Network Management


Password Protection and Smart Lockout Previews Now Available for Azure AD Users

Microsoft this week announced the previews of two password security capabilities for organizations using the Azure Active Directory service or Windows Server Active Directory.

Microsoft Previews Delegated App Management for Azure Active Directory

Microsoft issued a few Azure Active Directory previews this month, adding role-based access control improvements and the ability to block so-called "legacy" or older authentication approaches.

Top Security Mistakes that IT Admins Make (And How To Avoid Them)

Microsoft MVP Orin Thomas lays out the most common security pitfalls IT administrators face, and how everything from the cloud to company management can make them worse.

Microsoft Switching Windows Server 2008 SP2 to Monthly Update Rollup Model

Microsoft plans to switch users of Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 to a monthly rollup patch model, starting in September, according to an announcement this week.

Microsoft To Drop Community Forums Support for Windows 7 and Office 2013 Next Month

Microsoft plans to stop the active participation of its employees in Microsoft Community forum discussions starting next month for certain older Windows and Office products, plus a few others.

Microsoft Outlines Windows 10 LTSC Shortcomings for Organizations

Microsoft on Monday argued against organizations using Windows 10's long-term servicing channel update option.

Microsoft Expanding Azure Stack Availability to 92 Countries

Microsoft announced this week that it's planning to expand the availability of Azure Stack to 92 countries, along with other Azure news.

Microsoft Previewing Deployment, Reset and Delete Options with Windows AutoPilot

Microsoft is continuing to improve Windows AutoPilot, with a few new previews announced this week.

IT Pros Getting Switched to Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Microsoft is planning to switch users of the Office 365 Admin Center to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center "over the next few weeks," according to a Tuesday announcement.

Microsoft Planning to Drop Windows 10 'Targeted' Update Lingo

Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service will be getting another twist, at least in terms of its terminology, according to an announcement on Thursday.

Microsoft Previews Azure AD for Linux Virtual Machines Extension

Microsoft this month announced a preview of the ability to log into a Linux-based VM running on its Azure public cloud service using Azure Active Directory credentials.

Microsoft Outlines 'Modern Management' with Windows 10 Version 1803

Microsoft talked extensively this week about Windows 10 version 1803 and how it can help IT pros with so-called "modern management" capabilities.

Microsoft Adds Azure AD Improvements and PingFederate Preview

Microsoft announced a number of improvements to Azure Active Directory this month.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Direct Routing for Teams

Microsoft announced this week that it's possible to preview its Direct Routing telephony connectivity option for use with Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft To Turn On Free One-Year Teams Trials on June 1

Microsoft gave notice last week that it will enable end users to initiate a free one-year trial of Microsoft Teams, and these free trials can be triggered by both Office 365 subscribers and non-Office 365 subscribers, starting on June 1.

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