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Azure SQL Database Service Getting Migration and Information Protection Options

Microsoft this week announced various Azure SQL Database improvements, including migration, high-availability and information protection options.

Office 365 Getting E-Mail and 'Critical' Trouble Ticket Support Improvements

Microsoft announced new trouble-ticketing support additions to the Office 365 Admin Center portal for IT pros, including one improvement specifically aimed at Microsoft Premier users.

Microsoft To Add Windows 10 S Mode to All Editions and Drop Switch Fee

Windows 10 in "S mode" soon will be available in all Windows 10 editions, and Microsoft plans to drop a proposed charge for users wanting to switch from S mode.

McAfee Rolling Out Security Protections for Microsoft Azure Users

McAfee on Wednesday announced newly available and coming security support for Microsoft Azure services via McAfee Cloud Security Platform products.

Windows 10 'Redstone 4' To Include Machine Learning Platform

Microsoft is readying a new machine learning platform for Windows 10 that will help developers add artificial intelligence (AI) functionality into their apps.

Microsoft Ending Outlook Web Apps for Android and iOS Devices

Microsoft gave notice it's ending Outlook Web Apps for Android, iPad and iPhone devices over the next couple of months.

Microsoft Adds Kali and Debian Linux Distros to the Windows Store

Microsoft added a couple of Linux operating system distros to the Windows Store this week, and described some of its ongoing open source work.

Microsoft Outlines Password Best Practices for Azure Active Directory Users

Microsoft this week described best practices for identity security when using Azure Active Directory or Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services.

Microsoft Approves Microcode Spectre Variant 2 Fix for Intel Skylake Chips on Windows 10 Version 1709

Microsoft announced this week that it made available some Intel Skylake microcode updates that address Spectre variant 2 types of attacks for Windows 10 version 1709.

Azure Migrate Tool Now Available To Plan VMware Virtual Machine Moves

The Azure Migrate tool can now be used by organizations to help plan moves of their on-premises virtual machines and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

Azure Advanced Threat Protection Now Commercially Available

The product, now deemed ready for use in production environments, is a cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents in an organization.

Microsoft Teams To Get Expanded Guest Access for External Users

The Microsoft Teams collaboration solution will be getting a new capability to invite people with consumer e-mail addresses to join an organization's teams spaces.

Microsoft Announces Intune Integration with Pradeo Security for Mobile Devices

Microsoft Intune now works with Pradeo Security for Mobile Defense, which can add additional security protections for organizations that use Android and iOS mobile devices.

StorSimple Data Manager Converts Data into Azure Files

Microsoft has released a solution that converts data stored by StorSimple into a format that can be used with various Azure services.

Azure AD Gets Preview of Office 365 Groups Naming Policy

Microsoft last week announced a preview of new Naming Policy, available with the Azure Active Directory Premium service, that adds some controls over Office 365 groups creation.

Organizations Face Few Options to Windows 10 Enterprise Licensing

Organizations looking at their client operating system futures may find that they'll have little choice except to buy Windows 10 Enterprise edition licensing.

Intel Updates Microcode Guide To Address Meltdown Attacks

Intel has released an updated "Microcode Revision Guidance" document that includes more detailed information about the state of its firmware patches to address potential Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.

Compliance Manager and Azure Information Protection Scanner Go Live

Microsoft this week announced the "general availability" (GA) status of some compliance and information protection tools for use by Microsoft 365 product licensees.

Always Connected Windows 10 PCs Get Expanded OEM and Mobile Operator Support

Windows 10 PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile PC processors, which are known as "Always Connected PCs," are seeing some progress.

Microsoft Outlines Paid Supplemental Servicing for Windows 10 Version 1607

Microsoft this week shared minimal information about its new "paid supplemental servicing" option for volume licensing customers using the Enterprise or Education editions of Windows 10.

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