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Microsoft Inspire 2022 Highlights: Top News and Themes

For the third year in a row, Microsoft's Inspire conference, the marquee partner event of the year, was a relatively low-key virtual affair.

Microsoft and Oracle Announce Database Partnership

Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, a joint venture between Microsoft and Oracle, is now generally available.

Azure Migrations and App Modernization: Microsoft Lists Partners' Cloud Objectives at Inspire

There are three key ways partners can facilitate their customers' digital transformations, according to Microsoft -- and, not surprisingly, they all center around the Azure cloud.

Microsoft Enlists Nuance Tech in New AI-Powered Contact Center

Microsoft took the wraps off a new intelligent contact center platform on Tuesday as part of its Microsoft Inspire 2022 virtual partner conference.

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Microsoft Cuts Ribbon for 'Azure Space Partner Community'

Microsoft unveiled a new partner group at Inspire on Tuesday aimed at driving benefits and incentives toward partners participating in the Azure Space program.

Microsoft Pivots on New Commerce Experience Auto-Renewals

Microsoft announced it won't block automatic renewals of monthly cloud services accounts for those with an older plan overseen by Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) partners.

Multicloud Management Perks Added to Azure Arc

Microsoft's Azure Arc multicloud management solution is getting a handful of enhancements, according to Microsoft on Wednesday.

Broadcom Acquiring VMware in Third Largest Tech Deal in History

Confirming reports that surfaced this weekend, semiconductor company Broadcom announced on Thursday that it was acquiring virtualization pioneer VMware for $61 billion.

Microsoft Build 2022 Keynote: AI and Cloud Take Center Stage

Microsoft's role as builder of platforms for organizations was the theme of Tuesday's Build keynote by CEO Satya Nadella.

Microsoft Vows To Ease European Cloud Infrastructure Burden

Microsoft announced new revamps to its Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner program to pacify European regulators.

Veeam Adding Intelligence to Microsoft 365 Backup Solution

Backup and recovery giant and major Microsoft partner Veeam unveiled a raft of new features to its solution portfolio at its VeeamON conference this week.

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Commercial Release of Microsoft Defender for Business Now Available

Microsoft's "standalone" edition of its Defender for Business, a security solution for small-to-medium organizations, has hit "general availability."

Microsoft Cloud Powers Strong Q3 Revenue

Thanks to strong growth in its Office and Microsoft Cloud divisions, Microsoft saw a quarterly increase of 18% to cap off Q3 with $49.4 billion in revenue.

Red Button Security Experts To Validate Azure DDos Protection

Microsoft last week announced that Azure DDoS Protection users can launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) test attacks on their use of Azure services via Red Button's services.

Study: Enterprise Cloud Move Met with IT Unease

A study published this week by Next Pathway found that large organizations' IT leaders are hesitant to move into the cloud without tools and automation support for the initial migration.

App Scaling Service Azure Front Door Now Available

Microsoft's Azure Front Door, the company's latest content delivery network (CDN) service for securing and supporting high-availability Web content and "global" applications, is now commercially available.

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Microsoft Centers Cloud in Major Partner Program Revamp

Microsoft is planning a major cloud-focused facelift for its partner program this fall that will significantly impact the more than 400,000 organizations in its ranks.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Data Platform for Health Care

As part of its broader Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare program, Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Azure Health Data Services, a platform for managing and analyzing various forms of patient data.

Cloud Growth Not Dampening Hardware Spending

More and more workloads are headed to the cloud, but that hasn't slowed down spending on IT hardware, according to a new report by Spiceworks Ziff Davis.

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 Commercially Released

The commercial release of Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 has hit "general availability" this week.