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Microsoft Kicks-off Office Insider Program for iPhone and iPad

Microsoft is currently offering survey questions in trade for possible entry into a new Insider program – this one designed explicitly for iPhone and iPad users running Office 365. Survey is here: Become an Office Insider for iPhone and iPad Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Windows 10 Build 15002 Desktop Image Now Available for Download

Just a day after Windows 10 Build 15002 was released for Windows Insiders, the PC image is now available for download. Download: Desktop App Converter Base Images Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Devs, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Citrix Acquires Unidesk

Just a month from being touted as the ‘Citrix Ready Partner of the Month,’ Unidesk will be acquired by Citrix. Citrix made the announcement during the initial moments of the company’s industry conference. Full announcement: Citrix Acquires Unidesk Citrix plans to integrate Unidesk’s Application Layering into its XenApp and XenDesktop products, enabling applications to be se...

Prepping for April’s Windows 10 Creators Update Release: New Updating Options and Capabilities

Embedded in the announcement for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC, Microsoft is beginning to show new updating features that will become standard once Windows 10 Creators Update is officially delivered in April 2017. We’ve added an option that will enable you to pause updates on your computer for up to 35 days. To pause your machine, go to the Advanced options page of Windows Update S...

Insider Preview Build 15002 for Windows 10 PCs Released

Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar has just announced the release of Build 15002 for Windows Insiders. Full announcement: Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC Notable additions: Tab preview bar – Microsoft Edge Set these tabs aside – Microsoft Edge Jump List – Microsoft Edge Flash Click-to-Run – Microsoft Edge Web Payments – Microsoft Edge Tile Folders ...

Citrix Integrates NetScaler with Microsoft Intune to Bolster Corporate Security

Citrix today has announced an integrated service where the company’s NetScaler product will work directly with Microsoft Intune. Citrix states the benefits of this integration as… Cost-effective: By using NetScaler Unified Gateway, there is no per-user license for creating an SSL VPN tunnel. While other vendor solutions charge a per-user license fees on top of appliance and software co...

Citrix to Help Move Windows 10 to the Cloud

A client operating system on dedicated hardware may soon be a thing of the past. Through a partnership with Microsoft, Citrix today has announced upcoming services that will allow Windows 10 to run from the Citrix Cloud. Full announcement: Citrix Unveils Roadmap to the Cloud and Secure Mobility for Partners and Customers at Citrix Summit Key statements and customer takeaways: Citrix is introducing...

Microsoft TechRewards Ends Today, Points Expire at Midnight

According to the communicated plan, Microsoft has officially closed down its Developer TechRewards program today. Just as the company did when it ended other programs like TechNet subscriptions, it is offering alternatives. And, just like with the TechNet subscriptions, the alternatives really aren’t as all encompassing as customers would have hoped. Here’s what Microsoft is offering a...

Microsoft Fixes High DPI Scaling for Skype for Business 2016

In November, an issue with high DPI scaling was fixed for those running the Lync 2013 (Skype for Business) bits. Now, Microsoft has released a noteworthy new patch for those running Skype for Business 2016 and affected by the issue of… When you drag the Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 client or window from one monitor to another, the UI in the client or window doesn’t scale correctly...

Tracking: KB3205386 Breaks the AD Administrative Center on Windows 10

According to a thread on Reddit, and reports elsewhere that are now are surfacing, a  security-only update (KB3205386) is causing the AD Administrative Center when trying to edit an object’s properties and consoles for System Center Configuration Manager users. Uninstalling the update resolves the problem, but so far there’s no indication that Microsoft is aware of the issue or that th...

Microsoft Responds to Fake News, Stands Behind the CMD Shell

Rich Turner with Microsoft has taken to the company’s blogs to set the record straight about the CMD shell in future versions of Windows. According to Rich, he and others had taken offense to articles from ComputerWorld and others suggesting that the CMD prompt/window/shell was going away and its demise was coming soon and it was now time to respond. Rich says… The Cmd shell remains an...

January 2017 Non-security Office Updates

The following represents the stack of updates released on January 4, 2017 for Microsoft Office products. Word Viewer Update for Word Viewer (KB3141490) Office 2013 Update for Microsoft Access 2013 (KB3118349) Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB3141468) Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB3141474) Update for Microsoft OneNote 2013 (KB3141465) Update for Microsoft Outlook 2013 (KB3141466) Update ...