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Microsoft Unveils CSP Licensing Changes To Address EU Cloud Concerns

New licensing and hosting rules will take effect on Oct. 1, 2022, for Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners and their customers.

Microsoft: Azure Outage Caused by Ubuntu Update Issue

According to Microsoft, Azure customers who had upgraded Canonical Ubuntu on Azure virtual machines may be running into domain name system (DNS) problems.

Microsoft Readies SQL Server 2022 for Release

Microsoft last week announced that its upcoming SQL Server 2022 Release Candidate (RC) 0 is now available.

Microsoft To Sunset Kaizala Messaging Service in 2023

Microsoft announced that it will be ending its Kaizala messaging service next year.

Reminder: UEFI Migration Requirements for Dev Partners Coming Soon

Certain "memory mitigation requirements" for PCs and software that use the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) are coming in November, Microsoft reminded developer partners this week.

Microsoft Releases Viva Engage App

The commercial release of Microsoft's Viva Engage app is now available, according to an announcement made on Tuesday.

Microsoft Releases Dev Box Preview

Microsoft Dev Box, which lets developers create provisioned workspaces for specific projects, has now hit the preview stage, according to an announcement made this week.

.NET 6 Support Comes to Linux

Canonical and Microsoft announced on Tuesday that devs using Ubuntu 22.04 ("Jammy") operating system can now install .NET 6,

Microsoft Releases Entra Verified ID Service

Microsoft announced on Monday the "general availability" of Microsoft Entra Verified ID, a new service that promises a more deliberate way for individuals and organizations to share identity information.

Microsoft Muddies Water with Microsoft 365 Services and Office Connection

Microsoft has gone out of its way to making the Office 2016 and Office 2019 connections to Microsoft 365 services unclear and confusing.

Microsoft Enhances Teams Experience on Apple Devices

Mac devices that are using Apple silicon now have their own Microsoft Teams version, optimized for the hardware.

Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting Now Available

Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting service has hit "general availability," according to an announcement made by the company on Wednesday.

New Offerings to Microsoft Defender Security Services Released

Microsoft released three new enterprise-grade security products on Tuesday.

Viva Goals Officially Released

The "general availability" of the commercial version of Viva Goals is now available, according to Microsoft. Further, Viva Sales has also entered its preview stage.

Microsoft's Commerce Experience Comes Packed with Unfavorable Terms for Partners and Customers

Microsoft's Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) partners and commercial customers might not find the details of Microsoft's New Commerce Experience (NCE) subscription model to their liking.

Tips To Get Ready for Viva Engage's Upcoming Release

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that its Viva Engage will start appearing for Microsoft Teams subscribers from "the end of August to the end of September."

Microsoft's Cloud Strength Offsets Q4 Earnings Miss

The confluence of multiple worldwide crises in the tail end of Microsoft's fiscal 2022 has resulted in a relatively tepid fourth quarter earnings report.

Microsoft 365 Connections Support Ending for Office 2016 and Office 2019

Microsoft will be pulling the plug next year on Microsoft 365 apps and services connected to Office 2016 and Office 2019.

Windows Information Protection Services To End Soon

Microsoft's Windows Information Protection (WIP) service, which is designed to keep users of Microsoft 365 apps from inadvertently disclosing organizational information, is expected to end, according to a Thursday announcement.

Microsoft Teams Hit with a 6-Hour Outage

Microsoft has confirmed that its Microsoft 365 apps and Teams services were down for some users on Wednesday night.