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Windows Update for Business Could Thwart Client Management Controls

Microsoft recently explained some nuances about its Windows 10 update services that could be frustrating for IT pros.

Microsoft Buys Simplygon To Gain 3D Optimization Technologies

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of Simplygon, a Swedish maker of three-dimensional (3D) solutions used in games graphics engines and virtual reality applications.

Microsoft To Separate IE Patches from Security Only Updates Next Month

Microsoft today announced a couple of changes on how it plans to deliver Windows security updates for organizations.

Microsoft Replacing Old Security Bulletins Portal Next Month

Microsoft's venerable "Security Bulletins" portal, which lists monthly software patch releases, will get replaced next month as Microsoft goes live with its new "Security Updates Guide" portal.

Microsoft Goes Live with Office 365 StaffHub Scheduling Service

Microsoft today started offering its Office 365 StaffHub service worldwide.

Microsoft Highlights Windows Hello Companion Device Progress

Microsoft's partners have been busy producing alternative means for verifying user identities without passwords via Windows Hello.

Microsoft To Direct First-Time Azure Buyers to Partners

Microsoft announced a licensing change this week that will affect first-time buyers of Azure services, starting next month.

SharePoint Framework Now at Release Candidate Stage

Microsoft this week signaled that its SharePoint Framework for developers is in the final testing phases before general release to production environments.

Microsoft Changing Privacy Controls in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft plans to change some of the privacy controls associated with Windows 10, with two main additions coming this spring.

Windows 10 Test Release Packed with Improvements

Microsoft is delivering a few noteworthy features in this week's "fast-ring" test release of Windows 10, known as build 15002.

SharePoint Online Getting Enhanced Team Sites Capability This Month

Microsoft has completed its integration of SharePoint Team Sites with Office 365 Groups, and this new feature is expected to reach all SharePoint Online subscribers by the end of this month.

Microsoft Issues Best Practices Guide for Office 365 ProPlus Deployments

Microsoft has published a "Preferred Practices for Office 365 ProPlus Deployment" guide for IT pros.

Microsoft Previews New Office 365 Management Capabilities with December Update

Microsoft shed a bit of light on its new Office 365 management improvements late last month.

Exchange 2007 and SharePoint 2007 To Lose Support This Year

The year 2017 will bring notable end-of-life milestones for IT shops managing older Microsoft software, such as the 2007 versions of Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.

Microsoft Belatedly Explains Remote Server Admin Tools Dependency on Windows 10 Build 1607

Microsoft explained this week that the current version 1.2 of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 is just for organizations using Windows 10 build 1607, the "anniversary update."

Microsoft Previews OneDrive for Business Administrator Portal

Microsoft this week announced a preview of a new "OneDrive Admin Center" Web portal for IT pros.

Yahoo Breach Exposed 1 Billion Accounts

Yahoo this week provided details about another security breach that exposed the data of "more than one billion user accounts."

Microsoft To Add Flash Blocking in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft announced plans this week to further ease the use of the Adobe Flash Player in Windows 10.

Microsoft Releases Updates to Exchange Server 2016 and Older Products

Microsoft released updates this week for its supported Exchange Server products.

Docker for Azure Public Beta Released

Docker this week released a public beta of Docker for Azure.

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