Microsoft Issues RC2 of Azure DevOps Server 2019

Azure DevOps Server 2019 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday, marking the product's last release before becoming production-ready.

Windows 10 Mobile Nears the End

This will be the final year of support for Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft's beleaguered smartphone operating system.

Windows 10 Version 1809 Rollout Resumes (Again)

The general rollout of the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade, also known as the "October 2018 Update," resumed again on Wednesday, alongside the rereleases of upgrades to Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server version 1809 (the "semiannual channel" version).

Manage Active Directory User Accounts with PowerShell

If you manage just a few user accounts, you could get by with AD Users and Computers or the AD Administrative Center. But if you're in a large organization, you can use PowerShell to automate the identity management process.

Windows 7 Enters Its Final Year of Support

Key Microsoft products, including Windows 7, are due to lose support next year.

Windows 10 Updates To Require 7GB of Reserved Storage

A new "Reserved Storage" feature in the next major Windows 10 release will allocate about 7GB of a PC's storage space for OS updates.

Microsoft January Patch Causing Windows 7 Connection Problems

Several reports are pointing the finger at Microsoft's most recent "update Tuesday" security patches for multiple Windows 7 problems.

Microsoft Unveils Office 365 ProPlus Portal for Managing Policies

Organizations using the Office 365 ProPlus productivity suite can now access a new preview of Microsoft's Office Client Policy Service.

Microsoft Goes Easy with January Security Patch Release

Microsoft released a relatively light batch of security fixes for January's "update Tuesday," though they affect everything from Windows to Microsoft's browsers to the .NET Framework.

Keep an Eye Out for These Under-the-Radar Office 365 Changes

IT pros should prepare for some notable changes coming to Office 365 business subscribers this year, including 64-bit Office installs by default, an end to Triple Data Encryption (3DES) and default Microsoft Teams installs in some cases.

Microsoft Adds Session ID Info to Exchange Online Audit Logs

Microsoft this month enabled the ability to use session ID information in Exchange Online audit logs, giving IT pros another tool to better detect attacks.

Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Bundles Coming February

Microsoft this week announced a pair of security and compliance offerings under the "Microsoft 365" branding that will become available next month.

Surface Devices Get Troubleshooting Toolkit

A new resource for IT pros trying to find and troubleshoot problems on Microsoft Surface devices is now available.

Windows Server 2019 Gets OpenSSH Support

The OpenSSH solution used for remote management is now a supported "Features on Demand" addition in both Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019.

Microsoft Ends 2018 with Over Three Dozen Security Fixes

Microsoft's December patch rollout, issued this week, comprised an estimated 39 security fixes, plus one security advisory.

Configure Windows Deployment Services Using PowerShell

WDS can be set up via the traditional GUI, but what if you're in an enterprise and have a lot of WDS servers to set up? In that case, PowerShell is a great way to automate the process.

Microsoft Explains 'On-Demand' Windows Update Releases

Microsoft periodically issues Windows update releases that don't follow its standard release schedules at all.

Microsoft 365 Testing Program Launches

Microsoft is giving organizations a new way to try out early releases of its Microsoft 365 suite.

How To Quickly Test a SQL Connection with PowerShell

When creating automation scripts to discover, add, update or remove records from a remote SQL database, you need to make sure your script can successfully connect to the database.

Microsoft Revamping Edge Browser Around Open Source Chromium

Microsoft's Edge browser is going the way of Google's Chrome, the company announced this week.

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