Microsoft Starts Final Clock on Windows 7 Pro OEM Sales

Sales of new PCs running the Windows 7 Professional edition will start to end next year.

Microsoft Intune Can Now Block Access Based on OS Versions

Microsoft's Intune mobile device management solution can now block device access to company resources based on the version of the client operating system used.

Microsoft Ending Its Forefront Web Protection Services Next Month

Microsoft's Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Services will be coming to an end next month.

Microsoft Previews Azure Resource Health Service

Microsoft released a preview of its Azure Resource Health service last week.

Microsoft Making Changes To Accelerate Windows 10 Upgrades

Microsoft announced some Windows 10 upgrade changes this week, mostly affecting consumer users.

Microsoft Rolling Out Office App Updates This Month

Microsoft's various Office applications are getting enhancements, both this month and in November.

Microsoft Outlines Remote Tools Support for Nano Server

Microsoft provided an update this week on its Nano Server solution, as well as the tools needed to deploy and manage it.

Microsoft Enhances Outlook Apps for iOS and Android

Microsoft today described some improvements coming to its Outlook apps for both iOS and Android mobile devices.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2016 CTP 3, Azure Data Lake Preview and More

Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft's new Data Group head, today announced a new CTP of SQL Server 2016, along with a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10 Credential Guard

Microsoft published a demo this week of Credential Guard, a Windows 10 security virtualization feature designed to ward off credential theft.

System Center Configuration Manager Getting More Service Optimized for Windows 10

Microsoft plans to make its next System Center Configuration Manager product more "service like" to keep pace with Windows 10.

The SharePoint Future Isn't Cloudy, It's Hybrid

Hybrid computing skills should be a focus of IT pros maintaining SharePoint environments, given Microsoft's current cloud emphasis.

Investors Cheer Microsoft's Cloud Growth and Windows 10 Licensing

Microsoft Corp. gave Wall Street a pleasant surprise Thursday night, exceeding analysts' expectations for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year.

Azure Active Directory PowerShell Preview Adds Multifactor Authentication and Mobile Management

Microsoft today announced two new Azure Active Directory PowerShell module capabilities available at the preview testing stage.

Microsoft Envisioning a Hybrid Future for SharePoint Server

Microsoft is working to fill some technology gaps to better enable organizations to deploy "hybrid" SharePoint architectures.

Windows 10 Servicing Previewed in System Center 2016 Configuration Manager TP3 Update

Microsoft has issued an October update to its System Center 2016 Configuration Manager Technical Preview 3 (SCCM TP3) that adds a management capability specific to Windows 10 clients.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Domain Services and Proxy Previews

Microsoft this week rolled out new previews for organizations using its Azure Active Directory services.

New Windows 10 Test Build Includes 'Nested Virtualization' Preview

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 test build, released this week, supports a preview of a new "nested virtualization" feature.

Microsoft Discloses Events Lineup, Moves Ignite from Chicago

Microsoft announced its 2016 events lineup today, notably moving its Ignite event for IT pros away from Chicago.

Microsoft Releases Azure Roles Based Access Control Service

Microsoft announced the "general availability" of its Roles Based Access Control (RBAC) Azure service this week.

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