Windows Servers

Microsoft Issues Windows 7 SP1 'Convenience Rollups'

Microsoft today announced the availability of so-called "convenience rollups" for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

SSRS Steps up in the Shadow of Power BI

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.

Microsoft's Shielded VMs Designed To Add Security Against Rogue Admins

Microsoft this week talked more about its Shielded Virtual Machines datacenter security technology.

Microsoft Adds Windows Update to Server Management Tools

Microsoft has added Windows Update to its emerging Server Management Tools, which are currently available at the preview stage.

Group Policy Can't Be Used To Manage Nano Server

Microsoft's emerging Nano Server deployment option can't be managed using Group Policy controls, the company noted this week, in an announcement.

At Build 2016, Everything Old Was New Again

This year Microsoft showed off improvements across its large line of products and services.

Office Online Server Now Available for MSDN Subscribers

Microsoft today released Office Online Server to its MSDN subscribers.

First Look: Microsoft Azure Stack

Here's what to expect when you install the first technical preview.

Microsoft Issues Fix for WSUS Update Problem

Microsoft has announced a fix today for its flawed update, known as "KB3148812".

Azure Stack: Microsoft’s Cloud Technology for the Datacenter

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.

SharePoint's User Friendly Future Arrives

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.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server 2016 and Highlights Office 365 Integration Vision

SharePoint Server 2016 and Office Online Server have reached "general availability" status as of May 4.

The Evolution of the SharePoint UX

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.

Handling Serious SharePoint Workflow in a Post InfoPath Era

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 Issues New Previews of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016

Microsoft today announced that Technical Preview 5 for both Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 can now be downloaded and tested.

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