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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.

Microsoft-Mover Deal Aimed at Boosting Microsoft 365 Adoption

Microsoft has announced its acquisition of Mover, maker of a platform that assists medium-to-large companies in moving their files to cloud-based services.

Microsoft Readies Raft of Updates to Office 365 and Azure Tools

Organizations using Office 365 and Azure solutions can expect several tooling updates from Microsoft starting this month.

SharePoint Online Gets Feature Boost, While MVPs Talk Migration

Microsoft has been sprucing up SharePoint Online, adding new features for end users and touting the need for organizations to migrate to "modern" SharePoint.

Microsoft Previews Whiteboard Support in Teams Rooms Devices

A preview of a new Microsoft Teams Rooms feature will enable organizations to use images of physical whiteboards as a dynamic space for videoconferencing.

Microsoft Hanging Up on Skype for Business Online

The Skype for Business Online service will end on July 31, 2021.

Microsoft Rebrands 'Office on the Web' to Just 'Office'

Microsoft's "Office on the Web" product (also referred to as "Office Online") will hereafter be called just "Office."

Microsoft Streamlining Office 365 App Activations

The Office 365 app installation experience should get a little easier for end users starting as early as next month.

Microsoft, AT&T Ink Deal Around Microsoft 365, AI and Edge Computing

Microsoft put the spotlight on its strategic collaborations during Day 3 of Inspire, chief among them a "multiyear" alliance with AT&T.

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Ahead of Inspire, Microsoft Touts Teams Improvements and Partner Perks

Microsoft talked up its Teams collaboration service as part of the run-up to Inspire, including its more than "13 million daily active users."

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