Microsoft said this week it intends to acquire Xamarin, the mobile cross-platform development company.
- By Michael Domingo
Microsoft provided an update on its enterprise security solutions today, just before the RSA security conference, which happens later this month.
Microsoft is planning to deliver its Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version by the end of this month, which also will bring PowerShell 5.0 with it.
Docker, Inc. on Tuesday has released its latest datacenter aimed at application development and container management.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft isn't shortening its Windows Server 2012 product lifecycle support policies for servers using Intel Skylake processors, but it is shortening them for Windows Embedded 7/8.1 devices using those chips.
An Exchange security certificate renewal that's set to arrive in mid-April will adversely affect organizations with "hybrid" messaging setups if their servers are not up to date, Microsoft warned late last week.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced this week that it has formed a new Web Authentication Working Group to improve Web access security.
Microsoft boasted of its Azure datacenter support for open source software this week, while also announcing that Red Hat Enterprise Linux images are now available from the Azure Marketplace.
Microsoft announced the release of Azure Active Directory Connect 1.1 today.
Microsoft announced Office 365 improvements on Wednesday, including improved auditing plus the expansion of some service limitations.
Microsoft has improved the user profile feature of its Delve solution that's offered with Office 365 subscriptions.
Microsoft this week added an option to its Exchange Server Deployment Assistant tool to configure hybrid deployments using Exchange Server 2016.
Organizations running Exchange Server need to be aware that the coming .NET Framework 4.6.1 update should be avoided for the time being.
Microsoft has changed the terminology it uses to describe Office 365 client updates.
Microsoft on Tuesday released a preview of tools for managing Nano Server, a Windows Server 2016 deployment option.
Microsoft updated Windows 10 today and it also released a new update history page that likely will be of interest to IT pros.
Oracle has released an emergency fix that looks to address an issue when installing Java on Windows.
- By John K. Waters
An industry study found that that most organizations used SharePoint Server on premises in 2015, rather than the SharePoint Online service.
Microsoft this week commercially released its Azure IoT Hub set of services, which facilitates Internet of Things operations for organizations.
Microsoft is promising greater organizational control over roamed Windows 10 operating system settings and application-state data when using the Azure Active Directory (AD) service.