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System Center Configuration Manager Update 1706 Now Available

Microsoft last week released new management capabilities in the latest System Center Configuration Manager update.

Microsoft Prepping Release of Windows Subsystem for Linux

Arriving with the "fall creators update" for Windows 10 will be Windows Subsystem for Linux, Microsoft announced.

Microsoft Insider Gives Online Services and Compliance Advice

Organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EA) should consider negotiating protections or special discounts up front to avoid compliance issues likely associated with Microsoft's cloud services.

Advanced Threat Analytics 1.8 Now Available

Microsoft this week has announced that the latest version of its Advanced Threat Analytics forensic security solution is now available.

Adobe Announces Official Death of Flash

Adobe announced that s the Flash Player browser plug-in will no longer be supported after 2020.

PowerShell 2.0 Support Ending with Next Major Windows 10 Update

With the release of Windows 10 "fall creators update," targeted to arrive in September or October, Windows PowerShell 2.0 will no longer be officially supported.

Third-Party Vendor Provides Option In Response to Microsoft's Unified Messaging Changes

In response to Microsoft's announcement this week that it will no longer provide session border controller (SBC) support for PBX systems accessing Office 365, third-party firm AVST is stepping in with a solution.

Microsoft Hotfix Software Assurance Benefit Changes

Changes affecting Software Assurance benefits, App-V deployments, Exchange Online Unified Messaging and even Microsoft Office and Nano Server are appearing in random locations across Microsoft sites.

SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 1 Now Available

This week Microsoft took one more step towards SQL Server 2017 being commercially available with the release of the first release candidate.

Microsoft To Focus on PowerShell Core over PowerShell 6.0 Moving Forward

Microsoft will prioritize and advocate for the use of PowerShell Core over previous versions, the company recently announced.

First 'Insider' Windows Server 2016 Test Build Released

Microsoft this week released its first preview build of Windows Server 2016 to its Windows Insider Program testers, kicking off Windows 10-like plans for the server product.

Microsoft Sees Intel's Latest Processor as 'Cornerstone' for Project Olympus

Microsoft is bullish on Intel's latest Xeon Scalable processors, released on Tuesday, playing a huge role in the success of its Project Olympus.

Canonical's Ubuntu Linux Distro Now Available in the Windows Store

Microsoft this week has made available the Linux-based Canonical Ubuntu distro for download in the Windows Store.

Quest's Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Management Service Now Available

Quest this week has made live new cloud-based solutions for managing Azure Active Directory implementations and Office 365 applications.

SharePoint Online Communication Site Feature Previewed

Microsoft this week announced that its Office 365 "first release" subscribers can now take part in a SharePoint Communication Site feature preview.

'Zero-Touch' PC Provisioning with Microsoft's Windows AutoPilot Service

Microsoft announced a new Windows AutoPilot service this week that promises to ease the provisioning of new PCs for end users.

Upcoming Security Features Coming to Fall's Windows 10 Update

Microsoft revealed this week that its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) will be making a return with the "fall creators update" of Windows 10.

Massive Ransomware Attack Targeting SMB 1 Windows Security Hole

Currently, a large-scale ransomware outbreak in effect, using similar techinques as last month's WannaCry security incident.

Windows 10 Enterprise Migration on the Rise

According to a recent IT-focused survey, Windows 10 migrations are picking up in organizations.

Open Source Dev Tools for Azure on Display

During an Azure OpenDev online webinar this week, Microsoft and partners showed off some of the upcoming Azure tools aimed at IT.

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