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Tech Industry Tackles New CPU Attacks that Mimic Spectre and Meltdown

Two new speculative execution side-channel attacks disclosed this week share similarities to the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" attacks that were first reported in January.

Getting Started with Word Using PowerShell

Here's how to automate building a document in Microsoft Word. Clippy not required.

SharePoint To Get AI, Mixed Reality Perks

Microsoft this week detailed some new features coming to its SharePoint product, including capabilities related to artificial intelligence and mixed reality.

Advanced Threat Protection Rolls Out for Azure SQL

Microsoft has expanded its sprawling Advanced Threat Protection product line with "a new security package" designed for Azure SQL Database.

PingFederate Preview, Other Improvements Coming to Azure AD

A number of improvements are coming to Microsoft Azure Active Directory this month, including one related to Microsoft's partnership with Ping Identity.

The Evolution of a PowerShell Function Parameter

Making code adaptable is a key skill for any coder. Here's a primer on how to stretch function parameters to fit a variety of situations.

Microsoft Adds AI, 'Service-Connected Code' Capabilities in Excel Preview

Microsoft announced new custom function capabilities coming to Excel at last week's Build developer conference.

Windows 10 Version 1803 Comes to Volume License Holders

The Windows 10 "April 2018 Update," also known as version 1803, is now available from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center.

Using PowerShell To Work with the DNS Client

Replace your legacy ipconfig switches with these cmdlets in the DNSClient module.

Windows Admin Center SDK Hits Preview

Microsoft last week announced the preview of the Windows Admin Center software development kit, as well as the release of its Remote Server Management Tools for Windows 10 version 1803 (the "April 2018 Update").

Using a Custom Enum To Get Tab-Completion on a Parameter

Sometimes using ValidateSet isn't enough -- for instance, when you have multiple functions with the same parameter that you need to perform a task on.

OneDrive Sharing Comes to Android, iOS and Office for Mac

OneDrive's file-sharing and collaboration capabilities are expanding beyond Windows, Microsoft announced recently.

Next Windows Server 2019 Test Build Now Available

A new preview build of Windows Server 2019, build 17650, is now available to Windows Insider Program participants.

Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Server 2016 SP2

The second service pack of SQL Server 2016 is now available, Microsoft announced last week.

Windows 10 April Update: How To Get It

Microsoft officially released the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (previously code-named "Redstone 4") on Monday, though actually accessing it is more complicated than a simple release date implies.

Microsoft Prepares To Roll Out Next Windows 10 Release

Microsoft is set to release the next semiannual channel version of the Windows 10 client, dubbed officially the "April 2018 Update," on Monday, April 30.

Microsoft Makes Room in Exchange for 500K Public Folders

Microsoft has once again increased the upper limit for public folders in Exchange Online.

Microsoft Locks Down Outlook Groups Privacy Settings

Microsoft is implementing a policy change that would make Outlook and SharePoint Online groups private by default, instead of public.

Performing Joins and Splits in PowerShell

Here's how to make your data more useful -- or even just more presentable -- using the Join and Split operators and the Split method.

Windows Server 2016 Gets Hyperconverged Infrastructure Management

Microsoft is testing a new capability that lets organizations use Windows Admin Center with Windows Server 2016 to manage hyperconverged infrastructure.

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