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Hidden Costs, Feature Limits and Other Microsoft 365 Licensing Pitfalls

A recent talk by independent consultancy Directions on Microsoft covered some of the most common licensing traps facing organizations with Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

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Microsoft Releases Viva Connections Desktop App

The Microsoft Viva Connections desktop app for PCs is now generally available, Microsoft announced this week.

As SharePoint Turns 20, Microsoft Readies Multiple Feature Enhancements

Microsoft 365 subscribers that opt to get "targeted release" updates can expect to get multiple new SharePoint Online capabilities soon.

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Windows Release Health

The Windows Release Health service has started rolling out to Microsoft 365 subscribers, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Adds New Features to Outlook for Mac Preview

Some additional features in Microsoft's "new Outlook for Mac preview" are now generally available, Microsoft announced Wednesday.

What Happened with This Week's Azure AD Outage

Microsoft has released a "preliminary root cause analysis" for Monday's Azure AD issue that took out multiple Microsoft 365 and cloud applications for at least two hours.

Standalone Microsoft Intune and EMS Getting Price Hike

Starting in July, standalone subscriptions to Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Enterprise Mobility plus Security (EMS) will each cost $2 more.

Next Windows 10, Office LTSC Releases To Have Shorter Support Lifecycles

The next long-term servicing channel (LTSC) releases of Windows 10 and Microsoft Office, both expected in the second half of 2021, will each have five fewer years of support.

Confusion Over Microsoft's Planned 'Teams Pro' Rebrand

Microsoft is rebranding its existing Teams product next month, but its messaging has caused confusion over whether it's launching an altogether new product.

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Dataverse Yields Two New Teams Apps: Bulletins and Milestones

Two new Microsoft Teams applications built using the Dataverse for Teams service are now available for download from the Teams store.

Microsoft Readies Guest Access for Teams

Microsoft on Monday announced it has started rolling out a guest access feature in Microsoft Teams.

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Microsoft Viva Emerges as a Platform for the Remote-Work Age

Microsoft this week unveiled Viva, a suite of apps designed to bolster human resources capabilities, company communications and employee access to learning materials.

Microsoft To Combine SharePoint and OneDrive Admin Portals

Microsoft plans to merge its OneDrive and SharePoint Admin Center management portals, with a consolidated portal expected to arrive for subscribers "through February."

Microsoft and SAP, Longtime Azure Partners, Turn Focus to Teams

Microsoft and SAP this week announced plans to integrate Microsoft Teams with SAP solutions, a notable expansion of their existing collaboration around Microsoft Azure.

With Remote Work Here To Stay, Microsoft Talks Up Teams and SharePoint

At a talk this week, a top Microsoft executive described the role of Teams and SharePoint in a world of remote-work environments.