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Windows Server 2016 Version 1709 Getting Released Next Month

Microsoft affirmed this week that Windows Server 2016 version 1709 will arrive in "early October," kicking off the first "semi-annual channel" release for the product.

Microsoft Ignite: Nadella Highlights Quantum Computing Efforts

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella kicked off Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference with a keynote focusing on the company's focus on quantum computing.

Microsoft Brings Back the GUI with 'Project Honolulu' for Windows Server Management

Microsoft offered a bit of surprise by signaling that it's solidly behind producing graphical user interface tools for managing Windows Server.

Microsoft To Preview Remote Desktop Services Improvements

Microsoft this week briefly showed access and security improvements that will be coming to Remote Desktop Services.

Windows Server 2016 Version 1709 To Support Linux and Windows Containers

Microsoft on Wednesday described how its next major release of Windows Server 2016 will have improvements for running containers.

SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2 Released with SharePoint Framework

Microsoft is delivering the SharePoint Framework to organizations running SharePoint Server 2016 by releasing Feature Pack 2 today.

New 'Desired State Configuration Core' To Replace Existing PowerShell Solutions

The Microsoft PowerShell team is planning to reshape its Desired State Configuration solutions, replacing them with a single cross-platform tool that supports both Windows and Linux.

BizTalk Server Schemas Now Available as Open Source Code

Microsoft today announced that the schemas used with BizTalk Server are now open source code.

First Look: Down to the Server Core

The Windows Server 2016 "Insider" preview Build 16237 of the fall update only supports Server Core deployments and a stripped-down Nano Server option with improvements to Hyper-V, RDMA for trusted guests and support for persistent memory.

Windows Server 2016 To Get 'Hyperconverged' Enhancements

Microsoft is promising to describe new details this month about hyperconverged infrastructure improvements that will be coming to the next major release of Windows Server 2016.

How To Disable SMB 1.0

Despite Microsoft patching many of the security vulnerabilities, including the one that led to the WannaCry attack, it's a smart move to disable the protocol to avoid future security headaches.

Microsoft Sees a Future for SATADOM Boot Drives in Windows Server 2016

Microsoft today announced plans to support the use of SATADOM boot drives with future Windows Server 2016 update releases, although an initial testing phase is still required.

Red Hat OpenShift To Support Windows Containers in 2018

Microsoft and Red Hat are continuing their integration and support efforts for running Red Hat open source technologies on Microsoft Azure virtual machine infrastructure.

How To Secure SharePoint Online Workflows with Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow provides SharePoint Online with more robust and reliable workflows than BCS, and the new administrative tool ensures they're in compliance with your organization's data loss prevention policies if you take the following steps.

How To Edit the Active Directory Using ADSI Edit

While catastrophic if done incorrectly (always back up!), the editing the registry is the only solution to problems that Active Directory tools can't fix.

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