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Deploying a Suspicious Activity Bot in Azure Commercial or Azure Government
5/24/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 4
Having spent many years in the Public Sector space, I have made a lot of friends on both the contractor and government employee sides of the aisle. So we are always having conversations about how Azure is making the world better both commercially as well as in the Public Sector space. Because of that,

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BlockChain as a Service (BaaS):New Features
5/10/2017 | Azure Notes | 2
We are excited to announce our collaboration with Waves and their support of the blockchain efforts on Microsoft Azure. The Waves Platform is a decentralized platform for crowdfunding and creation of digital tokens. The platform functions primarily to allow easy creation and distribution, trading and

More changes coming to Microsoft's Windows as a Service strategy
5/9/2017 | ZDNet All About Microsoft | 15
Microsoft is continuing to tweak its Windows 10 patching and updating strategy, and plans to hold off until 2019 before releasing another version of Windows 10 designated as its Long Term Servicing Branch.

New book: Windows Internals, Seventh Edition, Part 1
5/9/2017 | Microsoft Press | 15
We’re happy to announce the availability of Windows Internals, 7th Edition, Part 1: System architecture, processes, threads, memory management, and more (ISBN 9780735684188), by Pavel Yosifovich, Alex Ionescu, Mark E. Russinovich, and David A. Solomon. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft

Skill up with Know it. Prove it. challenges for IT Pros!
5/9/2017 | Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog | 7
This blog post was authored by Matthew Calder, Senior Content Developer, Learning and Readiness Team. Looking to augment your knowledge and expand your abilities? Check out the two IT Pro tracks in the latest Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) Know it. Prove it. challenge, underway now and wrapping up on

Azure Security Center Dashboard Updated
5/9/2017 | Microsoft Azure Security and Compliance | 16
Good news on the Azure Security Center front! We’ve refreshed the dashboard to make it easier for you to: Identify new issues with your Azure Virtual Machines and PaaS services Find those issues easily using the New alerts & incidents tile Get to work fast with the ROI on investigations by using the

What do to do when the lights are on but no one is there
5/9/2017 | Microsoft IT showcase | 1
Ever wake up in an office with bright lights shining, high-tension music building to a crescendo, and you’re eerily all alone? If you answered “yes,” don’t worry, no one is going to get hurt today. This story has a hero, a data scientist who sweeps into the room, crunches some numbers, sprinkles a pinch

Coming together to address Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) attacks
5/9/2017 | Microsoft Security Response center | 18
Today’s security updates include three updates that exemplify how the security ecosystem can come together to help protect consumers and enterprises. We would like to thank FireEye and ESET for working with us. Customers that have the latest security updates installed are protected against the attacks

May 2017 security update release
5/9/2017 | Microsoft Security Response center | 7
Today, we released security updates to provide additional protections against malicious attackers. By default, Windows 10 receives these updates automatically, and for customers running previous versions, we recommend they turn on automatic updates as a best practice. More information about this month’s

How the GDPR is driving CISOs’ agendas
5/9/2017 | Microsoft secure | 7
This post is authored by Daniel Grabski, Executive Security Advisor, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. As an Executive Security Advisor for the Central and Eastern European region, I engage every day with Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) to learn their thoughts and concerns. One very hot topic

Check out the new Surface Laptop
5/9/2017 | | 20
Being in Seattle during #MSBuild brings the advantage to have a first look at the brand new Surface Laptop that was announced on May 2nd by Microsoft in real life. You can preorder Surface Laptop in the Microsoft Online Store today. Delivery date starts at June 15th, We visited the Microsoft Store

Be a Part of Microsoft Cloud Show Episode 200 and Win a Surface Laptop or XBOX One S Bundle!
5/9/2017 | Andrew Connell | 8
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Management Pack for Microsoft Azure Stack now available
5/9/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 7
With this blog post we announce the availability of the technical preview of the Microsoft Azure Stack Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager. Microsoft System Center is a powerful…

BE-COM2017-O365 What is GDPR and why do you care? (Karel Holst)
5/9/2017 | Channel 9 - Office 365 | 11
General Data Protection Regulation, better known as GDPR will take effect as of May 2018. The new regulation(s) can have a significant impact on how you, as an organization, have to deal with (personal) data whether you store, or process it. This also means that the tools and vendors you work with can

BE-COM2017 Opening keynote by (Microsoft)
5/9/2017 | Channel 9 - Office 365 | 12
Office 365 & GDPR

Office 365 update: OneDrive and SharePoint Online sharing experience
5/9/2017 | Jasper Oosterveld | 21
We are updating the sharing experience in OneDrive and SharePoint, both in the web and in the sync client. How does this affect me? We’ve improved the sharing UI on the OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online websites and sync clients to provide easier collaboration, better usability and improved

Waves platform now available on Azure
5/9/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 16
We are excited to announce our collaboration with Waves and bringing their token platform to the Microsoft Azure marketplace.  The Waves Platform is a decentralized platform for crowdfunding and creation of digital tokens.

Optimizing Microsoft IT legacy apps with containers
5/8/2017 | Microsoft IT showcase | 1
Our app environment at Microsoft IT is growing and changing every day. We’re always working to create a more agile and efficient model for our app infrastructure, and recently we’ve been using Windows Server Containers to run our legacy apps. Containerizing our apps will have four primary benefits: •

Delegate365 changelog version 6.4-automate additional licenses assignments
5/8/2017 | | 8
In Delegate365 version 6.2 update we added an important feature to save Delegate365 licenses. With this Delegate365 version, there comes a new, powerful feature for more Office 365 automation. The new version number is 6.4. No worries, you have not missed version 6.3, since this was an internal version

New book: Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models
5/8/2017 | Microsoft Press | 8
We’re pleased to announce the availability of Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models (ISBN 9781509305155), by Stacia Varga. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press StoreAmazonBarnes & NobleIndependent booksellers – Shop local Overview Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-768—and help demonstrate

Now Available: Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Virtualized Next-Generation Firewall
5/8/2017 | Microsoft Azure Government | 8
Comprehensive, Prevention-Based Security for Azure Government Cloud Today on Azure Government The Palo Alto Networks® VM-Series virtualized next-generation firewall on Microsoft Azure allows government agencies to apply the same advanced threat prevention features and next-generation firewall application

It’s time for a new perspective on Shadow IT
5/8/2017 | Microsoft secure | 8
Over 80 percent of employees admit to using non-approved SaaS applications in their jobs, and for the most part they have well-intentioned reasons for adopting them. Many report wanting to use software they are familiar with, that is cheaper, quicker to deploy, and better meets their needs than the IT-approved

ebook deal of the week: Windows 10 Inside Out, 2nd Edition
5/8/2017 | Microsoft Press | 25
Save 50%! Buy here. This offer expires on Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 AM GMT. Dive into Windows 10—and really put your Windows expertise to work. Focusing on the most powerful and innovative features of Windows 10, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds.

What Business Professionals Need To Know About April’s Microsoft Office Update
5/8/2017 | Office 365 Advisors | 9
Microsoft’s April releases include new apps and updates to old favorites Several major updates to Office 365 were published in April. The worldwide rollout of Outlook Customer Manager and the introduction of Microsoft To-Do are particularly good news. Outlook Customer Manager Outlook Customer Manager

More GPUs, more power, more intelligence
5/8/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 16
Last year we introduced our first GPU offering powered by NVIDIA’s Tesla-based GPUs and we have seen an amazing customer response. With the Azure NC-series, you can run CUDA workloads on up to four…

Using modern data sources in Azure Analysis Services
5/8/2017 | Microsoft Azure | 16
Just weeks after reaching general availability (GA) with Azure Analysis Services, we are super excited to make Tabular 1400 models available in public preview, as announced in the blog post 1400…