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Microsoft Starting To Bring Office 365 Groups to Yammer

Microsoft is now starting to connect its Yammer enterprise social networking solution with its Groups functionality in Office 365, which promises to add more collaborative tools for end users.

Microsoft Rolls Out Premium Assurance Plans for Windows Server and SQL Server

Microsoft this month started selling "Premium Assurance" coverage plans for both Windows Server and SQL Server.

Office 365 Service Health Dashboard Now Commercially Available

A new Office 365 service health dashboard has reached the commercial-release stage and is getting rolled out to subscribers this month.

Windows 10 Creators Update Bringing Relaxed Reboot Options

Microsoft executives highlighted some user controls that will be coming in the Windows 10 "creators update," expected to arrive this spring.

Exchange Server 2007 Support Ending in April

Exchange Server 2007 will hit its end-of-life phase in April of this year, Microsoft recently noted this week.

Microsoft Releases Network Performance Monitor for Operations Management Suite

Microsoft has commercially released Network Performance Monitor, a network monitoring solution for applications that's part of its Operations Management Suite product.

Azure Active Directory Connect Health Gets New Alert Capabilities

Microsoft today announced the commercial release of a couple of Azure Active Directory monitoring capabilities that were previously at the preview stage.

Google and Dutch Researchers Demonstrate Broken SHA-1 Web Security

Google this week announced that Shell Hashing Algorithm-1 (SHA-1) has been broken.

SharePoint Framework Goes Live

Microsoft's SharePoint Framework reached "general availability" status on Thursday.

Microsoft Previews License Management via Azure Active Directory and Rolls Out Slack Integration

Microsoft this week announced a new Azure Active Directory group-based license management scheme that's at the preview stage, plus Azure AD integration with Slack.

Microsoft Outlines SharePoint Improvements and Plans for 2017

Microsoft had some SharePoint news to tell this week, along with a few product roadmap hints.

Microsoft Releases Adobe Flash Player Security Updates

In a surprise move, Microsoft on Tuesday released security updates to the Adobe Flash Player that's integrated with Windows systems.

Azure Container Service Now Has Kubernetes Support

Organizations using the Azure Container Service soon will be getting the ability to orchestrate workloads using Kubernetes, Microsoft announced today.

Delayed Microsoft Security Updates Now Planned for March Arrival

Microsoft quietly updated a Feb. 14 announcement explaining the delay of its February security updates to state that the updates will now be arriving on March 14, or the next "update Tuesday."

Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Imaging Rights in SmartDeploy Talk

Microsoft explained a bit how imaging works under its Volume Licensing program during a recent SmartDeploy online presentation.

Microsoft Planning New Yammer Desktop Apps for Mac and Windows

Microsoft indicated today that it is working to create new Yammer social media desktop applications for Mac and Windows machines.

Microsoft Defers February Security Updates

Microsoft has delayed its "patch Tuesday" security update release that was expected to arrive today.

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Secure Score

Microsoft has announced that Office 365 Secure Score API, the company's security analytics tool aimed at evaluating data risk levels in the cloud service, is now available for commercial Office 365 users.

Microsoft Partners with SailPoint on Azure Active Directory Governance

Microsoft announced a partnership with SailPoint this month on Azure AD governance.

Microsoft Outlines Coming Windows 10 Security Improvements

Microsoft announced some Windows 10 security improvements and milestones today in advance of the RSA security conference, taking place next week.

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