Power BI has quickly given Microsoft supremacy in analytics and real-time reporting, but it's only available as an online cloud service. Seeking parity, a revamped on-premises SQL Server Reporting Services 2016 will deliver rich features, such as a new UI, delivery of KPIs and HTML5-based reporting, but integration with Power BI for now is only a statement of direction.
- By Andrew Peterson
Microsoft this week talked more about its Shielded Virtual Machines datacenter security technology.
Microsoft has added Windows Update to its emerging Server Management Tools, which are currently available at the preview stage.
This year Microsoft showed off improvements across its large line of products and services.
Microsoft's emerging Nano Server deployment option can't be managed using Group Policy controls, the company noted this week, in an announcement.
Microsoft today released Office Online Server to its MSDN subscribers.
Here's what to expect when you install the first technical preview.
- By Paul Ferrill
Microsoft has announced a fix today for its flawed update, known as "KB3148812".
The software for enterprises and hosting providers to build private and hybrid clouds based on the same technology that runs the Microsoft Azure public cloud service is in preview for testers to evaluate. Some say it could bring major changes to the datacenter.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft looks to have realized that the user experience is at the center of collaboration with its new common developer framework for SharePoint 2016 and Office 365.
- By Christian Buckley
SharePoint Server 2016 and Office Online Server have reached "general availability" status as of May 4.
As the SharePoint community awaits whatever surprises Microsoft has in store this week when it outlines the future of its storied collaboration platform, the company has already indicated it will include long-awaited improvements to the user experience.
- By Christian Buckley
The release of SharePoint 2016 means those wedded to InfoPath and SharePoint Designer may need new tools for building or extending workflows into their applications but even this firm's preferred software has limitations.
Microsoft today announced that Technical Preview 5 for both Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 can now be downloaded and tested.
Microsoft's new Passport for Work helps enroll Windows 10 devices using the new Windows Hello biometric authentication to Active Directory.