Network Management


Microsoft Outlines Paid Supplemental Servicing for Windows 10 Version 1607

Microsoft this week shared minimal information about its new "paid supplemental servicing" option for volume licensing customers using the Enterprise or Education editions of Windows 10.

How To Try Out Microsoft's Project Honolulu

Installing the new Windows Server management tool is easy enough, but figuring out how to make it work for you will take some time and experimentation.

Microsoft Identity Division Embracing Blockchain for Decentralized IDs

The Microsoft Identity Division, which is responsible for Active Directory developments, is embracing blockchain technologies to improve digital identity security and increase overall control by end users.

System Center Version 1801 Ushers in Microsoft's Update Channel Model

Microsoft last week announced that its entire System Center suite of management tools now follows a channel-release update model.

Microsoft's Windows Deployment Expert Shifts to Modern Deployment

Microsoft's principal explainer of "Windows as a Service" has a new role, and this time he'll be talking more about Microsoft's so-called "modern deployment" technologies for IT pros.

How To Play Sounds with PowerShell

Instead of twiddling your thumbs as you wait for a long-running script to complete, you can have PowerShell play a sound to alert you when it's done.

Azure Active Directory Gets Proxy and B2C Improvements

Microsoft made it easier to publish applications using the Azure Active Directory (AD) Application Proxy service, and also added Business to Consumer (B2C) features this week.

Microsoft Previews Call Analytics for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft recently updated its roadmap for bringing Skype for Business capabilities into Microsoft Teams, adding a Call Analytics preview, among many other features.

How To Navigate the File System in Windows 10's Bash Shell

Bash is fairly easy to install, but using it is another matter. Here are some commands to help IT pros dip their toes in Bash.

Azure Active Directory Gets Policy, Printing and User Perks

Microsoft recently announced a few Azure Active Directory (AD) improvements, both for end users and IT pros.

Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 Now Available for Exchange Online Users

Software security company Kaspersky Lab this week began offering security protections for Exchange Online users with a new cloud-based service.

Microsoft Extends Windows 10 Support but Cuts Office Support

Microsoft today announced extensions to Windows 10 end-of-support dates for some versions and also provided updated servicing and support details for Office productivity suite users.

Spectre and Meltdown: How Do They Impact SQL Server?

IT needs to patch everything, but the Spectre/Meltdown patches come with their own problems, too. Here's how to limit the fallout.

Microsoft Describes Windows Update for Business Limitations and Dual Scan Caveats

Microsoft this week described Windows Update for Business (WUB) and how it plays with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) when managing Windows 10 clients.

Microsoft Outlines Windows Update Model Using System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft kicked off a video series describing Windows client management using System Center Configuration Manager, in a Wednesday announcement.

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