This week saw several updates to key Microsoft products, as refreshed preview versions of Windows Server 2016 and System Centre 2016 were released, along with a new preview of the upcoming Windows 10 Redstone update which is due mid-year.
Meanwhile, Microsoft appears to have confirmed its commitment to the version of Windows 10 for smartphones, despite its continued poor market share, and the firm detailed new certifications for its Azure ML cloud-based machine learning.
Microsoft releases new previews for Windows Server 2016 and System Centre 2016
Microsoft has delivered new preview releases of the forthcoming Windows Server 2016 and System Centre 2016 platforms, adding improvements and updates and making the two products effectively feature-complete in readiness for launch.
Microsoft releases major update to Windows 10 Insiders
Microsoft has rolled out one of the biggest new builds of Windows 10 to members of the Windows Insider programme. Microsoft's beta testers received a 'cumulative update' in the form of Windows 10 Build 14328, released on the Fast Ring.
Microsoft's Azure ML cloud-based machine learning gets security and privacy certifications
Microsoft has declared that its Azure ML service for predictive analytics with machine learning has achieved certification for security and privacy standards, including ISO 27001 and the EU Model Clauses, in a move designed to reassure potential enterprise users that their data will be safe.
Microsoft restates commitment to Windows 10 Mobile on phones
Windows and devices chief Terry Myerson has apparently reiterated the company's commitment to the struggling Windows 10 Mobile platform in an internal email.
Microsoft makes the Xamarin software development kit available as open source
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