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Microsoft Offers Additional Guidance for Moving Away from SHA-1 Encryption

Microsoft has published a brief new guide for organizations grappling with the ongoing Shell Hashing Algorithim-1 (SHA-1) deprecation, which is a security concern for browser users and Web site operators.

Microsoft MVP Discloses Windows In-Place Upgrade Security Flaw

A Microsoft Most Valuable Professional this week disclosed a current security flaw that's associated with Windows in-place upgrades.

Office 365 Getting PowerPoint Coauthoring and Other Collaboration Enhancements

Microsoft added Office 365 end user feature improvements this month for desktop, browser and mobile apps.

CERT Disputes Microsoft on Windows 10 Security Without EMET

A well-known security group is disputing Microsoft's claim that Windows 10 has good enough security protections without using the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit.

Windows 10 1607 'Anniversary Update' Ready for Deployment

Microsoft indicated today that Windows 10 version 1607, the "anniversary update," is now ready for deployment by organizations.

Microsoft Warns Bash on Windows Users About Linux File Changes

Microsoft may love Linux, but that love has some technical limitations, at least when it comes to using Windows tools to alter Linux files.

Microsoft Releases System Center Configuration Manager Update 1610

Microsoft on Friday announced the availability of Update 1610 for its System Center Configuration Manager client and server management system.

Azure Data Lake Service for Big Data Analyses Now Available

Microsoft this week released Azure Data Lake as a generally available, production-ready service.

Microsoft Shows Linux Love by Joining the Linux Foundation

Microsoft put the spotlight on Linux during its Connect() event for developers this week, including an announcement today that it had joined the Linux Foundation.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2016 SP1

Microsoft today announced that the first service pack for SQL Server 2016 is now available.

Azure Gets Bots Service Preview and New Compute Services

Microsoft announced a few Azure milestones today and showcased developer options to tap into its new compute capabilities.

Outlook Customer Manager Coming to Office 365 Business Subscribers

Microsoft today announced a new Outlook Customer Manager solution for small businesses as part of its Office 365 Business Premium subscription plan.

Security Firm Launches Antitrust Complaint Against Microsoft and Windows 10

Security firm Kaspersky Lab is crying foul after accusing Microsoft of creating an environment in Windows 10 that puts competing security products at a disadvantage compared to the company's Windows Defender.

Microsoft Rebrands Deployment Toolkit with Build 8443 Release

The latest Microsoft Deployment Toolkit for deploying Windows client and server operating systems was released this month, but don't call it "MDT 2016."

Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Pack Support to January 2027

Microsoft has published updated lifecycle support information for Windows Azure Pack.

Microsoft Issues Another Fix for Surface Pro 3 Battery Problem

Microsoft this week quietly issued yet another firmware fix for Surface Pro 3 devices experiencing battery-charge reporting problems that have led to degraded performance over time.

Microsoft Previews System Center Operations Manager Assessment Tool

Microsoft today announced a preview of a new tool that will automatically check the status of System Center Operations Manager 2012 products.

Microsoft Releases SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 1

Microsoft announced improvements today for SharePoint Server 2016 users and SharePoint Online subscribers, as well as for "hybrid" use cases.

New Audit Preview Added to Azure Active Directory Admin Portal

Microsoft has added auditing features to its Azure Active Directory admin portal for administrators, which is still at the preview stage from its initial preview launch in September.

Microsoft Issues Azure Container Service Engine as Open Source Code

Microsoft today released the source code for its Azure Container Service Engine as open source code, and also added support for Kubernetes 1.4 and DC/OS 1.8.4.

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