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Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 Open to Microsoft Patch Issues

Microsoft's August security updates won't install for users of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 if those operating system lack certain March updates.

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Windows Server 2019 Gets Support for Office 365 ProPlus

In a reversal, Microsoft is planning to add support for Office 365 ProPlus on Windows Server 2019, even for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) use.

Deploying Windows 10 and Windows Server 1903: Some Caveats for IT Pros

Microsoft recently detailed some changes organizations should make before rolling out version 1903 of Windows 10 and Windows Server, as well as its plans for Windows 10 "targeted" channel releases and new perks for Windows Update for Business users.

Version 1903 of Windows 10 and Windows Server Released

Microsoft rolled out version 1903 of both Windows 10 and Windows Server on Tuesday, marking the latest "semiannual channel release" versions of both products.

Next Version of Windows Admin Center Released

Version 1904 of Windows Admin Center, the latest release of the Web-based management portal, is now generally available.

Microsoft Takes Wraps Off Windows Server IoT 2019

Microsoft is coming out with a Windows Server IoT 2019 product, the company announced on Tuesday at the Embedded World conference in Nuremberg, Germany.

Installing Windows Admin Center on Windows Server Core

Windows Server Core is the epitome of Microsoft's shift toward GUI-free. But since you can't beat a good dashboard, here's how to access the GUI remotely.

Microsoft Warns of IE 10 Support Cliff in 2020

Microsoft warned this week that support for Internet Explorer 10 will lapse in 2020 for users of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8 Standard.

Windows 7 Enters Its Final Year of Support

Key Microsoft products, including Windows 7, are due to lose support next year.

Windows Server 2019 Gets OpenSSH Support

The OpenSSH solution used for remote management is now a supported "Features on Demand" addition in both Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019.

Configure Windows Deployment Services Using PowerShell

WDS can be set up via the traditional GUI, but what if you're in an enterprise and have a lot of WDS servers to set up? In that case, PowerShell is a great way to automate the process.

Fall Updates of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 Reissued

The October 2018 updates (version 1809) of both Windows 10 and Windows Server, as well as Windows Server 2019, have started rolling out again as of Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Microsoft Mulls New Protocol for Updating Windows Firmware

Microsoft recently described its efforts around the Component Firmware Update (CFU) protocol, which is an open source project housed at the GitHub repository.

Groove Server 2010 Nears End of Its Support Lifecycle

Microsoft's aging peer-to-peer communications product, Groove Server 2010, will lose support on Oct. 13, 2020, the company warned last week.

Windows Server 2019 Released, Hardware Coming Early 2019

Microsoft's latest server operating system reached the "general availability" stage this week, though the related hardware will take a few more months to be released by equipment makers.

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