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Azure Active Directory plus PingAccess Now Available for Web Apps Access

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory service integrated with Ping Identity's PingAccess is now commercially available, supporting single sign-on access by end users to so-called "legacy" Web applications.

Microsoft Planning Recoverable Items Fix for Exchange Server 2016

Microsoft plans to improve the behavior of the Recoverable Items folder for Exchange Server 2016 users when it releases Cumulative Update 6.

Microsoft Warns Exchange Server Users To Avoid .NET Framework 4.7

Microsoft today issued an announcement warning that current Exchange Server versions don't support the newly released .NET Framework 4.7 and that organizations using the server should block the installation of the new framework for the time being.

Verizon Completes Yahoo Buy

Verizon Communications completed its acquisition of Yahoo today.

Microsoft Adds Nation-State Protections in June Security Patch

Microsoft released June security updates today, but it also included "critical" updates for unsupported Windows systems to address "potential nation-state activity."

Microsoft Touts Windows 10 'Creators Update' Ransomware Protections

Microsoft has published details about how the Windows 10 "creators update" (version 1703, released in April) provides protection against ransomware, including last month's infamous "WannaCrypt" (or "WannaCry") ransomware outbreak.

Intel Raises Patent Infringement Concerns About x86 Emulation Plans

Microsoft and Qualcomm's plans to bring Windows 10 to ARM-based devices could be hitting a snag, namely the intellectual property claims of Intel Corp.

Microsoft Intune in Azure Portal Now Commercially Available

Microsoft Intune, as managed through the Azure Portal, has reached "general availability" status and now supports conditional access settings, Microsoft announced today.

Microsoft Previews SharePoint Framework Extensions

Microsoft released a preview of SharePoint Framework Extensions for developers this week.

VMware Horizon VDI Now Supports Skype for Business

VMware has integrated its Horizon virtual desktop solution with Microsoft's Skype for Business communications product.

Microsoft Extends Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Policies

Azure Active Directory now supports conditional access policies when used with Microsoft Teams, as well as the Azure Portal.

Kaspersky Lab Files Europe Antitrust Complaints Against Microsoft

Kaspersky Lab today announced that it has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office.

SharePoint Online Users Getting Metadata Navigation Feature This Month

Microsoft is planning to add metadata navigation capabilities to "modern" SharePoint List and Library pages, starting on June 12.

Microsoft Lists Products Using Insecure SMB 1 Protocol

Microsoft this week started publishing a list of devices and software products that use Server Message Block 1.

Microsoft Ending Azure BizTalk Services

Microsoft gave notice on Wednesday that Azure BizTalk Services will come to an end in about a year.

Microsoft Improves Azure Active Directory Proxy Service and Adds Work Folders Support

Microsoft this week announced various Azure Active Directory improvements.

Windows 10 'Creators Update' Arriving for Surface Hub Devices

Microsoft announced today that it has rolled out the Windows 10 "creators update" for its Surface Hub collaboration devices.

Office 365 Add-In Deployment Capability Now Available

IT pros can now centrally deploy Office add-ins to end users using Microsoft's Office 365 Centralized Deployment service, which was launched commercially today.

Microsoft Offers Resources for Achieving GDPR Compliance in 2018

Microsoft and other service providers are suggesting that they have the means for organizations to become compliant with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.

IDC Advocates for 'Patch Independence' Mindset To Address Security Risks

IDC offered a somewhat contrarian view this week on how organizations should best protect against security incidents.

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