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March Office 365 Updates Adding SharePoint and Excel Features

Microsoft this week noted March improvements and previews that are starting to arrive for Office 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Starting To Go Live with Azure Availability Zones

The Azure Availability Zones uptime assurance offering for hosted workloads is now ready for use by some Azure users, according to a Microsoft announcement on Friday.

Microsoft Unveils Project VAST Security Visualization Tool

Microsoft described Project VAST this week, a new tool that promises to visually surface security problems.

Windows Server Version 1803 Semiannual Channel Release Coming This Year

The next Windows Server semiannual channel release will arrive in the first half of this year, and it'll be known as "Windows Server version 1803," Microsoft announced Thursday.

Microsoft Reorg: Myerson Exits, Guthrie To Lead New AI Group

Microsoft on Thursday announced a major reorganization that has significant implications for its Windows business.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Offered Worldwide

Azure SQL Data Warehouse service is now available across all 33 Microsoft Azure regions.

Microsoft Previews New Remote Desktop Web Client

Microsoft published documentation on Wednesday showing how to deploy a new browser-based Remote Desktop Web Client that's available for testing at the preview stage.

Azure Service Health Dashboard Now Available

The Azure Service Health dashboard, used to check the status of Azure services, has reached the "general availability" stage, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Opens Code for Windows Subsystem for Linux Developers

Linux developers got added support from Microsoft this week with the publication of some Windows Subsystem for Linux open source code on the GitHub repository.

Microsoft Previews Serial Console Recovery Tool for Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft on Monday announced a preview of a new Serial Console command-line tool for recovering Linux and Windows VMs running on Azure infrastructure.

Microsoft Adds Azure Monitor Alert Capabilities

Microsoft now has "next-generation" Azure Monitor alert capabilities that can incur costs to use, alongside its free "classic" alerts.

Microsoft Releases Update 1802 for System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft announced the "current branch" release of Update 1802 for System Center Configuration Manager on Thursday.

Azure Database Now Has MySQL and PostgreSQL Options

Microsoft this week announced the commercial availability of Azure Database services for both MySQL and PostgreSQL.

AMD To Release Firmware Updates for Newly Disclosed Chip Flaws

AMD indicated on Wednesday that it is working on firmware updates to address processor security issues publicized last week by CTS Labs.

Microsoft Touts Project Denali for SSDs in Datacenters at Open Compute Event

Microsoft highlighted some of its work with the Open Compute Project this week, including its latest effort with CNEX Labs to simplify solid-state drive technology used in datacenters.

SharePoint Hub Sites Coming to Office 365 Subscribers This Month

The SharePoint Hub Sites intranet feature will be coming to Office 365 subscribers as early as the end of this month, Microsoft announced Wednesday.

Windows Server 2019 Product Scheduled To Arrive This Year

Windows Server 2019 will reach general availability "in the second half of calendar year 2018," according to a Microsoft announcement today.

Azure AD Gets Groups Expiration Policies and Managed Browser Controls

Microsoft announced a couple of Azure Active Directory improvements last week.

Traffic View and Real User Measurements Added to Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager now has a couple of new features at the "general availability" stage.

Azure Service Fabric Going Open Source for Linux and Windows

Microsoft announced this week that its Azure Service Fabric microservices application development platform is moving to an open development process, which will be housed at the GitHub code repository.

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