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Now Available: Update 1802 for System Center Configuration Manager

We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1802 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes new features and product enhancements! In this release we continue to build on the co-management capabilities we introduced in 1710.  We’ve enabled new workloads and improved reporting to better support your transition...

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Now Available: Update 1710 for System Center Configuration Manager

Now Available: Update 1710 for System Center Configuration Manager

Happy Monday! We are delighted to announce that we have released version 1710 for the Current Branch (CB) of System Center Configuration Manager that includes new features and product enhancements! One of the key features in the 1710 release is co-management which enables a new and more practical path to transition the management of Windows...

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An update to Azure AD Conditional Access for Office.com

Howdy folks, Today I’m writing to provide some background about a change in how conditional access policies will soon be enforced when users access Office.com. Notifications about this change have been sent out, but several of you have asked for additional details. What’s changed? On August 24th, a change will roll out that requires users...

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Update 1706 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch – Available Now!

Hello everyone! We are happy to let you know that update 1706 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview Branch releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features...

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Why Office 365 customers need to consider Enterprise Mobility + Security

Office 365, apart from being the global standard for productivity, provides built-in fundamental management and security capabilities to help protect your company data as you embrace mobility and cloud. If you are responsible for providing a great end user computing environment for your organization, you are facing other changes such as: New types of users...

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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes:  How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

“Lunch Break” deleted scenes: How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, I talk with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under...

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Partnership Update:  Microsoft & Citrix

Ever since Microsoft and Citrix announced a significant reinvigoration to our long-standing partnership at Citrix Synergy in May, things have been very busy. At today’s Citrix Summit event, Scott Guthrie (the EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise organization and my boss) and Kirill Tatarinov (Citrix CEO and President) shared an update on the status of...

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The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

After a great first half of our discussion before the holiday break, Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure) and I spend the second part of our drive talking about his successful side-career as a novelist, the amazing rate of public cloud adoption by enterprises over the last year, and we play the “Is This a Real...

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The CIO/CVP of Cargill Uses the Cloud to Track 20% of the World’s Food Supply

The CIO/CVP of Cargill Uses the Cloud to Track 20% of the World’s Food Supply

In this episode I kick off my two-part conversation with Justin Kershaw, the CIO & CVP at Cargill – the largest privately held company in the U.S. At any given time, Cargill can have up to 20% of the world’s food in their supply chain, and this means Justin is a very busy man. In the...

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