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Microsoft's Enterprise Agreements Increasing Minimum to 500 this Summer

Microsoft this week announced that it will be changing the minimum Enterprise Agreement (EA) count qualifications this July.

Windows 10 Is Now Classified as a 'Recommended Update'

Microsoft on Monday changed the classification of Windows 10 from "optional update" to a "recommended update."

Azure Stack Preview Now Available

Microsoft on Friday released its Azure Stack technical preview, which looks to expand organizational access to the company's cloud services.

Office Online Editing Available in Third-Party Cloud Storage Services

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that Office Online users can coauthor files in real time that are stored in third-party cloud storage services including Box, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox and Egnyte.

Azure Stack Preview Coming this Week

Microsoft on Tuesday said that the first Azure Stack technical preview will be released at the end of the week.

Aging Hardware Is Affecting IT Security Confidence

According to a recent report by Cisco, more than half of enterprise have a lack of confidence in their security efforts.

Microsoft's Group Policy Analysis Tool Released

A light software tool for IT to compare Group Policy Objects (GPOs) is now out.

SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate Out Now

SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC) and an RC of Project Server 2016 was released today.

Majority of Orgs Moving to Windows 10 Will Finish Migration by End of 2016

According to a recent survey, a majority of organizations that have begun the move to Windows 10 will be done by the end of 2016.

Some Processors and Hardware Will Only Support Windows 10

Microsoft is altering product lifecycle support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 based on hardware.

Windows 8 Is No Longer Supported by Microsoft

Windows 8 lost "extended support" on Tuesday, making the OS more vulnerable to security issues.

Skype for Business Gets New Reporting Tools

Skype for Business Online will be receiving an injection of new analytics and reporting capabilities thanks to the acquisition of software made by Event Zero.

Windows 10 Management in System Center Configuration Manager Demoed

Microsoft last week showed off how System Center Configuration Manager will show Windows 10 servicing details.

Microsoft: Prepare for Internet Explorer End of Support

According to Microsoft, enterprises should upgrade their older versions of Internet Explorer to IE 11 before "uninstalling" ahead of this week's end-of-support deadline.

Microsoft Will Notify Users Targeted by State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Microsoft last week announced that they will inform customers if their online and cloud accounts have been targeted or compromised by representatives of nation states.

BizTalk Server 2016 Roadmap and Azure Integration Outlined

Details about Microsoft's plans pertaining to its next BizTalk Server product and associated Azure plans were disclosed late last month.

Internet Explorer, .NET Framework and SQL Server Versions Losing Support in 2016

Many Microsoft products will be losing "extended support" in the coming 12 months.

December Outlook 2010 Patch Pulled

Microsoft has retracted an Outlook 2010 security update after users reported running into multiple issues.

'Linux on Azure' Cert Program Now Live

Microsoft, in conjunction with the Linux Foundation, released a new Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) program for those seeking Linux on Azure certifications this week.

Microsoft Ending Support for Some .NET Framework Versions

Microsoft sent a warning that versions 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1 of .NET Framework will be losing product support in January.

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