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Microsoft Teams Getting Surface Hub and Phones Perks

Microsoft is readying a bunch of improvements to its Microsoft Teams collaboration platform for release this year and in the early part of 2022.

Microsoft Announces Partnership with Cyber Insurance Firm At-Bay

Microsoft will be entering a multiyear partnership with At-Bay, a San Francisco-based insurance company that focuses on enterprise data.

Microsoft Sheds Light on CloudKnox Security Product Future

Microsoft announced that its recently acquired CloudKnox security solutions will continue for new and existing users.

In 'Dynamic' Job Market, Microsoft Viva Stands as Key Tool

Microsoft is positioning its Viva brand as a useful platform to help organizations hurdle the challenges of the current job market.

Spending on Managed Services, Especially Security, To Inch Up in 2022

Managed services spending is set to increase next year, according to a recent survey.

M&A in Microsoft Channel: Progress Acquires Kemp

Longtime Microsoft partner Progress Software is acquiring another Microsoft partner in Kemp Technologies.

Everything Microsoft Announced at Its Surface Event

Microsoft showed off its updated and expanded line of Surface devices this week, positioning the new Surface Laptop Studio as its flagship Windows 11 laptop.

Microsoft Says System Center 2022 Will Arrive Early Next Year

Microsoft is planning to release its new System Center product in the first quarter of 2022, with a private preview arriving within months.

Microsoft Talks Up Windows Server 2022's Azure Integrations

Windows Server became available on Sept. 1; last week, Microsoft gave the product its official unveiling, focusing on all of the other products and services it will work with.

Microsoft Updating Incentive Program and Partner Center for FY 2022

Microsoft recently described several changes it plans to make to its Partner Center and to the Microsoft Commerce Incentives program over fiscal year 2022.

Microsoft Announces Milestones for 'Perpetual' Office Products

Office 2021 for Windows, commonly thought of as the retail "boxed" product, will reach general availability on Oct. 5, the same day as Windows 11.

The Case for Windows 11 Will Be Made with Security and Telemetry

Steering a Windows 11 move will be rough without measuring the gains or losses along the way, so says Cambridge, Mass.-based Microsoft partner Aternity.

New Microsoft 365 Monitoring Platform Helps MSPs Avoid the 'Logo Blame Game'

Martello Technologies has announced a new platform to help partners manage their customers' Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams deployments.

Datto's Disaster Recovery Product for Azure MSPs Hits the Market

Disaster recovery specialist Datto has launched a new product to help Microsoft Azure MSPs protect customers' data against security breaches, ransomware and outages.

As SMBs Drive a Cloud Surge, Partners Must Turn to Automation to Support It

As the world shut down last year, business at SkyKick -- a 100 percent partner-focused company providing cloud automation and management tools -- boomed.

Microsoft Announces More Teams Improvements, Including Third-Party Integrations

Microsoft recently described several improvements coming to Teams, as well as other products, to improve collaboration in this period of remote work.

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.

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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.

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."

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.