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AWS Tweaks Its Partner Program, Adds Marketplace Perks

Cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled some programmatic changes to its partner structure during its AWS re:Invent Global Partner Summit this week in Las Vegas.

Box Brings Its Content Management Platform to Azure

Microsoft and Box hit another milestone in their partnership recently with the availability of the Box collaboration and enterprise content management (ECM) service on Microsoft's Azure public cloud.

Microsoft Inks Deal To Support SAP ERP on Azure

In a deal announced this week, Microsoft and SAP said they will work together to optimize SAP's cloud and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for Microsoft's Azure platform.

Microsoft, VMware Spar over 'Bare Metal' Azure Virtualization Solution

Microsoft's announcement this month of a "bare metal" VMware stack that runs on Microsoft Azure hardware appears to have raised VMware's hackles.

McAfee Joins CASB Fray with Skyhigh Acquisition

In a bid to fill a void in its security portfolio, McAfee on Monday announced its plan to acquire leading cloud access security broker (CASB) Skyhigh Networks for an undisclosed amount.

Analyst: Skype-to-Teams Transition Could Take Microsoft 3 Years

A recent talk by independent consultancy Directions on Microsoft gave organizations a look at what to expect from Microsoft's plan to transition its Skype for Business product to the newer Teams client.

Microsoft Integrates Intune with Google for Android Security

Intune, Microsoft's mobile management service, can now tap Google Play Protect to deliver security protections to Android devices.

Microsoft Previews Tool To Manage Compliance with GDPR

Microsoft's Compliance Manager dashboard tool is now in preview, helping organizations track the regulatory compliance status of the Microsoft solutions running in their environments, as well as in their customers' environments.

Microsoft Adds 6 Months to Windows 10 Version 1511 Support

Users of the Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 10 version 1511 just got a six-month support reprieve, Microsoft said on Tuesday.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure Databricks

Microsoft this week unveiled a new service that integrates its Azure platform with a globally distributed streaming analytics solution.

'Skype Professional Account' Service Hits Preview

A new Skype service aimed at small businesses that adds scheduling and billing functionality is now in preview, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Shares Stats on How Orgs Use Azure AD

Microsoft this week shared some insight into how businesses are using its Azure Active Directory (AD) service.

Microsoft Launches Preview of Azure ExpressRoute Monitoring

Microsoft's new monitoring capability for Azure ExpressRoute, a high-bandwidth, low-latency service for establishing private Internet connections to Azure services, is now in preview.

Microsoft's 'Project Olympus' Hyperscale Spec Now Production-Ready

Hardware vendors are now implementing Microsoft's "Project Olympus" datacenter specification, the company announced this week.

Microsoft Taps Security Partners for Windows Defender ATP

Security software providers Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften are partnering with Microsoft to integrate the company's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service into their respective threat protection services.

Microsoft Kicks Off Semiannual Updates for System Center with Preview Release

Microsoft this week released a preview version of System Center version 1711, which will be the first release under the management suite's new semiannual update model.

For Orgs Planning Windows 10 Moves, Microsoft Talks Up Analytics Tools

Organizations preparing to deploy Windows 10 can turn to Microsoft's "free" Windows Analytics tools for help, the company said this week in a Web presentation.

Microsoft Integrates Word and LinkedIn with 'Resume Assistant'

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled the next step in its ongoing effort to integrate its various productivity applications with LinkedIn, which it acquired last year for over $26 billion.

Report: Aging Microsoft Office Editions Rampant Among Orgs

More than eight out of 10 organizations have not moved away from premises-based Microsoft Office products, according to a study published this week by Spiceworks.

Microsoft Touts New Features in Windows 10 for IoT

Microsoft this week turned the spotlight on the "Fall Creators Update" edition of Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT), previously known as Windows Embedded.