Microsoft Online Services and Compliance Risks: Some Tips, Tricks and Directions

Organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EA) should consider negotiating protections or special discounts up front to avoid compliance issues likely associated with Microsoft's cloud services.

Windows 10 Creators Update 'Fully Available' Again

Microsoft today suggested that the Windows 10 creators update was "fully available" worldwide for commercial deployment.

Microsoft Releases Advanced Threat Analytics Version 1.8

Microsoft released the latest version of its Advanced Threat Analytics forensic security solution this week.

Adobe and Browser Makers Announce the End of Flash

Adobe will stop supporting its Flash Player browser plug-in by the end of 2020, the company announced today.

Microsoft Ending Windows PowerShell 2.0 Support with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows PowerShell 2.0 will be one of the features that won't survive when Microsoft releases the Windows 10 "fall creators update."

AVST Offers Help for Organizations Facing Microsoft's Unified Messaging Deadline

Applied Voice and Speech Technologies is coming to the rescue following Microsoft's announcement that it plans to drop session border control support for PBX systems.

Microsoft's Cloud Business Propels Strong Quarterly Gains

Microsoft beat analyst forecasts for Q4 of its 2017 fiscal year thanks to strong Azure revenue growth.

Microsoft Blocking Windows 10 'Creators Update' for Intel Atom-Based PCs

Microsoft disclosed plans today to extend Windows 10 support to machines running Intel's "Clover Trail" Atom processors, but only via the Windows 10 "anniversary update," not the current "creators update."

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 1

Microsoft on Monday announced that the first release candidate for SQL Server 2017 is now available to the public.

Microsoft Pulls Extended Hotfix Software Assurance Benefit

A few licensing tidbits, and other Microsoft product changes, are showing up in obscure places.

Microsoft Transitioning Windows PowerShell 6.0 into PowerShell Core

Microsoft recently explained its Windows PowerShell roadmap plans, which will increasingly focus on PowerShell Core, going forward.

Microsoft Releases First Windows Server 2016 Build for 'Insider' Testers

Microsoft this week released its first preview build of Windows Server 2016 to its Windows Insider Program testers.

Microsoft's Rural Broadband Effort Called 'Nonsense' by NAB

Microsoft this week offered a proposal to jumpstart rural broadband access in the United States, but the plan was immediately condemned by the National Association of Broadcasters.

Citrix CEO Tatarinov Departs Company

After less than two years as CEO of Citrix, Kirill Tatarionov is leaving the company.

OneDrive Storage Getting Photo Indexing Enhancements This Month

Microsoft is starting to deliver an intelligent search capability that will make it easier to find photos of drawings, whiteboards, signs and receipts that get stored using the OneDrive cloud storage service.

Microsoft Previews New Applications for Office 365 Business Premium Plans

Microsoft will preview three new applications in the coming weeks for Office 365 Business Premium "first release" testers, according to an announcement this week.

Microsoft and Canonical Add Ubuntu Linux Distro to the Windows Store

Microsoft this week made it easier to run Linux on Windows 10 systems by putting Canonical's Ubuntu distro in the Windows Store.

Microsoft Embraces Intel Xeon Scalable Processors for Project Olympus

Intel announced the general availability of its Xeon Scalable processors, which Microsoft sees as "a cornerstone" for Project Olympus.

Quest On Demand Service Now Available To Ease Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Management Woes

Quest today rolled out the first three additions to its new cloud-based solutions for managing Office 365 applications and Azure Active Directory implementations.

Microsoft Reorg To Focus on Driving Cloud Sales

Details are emerging of Microsoft's long-rumored, cloud-oriented sales and marketing reorganization this week.

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