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Microsoft Kicks Off New Licensing Model with SharePoint Server Subscription Edition Preview

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition, a new product sold by subscription, was released as a preview on Monday.

Microsoft Acquires Startup Company CloudKnox Security

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based CloudKnox Security is getting acquired by Microsoft, according to a Wednesday announcement.

At Inspire, Microsoft Shares Its Plans and Partner Progress Around Viva

Microsoft Viva, Microsoft's new "employee experience platform" that it unveiled in February, is set to reach several milestones in the coming months.

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Microsoft Talks Up Teams Collaborative Apps and Dynamics 365 Integration

Microsoft this week announced several improvements coming to the Microsoft Teams collaboration platform, which it described as "the new front end for a new world of work."

Azure Partner News Roundup: What Was Announced at Microsoft Inspire

The two-day Microsoft Inspire partner conference, online for the second year in a row, kicked off Wednesday with, unsurprisingly, myriad partner announcements.

Windows 365, with Cloud PC Support, To Be Released in August

Hitting general availability on Aug. 2 "to organizations of all sizes" is Windows 365, a new Microsoft virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service for business users.

Microsoft Acquires SaaS Security Firm RiskIQ

In a move aimed at strengthening its cyberthreat protection capabilities, Microsoft this week announced it it is acquiring San Francisco-based RiskIQ.

Microsoft Tests Giving MSPs 'Just-in-Time' Access for Azure Lighthouse

Azure Lighthouse has a new feature in preview that potentially adds to the trust relationship between MSPs and their customers.

Microsoft Teams and Salesforce Get Integrated App

Microsoft this week announced the general availability of the Salesforce for Microsoft Teams app, which can be used by joint licensees to see Salesforce CRM records within Teams.

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Microsoft Gives Orgs Another Way To Monitor GDPR Compliance

Microsoft has introduced a new capability to give organizations a way to ensure their compliance with data privacy regulations, particularly the GDPR.

Ransomware Hits Kaseya VSA, Affecting Dozens of MSPs

About 60 MSPs and almost 1,500 of their business customers may have been affected by a ransomware attack targeting Kaseya's VSA management solution.

Microsoft Gives Windows 11 Planning Advice as First Test Build Released

The first Windows 11 preview build was released this week, along with some tips from Microsoft for businesses planning to move to the new desktop OS.

Microsoft Shuttering Cloudyn Service on June 30

Microsoft will retire Cloudyn, its cloud cost management product, at the end of this month in favor of the Azure Cost Management and Billing solution.

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Azure Private Multi-Access Edge Compute Promises Private 5G Support

Microsoft last week disclosed new Azure services, bolstered by partners, to support enterprises tapping private 5G networks and edge computing services.

Microsoft Printer Hardware Partners Deliver on Universal Print Support

Printer OEMs such as Brother, Canon and Lexmark are bringing products with native support for the Microsoft 365 Universal Print solution to market.

Microsoft Reinforces Teams for Remote Collaboration Scenarios

With office environments becoming increasingly "hybrid" post-pandemic, Microsoft is readying multiple improvements to its software to facilitate remote meetings.

Microsoft Readies Improvements to Teams Conferencing Hardware

To better equip offices for meetings in the new post-lockdown, hybrid-work era, Microsoft is introducing increased functionality for Microsoft Teams hardware.

What We Know About 'Windows 11,' Microsoft's Next-Gen Client OS

Ahead of a June 24 Microsoft presentation about the future of Windows, a pre-release build of Microsoft's next client operating system was leaked this week.

Outlook for iOS Gets Voice-Control Features via 'Scheduler'

Microsoft recently described new voice capabilities for Outlook Mobile users on the iOS platform.

Microsoft Readies No-Cost Version of Visio Web App

A "lightweight version" of the Visio Web app will be available for free t to Office 365 and Microsoft 365 business subscribers starting July.