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How To Tell If System Center Configuration Manager Is Ready for Windows 10 Version 1607

Microsoft on Friday offered advice for organizations using System Center Configuration Manager when they are considering upgrading to Windows 10 version 1607.

Microsoft Adds Guest Access to Office 365 Groups

Microsoft has started turning on a new guest capability in Office 365 groups.

Azure Active Directory ID Protection and Privileged ID Management Services Going Live Next Week

Microsoft plans to commercially offer its Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service and its Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management service, starting on Sept. 15.

Microsoft Expands Azure and Office 365 Services with New U.K. Datacenters

Microsoft today announced the opening of new datacenters in the United Kingdom.

Microsoft Access 2016 Now Supports dBase Database Format

Microsoft's Access database management software, as offered through Office 365 service plans, now supports the dBase file format, yet again.

Microsoft Updates Advance Threat Analytics with Increased Detection Capabilities

Microsoft late last week announced that its cloud-based security solution, Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) version 1.7, is now available.

Microsoft Ending SmartScreen Spam Filters in November

Microsoft announced this month that it will stop providing updates for its SmartScreen e-mail spam filters on Nov. 1.

Microsoft Said To Fix PowerShell Problems with Latest Window 10 Update

Microsoft is now giving an all-clear signal, of sorts, with regard to PowerShell issues caused by a late August Windows 10 update release.

Microsoft Adding Office 365 Groups Improvements to SharePoint Online

Some new SharePoint Online and Office 365 Groups enhancements for end users are coming soon, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Suggests IT Pros Must Adapt to Windows 10 Update Process

Microsoft this week reiterated its adapt-or-die message to IT pros responsible for keeping Windows clients and servers updated and patched.

Microsoft Issuing Patch for Surface Pro 3 Power Drain Problem

Microsoft is issuing a software patch for Surface Pro 3 devices with battery drain issues.

Microsoft Plans to Bring Azure Active Directory Groups to Intune

Microsoft will be swapping out the Intune Groups capability in its Intune mobile management service for its Azure Active Directory Groups approach, starting next month.

Microsoft Highlights Windows Server 2016 Performance Specs

Microsoft is touting Windows Server 2016 in preparation for its Ignite conference next month, where the new server will make its debut.

Windows 10 Update KB3176934 Breaks PowerShell

The update to Windows 10 version 1607 that was released on Aug. 23 breaks PowerShell and should be deferred, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Unveils Server Virtualization Deal for VMware Users

Microsoft today announced a coming limited-time offer aimed at getting VMware server virtualization users to switch over to using Microsoft Hyper-V.

Windows 10 Update Flaw Brings Back Removed Apps

Microsoft this week warned that applications already removed from Windows 10 version 1511 images may reappear when systems get updated to Windows 10 version 1607, the "anniversary update."

Microsoft and Citrix Lay Out Mobile and Cloud Partnership Efforts

Microsoft and Citrix once again explained their partnership vision that will combine Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions with Microsoft Azure datacenter solutions.

Microsoft Expands Azure Active Directory ID Protection Preview with User Risk Policy

Microsoft has improved its preview of the Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service for federated tenants and also expanded the preview to Europe.

Cisco Firewall Products Targeted by NSA Hacking Tools

Cisco this week acknowledged that some of its firewall appliance products are being targeted by purportedly leaked U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Points to Windows 10 Privacy Missteps

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has taken a position on Windows 10, stating that "Microsoft blatantly disregards user choice and privacy" for those persons using the operating system.

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