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Pop Quiz: Native Windows Applications and Tools

Applies to the "Understanding operating system configurations" objective of Exam 98-349.

PowerShell Syntax Part 2: Square Brackets

In the second part of this three-part series, the Prof. PowerShell breaks down how brackets should and shouldn't be used.

Microsoft To Halt Security Essentials Support for XP Machines

Microsoft Security Essentials, the company's free antimalware software, will no longer be supported for Windows XP once official support ends on April 8.

Microsoft Offers Windows XP to Windows 8.1 Migration Assistance

A configuration "workaround" to Microsoft's latest deployment toolkit that could help some organizations make the move from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 was released on Thursday.

Pop Quiz: Exchange ActiveSync Remote Wipe

Applies to the "Maintain Windows clients and devices" objective of Exam 70-689.

Pop Quiz: Supporting BranchCache in Windows 8

Applies to the "Maintain resource access" objective of Exam 70-689.

Microsoft Working Overtime To Fix Windows XP Resource Hog Issue

Microsoft said it will be working through the holiday period to fix a Windows XP resource-hog problem that has affected some users for years.

Data Sourcing and Search Updates Arrive for Microsoft's Power BI

Microsoft late last week updated the preview version of Power BI for Office 365.

My Favorite PowerShell 4 Features (Part 2)

Prof. PowerShell is back again to share another batch of his favorite tweaks in the latest version of Powershell.

Mobile Devices Update for Office 365 Admin Apps Released

Microsoft on Thursday released the latest iOS- and Android-based versions of its Office 365 Admin apps for monitoring the status of Office 365 services.

Pop Quiz: Deploying the Windows Performance Toolkit

Applies to the "Design an installation and application strategy" objective of Exam 70-689.

My Favorite PowerShell 4 Features (Part 1)

Jeffrey Hicks runs down a few of his top reasons why you should be running the latest version of PowerShell.

Microsoft Releases 5 'Critical' Items in Last Patch of 2013

Microsoft on Tuesday released five "critical" and six "important" bulletin items addressing 24 different flaws found in Microsoft's line of software and services.

Microsoft Releases Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 Updates

Updates to Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 were released by Microsoft at the end of November.

Windows Azure Active Directory Group Management 'Preview' Capabilities Released

Microsoft this week has released a "preview" of two group management capabilities in Windows Azure Active Directory (WAAD).

Microsoft Outlines Plans To Counter Gov. Surveillance

Microsoft outlined in a blog post that the company will be strengthening and expanding its encryption services, both in transit and at its datacenters, in the coming year.

Pop Quiz: Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot

Applies to the "Configure backup and recovery options" objective of Exam 70-689.

Microsoft's Next Generation "Threshold" Product Releases Coming Next Year

The next major Windows 8 update and a new wave of Microsoft releases may arrive sometime in spring of 2015.

Encrypted Messaging Coming to Office 365 Next Year

Microsoft this week announced that Office 365 Message Encryption will be available early 2014.

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