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Microsoft Readies Office 365 Improvements Aimed at Firstline Workers

Microsoft announced some upcoming Office 365 enhancements, many designed to support so-called "firstline workers," at the NRF 2020 event for retailers this week.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Office 365's Fluid Framework

Office 365 tenancies with access to early update releases are beginning to receive an "early preview" of Microsoft's Fluid Framework for Office 365.

Microsoft Invites Orgs To 'Project Cortex' Preview, With Some Catches

Organizations wanting to participate in a private preview of Project Cortex can now check their qualifications against Microsoft's rather strict participation criteria.

Microsoft Bringing Teams to Linux in Preview

A limited preview of the Microsoft Teams app is now available for select Linux desktop operating systems, making it "the first Microsoft 365 app" to run on Linux.

As Windows Phone Support Ends, Microsoft Steers Users Toward Integrated Office App

The Excel, OneNote PowerPoint and Word applications for the Windows 10 Mobile operating system will lose support on Jan. 12, 2021, Microsoft announced recently.

Microsoft Plans To Axe Office 365 Delve Blogs

Microsoft recently revealed its plan to disable Office 365's Delve Blogs feature starting in December.

SharePoint Online Migration Tools Get a Refresh

Microsoft is continuing to invest in its lineup of free tools that help organizations shift to SharePoint Online and Microsoft 365 cloud services.

Microsoft, Salesforce Ink Deal Around Azure Cloud and Teams

As part of a new partnership, CRM service provider Salesforce will leverage certain Microsoft Azure services, as well as Microsoft Teams, for services to customers.

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Microsoft Taps SharePoint To Build Knowledge Neworks in 'Project Cortex'

Microsoft launched a private preview of "Project Cortex," touted as a knowledge network for Microsoft 365 users, as part of this week's Ignite conference.

Microsoft Rethinks Self-Service Purchasing for Power Platform

In response to concerns, Microsoft this week delayed its plans to allow end users to buy Power Platform products outside of IT controls.

Some SharePoint File Features Coming to Microsoft Teams

Microsoft is priming its Teams collaboration application to adopt some of SharePoint Online's file access and sharing capabilities.

Office 365 Groups Get New Automatic Renewals Policy

Microsoft changed group expiration controls for Office 365 so that groups now automatically renew with user activity, according to a Monday announcement.

Schuster Touts Microsoft Teams as 'The New OS' at IAMCP Event

Microsoft's top partner executive didn't mince words when it came to telling an audience of partners what the company considers to be its current top channel opportunity.

Analyst: Microsoft 365 Licensing May Bring Compliance Woes

Organizations could face costly compliance issues when purchasing Microsoft 365 subscription licenses, according to a recent presentation by Directions on Microsoft.

Microsoft Readies Self-Purchasing Capability for Power Platform

Starting in November, Microsoft will allow end users to effectively bypass their IT departments and make direct purchases related to the company's Power Platform.

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