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Published: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:41:40 +0000

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Microsoft's newest Windows Server test build adds new storage, failover clustering updates

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:19:43 +0000

Microsoft's latest Windows Server Insider test build, 17074, adds new Storage Spaces Direct capabilities, among a couple of other new features.(image)



Microsoft to add file restore to OneDrive for Business starting in late January

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:48:53 +0000

Microsoft's latest new feature for its OneDrive for Business cloud storage service, as of late this month, will be able to restore all file types and even an entire OneDrive if files get corrupted, deleted or infected.(image)



Microsoft tweaks Windows Shell, Edge and more in latest Windows 10 test build

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 01:17:00 +0000

More testers will be getting the 'Sets' feature as of Windows 10 'Redstone 4' test build 17074. There are other updates and tweaks in this Fast Ring build, too.(image)



Microsoft: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is ready for business

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:43:00 +0000

Microsoft has anointed Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, 1709 -- released last October to consumers -- as officially ready for business deployment.(image)



Microsoft starts testing end-to-end encrypted Skype conversations

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:03:00 +0000

Skype Insider testers on Windows Desktops, iOS, Android, Linux, and Mac can start testing Microsoft's end-to-end encrypted Private Conversations feature.(image)



Microsoft delivers PowerShell Core for Windows, Linux, macOS

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:33:00 +0000

Microsoft is making generally available PowerShell Core 6.0, a version of PowerShell built on .NET Core that runs not just on Windows, but also macOS and Linux. But beware breaking changes.(image)



Microsoft: We're not giving up on Cortana (even in home automation)

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:27:00 +0000

Cortana's not going away, insist Microsoft executives, touting at CES 2018 a number of under-the-radar wins for Microsoft's digital assistant.(image)



CES 2018: Microsoft's IoT strategy is about the cloud more than the 'things'

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:26:00 +0000

Microsoft Azure, not Windows, provides the underpinnings of Kohler's smart appliance platform which Kohler is unveiling at CES 2018.(image)



Verizon, Sprint, China Telecom added to list of carriers of Windows 10 on ARM PCs

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:29:00 +0000

Microsoft and Qualcomm announced at CES 2018 that they have lined up a handful of additional mobile operators which will support the coming Windows 10 on ARM PCs.(image)



Microsoft drops plans to integrate Cortana with Dynamics 365

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:07:00 +0000

Microsoft won't be integrating Cortana with its Dynamics 365 ERP/CRM services, after all. So far, at least, officials aren't saying why.(image)



Johnson Controls' Cortana-powered thermostat is up for pre-order in March

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 15:23:00 +0000

The Johnson Controls' GLAS smart thermostat runs Windows 10 IoT inside and works with Cortana, Microsoft's personal digital assistant technology.(image)



Why 2018 could be a breakout year for Microsoft's Stream video service

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:53:00 +0000

Microsoft may be rallying to push its Microsoft Stream video service in calendar 2018 as part of its overall plan to try to make meetings better.(image)



Microsoft acquires Avere Systems, file-storage vendor for Windows and Linux

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:28:00 +0000

Microsoft plans to integrate Avere's file system and caching technologies for Windows and Linux clients with its Azure cloud.(image)



Microsoft in 2017: Windows 10, company layoffs are the big stories

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:55:00 +0000

In spite of Microsoft's continued push to be a cloud-first/AI-first company in 2017, ZDNet readers still were Windows watchers, first and foremost.(image)



Microsoft brings back PhotoSynth in its Pix app for iOS

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:40:00 +0000

Microsoft is updating its PhotoSyth photo-stitching technology and making it part of its Pix camera app for iOS devices.(image)



Microsoft's newest Windows 10 test build includes Timeline feature

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:45:00 +0000

Microsoft's latest 'Redstone 4' test build, 17063, includes includes its promised Timeline feature, the start of Edge support for Progressive Web Apps, lots of UI tweaks, and several IT pro-focused goodies.(image)



Microsoft to shut down its Connect beta testing site by year end

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:39:00 +0000

Microsoft's long-standing Connect testing site is being phased out and replaced by a new 'Collaborate' testing portal.(image)



Link for Google Chrome is no longer available in the Microsoft Store

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:54:00 +0000

No, Google's Chrome browser still isn't available as a UWP app in the Microsoft Store. Instead, a link for downloading Chrome was there... briefly. (It's gone now)(image)



Microsoft's Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon's Alexa, 25,000)

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:29:00 +0000

Microsoft's Cortana is lagging far behind Amazon's Alexa when it comes to available skills, and doesn't look to catch up any time soon.(image)



iTunes won't be in the Microsoft Store this year

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:20:00 +0000

Sorry, Windows 10 S users. Apple confirms that iTunes won't make it into the Microsoft Store this year, as Microsoft and Apple originally promised.(image)