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OneDrive Files Restore and Other Office 365 Features Starting To Arrive

Microsoft this week started delivering a Files Restore feature for OneDrive for Business users, along with other Office 365 advancements at the test level.

Windows Server Test Build Supports In-Place Upgrades

Microsoft this week indicated that its current Windows Server test release for Windows Insider participants now supports in-place upgrades, message queuing for containers and smaller Server Core base images.

Microsoft Rolls Out Second Update to SQL Operations Studio

The latest improvements to Microsoft's SQL Operations Studio (MSOS) are now available, marking the data management tool's second update since its public preview debut at November's PASS Summit.

Intel Identifies Meltdown-Patch Reboot Problems in Broadwell and Haswell Chips

Intel Corp. reported on Monday that it has discovered the cause of reboot issues that affected its Broadwell and Haswell processors after patches were applied designed to fix potential side-channel "speculative execution" exploits.

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.

Intel Describes Server Slowdowns from Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Intel Corp. this week offered a progress report on the state of its firmware updates to address the widespread problems of potential Meltdown and Spectre attacks, while also providing a description of the server performance hits that could result from applying those patches.

Microsoft Explains Its Windows 10 Update Messaging Goals

Microsoft is on the verge of releasing the "semiannual channel" version of Windows 10 update 1709, according to Michael Niehaus director of product marketing for Microsoft's Windows Commercial group.

Windows Server Preview Getting Storage Spaces Direct Support

Microsoft added improvements to Storage Spaces Direct in its latest test-build preview release of Windows Server.

Azure Stack Gets Legal Assurances Under Azure IP Advantage Program

Microsoft's intellectual property (IP) indemnification program for Azure services has been extended to Azure Stack users, too, the company announced this week.

SharePoint Migration Tool and Other Improvements Released

Microsoft announced a few SharePoint improvements last week, including the "general availability" of the SharePoint Migration Tool.

Analysts Deliver Mixed Prognosis for Worldwide PC Market

What's the current state of the global PC market? It depends on who you ask.

Windows OEMs Focus on Mobility, Connectivity at CES 2018

Microsoft's OEMs showcased a raft of new Windows 10 devices at CES aimed at helping users stay productive and connected wherever they are. Here are some of the highlights.

Windows 10 Update 1709 Ready for Deployment

Microsoft on Thursday announced the release of the "semiannual channel" version of Windows 10 update 1709, which is otherwise known as the "Fall Creators Update."

PowerShell Core 6.0 Now Commercially Available

PowerShell Core 6.0 is now at released at the "generally availability" stage and is ready for use in production environments, Microsoft announced today.

Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run Preview Now Available

Microsoft this week announced that it has broadened the availability of a preview of its Office Customization Tool for Click-to-Run solution.

Microsoft Blocks Windows Fixes After Reports of 'Bricked' AMD PCs

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that some computers with AMD chipsets were put into an unbootable state after receiving Jan. 3 Windows updates designed to address the Meltdown and Spectre attack methods.

Microsoft Confirms System Slowdowns from Fixes to Meltdown and Spectre Attack Methods

Microsoft on Tuesday affirmed that Windows operating system updates released on Jan. 3 to address the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security issues will have noticeable system slowdown effects in some instances.

Apple Releases Security Patches for Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

Apple released updates today for some of its products to address the potential security threats posed by two recently disclosed CPU attack methods.

IT Hardware Spending Continues Apace Despite Cloud Growth

The cloud market grew faster than any other IT category in 2017, but it wasn't enough to unseat traditional infrastructure hardware.

Accelerated Networking for Azure Virtual Machines Now 'Generally Available'

Microsoft today announced the "general availability" of its Accelerated Networking technology for Azure virtual machines, which is available for use with both Linux- and Windows-based VMs.

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