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Skype Room Systems Products Starting To Sprout

Microsoft this week announced progress with Skype Room Systems (SRS) products built by its hardware partners.

Cloud Revenue Growth Helps Microsoft Beat Quarterly Expectations

Microsoft on Thursday reported $24.5 billion in revenues for its first FY18 quarter, more than $1 billion higher than analysts had forecast.

Certified Skype for Business Phones Expected To Work with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft this week gave assurances that phones certified to work with its Skype for Business Online service will continue to work when capabilities get transitioned over to the Microsoft Teams service.

Microsoft Ends Kinect Camera Products

Microsoft is no longer manufacturing Kinect cameras, according to a press account today, citing Microsoft officials.

Microsoft Previews Managed Kubernetes on Azure plus Georeplication Service

Microsoft today announced previews of new services aimed at making Kubernetes on Azure easier to manage for developers and IT pros.

Microsoft Outlines Skype for Business to Teams Roadmap Plans

Microsoft today described some of its upcoming roadmap milestones for bringing Skype for Business capabilities into Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Adds Migration Help for Older Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Policies

Microsoft issued a reminder today that IT pros should switch Azure Active Directory conditional access policies that were created using the "classic" Azure portal to policies supported by the new Azure Portal.

Windows Server Version 1709 Lacks Storage Spaces Direct

Windows Server version 1709, released earlier this week, doesn't include Microsoft's highly touted Storage Spaces Direct capability.

Microsoft Outlines New Visio Online Plan Options

Microsoft this week said it was announcing the "general availability of Visio Online, including two new subscription plans: Visio Online Plan 1 and Visio Online Plan 2," according to a Microsoft spokesperson, via e-mail.

Microsoft Releases First Update to New Service-Enabled Windows Server 2016

Microsoft on Tuesday released Windows Server version 1709, its first "semiannual channel" release for organizations wanting to get new operating system releases at a faster pace.

How To Get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Microsoft today released the Windows 10 fall creators update, which is broadly available.

Hackers Actively Exploiting Latest Adobe Flash Hole

On Monday Adobe alerted the public that attackers are taking advantage of a remote code execution security vulnerability in its Flash platform in Web browsers.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Arrives with IT Pro Perks

Microsoft's latest operating system update, released today, contains plenty for IT pros.

Symantec Taps Microsoft Azure for Norton Security Products

Microsoft announced today that its Azure infrastructure is being used by software security firm Symantec Corp.

Microsoft Dublin Datacenter Case Getting Supreme Court Review

The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered a review of an appellate court's ruling in favor of Microsoft in a search-warrant case involving Microsoft's cloud services.

Major Security Flaw in Wireless Protocol WPA2 Disclosed

Security researchers on Monday revealed a major flaw in the widely used wireless network protocol WPA2.

Windows 10 Found To Violate Dutch Privacy Law

A Dutch regulatory authority has found that Microsoft's privacy measures in the Home and Pro editions of the Windows 10 "anniversary update" and the "creators update" operating system editions are violating the country's privacy law.

Windows 10 'Fall Creators Update' Bringing Console Improvements

Microsoft will be delivering major Windows and Linux Console changes with the arrival of the Windows 10 "fall creators update" next week.

Some WSUS Users Get Unbootable PCs After Microsoft Goof

Organizations using Microsoft's Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) tool to control Windows client updates may have ended up with dead PCs this week after a Microsoft release mistake.

Microsoft Clarifies Windows 10 Dual-Scan Behavior for System Center Configuration Manager Users

Microsoft this week explained a bit more about the effects of using System Center Configuration Manager with Windows Update for Business deferral policies.

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