This week was relatively slow by Microsoft's standards, but the firm still managed to detail a Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service under development which will help large organisations detect and counter network attacks when it's delivered sometime this year.
Microsoft also published an updated SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate that adds a preview capability to extend seamlessly to Microsoft's Azure cloud.
Meanwhile, the news broke that Windows 10 is now the second most common desktop operating system in use, but has a long way to go to catch up with Windows 7.
Microsoft is also preparing a developer kit for its HoloLens augmented reality headset.
Microsoft details Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service for large firms
Microsoft has unveiled a new threat protection service that it said will help large organisations detect and counter network attacks. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection uses a combination of endpoint and cloud-based tools, and is intended to add a new post-breach layer of protection to the Windows 10 security stack.
Windows 10 now second in OS league table, but Windows 7 remains clear leader
Windows 10 is now the second most popular desktop operating system, based on data from Net Applications' Netmarketshare service.
Microsoft adds support for more handsets in Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.122
Microsoft has delivered another Cumulative Update for the preview of Windows 10 Mobile, the version of Windows 10 for smartphones, adding support for a handful of new devices.
Microsoft adds ability to extend to Azure in latest SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate
Microsoft is pushing its hybrid cloud credentials with the release of a new SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate that will feature the ability to extend seamlessly onto the firm's Azure cloud platform, giving customers more choice in whether to store data on-premise or in the cloud.
Microsoft preps HoloLens developer kit for late March launch
Microsoft is preparing the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition which is set to begin shipping on 30 March.
Australian government to require technology and communications companies to provide access to messages
New bill avoids demanding 'backdoors' in encryption, but includes measures to compel companies to provide access to encrypted communications
Indonesian overclocker Ivan Cupa (with the aid of a lot of liquid nitrogen) achieves record overclock on AMD's latest Threadripper
Ssupermassive black hole is so big it corresponds to four per cent of the galaxy's total mass
Imminent attack will target a single bank with cloned cards used to fraudulently withdraw millions over one weekend