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IT Pros Subject to Vague Microsoft Support Policies

Microsoft's Lifecycle Support policies may pose problems for IT pros if a trend toward dropping support without notice should gain steam.

Microsoft Deprecating Exchange 2016 Edge Role on Windows Server 2016

Microsoft announced this week that it has changed its support policy for the Edge role on Exchange Server 2016, but only when it's used on Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Releases Reporting Module for PowerShell Desired State Configuration

Microsoft announced the availability of a new Windows PowerShell module this week that adds reporting capabilities for Windows operating systems maintained using Desired State Configuration (DSC).

Microsoft Extends Windows Server 2012 Support

Microsoft has extended the life of Windows Server 2012, publishing new end-of-support dates.

SharePoint 2013 Gets Hybrid Self-Service Site Creation Option

Microsoft this week announced that organizations running SharePoint Server 2013 in their datacenters now can direct user site creation requests to Office 365 services.

SharePoint Lists Getting Preview of Microsoft Flow Controls

Microsoft this week announced plans to release a preview of Microsoft Flow integrated with the "modern" SharePoint command bar.

Microsoft Previews Azure Active Directory Limited Access for SharePoint and OneDrive

Microsoft today announced a preview of a new Azure Active Directory management option that's designed to thwart "data leakage" scenarios.

Microsoft Unveils Plans To Accelerate Windows Server on ARM

Windows Server on ARM processors is starting to seem like it's more than just a pipe dream, at least when it comes to Microsoft's datacenters and partner efforts.

Microsoft Enhances SharePoint Team News for Office 365 Users

Microsoft announced a few SharePoint Online user experience improvements that are starting to arrive for Office 365 users.

SharePoint Is Now Ripe for App Modernization

Now that Microsoft Azure has become a robust PaaS platform by offering a lot of additional services, using the provider-hosted add-in approach, not app transformation, is the way to go.

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.

SharePoint Framework Goes Live

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

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.

How To Troubleshoot Bogus Duplicate Computer Name Errors

Brien troubleshoots how to fix a naming error when the error is the actual problem.

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