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SQL Server 2016 CTP 3 and Azure Data Lake Preview Announced

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a new CTP of SQL Server 2016, along with a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

Windows 10 Optimization Comes to System Center Configuration Manager

This week Microsoft explained plans to make its next System Center Configuration Manager product more "service like" to keep pace with Windows 10.

Mobile Management and Multifactor Authentication Added to Azure AD PowerShell Preview

Microsoft on Wednesday announced new features for its Azure Active Directory PowerShell module.

SharePoint Server's Hybrid Future

Microsoft is informing enterprises on the benefits of deploying "hybrid" SharePoint architectures.

Surface 4 'Enterprise Bundle' Announced

Microsoft on Tuesday announced what it's calling the Surface 4 "Enterprise Bundle," which includes the newest Surface device, keyboard and a warranty only available to large enterprises (those purchasing thousands of units).

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Test Build with 'Nested Virtualization' Preview

Microsoft this week released a new Windows 10 test build that includes support for the company's "nested virtualization" feature.

October Patch Tuesday: 'Critical' IE Flaws Fixed

Microsoft today released its somewhat small October security patch, which includes three bulletin items rated "critical" and three rated "important."

Azure Roles Based Access Control Service Now Available

Microsoft this week has made its Roles Based Access Control (RBAC) Azure service generally available.

VMware Releases Security Patch for vCenter Server and ESXi

VMware released an out-of-band fix for three significant flaws in vCenter Server and ESXi.

Microsoft Aims To Clear Up Office 2016 Confusion with Q&A

Microsoft's somewhat confusing Office 2016 product line has prompted the company to recently launch a Q&A to offer clarifications.

Exchange Server 2016 Released

Microsoft has released the latest version of its popular on-premises messaging server.

OneDrive for Business Gets Security, Data Loss Prevention

Microsoft is rolling out several improvements to its enterprise-grade OneDrive product.

Microsoft Announces Big Data Service Azure Data Lake Store

Microsoft on Monday announced that Azure Data Lake Store, a new HDFS-compatible Hadoop File System data store, will be available later this year.

Windows 10 Servicing Documentation for IT Pros Released

Guidelines for Microsoft's three Windows 10 servicing models and deployment scenarios were released by the company.

U.S. and Canada Run Out of IPv4 Free Pool of Addresses

The free pool of IPv4 addresses has hit the "zero" level, according to the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN).

Microsoft Releases System Center 2016 Configuration Manager TP3 Update

Microsoft on Wednesday released a System Center 2016 Configuration Manager Technical Preview 3 (SCCM TP3) update.

Some Office 2016 Upgrade Confusion Cleared Up

Many organizations looking to upgrade to Office 2016, which was officially released this week, may have to wait.

Vast Majority of Mobile Malware Infections Comes from Windows PCs

According to a report released last week, 80 percent of all mobile malware originated from Windows PCs.

Windows 10 Deployment Toolkit Reissued

Microsoft this week has rereleased its free Windows 10 deployments automation toolkit.

Cisco Routers Are Being Targeted with Malicious Firmware

Attackers are targeting specific Cisco routers for infection, allowing traffic monitoring and malware injection.

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