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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update To Improve Log File Access

Microsoft will make it a little easier for IT pros and developers to read update log files for debugging purposes with the release of the Windows 10 "fall creators update" (version 1709).

Azure Active Directory Access Control Features Previews Released

Microsoft is highlighting three Azure Active Directory previews for controlling user access to network resources.

Microsoft To Expand Advanced Threat Protection Services

Microsoft's progress with its various Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) services seemed to be a unifying theme at last month's Ignite conference.

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 Now Available

The final SQL Server 2012 service pack is now available for download.

SharePoint Server 2019 To Receive PowerApps, InfoPath and Sync Client Support

Aside from the announcement that a preview for SharePoint Server 2018 will be arriving in mid-2018, few details of the upcoming offering has been released.

Microsoft Outlines Latest Windows 10 Deployment Approach

Microsoft at Ignite last week discussed how its Windows 10 deployment direction does away with the traditional imaging process and instead relies on Azure Active Directory domain joins, mobile device management (MDM) and self-provisioning by end users.

SQL Server 2017 To Receive Monthly Updates

Once SQL Server 2017 is released, it will also arrive with a faster update release pace.

'Comanagement' Capabilities Coming to System Center Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Microsoft Intune client management products will be receiving a new "comanagement" capability, Microsoft announced this week.

SharePoint Server 2019 and Other Coming Improvements Outlined

Microsoft this week at its Ignite conference in Orlando shared SharePoint and OneDrive progress, which also included a brief mention of a coming SharePoint Server 2019 product, among many other details.

Windows Server 2016 Version 1709 Set for October Release

Windows Server 2016 version 1709 will arrive in "early October," Microsoft announced this week.

SQL Server 2017 Release Announced

SQL Server 2017 will be generally available next Monday, Oct. 2., Microsoft announced today at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.

Microsoft Outlines Skype for Business Plans at Ignite

Microsoft said that the Microsoft Teams client will eventually replace the Skype for Business Online client in the near future.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Improvements Previewed

Microsoft this week briefly showed access and security improvements that will be coming to Remote Desktop Services (RDS), which is a Windows Server capability for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) scenarios.

Autoremediation Capabilities Coming to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection Service This Year

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) will soon be able of fixing security issues, instead of just detecting them.

'Classic' Azure AD Management Portal Ending Soon

Microsoft is limiting the number of software management interfaces for Azure Active Directory identity and access service to one.

Azure Confidential Computing and Managed Service Identity Security Protections Preview Releases

Microsoft this week announced previews of two new Microsoft Azure security measures that possibly add assurances for organizations wary of trusting their data and code on outside infrastructure.

'Project Honolulu' for Windows Server Management Brings Back the GUI

In what could be seen as a turn in direction, Microsoft said it's behind once again producing graphical user interface (GUI) tools for managing Windows Server.

SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2 Released

SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2, released Tuesday, comes packed with the SharePoint Framework.

Microsoft Releases BizTalk Server Schemas as Open Source Code

The schemas used with BizTalk Server are now available as open source code, Microsoft on Monday announced.

PowerShell Solutions Being Replaced with 'Desired State Configuration Core'

The Microsoft PowerShell team is planning to reshape its Desired State Configuration (DSC) solutions, replacing them with a single cross-platform tool that supports both Windows and Linux.

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