Microsoft Wants To Kill Off Server Message Block 1

Microsoft is appealing to organizations to stop using Server Message Block (SMB) version 1.

Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 Gets Extended Support

Microsoft this week offered some good news, along with some bad news, about Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2.

Microsoft Planning To Block Outdated Flash ActiveX in IE 11

Microsoft announced this week that it's planning to initiate a new limited-time blocking scheme for out-of-date Adobe Flash ActiveX used in its Internet Explorer 11 browser.

Microsoft Rolling Out New Process To Address Account Overlap Confusion

Microsoft today initiated a blocking process to address potential "account overlap" issues when end users sign up to access Microsoft services.

Microsoft and Ping Identity Partnering on Web App Access Solutions

Microsoft and Ping Identity announced a partnership today that could help organizations that need to authenticate users that are trying to access older ("legacy") Web applications.

Microsoft Planning To Launch Service Fabric on Linux

Microsoft plans to show off a new preview of Service Fabric on Linux at its Ignite conference, starting on Sept. 26.

Microsoft Offering Tech Support for Upgrade Analytics Migration Service

Microsoft will be broadening discussion of its Upgrade Analytics preview solution by making its technical team available for questions, starting this week.

Microsoft Previews Azure Portal's New Active Directory Features

Microsoft unveiled a preview today of its Azure portal's new Azure Active Directory features for administrators.

How To Tell If System Center Configuration Manager Is Ready for Windows 10 Version 1607

Microsoft on Friday offered advice for organizations using System Center Configuration Manager when they are considering upgrading to Windows 10 version 1607.

Microsoft Adds Guest Access to Office 365 Groups

Microsoft has started turning on a new guest capability in Office 365 groups.

Azure Active Directory ID Protection and Privileged ID Management Services Going Live Next Week

Microsoft plans to commercially offer its Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service and its Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management service, starting on Sept. 15.

Microsoft Expands Azure and Office 365 Services with New U.K. Datacenters

Microsoft today announced the opening of new datacenters in the United Kingdom.

Microsoft Access 2016 Now Supports dBase Database Format

Microsoft's Access database management software, as offered through Office 365 service plans, now supports the dBase file format, yet again.

Microsoft Updates Advance Threat Analytics with Increased Detection Capabilities

Microsoft late last week announced that its cloud-based security solution, Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) version 1.7, is now available.

Microsoft Ending SmartScreen Spam Filters in November

Microsoft announced this month that it will stop providing updates for its SmartScreen e-mail spam filters on Nov. 1.

Microsoft Said To Fix PowerShell Problems with Latest Window 10 Update

Microsoft is now giving an all-clear signal, of sorts, with regard to PowerShell issues caused by a late August Windows 10 update release.

Microsoft Adding Office 365 Groups Improvements to SharePoint Online

Some new SharePoint Online and Office 365 Groups enhancements for end users are coming soon, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Suggests IT Pros Must Adapt to Windows 10 Update Process

Microsoft this week reiterated its adapt-or-die message to IT pros responsible for keeping Windows clients and servers updated and patched.

Microsoft Issuing Patch for Surface Pro 3 Power Drain Problem

Microsoft is issuing a software patch for Surface Pro 3 devices with battery drain issues.

Microsoft Plans to Bring Azure Active Directory Groups to Intune

Microsoft will be swapping out the Intune Groups capability in its Intune mobile management service for its Azure Active Directory Groups approach, starting next month.

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