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Microsoft Announces Price Hikes for Office 365 and Microsoft 365

Higher subscription costs are coming to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 business users next year.

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Microsoft's 'Weirdest Release': Windows Server 2022 Quietly Becomes Generally Available

Microsoft rolled out Windows Server 2022 earlier this week in an unusually understated fashion.

Microsoft Goes Live with 'Top Secret' Azure Cloud for Feds

Azure Government Top Secret, Microsoft's cloud offering for U.S. government agencies and their solution providers, is now generally available.

Microsoft Teams Video Streaming Gets Boost with Peer5 Acquisition

Microsoft is aiming to improve "large-scale live video streaming" in Microsoft Teams with its acquisition of Peer5, maker of an audio and video streaming solution.

Azure-Native Sippio Partners with Cloud Master Agent Jenne

Sippio, provider of a 100 percent Azure-native cloud platform for Microsoft Teams, announced a partnership with value-added distributor and cloud master agent Jenne Inc.

Azure Healthcare APIs Previewed for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Service

Microsoft is bolstering data integration support for its Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare service with revamped APIs at the preview stage.

Microsoft Has a Replacement OneNote App in the Works

A new OneNote app for Windows 10 is expected to be released in "the second half of 2022," Microsoft announced this week.

HoloLens 2 Support Comes to Windows Autopilot Partner Program

The Windows Autopilot program can now be used to self-provision HoloLens 2 mixed reality headsets, Microsoft announced recently.

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Microsoft Releases Windows 365, Its New Desktop-as-a-Service Solution

Windows 365 is now available for use by organizations in production environments, Microsoft announced on Monday.

The Future of Windows Server Includes Less Frequent Updates

Microsoft is ending its practice of issuing semiannual channel updates for Window Server editions, turning instead to long-term servicing channel updates.

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Microsoft Bolsters Dynamics 365 with Suplari Acquisition

An acquisition announced by Microsoft on Wednesday promises to bring AI solutions for assessing supply-chain spending to the Dynamics 365 product.

Microsoft Announces Positive Q4 Revenue Results of $46.2B

Microsoft on Tuesday reported $46.2 billion in total revenue during its fiscal-year 2021 Q4 period, up 21% from the same quarter last year.

Kaseya Unlocking REvil-Encrypted Data Using Universal Key

IT solutions firm Kaseya is now using a "universal decryptor key" for customers affected by a REvil ransomware attack.

Microsoft Unveils Plans To End Microsoft Stores for Business and Education

The online Microsoft Store for Business and Microsoft Store for Education will be ending in the "first quarter of 2023," per a Microsoft document as well as a Wednesday announcement.

Microsoft Kicks Off New Licensing Model with SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Preview

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition, a new product sold by subscription, was released as a preview on Monday.

Microsoft Acquires Startup Company CloudKnox Security

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based CloudKnox Security is getting acquired by Microsoft, according to a Wednesday announcement.

At Inspire, Microsoft Shares Its Plans and Partner Progress Around Viva

Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's new "employee experience platform" that it unveiled in February, is set to reach several milestones in the coming months.

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Microsoft Talks Up Teams Collaborative Apps and Dynamics 365 Integration

Microsoft this week announced several improvements coming to the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform, which it described as "the new front end for a new world of work."

Azure Partner News Roundup: What Was Announced at Microsoft Inspire

The two-day Microsoft Inspire partner conference, online for the second year in a row, kicked off Wednesday with, unsurprisingly, myriad partner announcements.

Windows 365, with Cloud PC Support, To Be Released in August

Hitting general availability on Aug. 2 "to organizations of all sizes" is Windows 365, a new Microsoft virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service for business users.