cause of reboot issues that affected its Broadwell and Haswell processors after patches were applied designed to fix potential side-channel "speculative execution" exploits.

Microsoft Outlines Windows Update Model Using System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft kicked off a video series describing Windows client management using System Center Configuration Manager, in a Wednesday announcement.

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