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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.

SCCM Update 1806 Gets Device Querying as It Nears Release

The latest "semiannual channel" release of Microsoft's device and server management system will arrive in the next few weeks, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Better Bandwidth Control Added to Windows Server 2019 Preview

The latest test build of Windows Server 2019 (build 17723) was released this week to Windows Insider Program participants with new features related to bandwidth control and Kubernetes.

Microsoft Test Drives Password Alternative in Edge Browser

Users of the Microsoft Edge browser can now test an alternative means of carrying out user authentications besides passwords.

SQL Server Problems Caused by Microsoft's July Windows Patches

An announcement last week by Microsoft's Customer Service and Support team indicated that Windows patches from Microsoft's July 10 "update Tuesday" release may have caused SQL Server failures after reboot.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure AD Activity Logs

A preview release of Azure Active Directory Activity Logs, which show up in Azure Monitor, is now available, Microsoft announced last week.

'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.

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.

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