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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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Microsoft Releases 'Private Preview' of Viva Goals

A "private preview" of Microsoft Viva Goals, an objectives and key results (OKR) solution, is now available, according to a company announcement on Monday.

Microsoft Bolsters New Passwordless Options for Windows Users

Microsoft on Thursday celebrated World Password Day with a list of new capabilities aimed to ditch passwords completely.

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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.

Microsoft Rebrands Azure Purview Data Governance Service

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that "Microsoft Purview" is the new product branding bringing together Azure Purview data governance service with various Microsoft 365 compliance solutions.

Government-Aimed Office 365 Service Coming This Year

Microsoft's new software-as-a-service offering for U.S. federal agencies and their partners, Office 365 Government Secret, will arrive by mid-2022, the company announced on Monday.

Microsoft Rolling Out New Defender for Business to Office 365 Subscribers

Microsoft Defender for Business, a new security solution for small-to-medium organizations, is now at the "general availability" commercial-release stage for Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscribers, per a Tuesday Microsoft announcement.

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Microsoft Endpoint Manager Gets Nerdio Manager Solution Integration

Nerdio announced on Tuesday that its Nerdio Manager for MSP (Managed Service Provider) 3.0 solution has new integration hooks with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM).

Microsoft: Losing Google G Suite? Switch to Microsoft 365

Microsoft this week announced a Microsoft 365 Business productivity suite limited-time promotional offer, largely for small businesses, which is targeting "Google G Suite legacy free edition" users.

Preview of Azure Active Directory Join Capability Coming to Windows 365

Microsoft announced Wednesday that enterprise users of Windows 365 services will soon be able to Azure Active Directory joins for Cloud PCs.

Microsoft Crests $51 Billion Amid 'Generational Shift' in Tech

Microsoft handily beat analyst forecasts in Q2 of fiscal 2022, which CEO Satya Nadella attributed to strong growth in the cloud and the shifting technology landscape.

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Microsoft and Partners Team Up To Strengthen Tech Tools for Frontline Workers

A bevy of product improvements and updates are coming for frontline workers, Microsoft announced this week.

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Top 10 News Articles of 2021, Nos. 10-6: Meet the Metaverse, Next-Gen System Center Coming, More

Plus, say goodbye to Internet Explorer on Windows 10.

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Who Will Own the Metaverse? (And Why Channel Partners Should Care About the Answer)

Whatever the metaverse turns out to be, Microsoft's current rhetoric indicates that it plans to share it with its partners.