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Microsoft Tool Now Assists With Hybrid Exchange 2016 Deployments

Microsoft this week added an option to its Exchange Server Deployment Assistant tool to configure hybrid deployments using Exchange Server 2016.

Exchange Server Users Should Block .NET Framework 4.6.1

Organizations running Exchange Server need to be aware that the coming .NET Framework 4.6.1 update should be avoided for the time being.

Microsoft Swaps Out Service 'Branches' for 'Channels' with New Office 365 Update Lingo

Microsoft has changed the terminology it uses to describe Office 365 client updates.

Microsoft Releases Preview of Nano Server Management Tools

Microsoft on Tuesday released a preview of tools for managing Nano Server, a Windows Server 2016 deployment option.

Microsoft Updates Windows 10 and Publishes Tracking Resources for IT Pros

Microsoft updated Windows 10 today and it also released a new update history page that likely will be of interest to IT pros.

Out-of-Band Java Security Patch Released for Windows

Oracle has released an emergency fix that looks to address an issue when installing Java on Windows.

Companies Favoring SharePoint Server Over Office 365 Use

An industry study found that that most organizations used SharePoint Server on premises in 2015, rather than the SharePoint Online service.

Microsoft Azure IoT Hub Services Now Available

Microsoft this week commercially released its Azure IoT Hub set of services, which facilitates Internet of Things operations for organizations.

Microsoft Previews Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 Devices

Microsoft is promising greater organizational control over roamed Windows 10 operating system settings and application-state data when using the Azure Active Directory (AD) service.

Microsoft Buying SwiftKey for Integration into Windows

Microsoft announced today that it is acquiring SwiftKey, a maker of smart software keyboard solutions for Android and iOS mobile devices.

Microsoft Pushing Yammer to Office 365 Business Subscribers

Microsoft is pushing down its Yammer social networking service to most organizations with Office 365 subscriptions, starting as early as today.

Microsoft Team Unveils SharePoint Search Diagnostic Tool

Microsoft's premier field engineers for search have produced a new tool to help organizations troubleshoot SharePoint Server search issues.

Microsoft Upping Enterprise Agreements to 500 Seats Minimum in July

Microsoft today announced that it plans to change the minimum seat count qualification for its Enterprise Agreement (EA) sales, starting in July.

Windows 10 Hits 'Recommended Update' Status

Microsoft today switched Windows 10 from being an "optional update" in Windows Update to being a "recommended update," according to a report.

Microsoft Releases Azure Stack Preview

Microsoft released its Azure Stack technical preview today, which promises to broaden organizational access to Microsoft's cloud services and tooling.

Cloud Strength, PC Weakness Mark Microsoft’s Q2

Microsoft's second quarter was a mixed bag, with its cloud business showing strong growth and its OEM and device revenue down. as reported by the company today.

Microsoft Publishes Windows Azure Pack Roadmap

Microsoft published a white paper this week describing its roadmap plans for Windows Azure Pack.

Microsoft Requiring Windows Support Notices for New Skylake PCs

Microsoft told its computer hardware partners this week that they'll have to provide a Windows support notice to buyers of Intel Skylake-based PCs.

VMware Lays Off 900, Reduces vCloud Air Team

In wake of the acquisition of VMware parent company EMC by Dell, reports are coming in that the company has started mass layoffs.

Microsoft To Deliver Azure Stack Preview this Week

Microsoft announced today that it plans to release the first technical preview of its Azure Stack solutions on Friday.

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