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SharePoint Online Getting Enhanced Team Sites Capability This Month

Microsoft has completed its integration of SharePoint Team Sites with Office 365 Groups, and this new feature is expected to reach all SharePoint Online subscribers by the end of this month.

Microsoft Issues Best Practices Guide for Office 365 ProPlus Deployments

Microsoft has published a "Preferred Practices for Office 365 ProPlus Deployment" guide for IT pros.

Microsoft Previews New Office 365 Management Capabilities with December Update

Microsoft shed a bit of light on its new Office 365 management improvements late last month.

Exchange 2007 and SharePoint 2007 To Lose Support This Year

The year 2017 will bring notable end-of-life milestones for IT shops managing older Microsoft software, such as the 2007 versions of Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.

Microsoft Belatedly Explains Remote Server Admin Tools Dependency on Windows 10 Build 1607

Microsoft explained this week that the current version 1.2 of the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 is just for organizations using Windows 10 build 1607, the "anniversary update."

Microsoft Previews OneDrive for Business Administrator Portal

Microsoft this week announced a preview of a new "OneDrive Admin Center" Web portal for IT pros.

Yahoo Breach Exposed 1 Billion Accounts

Yahoo this week provided details about another security breach that exposed the data of "more than one billion user accounts."

Microsoft To Add Flash Blocking in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft announced plans this week to further ease the use of the Adobe Flash Player in Windows 10.

Microsoft Releases Updates to Exchange Server 2016 and Older Products

Microsoft released updates this week for its supported Exchange Server products.

Docker for Azure Public Beta Released

Docker this week released a public beta of Docker for Azure.

Microsoft December Patch Release Has Fix for Windows 10 Internet Connection Problems

Microsoft's "patch Tuesday" release this month contains a fix for an Internet connection problem that reportedly had widespread effects on Windows 10 machines.

Microsoft Kills Off Enterprise Advantage Contract Option

Microsoft has dropped its plans to implement a proposed "Enterprise Advantage" contract option that would have given organizations potentially better bulk software purchasing discounts.

Microsoft To Offer 'Premium Assurance' for Servers Adding 6 Years of Patch Support

Microsoft this week unveiled coming licensing additions that will extend patch support for Windows Server or SQL Server products for six more years.

Microsoft Enhancing Azure Portal with Intune and Command-Line Tools

Microsoft this week described some coming improvements to the Azure management portal.

Windows 10 on Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM Chips Unveiled During Microsoft WinHEC Talk

Microsoft announced a partnership with Qualcomm this week at its WinHEC event in Shenzhen, China.

Microsoft Eases Local Password Protection with Azure Active Directory Pass-Through Authentication Preview

Microsoft announced a preview today of a new Azure Active Directory Pass-Through Authentication capability, as well as a preview of a "seamless" single sign-on feature.

Microsoft Changing How Security-Only Patch Supersedence Works This Month

Microsoft today announced a December change in its servicing model for older Windows environments after some customers got tripped up by the new patch model.

Windows 10 'Creators Update' To Bring Security Enhancements

Microsoft is planning to deliver some added security improvements for organizations when the Windows 10 "Creators Update" gets released.

Microsoft Goes Live with Azure Active Directory PowerShell 2.0

Microsoft today announced that the Azure Active Directory PowerShell 2.0 module has reached the "general availability" milestone.

Microsoft Offers Additional Guidance for Moving Away from SHA-1 Encryption

Microsoft has published a brief new guide for organizations grappling with the ongoing Shell Hashing Algorithim-1 (SHA-1) deprecation, which is a security concern for browser users and Web site operators.

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