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Microsoft Standardizes Office Code Across Windows, Mac and Android

The most recent round of improvements to Microsoft's Office productivity suite included the news that the Office codebase is now unified across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

Microsoft Helps Orgs Block Faulty Intel 'Spectre' Patches

Microsoft recently released resources for organizations grappling with flawed firmware updates from Intel that have resulted in reboot problems in some cases.

Microsoft 'Playbook' Gives SharePoint Patching Guidance

IT pros who update SharePoint Server installations now have some help from Microsoft in the form of a new "SharePoint Build to Build Update Playbook."

Microsoft Gets More Transparent About Windows 10's Data Collection

A new app in the latest Windows 10 test build gives users some insight into the kind of privacy-related information that Microsoft collects from their devices.

Microsoft Adds Support for In-Place Upgrades to Windows Server

The latest test build of Windows Server, known as "build 17074," includes support for in-place upgrades and smaller Server Core base images, Microsoft said this week.

Intel Roots Out Cause of Reboot Problems After Meltdown Patch

Intel has identified the cause of the reboot issues affecting its Haswell and Broadwell processors after being patched against Meltdown and Spectre attack scenarios.

Microsoft Explains SCCM's Role in the Windows Update Model

In a new video series, Microsoft details how administrators can manage Windows clients using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

Intel's Meltdown and Spectre Patches Can Slow Down Servers

Intel's firmware updates to address the Meltdown and Spectre attacks could result in slower server performance, the company indicated this week.

Microsoft Adds Storage Spaces Direct Support to Windows Server

The latest test build of Windows Server, known as "build 17074," rolled out this week with some new enhancements to Storage Spaces Direct (SSD).

Microsoft Releases PowerShell Core 6.0

Microsoft last week announced the general availability of PowerShell Core 6.0, which is notable for being a cross-platform DevOps tool for Windows, Linux and macOS.

Microsoft Warns of System Slowdowns from Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Microsoft's fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws will noticeably slow down some users' systems, the company confirmed this week.

Intel Plans Broad Patch Rollout To Tackle Meltdown and Spectre

To address the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affecting most modern processors, Intel will issue security patches for all Intel chips released in the past five years by the end of this month.

Apple Issues Security Fixes for Spectre and Meltdown CPU Flaws

Apple this week took steps to address the potential security threats posed by two recently disclosed CPU attack methods, Meltdown and Spectre.

Microsoft Azure VMs Get Accelerated Networking Feature

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of its new Accelerated Networking technology for Azure virtual machines.

More Details, Fixes Emerge for Widespread CPU Security Flaw

Various researchers, chip makers, OS vendors and security software providers have issued a raft of information about a widespread CPU security vulnerability disclosed this week.

Microsoft Adds E-Mail Internationalization to Exchange Online

Enterprise users of Office 365 Exchange Online can expect to see some additional support for e-mail internationalization sometime this quarter.

Microsoft Tacks OpenSSH Preview onto Windows 10 Test Build

Microsoft recently issued a Windows 10 test release that includes a preview of the open source Secure Shell (OpenSSH) tooling, according to reports.

Microsoft Teams with Jamf on Conditional Access for Macs

Microsoft Intune is now able to provide "conditional access" security compliance protections to Mac devices courtesy of a partnership between Microsoft and Jamf, a provider of management solutions for Apple devices.

Microsoft Sends Out Its Last Security Patches of 2017

Microsoft issued its last "update Tuesday" for this year on Dec. 12, addressing 32 common vulnerabilities and disclosures (CVEs).

VMware, Carbon Black Ready Datacenter Security Offering

Carbon Black, a provider of endpoint security solutions, is working with virtualization giant VMware on an upcoming datacenter security offering.

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