Cloud & Infrastructure

Cloud optimization key to next Windows Server

The next version of Windows Server will be refactored, cloud optimized, container capable and open.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Spartan browser to support IE-based enterprise apps

Microsoft plans to deliver its new Spartan web browser while also permitting organizations dependent on older IE technologies to retain compatibility with their legacy web apps and intranet sites.

Windows 10 may sport new lightweight browser

The lightweight browser, codenamed "Spartan," will ship alongside Internet Explorer 11 when Microsoft releases Windows 10 and will run on desktop computers as well as mobile devices.

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Azure and Active Directory: New releases and previews

In addition to announcing general availability of the Azure Government cloud, Microsoft also released several Azure products and previews, including Active Directory improvements.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Windows 10: One experience on every device

Microsoft is retooling its internal development efforts to produce a single operating system in Windows 10 that will work across various devices.

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Azure RemoteApp supports mobile workers, scaled deployments

Starting next week, mobile and remote government IT managers will have a way to provide Internet access to their cloud apps via Microsoft’s Azure RemoteApp.

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Microsoft Clutter sorts Office 365 email

Government workers with overflowing inboxes may soon see some relief from Microsoft’s “Clutter” email management tool for Office 365 business users.

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Microsoft expanding security and mobile controls for Office 365

Government IT managers will soon have more options for Office 356 data loss protection and mobile device controls.

Surface Pro 3 stretches for the enterprise

For enterprises looking to equip staff with both tablets and laptops, Microsoft is positioning its Surface Pro 3 as a full-powered business PC and a tablet while sweetening the deal with a discount and new support program.

Microsoft previews Windows 10 as enterprise OS

Featuring a one universal app platform and integrated data protection, Windows 10 will be the next version of Microsoft's operating system for smartphones, desktops, tablets and laptops.

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Office 365 subscribers getting access to Groups collaboration

Last week, Microsoft announced it is starting to roll out the Groups collaboration feature to its Office 365 subscribers.

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Azure updates include alerts and role-based controls

Azure can now send email alerts when preset thresholds are crossed and allow IT managers to limit set up role-based security.

Look for short-term IE compatibility support

Agency IT managers struggling to support older version of Internet Explorer in the enterprise should know that while Microsoft has a plan to help them address their IE support issues, they might not like it.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Gartner: Start planning to move off Windows 7

Industry analyst firm Gartner recently suggested that enterprises need to make plans to move off Windows 7.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Microsoft offers more Azure ExpressRoute locations

For agencies needing direct, high bandwidth Azure data center connections, Microsoft announced five new ExpressRoute locations in United States.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Microsoft adjusts online services terms for licenses

Microsoft has revised its online service terms to make them simpler, to remove redundancies and to clarify several provisions about its hosted services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Windows RT gets access to 'desktop' apps via Azure RemoteApp

Microsoft's Azure RemoteApp client for Windows RT devices gives users a way to access apps that they can't install on their machines.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Los Angeles County opts for Office 365

More than 120,000 county and law enforcement staff in Los Angeles County will migrate to Office 365 as part of an agreement that will also consolidate 15 department contracts into one.

IE 11 'Enterprise Mode' tackles browser compatibility

An IE 11 browser running Enterprise Mode can automatically switch to emulate older Microsoft browser technologies, such as IE 8 technology, without requiring action from an end user.

Cloud & Infrastructure

More mobile from Microsoft: Office for iPad, Enterprise Mobility Suite licensing

Microsoft announced several new products, including a new Enterprise Mobility Suite licensing option and the long-awaited Office for iPad.

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