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Microsoft Acquiring Metaswitch Networks To Enhance 5G Azure Offerings

Microsoft is acquiring Metaswitch Networks to bolster Azure offerings to communications service providers, per a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Pilots Encrypted DNS in Windows 10 Preview

Windows 10 testers can now try Domain Name System (DNS) over HTTPS encryption, known as "DoH," which promises enhanced Internet privacy.

Microsoft 365 Apps Users Now Have a New Monthly Update Option

Microsoft this week announced a new monthly update option for organizations using the Microsoft 365 Apps service, formerly known as "Office 365 ProPlus."

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Microsoft Releases Preview of 'New' Yammer, GA Set for July

You can now access a preview version of a revamp of Microsoft's collaboration application Yammer. The final version is set to arrive sometime in July.

Except for Cloud, Don't Expect Much IT Spending Growth for 2020

Spending on IT infrastructure, specifically cloud, promises to be one of the very few bright spots this year for IT, according to recent forecast data from IDC.

Microsoft Unveils Next-Gen Surface Book and Surface Go PCs

Microsoft has taken the wraps off new Surface PC models and peripherals that are set to become available for purchase over the coming weeks.

Microsoft, VMware Advance Their Joint Azure Solution

An update to the Azure VMware Solution, a first-party Azure service that's built and supported by Microsoft and endorsed by VMware, was released as a preview this week.

Microsoft Launches Another Compliance Tool with Microsoft 365 Records Management

The Microsoft 365 Records Management service is now generally available to help organizations address legal compliance tracking issues.

Windows 10X 'Pivots' to Single Screens; Foldable Surface Devices Delayed

Initially touted as Windows 10 for dual-screen devices, Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 10X OS will now launch just on single-screen devices.

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Microsoft Brings Windows Virtual Desktop Closer into Azure Fold

After staying mostly under the radar since its launch last September, Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service is poised for a significant revamp.

Public Cloud Regularly Runs Orgs over $1 Million Per Year

A recent Flexera survey of 750 enterprises and SMBs indicates robust spending on public cloud services, with a strong reliance on multicloud and hybrid cloud approaches.

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Jobs Report: IT Services Had Banner Decade, Security and Devs To Lead Next Decade

Current U.S. unemployment rates are at record highs due to the COVID-19 crisis, but the technology sector remains poised for significant job growth in the coming decade.

SharePoint Roadmap: Migration Tool for SharePoint Online Coming

Microsoft's roadmap for its various Microsoft 365 products has been updated, indicating several new features are poised to roll out to SharePoint Online tenancies this month.

Yammer Gets New Life as Microsoft Teams 'Communities' App

As it promised last November at Ignite, Microsoft has refreshed Yammer, releasing it this week as a new Microsoft Teams app called "Communities."

Windows 10 Spring 2020 Update Hits Release Preview Stage

The first of two Windows 10 feature updates planned for this year is near completion.

Office 365 Groups Gets the 'Microsoft 365' Treatment

In keeping with Microsoft's plan to rebrand most of its Office 365 products, the company announced this week that Office 365 Groups will eventually become "Microsoft 365 Groups."

Aging Windows, SharePoint and Dynamics Products Get 6-Month Extension

In response to the "current public health situation," Microsoft is extending the life of many of its key products that were originally slated to reach their support deadlines this year.

Power BI Dashboard Lets Orgs Check on Remote Workforce

As offices shift to remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is giving organizations the ability to gain insights into the productivity of their remote employees.

With Microsoft Stores Closed, Employees Deliver Support Remotely

Employees of Microsoft's brick-and-mortar consumer stores are still supporting customers despite the stores themselves being closed since mid-March as a coronavirus precaution.

In Q&A, Microsoft Details Its Plans for Project Cortex

Microsoft talked up its emerging "knowledge network" technology for Microsoft 365, dubbed Project Cortex, in a Q&A this week.

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