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Enterprise Guidance for Moving Away from SHA-1 Encryption

Microsoft last week has released a guide for orgs looking to get away from the risky Web-based Shell Hashing Algorithim-1 (SHA-1) encryption.

How To Create a Simple Pester Test Report in PowerShell

While Pester doesn't generate it's own reports, it does provide data that can be easily formatted.

Microsoft Called Out on Windows 10 EMET Security Claims

Microsoft's recent claim that Windows 10 has good enough security protections without using the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is being disputed by security research group CERT.

PowerPoint Coathuring and other Collaboration Features Added to Office 365

Microsoft added Office 365 end user feature improvements this month for desktop, browser and mobile apps.

Windows 10 'Anniversary Update' Ready for Enterprises

Organizations looking to run the latest version of Windows 10 (version 1607) can now deploy it in their businesses.

Microsoft Finally Joins the Linux Foundation

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it has joined the Linux Foundation.

How To Use the PowerShell Operational Validation Framework

The tool simplifies and keeps you organized when testing.

Microsoft's Deployment Kit Gets Rebranded with Latest Update

With the release of the newest update, Microsoft's Deployment Toolkit is also receiving a name tweak.

Windows Azure Pack Support To End January 2027

Microsoft's Windows Azure Pack, the company's enterprise datacenter solution, is "far from dead," according to an announcement.

Office 365 Business Subscribers To Receive Outlook Customer Manager

A new Outlook Customer Manager solution is now part of Microsoft's Office 365 Business Premium subscription plan, the company announced on Monday.

Anatomy of a PowerShell Parameter, Part 2: Validation

Continuing the look into parameters, this part will focus specifically on parameter sets and the different ways to validate them.

SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 1 Now Available

Upgrades, improvements and new features for SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint Online were released this week by Microsoft.

Microsoft Revamps MCSE Cert Program

Recently Microsoft's Certification group released additional MCSE and MCSD certificate titles and altered the program so that the titles no longer have an expiration date.

Microsoft's EMET Security Tool To Lose Support

Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) solution, which aimed to protect against malware attack scenarios and exploit methods, will be shutting down shortly.

Windows Update Model Causing Issues in System Center Configuration Manager 2007

The latest update service model for Windows 7 and 8.1 clients is causing complications for those running System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM 2007).

Anatomy of a PowerShell Parameter, Part 1

Central to your command is a parameter -- a weak parameter will end with a weak script.

Windows Zero-Day Flaw Surrounded by Controversy

An alleged Russian hacking group by the name of Strontium is actively exploiting a recently disclosed Windows flaw.

Microsoft Increasing Open Source Datacenter Efforts with 'Project Olympus'

Microsoft is planning to speed up datacenter hardware contributions to the Open Compute Project (OCP) with a new "Project Olympus" effort.

Skype for Business Client Changes Coming Soon

New changes and features to Skype for Business client app on Mac and mobile devices are being delivered.

Microsoft Details SharePoint, PowerApps and Flow Upgrades and Availability

Microsoft announced this week that PowerApps and Flow dev services will be available in the next few days.

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