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Microsoft Touts Strong Adoption for 'Configuration Manager as a Service'

According to Microsoft, more than 38 percent of organizations have made the jump to the most recent System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) version.

SQL Server Cumulative Update Patch Policy Gets Tweaked

The SQL Server engineering team provided some advice for IT when installing the cumulative updates.

Linux Bash Shell Support Comes to Windows

Details on Microsoft's support for the Bash shell on Windows have surfaced after its initial Build keynote announcement.

Windows 10 'Anniversary Update' Coming Soon, Preview Live Now

Microsoft on Wednesday during its Build conference announced a major update to Windows 10 will be coming this summer, with the preview going live today.

Office 365 Groups To Get Social Networking Connectors

Microsoft's Office 365 Connectors will be getting new features that will extend support to link newsfeeds to Office 365.

Group Policy Controls for Office 2016 Updated to Battle Macro Threats

Microsoft is giving enterprises more ammunition to battle threats that could spread through Office 2016 macros.

SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate 1 Released by Microsoft

SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC) 1 is now available, nearly feature-complete, according to Microsoft.

Azure Active Directory-Based Windows 10 Mobile Management Outlined

Organizations awaiting the commercial release of Microsoft's emerging Windows 10 Mobile operating system will face lots of caveats when using Azure Active Directory (AD) for identity and access management.

New Office 365 Reporting Portal Begins Rolling out to Subscribers

Microsoft said that its latest "reporting portal for Office 365 has begun rolling out to subscribers this week.

Microsoft Said that Office Online Server Is 'Essential' for SharePoint 2016

Microsoft last week indicated that Office Online Server will be "essential" for SharePoint Server 2016.

SharePoint Server 2016 RTM Bits Released

Microsoft today announced that its SharePoint Server 2016 has hit the "release-to-manufacturing" (RTM) milestone.

Microsoft Announced SQL Server Is Coming to Linux

Microsoft this week announced that SQL Server 2016 database system will be landing on Linux.

Major Windows 10 Update May Be Coming this Summer

This year may see a different release schedule for updated version of Microsoft's latest OS, according to reports.

Office 365 Admin Center Getting Global Rollout

Microsoft announced today that Office 365 subscribers worldwide soon will be getting the Admin Center management console.

Microsoft StorSimple Virtual Array Now Available

Microsoft's StorSimple Virtual Array product, a hybrid storage solution, was commercially released this week.

SDP for IaaS Initiative Launches at RSA Conference

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced the formation of a new Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) initiative during this week's RSA Security Conference.

Azure Active Directory Identity Protection Preview Released

Microsoft released a preview today of its new identity protection service, which is powered by Azure cloud services.

Microsoft Advocates Security Through Timely Patching

Organizations can ensure security by keeping Windows up to date, and they should patch their line-of-business applications as well.

Windows Patch Security Tops IT Pro Concerns

System security concerns did not diminish among IT pros in 2015, but mobile was deemed less problematic, according to an industry survey.

Microsoft Rolling Out New Windows Threat Protection Service

Microsoft unveiled today that it has a new security service known as "Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection."

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