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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.

Microsoft Expands Azure Space Efforts with Azure Orbital Ground Stations

Microsoft has launched its first Azure Orbital "ground station as a service" units, the company announced this week, starting with its own datacenter in Quincy, Wash.

Microsoft's Next Datacenter Cooling Experiment: Liquid Immersion

Continuing its research into datacenter cooling methods, Microsoft this week said it's exploring liquid immersion cooling tanks to keep server blades cool.

Report: Microsoft Schedules Full HQ Reopening for September

Microsoft's Redmond, Wash.-based headquarters is set to fully reopen on Sept. 7, according to a recent report by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.

Microsoft Releases Azure Monitor for Windows Virtual Desktop

Organizations can now keep tabs on their Windows Virtual Desktop environments with Azure Monitor.

Microsoft HoloLens at Center of $22 Billion U.S. Army Contract

Microsoft's effort to supply the U.S. Army with headsets based on its HoloLens mixed-reality hardware is now in the "production and rapid fielding" stage.

Hidden Costs, Feature Limits and Other Microsoft 365 Licensing Pitfalls

A recent talk by independent consultancy Directions on Microsoft covered some of the most common licensing traps facing organizations with Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

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Microsoft Releases Viva Connections Desktop App

The Microsoft Viva Connections desktop app for PCs is now generally available, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Touts Dev Partners in Project Reunion Release

Microsoft this week talked up "ecosystem technologies" that support Project Reunion 0.5, the latest release of its Windows application development toolset.