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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.

Microsoft Adds Linux Perks to Windows 10, Talks 'Windows Hassles'

Microsoft unveiled a couple of notable capabilities in its latest Windows 10 test build, including a new feature to give users easier access to Linux distro files.

Premium-Level Azure AD Coming to Microsoft 365 Business

Users of Microsoft 365 Business will be able to access Azure Active Directory Premium P1 licensing free of charge, Microsoft said this month.

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Microsoft Makes Run at 5G, Edge Computing with Azure Edge Zones

Microsoft is promising to enable new edge computing scenarios for partners and developers with Azure Edge Zones, which became available as a preview this week.

Microsoft's Entire 2020 Event Lineup Going 'Digital-First'

In response to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Microsoft is transitioning all of its big conferences in 2020 to be online only.

Microsoft Adds 'Family' and 'Personal' SKUs to Microsoft 365 Line

Microsoft is readying two new consumer editions of Microsoft 365 for release in April.

Some Office 365 Products Getting 'Microsoft 365' Rebrand

On April 21, Microsoft plans to update many of its Office 365-branded products to bear the "Microsoft 365" brand, the company announced Monday.

Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place Rules Boosting Microsoft Services

Microsoft recently shared some statistics on the growth of its services since widespread "shelter-in-place" mandates due to novel coronavirus concerns have taken effect.

Microsoft Bolsters Its 5G Chops with Affirmed Networks Acquisition

Microsoft has acquired Affirmed Networks, buttressing its software-defined networking services just as mobile operators start rolling out 5G wireless technologies.