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Trump has already signed 19 executive actions — here’s what each one does

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New Azure PaaS services available for Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 (TP2)

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-azure-paas-services-available-for-azure-stack-technical-preview-2-tp2/

Specifically, this release includes Azure App Service (includes Web Apps, API apps, and Mobile apps) and updated versions of SQL/ MySQL database

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Introducing vSphere 6.5

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Updates: Introducing the .NET Framework Monthly Rollup–start: October 2016.

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Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

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Microsoft releases “1st major update” to Windows 10 (TH2, build 10586) – November 2015

http://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2015/11/12/first-major-update-for-windows-10-available-today/

http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-releases-1st-major-update-to-windows-10

Windows 10 gets “Windows Update for business” and “Windows Store for business”:

http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-gets-windows-update-and-windows-store-for-business

Windows 10 November update includes Consumer Preview of Skype integration:

http://www.winbeta.org/news/windows-10-november-update-includes-consumer-preview-skype-integration

Download Windows 10 November Update ISO file via Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool:

http://www.winbeta.org/news/use-microsofts-media-creation-tool-grab-windows-10-november-update

Microsoft releases first major update for Windows 10 — here’s what’s new (and better)

http://betanews.com/2015/11/12/microsoft-releases-first-major-update-for-windows-10-heres-whats-new-and-better/

Windows 10 Activation

When installing Windows 10, or upgrading an existing operating system, you can now use a Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 key to activate it. Previously, those keys wouldn’t work — your valid Windows license had to be converted into one that worked with Windows 10, and the entitlement was stored in the cloud to allow for a clean install.

 

User experience updates;

  • Performance – boot time now nearly 30% faster than Windows 7 on the same device.

  • Cortana – many updates, including using your devices pen to scribble a note in the Cortana Notebook. Note: some of these features are US only for now.

  • Microsoft Edge – improved performance and security, tab previews, syncing of Favourites and Reading lists across devices and more.

  • Other improvements – to Mail, Calendar, Photos, Groove, Xbox, Store, OneNote and more!

Simplifying IT for Continuous Innovation  

  • Windows Update for Business – in a nutshell, this update provides greater IT controls over the deployment of updates within your organisation.

  • Windows Store for Business – a new way to find, manage and deploy applications to Windows 10 devices in a flexible manner. This applies to Windows Store apps and custom LOB apps.

Managing Device Options for the Modern Workplace

  • Mobile Device Management – utilise the full power of Enterprise Mobility Management to manage PCs, tablets, phones and IoT devices.

  • Azure Active Directory Join – maintain ONE directory! Your users will have one login across multiple devices and be able to roam their Windows settings and data across those devices.

Securing Your Organisation

  • Credential Guard – safeguarding of credentials inside a hardware-based virtualised environment.

  • Device Guard – using Trusted Boot to prevent installation of malware.

  • Windows Hello –  if hardware permits, say goodbye to passwords and hello to enterprise-grade biometrics for login.

  • Windows Defender – free anti-malware service to protect approx. 300 million Windows devices daily.

Understanding Microsoft’s 2014 Lumia Lineup: Key Features