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What Happens If You Don't Meet Windows 11's Requirements?

PC users who fall short of Windows 11's hardware requirements will get hit with an automatic upgrade block, according to Microsoft.

Windows 11 Management: How Different Will It Be?

For organizations and partners concerned about how well current Windows 10 tools will work on Windows 11, Microsoft this week indicated that they'll "just work."

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Microsoft on 'The Great Reshuffle' and 'The Hybrid Work Paradox'

Microsoft shared insights from its internal polling of remote employees and gave an update on its reopening plans -- namely, that it won't be happening anytime soon.

Microsoft Expands Video Capabilities with Clipchamp Acquisition

Clipchamp, an Australia-based startup that makes browser-based video production tools, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

Windows 11, Windows 10 Version 21H2 Hit 'Commercial Preview' Stage

Organizations enrolled in the Windows Insider Program for Business can now access the "commercial previews" of Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 21H2.

Microsoft Makes Windows Server 2022's Release Official

Windows Server 2022 became generally available two weeks ago to strangely little fanfare, but on Wednesday, Microsoft made it official.

Windows 11 Is Slated for October Release

Microsoft will begin a "phased and measured" rollout of Windows 11, the newest version of its desktop operating system, on Oct. 5.

Microsoft Slightly Loosens Windows 11 Chip Requirements

Windows 11 isn't even generally available yet, but its strict hardware requirements are already a cause for consternation at many organizations.

After Biden Meeting, Microsoft Commits $20 Billion for Cybersecurity

Microsoft has joined other tech giants in pledging to ramp up their cybersecurity efforts, the result of a meeting this week with the Biden administration.

Microsoft Announces Price Hikes for Office 365 and Microsoft 365

Higher subscription costs are coming to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 business users next year.

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Microsoft's 'Weirdest Release': Windows Server 2022 Quietly Becomes Generally Available

Microsoft rolled out Windows Server 2022 earlier this week in an unusually understated fashion.

Microsoft Goes Live with 'Top Secret' Azure Cloud for Feds

Azure Government Top Secret, Microsoft's cloud offering for U.S. government agencies and their solution providers, is now generally available.

Microsoft Teams Video Streaming Gets Boost with Peer5 Acquisition

Microsoft is aiming to improve "large-scale live video streaming" in Microsoft Teams with its acquisition of Peer5, maker of an audio and video streaming solution.

Azure-Native Sippio Partners with Cloud Master Agent Jenne

Sippio, provider of a 100 percent Azure-native cloud platform for Microsoft Teams, announced a partnership with value-added distributor and cloud master agent Jenne Inc.

Azure Healthcare APIs Previewed for Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare Service

Microsoft is bolstering data integration support for its Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare service with revamped APIs at the preview stage.

Microsoft Has a Replacement OneNote App in the Works

A new OneNote app for Windows 10 is expected to be released in "the second half of 2022," Microsoft announced this week.

HoloLens 2 Support Comes to Windows Autopilot Partner Program

The Windows Autopilot program can now be used to self-provision HoloLens 2 mixed reality headsets, Microsoft announced recently.

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Microsoft Releases Windows 365, Its New Desktop-as-a-Service Solution

Windows 365 is now available for use by organizations in production environments, Microsoft announced on Monday.

The Future of Windows Server Includes Less Frequent Updates

Microsoft is ending its practice of issuing semiannual channel updates for Window Server editions, turning instead to long-term servicing channel updates.

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Microsoft Bolsters Dynamics 365 with Suplari Acquisition

An acquisition announced by Microsoft on Wednesday promises to bring AI solutions for assessing supply-chain spending to the Dynamics 365 product.