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A Renewed Promise on Software and Device Update Coverage

Month-after-month, week-after-week, Microsoft continues its onslaught of updates. Many customers are starting to just ignore the updates due to “update fatigue” and in some cases this can be detrimental to the overall health and security of software and devices. Remember Blackberry Thumb?  Update Fatigue may very well be the next industry recognized malaise worthy of physical and menta...

IT/Dev Connections 2018 Session Catalog Unveiled

Over the weekend, the full agenda and session catalog was released on the new IT/Dev Connections conference web site. With over 130 sessions and some pretty significant speakers with deep-dive content, it looks like this conference will be hard to beat once again. Visit the sessions pages:  https://tmt.knect365.com/it-dev-connections/agenda/2 Take a look through the posted speakers: https://tmt.kn...

The Daily Debrief at IT/Dev Connections 2018

Each year, based on attendee feedback and popularity of mini-events, the conference adds new features. Essentially, this conference continues to grow because of community feedback. Its always transforming into more of what is important to IT Pros and developers. This year, one of the new features is the Daily Debrief. According to the IT/Dev Connections blog: What is the Daily Debrief? At the end ...

Alexa Skills: myITforum Headline News

Today we’re proud to announce that we’ve just unveiled our first Alexa skill. This one, specifically, is for your Alexa daily Flash Briefing. Just by asking… “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” -or- “Alexa, what’s the news?” …you can get a rundown of the latest headlines (and some deeper content) from myITforum. This includes all the news ...

myITforum’s New Tip Line

Many of you have emailed us wondering who is behind the curtain here at myITforum when articles are tagged as authored by myITforum News, or myITforum Tips, etc. While we have a lot of great content supplied by original authors, we also have a lot of great content that comes in via tips over email. These come from folks that want to participate in the community but don’t want have time to de...

Adaptiva Signs-on as Gold Sponsor for IT/Dev Connections 2017

Adaptiva has long been a strong support of this community and the System Center community in general. Our connection with Adaptiva here at myITforum goes back almost 20 years. Adaptiva is bringing its innovative solutions to IT/Dev Connections 2017 this year as a Gold sponsor! Read the announcement: IT/Dev Connections 2017 Welcomes Adaptiva as a Gold Sponsor! Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense te...

October Edition of The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson

In the 1610 release of The Endpoint Zone with Brad Anderson we discuss [01:00] Microsoft Ignite  and give you a recap [09:00] of the foundation session at the event. Brad then shows Azure Active Directory Identity Protection [15:00] and then what’s new in EMS [20:40] including demos of Conditional Access for Apps demo [21:12] and Conditional Access for Windows 10 [26:10]. Finally Brad takes ...

Android and iOS Get Enhancements to Skype for Business

The Android and iOS apps for Skype for Business have been updated with the following features: Present in a meeting from your mobile app—Now you can present content right from Android or iOS device. No more emailing files and links back and forth when you present from your phone or tablet. Now sharing a PowerPoint deck in a meeting is as easy as selecting the file from your favorite cloud drive an...

New Mac Client Available for Skype for Business

Skype for Business Mac is now publicly available for download. This edition finally brings the full, first-class experience for Mac users. As part of this release, Microsoft has updated the Skype Operations Framework (SOF) to help customers Plan, Deliver and Operate the new Mac client. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks ...

SQL Server Management Studio 16.5 Released

The latest generally-available (GA) quality release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 16.5 is now available. Download SSMS 16.5 release (version 13.0.16000.28) See the SSMS download page for the full changelog. This generally available release of SSMS is free and does not require a SQL Server license to install and use. It uses the Visual Studio 2015 Isolated shell. Supported on all versions ...

Microsoft’s Jerry Nixon Interviews IT/Dev Connections Speaker Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson, Founder and Lead Developer of Liquid Daffodil (and a wonderful IT/Dev Connection 2016 speaker!), was recently interviewed by Microsoft’s Jerry Nixon (Senior Technical Evangelist) for Channel 9. Learn about how Scott got started as a developer and how he’s turned his apps into some of the most popular around…

Everything Microsoft Announced at Its NYC Windows 10 Event on October 26, 2016

Microsoft expanded its Surface family of devices with Surface Studio, Surface Dial and Surface Book with Performance Base: Surface Studio is a new class of device that transforms from a workstation into a powerful digital canvas, unlocking a more natural and immersive way to create on the thinnest display ever built.  Pre-order starts today in the U.S. via Microsoft Stores, MicrosoftStore.com and ...