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Windows Server 2008 SP2 To Adopt Windows 10's Monthly Update Model

Microsoft is planning to switch the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) update schedule to the same monthly rollup patch model of its more recent Windows and Windows Server products.

Microsoft To Abandon Forum Questions About Older Products

Starting next month, Microsoft will no longer participate in Microsoft Community forum discussions about older Office and Windows products.

Microsoft Makes Case Against Windows 10's 'Long-Term Servicing' Branch

Windows 10's long-term servicing channel update option could be more problematic for organizations compared to its semiannual channel model, Microsoft reiterated this week.

Windows AutoPilot Gets Delete, Reset and Deployment Options

Windows AutoPilot, Microsoft's out-of-the-box user self-provisioning service for setting up new Windows 10 PCs, is getting several new features in preview.

Microsoft Switching IT Pros to Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Microsoft will start transitioning IT pros to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center from the the Office 365 Admin Center "over the next few weeks," the company said Tuesday.

Microsoft Adds 'Threat Tracking' to Office 365 Threat Intelligence

Microsoft last week added a new security capability to its Office 365 Threat Intelligence service.

Microsoft Lets Orgs Access Linux VMs via Azure AD

Organizations can now use their Azure Active Directory credentials to log into a Linux-based VM running on Microsoft's Azure public cloud service.

Microsoft Issues Next Windows Server 2019 Preview Build

Microsoft this week released a new preview build of Windows Server 2019 and announced an upcoming "Windows Server Summit."

Windows 10 Gives IT Pros New 'Modern Management' Tools

In a recent Web presentation, Microsoft officials detailed the new "modern management" capabilities in Windows 10 version 1803, also known as the April 2018 Update.

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.

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.

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.

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").

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.

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