Windows Server 2019 Sees Daylight

Microsoft this week officially took the wraps off Windows Server 2019, releasing a preview and announcing a general availability date by year's end.

Organizing Your PowerShell Code Using Regions

If you want to group parts of your code for debugging purposes or simple readability, the PowerShell ISE has the answer.

Microsoft Offers Bounty for Meltdown- and Spectre-Like Bugs

Microsoft is offering security researchers cash rewards in exchange for information on "speculative execution" side-channel CPU vulnerabilities via a new bug bounty program.

Microsoft Open Sourcing Azure Service Fabric for Windows, Linux

Microsoft's Azure Service Fabric platform will be housed at the GitHub code repository in an open development process, the company said last week.

Microsoft Greenlights More 'Spectre' Microcode Updates for Windows 10

Microsoft last week expanded some Spectre microcode approvals, as well as lifted an anti-virus compatibility check for some Windows 10 version 1709 devices.

Building a Wait-Action Function in PowerShell

The next time you need to wait on a step in your script, don't just add a delay. Instead, use a Wait-Action function to wait just the right amount of time.

Microsoft Adds New Size Options to Azure Virtual Machine Service

Microsoft has updated its Azure Virtual Machine service to accommodate workloads requiring isolated and GPU-optimized instances.

Microsoft Updates Azure SQL Database with New Migration Features

Recent updates to Microsoft's Azure SQL Database service include migration, high-availability and information protection options, and other improvements.

Microsoft Adds Ticket Support Improvements to Office 365

Microsoft's Office 365 Admin Center portal for IT pros will soon receive a few new trouble-ticketing support additions, the company announced last week.

Microsoft To Discontinue Outlook Web Apps on iOS and Android

Microsoft will start the process of phasing out its Outlook Web App mobile client e-mail applications for iPhone, iPad and Android devices next month.

Microsoft Bringing AI Dev Platform to Next Windows 10 Release

Microsoft is priming Windows 10 for artificial intelligence development with a new built-in machine learning platform.

Kali and Debian Linux Distros Land in Windows Store

Microsoft's work with open source continues apace with the arrival of the Kali Linux and Debian GNU/Linux distros to the Windows Store this week.

Talking Through PowerShell

Boe shows you how to write scripts using the built-in voices on your computer. Just make sure you've got your headphones on.

Microsoft Offers Active Directory Password Best Practices

Microsoft recently outlined some best practices to protect user identities in Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services or Azure Active Directory.

Microsoft Gives Some Intel 'Spectre' Security Updates the Go-Ahead

Microsoft has greenlit some Intel Skylake microcode updates for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) that address Spectre variant 2 types of attacks.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Security Analysis Tool

Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Microsoft's new cloud-based service for detecting and analyzing security incidents, is now production-ready for organizations.

Microsoft Integrates Intune with Pradeo Security for Android, iOS

Microsoft Intune users can expect some new security protections for their Android and iOS devices through a recently announced partnership between Microsoft and security firm Pradeo.

How To Set an IP Address with PowerShell

Changing network adapter properties can be a chore the more machines you have, and the more numbers you have to punch in. Script out the process, instead.

Azure AD Improvements: Office 365 Naming Policy, Identity Manager Reporting

Microsoft recently announced several enhancements to its Azure Active Directory service, including a preview of new Naming Policy for Office 365 groups.

Intel's Meltdown Damage Control Continues with Microcode Updates

In its recently updated "Microcode Revision Guidance" document, Intel shared details about the progress of its firmware patches to address potential Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.

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