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Intel Issues Security Advisory on L1 Speculative Execution Attack Method

Intel, Microsoft and Red Hat issued security advisories on Tuesday for yet another speculative execution side-channel attack method, this time going by the "L1 Terminal Fault" name.

Microsoft Planning New BizTalk Server Product and Integration with Azure Services

Microsoft last week announced plans for releasing a new BizTalk Server product, along with details about its Azure Integration Services vision.

Microsoft Describes Office 365 ProPlus Update Delivery Timing

Microsoft this week offered an overview of its update process for IT pros managing Office 365 ProPlus tenancies.

Microsoft Sees 'Software-Defined Datacenters' Coming with Windows Server 2019

Software-defined networking is one of the top 10 networking features supported by Windows Server 2019, and it'll power so-called "software-defined datacenters," Microsoft claimed in a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft MVP Tells Microsoft To Slow the Windows Patch Process

Microsoft should slow down its patch release process and it should only deliver new feature updates to Windows 10 and Office once per year.

Microsoft Previews MSIX Packaging Tool

Microsoft gave notice late last month that a preview of its MSIX packaging tool, which will supplant the MSI and AppX formats, is available for testing and installation from the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Issues .NET Framework Fixes To Address July 10 Patch Problems

Microsoft on Friday announced that .NET Framework fixes are available to address problems caused by its July 10 patches.

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Configuration Tool Now Supports PingFederate

Organizations wanting to enable single sign-on access to Office 365 applications while using Ping Identity's PingFederate as the federation provider now have a more honed tool to get there.

Microsoft Explains Windows 10 Monthly Patch Approach

Microsoft on Wednesday offered clarifications on its monthly Windows operating system update release process, and described how IT pros should think about it.

PowerShell Core 6.1 Arriving This Month but Compatibility Will Lag

PowerShell Core 6.1 is expected to hit "general availability" at the end of this month, but compatibility with some Windows PowerShell modules will lag.

System Center Configuration Manager Update 1806 Adds 'Real-Time' Device Query Capability

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that System Center Configuration Manager update 1806 will be arriving in the next few weeks.

New Windows Server 2019 Test Build Includes LEDBAT for Improved Bandwidth Control

Microsoft on Tuesday announced another test build of Windows Server 2019 (build 17723), which includes a new bandwidth control scheme, plus Kubernetes additions.

Microsoft's Latest .NET Framework Updates Just Address Problems with Windows Server 2016 Systems

Microsoft released updates to .NET Framework versions on Monday to address problems caused by its botched July 10 patches, but they only address some Windows systems.

Microsoft Previews Password Alternative in Edge Browser

Microsoft announced on Monday that its Microsoft Edge browser now supports the Web Authentication spec at the preview stage.

Microsoft Previewing Azure Active Directory Admin Roles Improvements

Microsoft on Monday announced a preview of IT roles management improvements in the Azure Portal for organizations using the Azure Active Directory identity and access management service.

SharePoint Online To Get 'Modern' Site Creation Improvements

Microsoft this week announced that it will be changing how Team Sites and Communication Sites get created by end users in a coming update to SharePoint Online for Office 365 users.

Microsoft's July 10 Windows Patches Also Caused SQL Server Failures

Organizations that applied Microsoft's July 10 "update Tuesday" Windows patches may have experienced SQL Server failures after rebooting their servers.

Microsoft Releases Azure Active Directory Activity Logs Preview

Microsoft on Thursday announced a preview release of Azure Active Directory Activity Logs, which show up in Azure Monitor.

SharePoint Server 2019 Preview Now Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a public preview release of SharePoint Server 2019.

Microsoft Issues 'Commercial Previews' of Exchange Server 2019 and Skype for Business Server 2019

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that "commercial previews" of Exchange Server 2019 and Skype for Business Server 2019 are now available.

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