'Commercial Previews' of Exchange and Skype for Business 2019 Released

Microsoft has released the "commercial previews" of the 2019-branded editions of its Exchange Server and Skype for Business products.

Investigating File Signatures Using PowerShell

Looking at the signature of a file quickly lets you know whether that file is really what it claims to be. Here's how to tap PowerShell to figure out the file signature.

App Issues Cause Microsoft To Retract .NET Patches

.NET Framework updates that Microsoft released as part of its most recent "update Tuesday" rollup on July 10 are giving some organizations headaches, the company acknowledged recently.

Microsoft's Azure File Sync Service Hits General Availability

The Azure File Sync service, which Microsoft first unveiled at last year's Ignite conference and is designed to enable centralized file shares, is now generally available.

Microsoft: Exchange, Skype Issues Caused by July Patches

Microsoft admitted this week that organizations using Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015 and Exchange Server took a hit after applying its July 10 "update Tuesday" patches.

How To Transfer Files via SCP with PowerShell

Native support for Secure Copy Protocol (SCP) isn't in PowerShell, but that doesn't mean it's not capable.

Windows Server Remote Desktop Web Client Now Generally Available

After a four-month preview phase, Windows Server's Remote Desktop Web client is now production-ready in 18 languages, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Microsoft Offers 3-Year Security Reprieve for Older Server Products

Microsoft is replacing its "Premium Assurance" support offering for SQL Server and Windows Server with a new Extended Security Updates program.

Microsoft Pulling the Plug on Windows 10 'Delta Updates'

Microsoft will stop releasing Windows 10 "delta updates" after Feb. 12, 2019, the company announced last week, pushing organizations to use "express updates" each month instead.

Microsoft Moves Windows 10 April 2018 Update to 'Semiannual Channel' Stage

Windows 10 version 1803 (also known as the April 2018 Update and previously code-named "Redstone 4") is now in the semiannual channel (SAC) release stage, Microsoft said this week, though what that designation means for organizations is a little unclear.

Microsoft Gives End Date for Basic Authentication in Web Exchange

Microsoft announced its end-of-support plans for some Exchange Web Services components earlier this month.

Microsoft Adds Call Analytics, Management Perks to Teams and Skype Portal

Microsoft is readying an update that will bring call analytics and IT management capabilities to the Teams and Skype for Business management portal.

Checking for a Locked File Using PowerShell

We've all been there: We start to work on a file that we think is available, only to find out that it's already opened and in use, meaning we have to wait until whatever process currently using the file has released its lock on it.

Microsoft Tests 'Known Folder Move' Feature in OneDrive

Microsoft recently launched a preview of a new feature that lets end users move their files to the OneDrive for Business cloud storage service with a single click.

Microsoft Security Advisory Targets 'Lazy Floating Point' Processor Flaw

A Microsoft security advisory addresses the recently disclosed "lazy floating point state restore" security problem (CVE-2018-3665) that's leaving Intel Core and Windows processors vulnerable.

Microsoft Stumps for Multifactor Security for Azure AD

Microsoft is aiming to make multifactor authentication (MFA) the default verification option for its Azure Active Directory (AD) identity management service.

Microsoft Details Latest Feature Changes in Exchange Server

Microsoft's e-mail server is getting several feature updates and improvements, particularly on the on-premises side.

Microsoft Launches Azure Traffic Analytics

A new Microsoft cloud service called "Traffic Analytics" is now generally available, allowing IT pros to monitor network activity across their Azure environments.

Azure AD Gets Two New Password Protection Tools in Preview

Organizations using Microsoft's Azure Active Directory or Windows Server Active Directory service can now test drive two new two password security capabilities.

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2019 System Insights to Preview

Windows Server 2019 "System Insights," which promises to put predictive analytical tools into the hands of IT pros, is now available to preview, Microsoft announced this week.

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