Windows Server

Windows and Active Directory at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Microsoft announces a reimagined Performance Monitor, new Edge to debut in January 2020, FIDO security key support for hybrid Active Directory, new security features for Azure Active Directory, and Intune and SCCM combine forces to become Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

Nov 6, 2019|Russell Smith


Key Office 365 News from the Microsoft Ignite Conference 2019

Microsoft made a ton of Office 365-related announcements at their Ignite conference in Orlando. Here's a summary of the key news for SharePoint, Exchange, Stream, Teams, Yammer, and Outlook. More information will emerge during the week, so stay tuned for more coverage as news emerges.

Nov 4, 2019|Tony Redmond

Microsoft 365

Microsoft’s Bringing new Features to Microsoft 365 Search

One of the themes that has been coming out of Microsoft the past couple of years is breaking down application silos to improve productivity and discoverability. One of the features that highlight this initiative is Microsoft Search.

Nov 4, 2019|Brad Sams

Microsoft 365

Microsoft’s Project Cortex Builds A Custom Knowledge Graph for Your Company

Microsoft's Project Cortex is a new service from the company that will organize, surface, and share valuable data across your environment.

Nov 4, 2019|Brad Sams

Windows Client OS

Everything You Need to Know About Windows – October 2019

Windows 10X is coming to new foldable dual-screen devices and clamshell laptops, robots are invading Windows 10, all businesses can buy Windows 7 Extended Security Updates starting December 1st, and Server Core is now in fashion thanks to Windows Admin Center.

Nov 1, 2019|Russell Smith

Windows 10

How Microsoft Uses Machine Learning to Improve Windows 10 Update Experience

Microsoft started using machine learning (ML) to manage the rollout of Windows 10 feature updates with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). In a new blog post by Microsoft’s Archana Ramesh and Michael Stephenson, both data scientists for Microsoft Cloud and AI, the company outlines improvements made since then.

Oct 30, 2019|Russell Smith

Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 Release Sees Server Core Adoption Soar

Microsoft says that since the general availability of Windows Server 2019, it has seen the fastest adoption rate for Server Core in history.

Oct 30, 2019|Russell Smith

Office 365

FindTime – An Underappreciated Gem in the Office 365 World

Microsoft's FindTime service helps Office 365 users find the right time to schedule a meeting with people inside and outside their tenant. It's an underappreciated gem. And the good news is that an even better service called Calendar.Help is on the way. Well, it's better if you like asking Cortana to find the right meeting dates for you rather than the more-hands on approach taken by FindTime. Whichever way you cut it, help is always appreciated when setting up meetings, so it's nice that these tools are available.

Oct 29, 2019|Tony Redmond

Windows 10

Migrate to Windows 10 Using Microsoft’s Desktop Analytics Service

This week Microsoft announced the general availability of Desktop Analytics, a new cloud service that integrates with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to provide insight and intelligence so organizations can make informed decisions about whether Windows endpoints are ready to be upgraded.

Oct 28, 2019|Russell Smith

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Wins JEDI Defense Cloud Contract

Earlier this week, Microsoft posted strong earnings with its cloud division continuing to push the stock price higher. Announced today by the U.S Defense Department, Microsoft has won the lucrative JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) contract besting its rival Amazon as well as Oracle and other providers.

Oct 25, 2019|Brad Sams

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