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Microsoft Kills Off Enterprise Advantage Contract Option

Microsoft has dropped its plans to implement a proposed "Enterprise Advantage" contract option that would have given organizations potentially better bulk software purchasing discounts.

Microsoft To Offer 'Premium Assurance' for Servers Adding 6 Years of Patch Support

Microsoft this week unveiled coming licensing additions that will extend patch support for Windows Server or SQL Server products for six more years.

Windows 10 on Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM Chips Unveiled During Microsoft WinHEC Talk

Microsoft announced a partnership with Qualcomm this week at its WinHEC event in Shenzhen, China.

Microsoft Eases Local Password Protection with Azure Active Directory Pass-Through Authentication Preview

Microsoft announced a preview today of a new Azure Active Directory Pass-Through Authentication capability, as well as a preview of a "seamless" single sign-on feature.

Microsoft Changing How Security-Only Patch Supersedence Works This Month

Microsoft today announced a December change in its servicing model for older Windows environments after some customers got tripped up by the new patch model.

Windows 10 'Creators Update' To Bring Security Enhancements

Microsoft is planning to deliver some added security improvements for organizations when the Windows 10 "Creators Update" gets released.

Microsoft Goes Live with Azure Active Directory PowerShell 2.0

Microsoft today announced that the Azure Active Directory PowerShell 2.0 module has reached the "general availability" milestone.

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.

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