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Azure AD Gets Two New Password Protection Tools in Preview

Organizations using Microsoft's Azure Active Directory or Windows Server Active Directory service can now test drive two new two password security capabilities.

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2019 System Insights to Preview

Windows Server 2019 "System Insights," which promises to put predictive analytical tools into the hands of IT pros, is now available to preview, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Enables Policy Transfers from Exchange Server to Exchange Online

Organizations running hybrid Microsoft Exchange scenarios will soon be able to migrate Exchange Server policies to Exchange Online using Microsoft's Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard tool.

Intel, Feds Warn of 'Lazy Floating Point' Processor Flaw

A new speculative execution processor vulnerability dubbed "lazy floating point (FP) state save/restore" was disclosed earlier this month.

Microsoft Green Lights Windows 10 April 2018 Update

Upon review of its telemetry findings, Microsoft now deems the April 2018 release of Windows 10, also known as version 1803, to be "fully available."

Windows Server 2008 SP2 To Adopt Windows 10's Monthly Update Model

Microsoft is planning to switch the Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) update schedule to the same monthly rollup patch model of its more recent Windows and Windows Server products.

Microsoft To Abandon Forum Questions About Older Products

Starting next month, Microsoft will no longer participate in Microsoft Community forum discussions about older Office and Windows products.

How To Format PowerShell Output with Format-Table

You may not think too often about how text is displayed in your PowerShell console, but under the covers, there's quite a bit going on.

Microsoft Makes Case Against Windows 10's 'Long-Term Servicing' Branch

Windows 10's long-term servicing channel update option could be more problematic for organizations compared to its semiannual channel model, Microsoft reiterated this week.

Windows AutoPilot Gets Delete, Reset and Deployment Options

Windows AutoPilot, Microsoft's out-of-the-box user self-provisioning service for setting up new Windows 10 PCs, is getting several new features in preview.

Use PowerShell To Work with a Network Adapter

If PowerShell isn't already your go-to tool for reviewing your NIC configuration, it should be.

Microsoft Switching IT Pros to Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Microsoft will start transitioning IT pros to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center from the the Office 365 Admin Center "over the next few weeks," the company said Tuesday.

Microsoft Adds 'Threat Tracking' to Office 365 Threat Intelligence

Microsoft last week added a new security capability to its Office 365 Threat Intelligence service.

Microsoft Lets Orgs Access Linux VMs via Azure AD

Organizations can now use their Azure Active Directory credentials to log into a Linux-based VM running on Microsoft's Azure public cloud service.

Microsoft Issues Next Windows Server 2019 Preview Build

Microsoft this week released a new preview build of Windows Server 2019 and announced an upcoming "Windows Server Summit."

The Biggest Mistake Senior IT Administrators Make

How to avoid the "know-it-all" syndrome and keep finding new ways to develop your IT skills.

Windows 10 Gives IT Pros New 'Modern Management' Tools

In a recent Web presentation, Microsoft officials detailed the new "modern management" capabilities in Windows 10 version 1803, also known as the April 2018 Update.

Tech Industry Tackles New CPU Attacks that Mimic Spectre and Meltdown

Two new speculative execution side-channel attacks disclosed this week share similarities to the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" attacks that were first reported in January.

Getting Started with Word Using PowerShell

Here's how to automate building a document in Microsoft Word. Clippy not required.

SharePoint To Get AI, Mixed Reality Perks

Microsoft this week detailed some new features coming to its SharePoint product, including capabilities related to artificial intelligence and mixed reality.

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