Many domain-connected systems woke up on Wednesday with an icon to upgrade to Windows 10, which caught many IT admins off guard.
Microsoft added short-term options this month to its Products and Services Agreement.
Microsoft announced some Skype for Business additions this week, with availability targeted for this year.
Microsoft's fiscal year ends on June 30, offering a negotiating opportunity for organizations that license its software.
Microsoft on Monday announced that its SQL Server 2016 database system will be coming to the Linux platform.
Microsoft's traditional fall and summer Windows 10 update release cycle, as seen last year, may not be the pattern for this year, according to reports.
Microsoft today announced a worldwide commercial rollout of its Office 365 Admin Center management console, which will start happening in a few weeks' time.
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a nonprofit organization promoting the use of cloud security best practices, has announced the formation of a new Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) initiative.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft announced the release of its StorSimple Virtual Array product this week.
Organizations should keep up to date with Windows updates and they should patch their line-of-business applications, too.
Microsoft today released a preview of its new Azure Active Directory Identity Protection service.
IT pro concerns about maintaining system security did not diminish in 2015, especially concerning Windows, but mobile was deemed less of a stumbling block.
Microsoft announced a new Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service today.
Microsoft is investigating an issue with Outlook 2016 when used with POP3 accounts that causes e-mail deletions or duplications.
Microsoft reportedly expects its SharePoint Server 2016 "release-to-manufacturing" milestone to happen on March 14.
Microsoft said this week it intends to acquire Xamarin, the mobile cross-platform development company.
- By Michael Domingo
Microsoft provided an update on its enterprise security solutions today, just before the RSA security conference, which happens later this month.
Microsoft is planning to deliver its Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0 release-to-manufacturing (RTM) version by the end of this month, which also will bring PowerShell 5.0 with it.
Docker, Inc. on Tuesday has released its latest datacenter aimed at application development and container management.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft isn't shortening its Windows Server 2012 product lifecycle support policies for servers using Intel Skylake processors, but it is shortening them for Windows Embedded 7/8.1 devices using those chips.