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Microsoft's 'Project VAST' Starts Rolling Out

Microsoft Premier customers can now begin using the company's Project VAST security product to create data visualizations of their organization's security landscape.

Microsoft Boosts Azure VPN Support in Windows Server 2019

Among the top networking features coming to Windows Server 2019 is the ability to quickly set up connections to Azure virtual networks, Microsoft revealed earlier this month.

Microsoft Announces New Windows and Office Servicing Terms

Jared Spataro, Microsoft's corporate vice president for Office and Windows Marketing, announced new guidelines regarding Windows and Office 365 ProPlus servicing last week.

Intune Premier Support Requests Will Soon Be Directed to Azure Portal

Starting Dec. 3, 2018, Microsoft will funnel Intune support requests from organizations with Microsoft Premier support accounts toward the Azure Portal, instead of the Microsoft Premier Online Portal.

Microsoft Announces Windows Server 2019 Essentials for Small Biz

A forthcoming -- and possibly final -- version of Windows Server Essentials is on tap from Microsoft later this year aimed at small businesses.

Microsoft's Cloud Recovering from Datacenter Lightning Strike

A lightning strike affecting Microsoft's San Antonio, Texas datacenter temporarily knocked out the power, causing service outages that affected many regional South Central U.S. Azure and Office 365 services.

Microsoft Touts Windows Server 2019's SDN Security Features

Microsoft this week put the spotlight on the software-defined networking security capabilities coming to Windows Server 2019, calling it one of the product's top 10 networking features.

Microsoft Opens Azure Active Directory B2B Service to Google Users

Microsoft's Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service now supports Google IDs, marking the first time that Microsoft has allowed users with non-Microsoft IDs to use the service.

Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 Zero-Day Flaw Disclosed

A zero-day flaw in the Windows Task Scheduler in 64-bit Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 was disclosed this week, with no known remedy.

Windows Server 2019 To Improve CPU Performance

Microsoft's upcoming Windows Server 2019 product is poised to lighten the configuration burden for IT pros and improve virtual workload CPU performance.

Windows 10 and Windows Server To Get Smaller Updates

The next major releases of Windows 10 and Windows Server will feature smaller monthly quality updates, Microsoft said this month.

Microsoft Developing a Pseudo-Console for Next Windows 10 Version

Inspired by Unix and Linux (*NIX), the next version of Windows 10 will include a Windows Pseudo Console, known as "ConPTY."

Microsoft Ending 'Hybrid MDM' Support Next Year

Microsoft's "hybrid MDM" model, which enables hybrid mobile device management using Intune and System Center Configuration Manager, will lose support on Sept. 1, 2019.

Intel, Others Sound Alarm on 'Foreshadow' CPU Attacks

Researchers from Microsoft, Intel and Red Hat this week turned the spotlight on a newly discovered execution side-channel attack method they've dubbed "Foreshadow."

How Microsoft Times Its Office 365 ProPlus Update Releases

Microsoft recently gave some insight into how it schedules the release of new Office 365 ProPlus features.

Microsoft Bringing SDDC Support to Windows Server 2019

Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Server 2019 product will include "software-defined datacenters" (SDDCs) among its top 10 supported networking features, the company said recently.

MVP Offers Critique of Microsoft's Windows Patching Process

A prominent Microsoft MVP says Microsoft should only deliver new Windows 10 and Office feature updates once a year.

Microsoft Replacing MSI, AppX with New Packaging Tool

Microsoft's new MSIX packaging solution, which the company eventually plans to make the centerpiece of its deployment toolset, is now available as a preview from the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Readies PowerShell Core 6.1 for Release, with Some Caveats

Microsoft recently announced that PowerShell Core 6.1 is expected to hit general availability at the end of August, but warned that compatibility with some Windows PowerShell modules will arrive later.

Microsoft Explains Its Windows 10 Patching Process

In response to public requests for a primer on Microsoft's monthly update servicing for Windows 10, John Wilcox, a contributor to the Microsoft Tech Community, recently shared some details of the company's update release process.

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