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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 1

Microsoft on Monday announced that the first release candidate for SQL Server 2017 is now available to the public.

Microsoft Pulls Extended Hotfix Software Assurance Benefit

A few licensing tidbits, and other Microsoft product changes, are showing up in obscure places.

Microsoft Transitioning Windows PowerShell 6.0 into PowerShell Core

Microsoft recently explained its Windows PowerShell roadmap plans, which will increasingly focus on PowerShell Core, going forward.

Microsoft Releases First Windows Server 2016 Build for 'Insider' Testers

Microsoft this week released its first preview build of Windows Server 2016 to its Windows Insider Program testers.

Microsoft's Rural Broadband Effort Called 'Nonsense' by NAB

Microsoft this week offered a proposal to jumpstart rural broadband access in the United States, but the plan was immediately condemned by the National Association of Broadcasters.

Citrix CEO Tatarinov Departs Company

After less than two years as CEO of Citrix, Kirill Tatarionov is leaving the company.

OneDrive Storage Getting Photo Indexing Enhancements This Month

Microsoft is starting to deliver an intelligent search capability that will make it easier to find photos of drawings, whiteboards, signs and receipts that get stored using the OneDrive cloud storage service.

Microsoft Previews New Applications for Office 365 Business Premium Plans

Microsoft will preview three new applications in the coming weeks for Office 365 Business Premium "first release" testers, according to an announcement this week.

Microsoft and Canonical Add Ubuntu Linux Distro to the Windows Store

Microsoft this week made it easier to run Linux on Windows 10 systems by putting Canonical's Ubuntu distro in the Windows Store.

Microsoft Embraces Intel Xeon Scalable Processors for Project Olympus

Intel announced the general availability of its Xeon Scalable processors, which Microsoft sees as "a cornerstone" for Project Olympus.

Quest On Demand Service Now Available To Ease Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Management Woes

Quest today rolled out the first three additions to its new cloud-based solutions for managing Office 365 applications and Azure Active Directory implementations.

Microsoft Reorg To Focus on Driving Cloud Sales

Details are emerging of Microsoft's long-rumored, cloud-oriented sales and marketing reorganization this week.

Windows AutoPilot Service Promises 'Zero-Touch' PC Provisioning

Microsoft announced a new Windows AutoPilot service this week that promises to ease the provisioning of new PCs for end users.

Microsoft Previews SharePoint Online Communication Site Feature

A preview of the SharePoint Communication Site feature is getting released to Office 365 "first release" subscribers, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Buying Cloud Optimization Startup Cloudyn

Microsoft today announced an agreement to acquire Cloudyn, a provider of public cloud monitoring services for enterprises, managed service providers and cloud solution providers.

Researchers Claim Petya Outbreak Was Disguised Wiper Attack

The June 27 Petya outbreak may have been instigated by "wiper" malware that was disguised as ransomware, and possibly it was unleashed by a state actor.

EMET and Other Security Tools Coming to Windows 10 'Fall Creators Update'

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit will be coming back in the Windows 10 "fall creators update," Microsoft announced this week.

New Petya Ransomware Outbreak Tapping SMB 1 Windows Flaw

Another ransomware outbreak was reported today worldwide, although it likely is using other techniques to spread compared with last month's WannaCry ransomware attack.

IT Pro Survey Showing Uptick in Windows 10 Migrations

A newly published industry survey found that IT pros are proceeding apace with Windows 10 migrations.

Microsoft Forms Preview Available for Office 365 Business Users

The Microsoft Forms service became available as a preview test release this month for commercial Office 365 users.

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