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App Scaling Service Azure Front Door Now Available

Microsoft's Azure Front Door, the company's latest content delivery network (CDN) service for securing and supporting high-availability Web content and "global" applications, is now commercially available.

Government-Aimed Office 365 Service Coming This Year

Microsoft's new software-as-a-service offering for U.S. federal agencies and their partners, Office 365 Government Secret, will arrive by mid-2022, the company announced on Monday.

U.S. and European Union Agree on a New Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

The Biden White House and the European Commission have taken first steps in agreeing on a new "Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework".

White House: Harden Infrastructure Security Now

U.S. "critical infrastructure" operators should "harden their cyberdefenses immediately" against possible Russian attacks, per a warning by The Biden White House this week.

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Microsoft Teams Connect Shared Channels Preview Coming this Month

Microsoft on Wednesday announced that a preview of Teams Connect shared channels, which aims to ease collaborations with external parties, will be arriving this month.

Microsoft Touts Benefits of Flexible Work Hour Trend

According to a recent Microsoft "Work Trend Index" report, the company says that the shift to a remote workforce over the last couple of years has yielded positive returns.

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Microsoft Centers Cloud in Major Partner Program Revamp

Microsoft is planning a major cloud-focused facelift for its partner program this fall that will significantly impact the more than 400,000 organizations in its ranks.

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Data Platform for Health Care

As part of its broader Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare program, Microsoft this week announced the general availability of Azure Health Data Services, a platform for managing and analyzing various forms of patient data.

Cloud Growth Not Dampening Hardware Spending

More and more workloads are headed to the cloud, but that hasn't slowed down spending on IT hardware, according to a new report by Spiceworks Ziff Davis.

New Microsoft Teams Enhancements and New Partnerships for Healthcare Industry

Microsoft announced on Tuesday new features for its Teams platform aimed at how health care workers interact and communicate with patients.

Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 Commercially Released

The commercial release of Azure Stack Edge Pro 2 has hit "general availability" this week.

Google Buying Mandiant for $5.4 Billion in Cloud Security Coup

Google's cloud business is set to get a major cybersecurity asset with its planned acquisition of Mandiant for $5.4 billion.

Microsoft's Acquisition of Former Partner Nuance Finalizes

Microsoft's acquisition of Nuance Communications Inc. is now complete, the company announced on Friday.

Microsoft Pauses Hardware and Software Sales to Russia

Microsoft on Friday announced that it will be halting all new sales to Russia due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Microsoft Bolsters Azure's Telecom Services with Partnership Agreements

Azure for Operators is celebrating two years. And Microsoft this week is marking the occasion by detailing a list of new partnerships and efforts for the telecom service.

Microsoft Rolling Out New Defender for Business to Office 365 Subscribers

Microsoft Defender for Business, a new security solution for small-to-medium organizations, is now at the "general availability" commercial-release stage for Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscribers, per a Tuesday Microsoft announcement.

Orgs Failing at Identifying Exploitable Identity Holes

Organizations generally don't have the means to discover identity risks and therefore need automated tools, according an annual report on the state of identity-based security risks for organizations, according to Identity security company Illusive

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Microsoft Endpoint Manager Gets Nerdio Manager Solution Integration

Nerdio announced on Tuesday that its Nerdio Manager for MSP (Managed Service Provider) 3.0 solution has new integration hooks with Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM).

Microsoft Accounts May Be Required for Windows 11 Pro Edition Installs

Microsoft this week suggested that Windows 11 Pro edition users would need to use Microsoft accounts on new OS installs.

Microsoft Viva Suite To Receive LinkedIn Glint Solution in 2023

LinkedIn's Glint employee feedback and assessment solution will become a part of Microsoft's Viva "employee experience platform" sometime in 2023, Microsoft announced.