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Microsoft's Skype for Business Shift to Teams Could Be 3 Year Transition

Independent consultancy Directions on Microsoft offered guidance this week on Skype for Business, and how organizations could be affected by Microsoft's plans to shift its capabilities into Teams.

Bash in Azure Cloud Shell Now Commercially Available

Azure Cloud Shell now supports the Linux-based Bash command-line interface (CLI), Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Previews Compliance Manager Tool for GDPR and Standards Assessments

Microsoft today released a preview of Compliance Manager, a new dashboard tool designed to show the regulatory compliance status of Microsoft's controls for its solutions, as well as the status of the controls used in customer environments.

Microsoft Intune Can Now Tap Google Play Protect for Android Devices

The Microsoft Intune mobile management service can now include security protections for Android devices enabled by Google Play Protect services.

Live! 360: Microsoft Focused on Simplifying BI for Business Users

When looking at Microsoft's recent enhancements to business intelligence platforms, database administrators may scratch their heads that user interfaces look like they're getting dumbed down.

Microsoft Extends Windows 10 Version 1511 Support for Enterprise and Education Users

Microsoft today announced that it has extended the support time available for users of the Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 10 version 1511 by about six months.

Microsoft Adds macOS Conditional Access Support in Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory now supports the setting of macOS device conditional access policies using Microsoft Intune, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Previews New Skype Professional Account Service

Microsoft announced a preview of Skype Professional Account this week, which adds scheduling and billing tools for Skype consumer service users who leverage it for small business purposes.

Azure Active Directory and Sync Use Profiled by Microsoft

Microsoft today offered a snapshot of its Azure Active Directory service and how organizations are using it, based on October stats.

Microsoft Previews Azure ExpressRoute Monitoring

Microsoft announced a preview of a new Azure ExpressRoute monitoring capability last week.

System Center Version 1711 Preview Kicks Off New Update Channel Model

System Center version 1711 preview is now available for download, Microsoft announced this week.

Project Olympus Hyperscale Server Products Starting To Roll Out

The Project Olympus specification is now complete and being used in product designs by hardware vendors, Microsoft announced today.

Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften Security Added to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft today announced partnerships with Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften to integrate their threat protection services into the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service.

Microsoft Touts Tools for Planning Window 10 Upgrades

Microsoft demonstrated today how its "free" Windows Analytics tools can support getting ready for Windows 10 deployments.

Survey Finds Organizations Still Using Older Microsoft Office Editions

Most organizations (82 percent) typically use the premises-installed Microsoft Office productivity suite products, according to an industry survey of 1,168 IT pros.

Microsoft Highlights Fall Windows 10 Internet of Things Perks

Microsoft today described Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) "fall creators update" features that were added.

Office 2019 and New Microsoft Server Products Planned for Release Late Next Year

Microsoft's various 2019-branded server products are planned for release in "late 2018," according to a recent talk.

Surface Pro LTE Advanced Laptop Shipping in December

Microsoft's coming Surface Pro laptop with Long Term Evolution (LTE) Advanced connectivity will ship in "December 2017," the company announced today.

Microsoft Advises Change to Active Directory Federation Server

Organizations using Azure Active Directory with federation should make a configuration change to take advantage of newly added resilience improvements, Microsoft advised late last week.

Microsoft Adds Intune Troubleshooting Portal

The Microsoft Intune service, as managed using the Azure Portal, now has a new troubleshooting capability, Microsoft announced this month.

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