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Azure Cost Management Now Commercially Available for Some Tenancies

Microsoft on Monday announced that its Azure Cost Management feature had reached the "general availability" release stage for both Azure "pay-as-you-go" customers and Azure Government tenancies.

Microsoft Nabs IoT Platform Provider Express Logic

As part of its plan to invest $5 billion in IoT technologies, Microsoft this week acquired Express Logic, which provides real-time operating systems for industrial embedded and IoT devices.

AzCopy Preview Adds AWS S3 Data Transfer Improvements

Microsoft announced this week that it has improved the preview version of its AzCopy tool to better handle Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 data.

Microsoft Adding Google G Suite Migration in Exchange Admin Center

Microsoft's Exchange Admin Center will be getting the ability to move Google G Suite calendar, contacts and e-mail data over to the Office 365 service "in the coming weeks."

Microsoft To Ship Surface Hub 2S Conference Device in June

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a June U.S. ship date for one of its Surface Hub 2S conferencing room products, plus a couple of other product milestones.

Kaspersky Lab Nabs Another Windows Zero-Day

Kaspersky Lab this week described more about a zero-day Windows vulnerability (CVE-2019-0859) that its researchers recently discovered, and how PowerShell was used by the exploit.

Microsoft Admits to 3-Month Consumer E-Mail Breach

Microsoft on Friday sent letters to some of its e-mail users that their accounts may have been accessed by "individuals outside Microsoft" over the past three months.

Windows Admin Center 1904 Now Commercially Available

Microsoft on Friday announced that Windows Admin Center version 1904 had reached the "general availability" (GA) milestone.

U.S. CERT Issues Advisory on VPN Apps

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued an alert this week about the improper storage of session data by virtual private network applications.

Support Ending in July for SCCM 2007 and Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

Microsoft published a notice on Wednesday that System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) and Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (FEP) both will fall out of support on July 9, 2019.

Google Enhances Its Windows and Active Directory Hosting Offerings

Google announced on Wednesday that it's making it easier for organizations with Windows operating systems and Microsoft applications to move them onto its Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Microsoft's April Security Patch Bundle Released

Microsoft announced the release of its April security patches on Tuesday, addressing 74 unique vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Edge Chromium-Based Browser Now Available for Testing

Microsoft on Monday announced that early versions of its new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 are now available for testing as part of the Microsoft Edge Insider testing program.

Microsoft To Unify PowerShell with Coming PowerShell 7

Microsoft on Friday announced plans to replace Windows PowerShell with its newest Core product, which will be called "PowerShell 7."

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Windows 10 Version 1903 Arriving in May with Enhanced Controls

The newest Windows 10 feature update, version 1903, is expected to arrive next month, but Microsoft is planning to give users greater control over when it arrives.

Exchange Online Users Getting Client Authentication and ActiveSync Improvements

Microsoft this week announced a couple of changes coming to organizations that use its Exchange Online e-mail service.

Microsoft Goes Live with Password Protection for Azure AD Users

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Password Protection feature is now deemed ready for deployment by organizations, having reached "general availability" status, according to Microsoft's announcement on Tuesday.

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac both hit the "general availability" stage on Tuesday, introducing new functionality for developers.

Microsoft Releases Configuration Manager Update 1902, Plus Security and Compliance Tools

Microsoft this week announced release milestones for some of its management, security and compliance tools.

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Windows 10 Version 1809 Now at 'Broad Deployment'

Microsoft has declared that Windows 10 version 1809 was "designated for broad deployment."

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