Microsoft Releases Skype for Linux Alpha Client

Microsoft today announced an "alpha" test release of a new Skype for Linux client for consumer users of its Skype voice-over-IP, instant messaging and videoconferencing service.

Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Arriving This Fall

Microsoft today announced plans to launch Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 products at its Ignite conference this fall.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Hits General Availability

Microsoft today announced that its elastic cloud computing platform Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available.

Windows Server 2003 Still Used by 18 Percent of Orgs

Windows Server 2003 is still being used, even though it lost Microsoft's product update support one year ago, a recent study has found.

Microsoft Explains Azure Stack Delay

Microsoft said that despite initially being penned for release later this year, the company's Azure Stack won't arrive until sometime in 2017.

Microsoft Backs Emerging European Privacy Shield Agreement

A Microsoft executive expressed optimism today for a new European Union-United States Privacy Shield agreement.

Microsoft Offers Free Skype Meetings and Releases New Mac Client Preview

Microsoft this week made a couple of Skype announcements, including improvements to a Skype for Business Mac client that's at the private preview stage, as well as a new free Skype Meetings offering.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner Announces Departure

Microsoft's COO Kevin Turner announced that he will be leaving the company at the end of July to helm Citadel Securities as CEO and will be vice chairman of Citadel LLC.

Microsoft Changing Virtualization Tools Support Policy for Windows 10 Pro Users

Microsoft this week announced a coming change to its support for two virtualization tools, but it just applies to Windows 10 Pro edition users.

Microsoft To Offer Secure Productive Enterprise Licensing Later This Year

Microsoft today unveiled a new upper-tier software licensing offering for organizations that will be arriving this year, approximately in Q4.

Microsoft Offers More Advice on Group Policy Patch Problems

Microsoft this week offered yet another explanation about how its June security patch can break Group Policy Object (GPO) settings for organizations and how to address the changes.

Microsoft Aims To Ease Purchasing With New 'Enterprise Advantage' Licensing Option

Microsoft today unveiled a new option that will expand upon its current Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) program.

Microsoft Broadens Azure Active Directory Role-Based Controls for IT Pros

Microsoft has added greater flexibility to its role-based access controls for IT pros using the Azure Active Directory service.

Microsoft Turns on Office 365 June Improvements

Microsoft is turning on new capabilities this month for its Office 365 subscribers.

Microsoft Redesigning Deceptive Windows 10 Update 'Nagware' App

Microsoft is promising to roll out a modified Get Windows 10 (GWX) application this week that will be "clearer" in terms of the user's experience.

Plaintiff Tells Why She Sued Microsoft After Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft has lost a California lawsuit charging that an unauthorized Windows 10 upgrade disrupted a business, and the plaintiff today explained her case.

System Center Configuration Manager Tech Preview 1606 Available

Microsoft this month released System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Technical Preview 1606.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Conditional Access for Exchange and SharePoint Online

Microsoft today announced Azure Active Directory Conditional Access support for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online services, which is now at the preview stage.

Microsoft Planning To Launch Azure Information Protection Service This Year

Microsoft unveiled a new information protection service that will get commercially released sometime later this year.

Microsoft Explains Group Policy Changes Caused by June Security Patch

Microsoft's Directory Services team has now published a more thorough explanation about how a June security patch, MS16-072, will change Group Policy functionality for organizations.

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