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Microsoft Details 2019 Editions of Office, Server Products

Microsoft shared some broad plans for its forthcoming Office 2019 productivity suite, as well as Exchange Server 2019, Skype for Business Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2019, in a Web presentation this week.

Microsoft 365 Business Hits General Availability

After a three-month beta period, the Business edition of Microsoft 365 is now ready for production use.

LTE-Optimized Surface Pro Devices To Ship Next Month

Microsoft this week said it will begin shipping its Surface Pro laptop with Long Term Evolution (LTE) Advanced connectivity in December.

AWS Withstands Cloud Surge by Rivals Microsoft, Google

Despite recording significant increases in their latest earnings reports, neither Microsoft nor Google managed to put a significant dent in Amazon's lead in the cloud infrastructure services market.

Microsoft Spotlights New Skype Systems from Hardware Partners

Microsoft recently touted its hardware partners' efforts around Skype Room Systems (SRS), even as the Skype for Business platform itself is in flux.

Microsoft Brings Troubleshooting Features to Intune

Microsoft recently added a new troubleshooting capability to Intune, its mobile device and application management service.

Microsoft Promises Skype Phones Will Work After Teams Transition

Organizations worried about how the planned transition from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams will affect their communications received reassurances from Microsoft this week.

Microsoft Reportedly Ends Production of Kinect Cameras

A report on Wednesday citing Microsoft officials indicates that Microsoft is no longer manufacturing Kinect cameras.

Microsoft Earnings Top Expectations as Cloud Exceeds Goals

Microsoft's new fiscal year got off to a much better start than expected, with the company reporting $24.5 billion in revenues for its first FY18 quarter, more than $1 billion higher than analysts had forecast.

Google and Cisco Target Microsoft Azure Stack with Hybrid Cloud Play

Google is partnering with Cisco on a hybrid cloud effort that will enable workloads to run on Cisco's UCS hyperconverged infrastructure hardware and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Microsoft Shares Skype-to-Teams Transition Plans

Microsoft this week outlined its roadmap for bringing Skype for Business capabilities into Microsoft Teams, a decision it first announced at its Ignite event last month.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Azure Container Products

Microsoft this week unveiled new container management services for its Azure cloud, including those aimed at the Kubernetes open source container orchestration solution.

Microsoft Brings Supercomputing to Azure with Cray Deal

A strategic partnership announced Monday between Microsoft and Cray will bring the latter's supercomputing capabilities to the Azure public cloud.

Microsoft Approves Azure Stack for Intel 'Purley' Processors

Microsoft has opened the door for enterprises and service providers to run Azure Stack at much greater scale.

Microsoft Launches Two New Visio Online Subscriptions

Microsoft this week described a pair of new subscription plans for its Visio Online service, which became available for Office 365 subscribers back in March.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: What's New, What's Improved and What's Gone

When it rolled out the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update earlier this week, Microsoft gave much of the limelight to its support for mixed reality headsets and various user interface improvements. However, Microsoft's latest operating system update offers a vast array of other practical features.

Microsoft Issues First Windows Server Update Under Biannual Model

Version 1709 of Windows Server 2016 became generally available on Tuesday, marking the operating system's first "semiannual channel" release for businesses that want to receive updates from Microsoft at a faster clip.

Microsoft Azure Tapped To Run Symantec's Norton Line

Security software provider Symantec Corp. is using Microsoft's Azure infrastructure to support its Norton line of consumer security products.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Rolls Out; New Surface Book Debuts

Microsoft on Tuesday took the wraps off the new Surface Book 2, in addition to announcing the general availability of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (previously code-named "Redstone 3").

U.S. Supreme Court To Review Microsoft's Dublin Datacenter Case

The years-long dispute over whether Microsoft must submit to government requests for data stored in an offshore datacenter is going to the U.S. Supreme Court.