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Report: Microsoft Power Apps a 'Leader' in Low-Code Movement

Research firm Forrester has identified Microsoft Power Apps to be one of four leaders in the fast-growing low-code/no-code application development market.

Microsoft Opens Azure Sentinel Marketplace for Partner Solutions

Microsoft recently announced preview releases of several Azure Sentinel improvements, including connectors for partner solutions within Azure Sentinel.

With Hybrid Networks on Rise, Microsoft Touts Zero Trust Security

Hybrid networks, which combine use of cloud services with on-premises software, require a "zero trust" security approach, Microsoft said this week.

After High-Profile Attacks, Biden Calls for Better Software Security

Recent high-profile security attacks have prompted the Biden administration to issue an executive order aiming to tighten software security practices across the board.

Feds Advise Orgs on How To Block Ransomware Amid Colonial Pipeline Attack

A recent ransomware attack on a U.S. fuel pipeline company has put a spotlight on how "critical infrastructure" organizations can prevent similar attacks.

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Darktrace Deal To Bring AI Security to Microsoft Products

Microsoft and security solutions firm Darktrace plan to integrate the latter's AI products with Microsoft Azure, Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Microsoft Updates Azure Icon, Plans Default Font Change

Microsoft recently announced a few planned design changes, including a new Azure icon.

Microsoft Details 'EU Data Boundary' Plan for Its Cloud Services

Microsoft is escalating its effort to ensure that its cloud services can fully meet the European Union's data storage requirements by the end of 2022.

Microsoft Lets Orgs Test Their AI Systems by Attacking Them

Microsoft has released an open source tool that lets organizations use attack-testing methods on their artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions.

With Support Winding Down, Microsoft Again Nudges Skype Users Toward Teams

Microsoft has issued yet another warning to organizations still using Skype for Business Online, reminding them that support for the product will end on July 31, 2021.

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Microsoft Boosts Azure's Container Chops with Kinvolk Acquisition

Microsoft has acquired Kinvolk, a Berlin-based maker of open source Kubernetes solutions and tools, for an undisclosed amount.

Microsoft Releases Previews of Perpetual-License Office Products

New versions of Office 2021 for Mac and the Microsoft Office long-term servicing channel (LTSC) release for Windows are now in "commercial preview."

Microsoft Viva Learning Hits Preview

Another component of the Microsoft Viva "employee experience platform," Viva Learning, is now available in a public preview.

Microsoft Partner Liquidware Offers an Alternative to Azure Monitor for WVD

Microsoft only recently released Azure Monitor, but partner Liquidware is touting its own solution to help organizations assess Windows Virtual Desktop environments.

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Microsoft Brings Work Enhancement Features to Outlook and Viva

Microsoft 365 subscribers can now test drive new personal work enhancement features that are currently in preview in the Microsoft Outlook and Viva Insights applications.

Microsoft Launches Surface Laptop 4, New Surface Accessories

Microsoft has begun shipping its new Surface Laptop 4 devices in the United States, Canada and Japan, with other markets planned later.

Feds Takes Action Against Russian Firms for Spying

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued sanctions against Russia and a handful of Russian organizations for spying and other cyberactivities.

Microsoft Previews 64-Bit OneDrive Client for Windows 10

A preview of a 64-bit OneDrive client for x64 Windows 10 systems is now available for work, school or home users.

Microsoft Adds Data Loss Prevention Alerts to Compliance Toolbox

The latest part of Microsoft's overall compliance tooling is its Data Loss Prevention Alerts Dashboard, now generally available.

Microsoft Releases 'Staged Rollout' for Hybrid Active Directory

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of a "staged rollout" feature in Azure Active Directory designed for organizations with "hybrid" environments.