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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.

As SharePoint Turns 20, Microsoft Readies Multiple Feature Enhancements

Microsoft 365 subscribers that opt to get "targeted release" updates can expect to get multiple new SharePoint Online capabilities soon.

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.

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Endpoint Manager Updated for Windows 10 Cloud Configuration, Microsoft Tunnel

Microsoft added several enhancements to Endpoint Manager this month related to Windows 10 in cloud configuration and the forthcoming Microsoft Tunnel product.

Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Windows Release Health

The Windows Release Health service has started rolling out to Microsoft 365 subscribers, Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Adds New Features to Outlook for Mac Preview

Some additional features in Microsoft's "new Outlook for Mac preview" are now generally available, Microsoft announced Wednesday.

The State of Remote Work Security: Phishing, User Training Are Top Worries

Two studies released this week are shedding light on remote work security practices.

As It Prepares To Reopen HQ, Microsoft Urges More Flexibility in Businesses

Microsoft described plans to reopen its offices and shared the results of its study on the effects of remote work on employees.

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Version 21H1 for 'Prerelease Validation'

Version 21H1 of Windows 10 isn't officially out yet, but Microsoft is making a prerelease version of it available to organizations for testing.

Microsoft Acquires Industrial IoT Partner Marsden Group

The Marsden Group, a Microsoft partner that helps with industrial automation and safety processes, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

What Happened with This Week's Azure AD Outage

Microsoft has released a "preliminary root cause analysis" for Monday's Azure AD issue that took out multiple Microsoft 365 and cloud applications for at least two hours.

Microsoft Lets Orgs Slow Pace of Edge Browser Updates

Organizations that need more time to test Microsoft Edge browser updates will be able to switch to a longer feature release cycle this year.

Microsoft's Exchange Server Security Problem Is Gaining Steam

The handful of Exchange Server zero-day flaws Microsoft announced earlier this month has snowballed into a much broader problem.