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Computex: Microsoft OEM Partners Unveil IoT, Intelligent Edge Devices

Much of the spotlight at this week's Computex industry event was on Microsoft's hardware partners that are breaking new ground with Internet of Things (IoT) and "intelligent edge" devices.

Microsoft Adds Windows 10 Provisioning Tools to AutoPilot

Microsoft's out-of-the-box PC-provisioning service is getting some new features to make it easier for end users to set up company-issued Windows 10 devices themselves.

Microsoft's Underwater Datacenter Project Hits 'Phase 2'

"Project Natick," Microsoft's experimental datacenter that cools itself by being immersed under ocean waters, has reached the next phase of development.

Office 365 Admin Center Getting Switched to Microsoft 365 Admin Center

In a process that will take place "over the next few weeks," Microsoft said on Tuesday that it is switching users of the Office 365 Admin Center to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

With Compliance Perks, Microsoft Tries To Entice Orgs to Exchange Online

Microsoft has launched new e-discovery, compliance content search, preview and export options for businesses that use the Microsoft Teams enterprise chat service but also keep their Exchange e-mail server data on-premises.

Microsoft, SAP Tout Collaboration Around Cloud ERP

Microsoft this week gave a progress report on its partnership with SAP, particularly their joint efforts to run SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, SAP S/4HANA, on Azure infrastructure.

Microsoft Cuts 'Targeted' from Its Windows 10 Release Lingo

Microsoft recently announced another change to the terminology it uses to describe update milestones in its "Windows as a Service" model.

Microsoft Launches 'Threat Tracker' in Office 365 Security Service

A new "Threat Tracker" capability is now generally available in Microsoft's Office 365 Threat Intelligence service, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Updates Cloud App Security Service for GDPR

Microsoft's Cloud App Security solution this week became the company's latest service to be optimized for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law.

Windows Server 2019 Nears Home Stretch with New Preview Build

A new preview build of Windows Server 2019, build 17677, was released on Tuesday.

Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Apps Get Support Extensions

The Windows Phone versions of the Skype for Business and Teams apps were quietly given reprieves by Microsoft earlier this month.

Microsoft Gives Support to GDPR with Updated Compliance Tools

Microsoft kicked off the start of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on Friday with a speech by President Brad Smith and the release of multiple resources for staying in compliance.

Study: More Orgs Favor OneDrive over Other Cloud Storage

Businesses in all size categories are more likely to use Microsoft OneDrive as their cloud storage service than rivals like Google Drive, Amazon Drive and Apple iCloud.

Microsoft Talks Up New 'Modern Management' Perks in Windows 10

Microsoft this week touted the new "modern management" capabilities in Windows 10 via the recent April 2018 Update, also known as version 1803.

Report: Qualcomm Datacenter Chief Steps Down

Anand Chandrasekher, head of Qualcomm's datacenter unit, has reportedly exited the company, casting doubts on the future of Qualcomm's datacenter business.

Microsoft, Intel Share Details of New Meltdown-Like Attacks

Microsoft and Intel are scrambling to address two new security attacks that mimic "Meltdown" and "Spectre."

Microsoft Touts AI, Mixed Reality Investments in SharePoint

To kick off this week's SharePoint North America event, Microsoft on Monday outlined new features coming to SharePoint in a nearly two-hour presentation.

Microsoft Brings Advanced Threat Protection to Azure SQL

The latest addition to Microsoft's sprawling Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) product line, SQL ATP, is now available for Azure SQL Database users.

Microsoft Readies Multiple Azure AD Enhancements

Several improvements, including one related to Microsoft's partnership with Ping Identity, are coming to Azure Active Directory in May.

Office 365 Teams Direct Routing Feature Hits Preview

Microsoft Teams users now have the option to test drive the Direct Routing telephony connectivity option within the enterprise collaboration service, the company announced this week.

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