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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.

Microsoft Reminds Teams Laggards that Skype for Business Is on Borrowed Time

Microsoft is touting the benefits of Teams in an effort to convince users of Skype for Business, which stands to lose support in a few months, to migrate.

Microsoft 365 Defender Added to FastTrack Program

FastTrack, Microsoft's onboarding support program for organizations, now covers Microsoft 365 Defender security solutions.

Microsoft 365 Apps Now Compatible with Apple M1 Chips

Microsoft this week announced that its Office 2019 and Microsoft 365 apps are now able to run on Mac devices using Apple's M1 silicon.

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SharePoint Usage Hits 200 Million with Raft of Key Features on the Way

SharePoint Online now has 200 million active users, according to Microsoft officials, double what it had about a year ago.

New Microsoft Teams Hardware, 'Device as a Service' Purchasing Portal Coming

New devices for making Microsoft Teams conference calls are coming down the pipeline from Microsoft hardware partners.

Small Orgs Getting Simplified Microsoft 365 Admin Center Option

Microsoft is preparing to roll out a more stripped-down Microsoft 365 Admin Center interface designed for "very small businesses."