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How To Save and Read Sensitive Data with PowerShell

If you deal with private data, automate how you access it with this handy tip.

Microsoft Hotfix Software Assurance Benefit Changes

Changes affecting Software Assurance benefits, App-V deployments, Exchange Online Unified Messaging and even Microsoft Office and Nano Server are appearing in random locations across Microsoft sites.

SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 1 Now Available

This week Microsoft took one more step towards SQL Server 2017 being commercially available with the release of the first release candidate.

Microsoft To Focus on PowerShell Core over PowerShell 6.0 Moving Forward

Microsoft will prioritize and advocate for the use of PowerShell Core over previous versions, the company recently announced.

First 'Insider' Windows Server 2016 Test Build Released

Microsoft this week released its first preview build of Windows Server 2016 to its Windows Insider Program testers, kicking off Windows 10-like plans for the server product.

Microsoft Sees Intel's Latest Processor as 'Cornerstone' for Project Olympus

Microsoft is bullish on Intel's latest Xeon Scalable processors, released on Tuesday, playing a huge role in the success of its Project Olympus.

Creating Shares in Windows Using the SmbShare Module in PowerShell

Just recently, Microsoft has made it a lot easier to create new shares by avoiding cumbersome UI navigation and going straight through PowerShell.

Canonical's Ubuntu Linux Distro Now Available in the Windows Store

Microsoft this week has made available the Linux-based Canonical Ubuntu distro for download in the Windows Store.

Quest's Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Management Service Now Available

Quest this week has made live new cloud-based solutions for managing Azure Active Directory implementations and Office 365 applications.

SharePoint Online Communication Site Feature Previewed

Microsoft this week announced that its Office 365 "first release" subscribers can now take part in a SharePoint Communication Site feature preview.

'Zero-Touch' PC Provisioning with Microsoft's Windows AutoPilot Service

Microsoft announced a new Windows AutoPilot service this week that promises to ease the provisioning of new PCs for end users.

Working with the LocalAccounts Cmdlets in PowerShell v5

A feature that had been in high demand, native local account management, is finally in PowerShell.

Upcoming Security Features Coming to Fall's Windows 10 Update

Microsoft revealed this week that its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) will be making a return with the "fall creators update" of Windows 10.

Massive Ransomware Attack Targeting SMB 1 Windows Security Hole

Currently, a large-scale ransomware outbreak in effect, using similar techinques as last month's WannaCry security incident.

Windows 10 Enterprise Migration on the Rise

According to a recent IT-focused survey, Windows 10 migrations are picking up in organizations.

Open Source Dev Tools for Azure on Display

During an Azure OpenDev online webinar this week, Microsoft and partners showed off some of the upcoming Azure tools aimed at IT.

Viewing Wireless Networks with PowerShell Legacy Commands

Combining the netch command in PowerShell will allow users to pull up useful information about local wireless networks.

Microsoft Sheds Light on Third-Party Antivirus Support Rationale

Amid customer confusion, Microsoft is providing some insight on how it works with its antivirus software vendor partners.

Windows Security Compliance Manager Tool Support Ending

Moving forward, support for Microsoft's long-running Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool will no longer be provided.

Web Apps Access Receives Azure AD and PingAccess Integration

Microsoft this week has made Azure Active Directory service, integrated with Ping Identity's PingAccess, commercially available.

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